How to Train Your Attention
About this course
Following your mind around from object to object, emotion to emotion, and thought to thought usually brings lots of unnecessary stress and suffering to our lives. In this four-session course, you will learn how to regain control of your mind in a progressive way, so that you can bring your thoughts and emotions back to a state of joy and balance quickly and easily. The lessons you will learn here are based on the nine traditional stages of Shamatha meditation, which are the foundations of the Buddhist practice.
About the teacher
1. Establishing a Meditation PracticeIn order to train your attention, you have to commit to meditating regularly. This session will help you achieve that.16 mins
2. Understanding Attention and AwarenessLearn how to use two powerful tools that will enhance your meditation practice: attention and peripheral awareness.14 mins
3. Looking WithinAdd introspective awareness to your meditation tool kit, to go deeper and scan the inner landscape of your mind.13 mins
4. Putting It All TogetherIntegrate all the practices you learned in the previous sessions, seeing how they fit together in a longer meditation.15 mins