Getting Started - Objectives and Method
  • Personal Introduction
  • Course Structure and Overview
  • Metaphor - the Language to Describe Meditation
Engaging Your Creative Imagination in Meditation
  • Cases Study - Using Metaphor and Imagination to Still the Mind
  • Questions to Guide you in Silencing the Agitated Mind
  • Feeling the Force - Intuition and Creative Intellect
Silence is Golden
  • Silence is Golden
  • Metaphor of the Mind and the Settling Process
The Eight Limbs of Yoga and Meditation
  • Overview of Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga and Meditation
  • The Yamas - The Laws of Life
  • Ahimsa - Living Without Resentment
  • Story-boarding Resentments
  • Letting Go of Resentments
  • Satya - Quality of thoughts words and deeds
  • Central Theme of The Laws of Life
The Niyamas - The Rules for Living
  • The Niyamas - The Rules for Living
  • Simplicity in Food
  • Simplicity in Dress, Exercise, Work and all things
  • The Science of Simplicity
  • Attitude of Gratitude
  • Purification of Mind and Body
  • Study Conducive to Self-Awareness
  • Metaphor, Analogy and Self Awareness
  • Surrender to The Lord
  • Summarising the Yamas and Niyamas
Postures and Breathing
  • Asanas or Physical Postures
  • Pranayama - Technique 1- Alternate Nostril Breathing
  • Pranayama Technique 2 Diagphramatic Breathing
  • Pratyahara - Retirement of the Senses
Samadhi - Settling the Mind to a Single Point
  • Samadhi - Introduction
  • Focus on a Single Object
  • Beyond Absorption in a Single Object
Seeds for Absorption and Intuitive Learning
  • Sound as a Seed
  • Fixed Point Staring as a Seed
  • Smell as a Seed for Meditation
  • Place as a Seed for Meditation
  • Activity as a Seed for Meditation
  • People as A Seed for Meditation
  • Other techniques
The Philosophy of Meditation with a Western Perspective
  • When a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there does it make a sound?
  • Arthur Schopenhauer on The Force, Compassion and Repudiation
  • Cosmic Fate and The Force - Determinism and Going with the Flow
  • The Dilemma of Determinism
Siddhi Consciousness - The Fruits of Meditation
  • Siddhi Consciousness - Claims made by Patanjali
  • Rationale for the Claims for Siddhi Consciousness
  • Siddhis and The Law of Attraction
Resources and Next Steps
  • Written Sources
  • Offer of Ongoing Support
  • Course Summary