Meditation Essentials – the secrets of meditation

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๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ & ๐’๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐ž๐๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: Meditation has infinite expressions. It can be active like when weโ€™re playing a sport, washing dishes, performing onstage or doing anything where we are physically in motion. It can be passive as a classical seated meditator breathlessly fathoming the primordial nature of mind. Meditation makes us prone to epiphanies & experiences of being supported by the Universal forces. We call this โ€˜Being in Flowโ€™ where we are doing the right things at the right time.

Afflicted meditation (dukha samadhi) happens when we become triggered and focused on something we crave to stop (annoyances/threats to safety/avoidant attachment) or to continue (selfishness/addiction/anxious attachment). These common emotions mainly occur unconsciously and perpetuates feelings of aloneness, being out of alignment, fatigue and frustration. We call this โ€˜Being out of Flowโ€™ or, โ€˜having a bad dayโ€™.

๐ˆ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง:ย 

– The 4 main aspects of meditation & cultivating them in the correct order.

– How to completely relax the body without losing awareness.ย 

– Cultivate a positive relationship between the conscious & unconscious minds.ย ย ย 

– Separate impulses from reactions. We will identify the roots of where ADD comes from.ย 

– How to compassionately & skillfully recognize ADD, work with & correct it.ย 

– How technology affects our attention span & the mind ecology of humanity.ย ย 

– The 5 classical obstacles to meditation.ย 

– How to warm up for meditation using preliminaries.ย 

– What is Shamatha meditation, its stages & relationship to insight (Vipassana)?ย 

– The 4 foundational stages of meditation Finding a comfortable position & how to skillfully work with discomfortย 

– Identifying & balancing attention & awarenessย 

– Constructively working with the emotional obstacles that arise in meditationย 

– Uniting the Conscious & Unconscious minds Cultivating Flow Stateย ย 

๐™๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™™๐™ช๐™ก๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™˜๐™๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™™๐™™๐™๐™– ๐™‚๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ข๐™– (500๐˜ฝ๐˜พ) ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™–๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™– ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™™๐™š๐™ง๐™ฃ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ช๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™œ๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™.

About Michael Hewett,ย 

Michael is the Founder & Program Director of Vessel Academy. A musician of 35 years and Yogi of over 25 years, Michael has over 2,000 hours of Yoga trainings in Tibetan Buddhist Sutra & Tantra (open & secret traditions), Vinyasa, Ashtanga, ISHTA & Shamatha (mind training). Michael has completed four 30-day solitary Tantric retreats, countless vipassana retreats & guides people on their individual paths of growth & evolution.

His classes, workshops & retreats weave together dharma, asana, meditation, & live music to guide participants along their paths with scholarship & artistry. He is the founder and director of Vessel Academy & a graduate of Berkley College of Music.