The peaceful forest where I teach Nature Meditation
8 Session Course in Meditation.
This is the series of talks that I now use to teach meditation. It is a Course of eight lessons, each with a talk that explains different aspects of the meditation technique. I include it here to give you some idea of how this meditation is done. For regular training in this meditation is foundational to all the writings on this website.
Reading these eight talks will not teach you how to meditate. These eight talks explain the method and purposes of this kind of meditation. They feed the thinking mind with ideas that can help with the training. Moreover, the kind of consciousness we use to find information from the internet is quite opposite to the consciousness of meditation. Please remember this when reading these talks about meditation.
Meditation is a practical skill learned by private practice. Learning to meditate is like learning to play a classical instrument. Very few people can become accomplished in a just a year or two of practice. Rather, it is a skill we can cultivate over the years, thru regular diligent practice.
I teach this Nature meditation in my forest, so the technique is shaped for the forest environment. Traditionally, people went to the forest to meditate. I did very many meditation sessions in suburban parks when I lived in Perth and Melbourne.
I recommend you use these talks properly. Set up a half hour in some natural place, do your meditation, then read one talk afterwards. Next week repeat the process, and read the next talk. And so on.
Best wishes from Mike.