Course Outline

Course Outline What to expect on course The course is a mixture of theory, practice and discussion. We start out with relatively short exercises (what we call ‘spot meditations’), and introduce longer meditations as we progress through the course. In the opening weeks...

Week 1: Defining & Understanding Meditation

Course Aims All courses at the Melbourne Meditation Centre aim to teach you to meditate. This means you learn how to: relax the body, and calm the mind You’ll be able to do this: on your own, without a teacher or guide anywhere at anytime you need or want to You...

Week 2: How Meditation Works

In Week 1 we developed a clear idea of what meditation is and explored a few simple techniques for relaxing the body and calming the mind. In this lesson we’ll look at how meditation actually works. The principles behind meditation are not complicated, but...

Week 3: How to Meditate

In week one we answered the question “What is meditation?” In week two we addressed the question “How does meditation work?” This week we’ll explore the question “How do you actually meditate?” Essentially, meditation is a...

Week 4: The Physiology of Relaxation

You’re half way through the course. You now know what meditation is, how it works and how to do it. We’ve covered all the essential principles, and they can be summed up in just a few phrases. In Lesson One we learnt that meditation can be thought of as:...

Week 5: Working with Thoughts and Emotions

Many of us are drawn to meditation in the hope of learning how to escape from the incessant chatter of our own minds.  We recognise that it’s often the overly critical or anxious voices in our heads that keep us on edge or unable to sleep. I would suggest...
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