Teaching Meditation Backwards

A Weekend Workshop with Linda Modaro & Matt Young

Meditation is usually taught as a set of instructions, principles and techniques; handed down from the ‘expert’ teacher to the ‘novice’ student.

This is an approach predicated on the assumption that the teacher knows best, that the meditation instructions are in some way ‘optimal’, and that the student’s own instincts and wisdom should be set aside during the learning process.

But can anyone know what’s best for another?

Are the meditation instructions or techniques that suit us the best instructions for students?

And might it be possible that students can learn to meditate without instructions at all?

These are some of the questions we’ll consider in this workshop on ‘teaching meditation backwards.’

Linda and Matt will also describe and demonstrate how to support meditation students in their own process of learning, through the use of curiosity-driven listening and questioning.

The workshop is open to meditation and mindfulness teachers as well as anyone interested in exploring a student-centered approach to meditation.

Over the two days you’ll have the opportunity to hear unusually detailed accounts of what happens during meditation and to learn how to skillfully engage with your students using a patient and compassionate approach to teaching meditation.

Workshop Details

10 am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday November 16 & 17, 2019

172 Noone St, Clifton Hill

$250 / $200 Concession

Your Teachers

Linda Modaro is the Director and Lead Teacher at Sati Sangha.

Linda has been practicing and teaching meditation since the late 80’s. Initially, she also practiced acupuncture and herbology and taught Chi Gong.

However, following a near death experience in 1998, and an encounter with Buddhist philosophy and psychology, the focus of her practice and teaching changed.

She now teaches and trains meditation teachers in Reflective Meditation, an open awareness practice followed by journaling, reflection, and sharing with others.

Matt Young is the Director of the Melbourne Meditation Centre.