Introduction to Meditation – Objectives (Free Preview)

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Objectives: 8 Course hours 

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1. To understand the fundamentals of meditation.

2. To be able to begin or continue a successful daily meditative practice.

Assessments

At the end of each section is an assessment. Please complete all assessments.

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SYLLABUS

FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDITATION

Course Objectives

LESSON 1 – MEDITATION EXPLAINED

Section 1.1: What is Meditation

Section 1.2: Brain States

Section 1.3: Can Anyone Learn to Meditate?

LESSON 2 – WHY IS MEDITATION BENEFICIAL?

Section 2.1: Meditative Versus Logical Mind

Section 2.2: Scientific Research

Section 2.3: Health Benefits

Section 2.4: Emotional Benefits

Section 2.5 Spiritual Benefits

LESSON 3 – TYPES OF MEDITATION

Section 3.1: Focused Attention Meditation

Section 3.2: Open Monitoring Meditation

Section 3.3: Effortless Presence

Section 3.4: Breathing Method Meditation (Zen)

Section 3.5: Mantra Meditation

Section 3.6: Mindfulness Meditation

Section 3.7: Transcendental Meditation

Section 3.8: Guided Visualisation

Section 3.9: Loving Kindness Meditation

Section 3.10: Yoga Meditations

Section 3.11: Taoist Meditation

LESSON 4 – MEDITATION PREPARATION

Section: 4.1: The Indoor Meditation

Section 4.2: Quiet and Without Interuption

Section 4.3: Getting in Touch with Your Emotions

Section 4.4: To Be Adaptable and Non-judgemental

Section 4.5: Comfortable Space

Sections 4.6: Outdoor Space

Section 4.7: Timing

Section 4.8: Duration

Section 4.9: The Perfect Meditation

Section 4.10: Don’t Let Self-doubt Control Your Mind

Section 4.11: Finding Ways to Support Your Meditative Practice

LESSON 5 – PUTTING MEDITATION INTO ACTION

Section: 5.1: Focused Attention Meditation

Section 5.2: Spot Meditation

Section 5.3: Open Monitoring Meditation

Section 5.4: Observation Without Attachment

Section 5.5: Training The Mind Through Meditation

LESSON 6 – SETTING UP YOUR DAILY PRACTICE

Section: 6.1: Meditation space

Section 6.2: Choosing the right time to meditate

Section 6.3: Choosing the Duration

Section 6.4: Meditating Daily

Section 6.5: Setting the Intention

Section 6.6: Without Expectation

LESSON 7  Final Assessment

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