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Meditation for Beginners: Taming The Monkey Mind

How to Meditate Easily - Meditation Techniques for the Everyday Person

Description

This course is an excellent starting point for someone brand new to meditation or for someone still struggling to develop a consistent practice.


We cover a simple model to help you understand what is going on when you meditate and what you need to do, to enhance the quality of your meditation practice.I share a simple technique which has formed the basis of my own meditation practice for the past 12 years.


We also look at some of the nuisances associated with meditation and how to navigate the 'inner terrain' of your being. After that, we dive into how to develop a new relationship with your thoughts and how to avoid getting stuck in concepts as you begin to practice meditation.


Although this is a 'meditation for beginners' course, we dive into some more advanced concepts as well throughout the course. You may find all your questions getting answered as you watch the videos and listen to my responses as students were asking questions throughout the webinar. 

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Curriculum

  • Introduction
    Introduction
    In this lecture, I cover what's to be expected from the course as well as some suggestions for learning the material.
    5:55
    Taming The Monkey Mind
  • Section 1
    Webinar Opening
    In this lecture, I share a little of my background, set expectations for what's to follow and provide suggestions on how to get your individual questions answered.
    1:19
    Why You Have Trouble Meditating
    In this lecture, I cover what the "monkey mind" is, a simplified model to understand what happens when we try to meditate and why people struggle with meditation. Downloadable: Follow Along Guide
    4:38
    Why You Have Trouble Meditating (Follow Along Guide)
    Section 1 Q&A
    In this lecture, I cover live questions from attendees of the webinar regarding the material that has been covered so far.
    1:08
  • Section 2
    How Do We Calm the Monkey Mind
    In this lecture, you will learn: A Simple Way to Calm The Mind and Give Yourself a Chance to Meditate, A Step by Step Walkthrough of "The Body Stillness Technique", One of the Biggest Problems With Most Meditation Instruction, How to Avoid Subtle Forms of Avoidance
    7:13
    How Do We Calm The Monkey Mind (Follow Along Guide)
    Downloadable: "Follow Along Guide"
    Section 2 Q&A
    In this lecture, I cover live questions from attendees of the webinar regarding the material that has been covered so far.
    4:31
  • Section 3
    The Subtle Shift Between Beta and Alpha
    In this lecture, I discuss the shift that you experience, when you begin to produce more alpha waves during meditation, one of the biggest challenges faced by beginners and why meditation feels so unnatural sometimes.
    2:17
    Our Relationship to Meditation
    In the lecture, I discuss how to properly approach meditation so you don't sabotage your own practice.
    4:26
    Our Relationship to Thoughts (Follow Along Guide)
    Section 3 Q&A
    In this lecture, I cover live questions from attendees of the webinar regarding the material that has been covered so far.
    3:23
  • Section 4
    Our Relationship to Thoughts
    In this lecture, you will learn: How to Avoid Getting Caught in Constant Thought Loops, Where to Place Your Attention During Meditation, How to 'Call Out' Your Ego, How to Dissolve Unpleasant Emotions
    4:28
    Section 4 Q&A
    In this lecture, I cover live questions from attendees of the webinar regarding the material that has been covered so far.
    1:54
  • Section 5
    Non-Judgment - The Killer of the Monkey Mind
    In this lecture, you will learn: How to 'Starve' The Monkey Mind, How to Practice The Art of Non-Judgment, An Easy Technique to Practice Meditation During Your Daily Life, A Simple Way to Improve Your Concentration, How to Open and Close Your Field Of Awareness, Why Non-Judgment Works So Well in Meditation, How to Actually Learn How to Meditate
    6:01
    Non-Judgment - The Killer of the Monkey Mind (Follow Alon
    Summary
    In this lecture, I summarize what has been covered and what actions steps you can take, moving forward.
    1:11
    Summary (Follow Along Guide)
    Section 5 Q&A
    In this lecture, I cover live questions from attendees of the webinar regarding the material that has been covered so far.
    5:42
  • Conclusion
    Final Q&A
    In this lecture, I cover live questions from attendees of the webinar regarding the material that has been covered so far.
    24:39
    Conclusion
    In this video, I conclude the course, provide suggestions for getting the most benefit from the course and provide suggested next steps for additional learning.
    2:39

Skills

  • Meditation

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