Life is going on with its full speed and perhaps I am missing the bus. My offline job (which is actually a full time day job ) is taking its toll on me. I am as short of time as one can be. This has resulted into a halt on my online activities here. Nevertheless, I feel that the Universe wants me to be like that only- at least for the present. And I am not complaining.
So what’s new ?
A few months ago, I got a rare opportunity to know Giovanni Dienstmann (sort of difficult to pronounce name for a meditator :)) who runs a very popular meditation blog by the name LiveandDare. Being an Indian, it was a pleasant surprise to meet a western guy who had such a deep understanding of Indian Spirituality and Mythology. Giovanni is really a class apart when it comes to meditation. His blog is one of the most popular (perhaps number one) blogs on meditation out there. We became friendly very soon and I really feel enriched after my interaction with Giovanni.
Giovanni has started offering a 5 week meditation course on his website:
I want to share this offering with you because I think that this meditation course is one of the best courses on meditation coming from a real and genuine person.
Here is a brief introduction of the course in the words of the guy who created it:-
About my course, it is composed of 35 short daily lessons, organized by week – each with its own unique themes, goals and insights. The program is self-paced, and the techniques are presented in a way that both secular and spiritually minded people can connect to. No particular belief or worldview is required for following the lessons.
Each day opens with an inspiring quote. Then you have the daily lesson, and finally a list of further resources to help you deepen your knowledge and clear your doubts. The instructions are ultra-specific, clear, and easy to follow.
This course will help the student :-
Develop the habit of meditating daily. You will start with sessions as short as 2 minutes, and increase gradually, up to 15-20 minutes.
Find the ideal technique for you. Each week I will introduce you to a new practice (such as mantra meditation, breathing awareness, chakra meditation, etc.). By the end of the course you will be well equipped to choose the technique that best suits your needs.
Have an optimal attitude towards meditation, so that you can enjoy the process as well as the result, and keep meditation as a lifetime habit.
Deepen your meditation and enhance your power of focus.
Integrate mindfulness into your daily life, through reminders, exercises, and daily challenges.
If you are planning to buy a course on ‘Meditation’ that will give you access to a real meditation master, look no further. This course has my highest recommendation. Go for it here : 5 Week Meditation Course
PS : For all of you who are expecting a meditation course from me, I want to clarify that right now I have no plan to start a Course per se. However, in very near future, I can come up with a book on Meditation. So stay updated by subscribing to my newsletter here.