A structured 6-week program that teaches you how to meditate in stillness, and how to take a meditative awareness – that is, mindfulness – into daily activity.
The program has:
No New Age philosophy
No yoga philosophy
No visualisation or guided imagery
No music or external aids
Nothing but quieting the busy mind
How do we do it?
We will teach you methods that help the mind towards the point that it can let go
We will mentor your practice
We will help you establish a regular practice
You will learn to bring meditative principles into daily life
You will consider the obstacles to letting go
Next Program Starts Wednesday 24th of July 2019
About Meditation Instruction
Meditation instruction ought to leave you capable of meditating without any dependence on a teacher, or on an app, or on music. Understanding how your mind interfaces with your experience of reality is part of the learning and motivates us to meditate.
About Still-mind meditation
Stillness of mind was the original form of meditation. The purpose was to take the focus off everyday thoughts, and of thoughts about past or future, and simply stay in consciousness.
A peculiar thing happens, for anyone who seriously practises this way: little by little, it becomes clear that thinking is not what consciousness is. Thinking is not possible without consciousness, but thinking does not create consciousness. Consciousness is bigger than the thinking mind.
When that realisation dawns, we begin to reevaluate a great many of the views about ourselves that we simply took for granted. And we begin to see others in a new and realistic light, too.
Teaching meditation and mindfulness is wonderful work. Training with us is comprehensive and teaches you more about meditation and mindfulness than what you currently know and practice; teach the way you prefer, from the whole scope of meditation and mindfulness.
The program is endorsed by Meditation Australia, and by the end, you will have a comprehensive understanding of meditation, both modern and ancient - leaving you free to teach the approach that best suits you.
It is good, pleasurable in fact, to sit to meditate with others. No matter where you have learnt to meditate, you may well like to sit in a group with others meditating. Oddly, people meditating together feel very connected, even though meditation is a non-talking practice!
Here are some times at the Blackburn room where you are invited to do just that, without any fee:
Sundays at 8.00am
Fridays at 7.00 pm
Friday evening meditations. Read more
Classes are taught by Mataji
30 years experience
BA, Grad Dip Arts (Social Science), Postgrad Dip Health Psych
Member Meditation Australia
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