Meditation theory module

This module is designed for 10 hours course. Not all information will be given on short 3-5 days Water Healing Fasting retreats.

I. Evolution of the Mind through a Human

1. Tools of evolution

  1. Introduction;
  2. Rules and regulations. Role of the government;
  3. Making Mind busy: ceremonies and rituals;
  4. Making Mind focused: setting a meaning for material objects;
  5. Evolution of moral aspect: creating a happy society;
  6. Reducing negative charge from society: shriving;
  7. Science: new religion for a Conceptual Mind;
    1. Conceptual Mind: definition, origin, role. Units of a CM. Wikipedia – a new holy book;
    2. Points of view. Methods of understanding of a physical reality;
    3. External knowledge: parents, education, society. Maps collectors;
    4. Internal realization: insight knowledge. Intuition;
    5. Vipassana Meditation as a tool of self realization;
  8. Conditioned Mind: a theater
    1. Definition, origin, role;
    2. Birth process, conditioning by circumstances;
  9. Ego Mind
    1. Origin, function, main characteristic: recognizing in a daily life;
    2. Importance of having ego: dividing One into Many. Ego as a mirror. The truth about me from your lips. Conventional and Ultimate truth;
    3. Self conceit – main obstacle in life;
    4. Purifying the Ego;
  10. Body as a tool of evolution of the Mind
    1. Role of action: direct experience. Realization vs Understanding;
    2. Yoga asana as a tool of self realization: the way you meet difficulties in asana is a reflection of our life style;
    3. Imagining yourself as a yogi. Not listening the body. Traumas;
    4. Ahimsa. Breath as a signal for balance;

2. Breaking the rules: beyond the limits. Neo-humanism

  1. Refugees of an industrial age
    1. Seeking love and peace;
    2. Fear and anger as a foundation of fanaticism. Grasping;
    3. Importance of purification of the Mind during practicing Yoga Asana;
    4. Calm contemplation without judging and reaction;

3. Structure of the Mind

  1. Thoughts. Directed and not directed, wondering Mind;
  2. Emotions. ‘+’ and ‘–‘ charge. Superficial and basic;
    1. Eastern point of view. Emotions as a manifestation of feelings;
    2. Western point of view. Emotions routed in a body. Situative reactions;
  3.  Expectations: pre-prepared energy charge. Origin. Hiding childish acceptance of a miracle;
  4. Judgement as foundation of duality. Like-dislike;
  5. Feelings. Love as our nature. Mind is not designed to feel;
  6. Intention vs desire. World is perfect or we must change it?

II. Vipassana meditation as a tool of Conscious evolution

  1. Buddha teaching. Original story
  2. Foundation of Buddha teaching
    1. Four Noble Truth;
    2. Eightfold Noble Path;
    3. Three wholesome actions:
      1. Do not do evil: Body evil. Speech evil. Thought evil;
      2. Do good;
      3. Purify the Mind;
  3. Wrong view as a basement of bad karma. Who knows the object?
  4. Obstacles by Buddha teaching
    1. Anger/Hatred or attachment to dislike;
    2. Greed or attachment to like;
    3. Restless Mind or worry. Pramada;
    4. Sloth/torpor or lazy Mind. Styana and Alasya;
    5. Doubt. Samsaya;
    6. Ignorance. Bhrantidarsana;
  5. Obstacles by Sri Desikachar (Sri Krisnamacharya lineage). Roots of Avidya
    1. Raga;
    2. Dvesa;
    3. Abhinivesa;
    4. Asmita;
  6. Vipassana meditation – a tool to remove obstacles;
  7. Four conditions to liberation of the Mind;
  8. Faith or Isvarapranidhana as a foundation of any practice;
  9. Walking meditation technique
    1. Why walking?
    2. Contemplation of a movement itself;
    3. Objects of walking meditation;
    4. Developing concentration;
    5. Difficulties
  10. Sitting meditation technique
    1. Mastering the time
      1. Time units;
      2. Momentary concentration;
      3. Hearing consciousness as a sample of attachment to a Conceptual Mind;
      4. There is only now;
    2. 5 mental factors;
    3. Following the attention. Starting point;
    4. Difficulties: pain, numbness, itchiness. Hatred;
    5. What then? Intermediate level briefly
      1. Wholesome and unwholesome mind;
      2. Living thought and energy (vibrations). The symphony of your existence;
      3. Unpleasant, pleasant and neutral feelings;
  11. Daily activities Meditation
    1. A bond between practices;
    2. Conscious life;

All information given during the course is a point of view based on personal experience of a teacher. The only reason it is given to a students: is to help to liberate the mind in order to achieve peaceful & happy life.

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What is the meaning of life if each of the experience is just shallow experience? ~ Only if we can see the truth in the nature of our human life, thus we will understand the meaning of life ~ This is the purpose of our practice. This blog is dedicated for readers who what to improve themselves in their personal journey to find freedom and happiness.

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