Learn How to Meditate | Beginner’s Meditation Class

Meditation for Beginners

Learn How to Meditate

Free Online Beginner Meditation Class – Course #100 

Interested in Meditation?  Want to learn how to meditate?  Don’t know where to begin?  Then this class is for you…

Lately I have been getting many requests from those who are new to meditation, on how to learn this wonderful spiritual science and how to establish a personal, daily meditation practice.  Perhaps this is because the widespread benefits of meditation are now well recognized by the establishment, or perhaps it is because humanity is in the midst of rising to a new level of Conscious Living.  In either case, this Beginner Meditation Class will provide those new to meditation all the guidance they need in order to learn this great art. 

This class is part of the Free Online Yoga & Meditation Classes that are offered here on Mastery of Meditation.  To learn how these Yoga & Meditation classes are structured, you can watch the video on the Free Online Yoga & Meditation Classes page or read the Free Online Yoga & Meditation Classes FAQ.

In brief, this page has links (which are in green) to all the instructional meditation videos and how to meditate articles you will need to complete this course and learn meditation.  You may start the class anytime you wish and to register, just leave a comment in the comments section below.  You do not require anything more from me in order to join and participate in the class.  If you are inspired, just start.

Learn How to Meditate | Beginner Meditation Class Overview:

This Beginner Meditation Class is, as title implies, designed to help you learn how to mediate.  The absolute key to learning meditation is doing it and that is the core focus of this class.  Although the course does incorporate several important instructional articles to help you deepen your understanding of meditation, the key focus of the course is to guide you step by step on how to actually meditate.

In addition to the instructional articles mentioned above, this Learn How to Meditate Class also uses free meditation instructional videos, from the Free Online Guided Meditation Videos, and free yoga breathing exercise videos, from the Free Online Yoga Breathing Exercises Videos.  The links to the specific videos used by this class are in the syllabus below.

This class will teach 2 very powerful meditation techniques, both of which have shown to be of immense value and benefit to the practitioners.  The first, Breath Meditation (or Zazen), is the heart of Zen Buddhism and many Eastern meditation systems and the other, Mantra Meditation, is the core of Hindu as well as some other meditation systems.

This course is designed for 2 weeks, but, of course, the objective is to to help you establish a lifelong meditation practice.  In this post I will provide the program objectives, details, syllabus and participation guidelines.  Please read through everything carefully so you will be able to get maximum benefit from the program.

If you have any questions regarding the Learn How to Meditate | Beginner Meditation Class, please feel free to email me at anmol@anmolmehta.com

Learn How to Meditate | Beginner Meditation Class Objectives:

  1. Learn how to meditate.
  2. Reduce stress while creating inner peace and tranquility.
  3. Help the body heal and cure itself.
  4. Develop clarity of thought and improved brain function.
  5. Discover spontaneous joy and inner happiness.
  6. Develop intuition and unleash your gifts and talents.
  7. Align yourself with your Higher Self, find your true purpose and uncover your True Nature.
  8. Develop the Witnessing Consciousness and Moment to Moment Awareness.

Learn How to Meditate | Beginner Meditation Class Details:

Class Structure:

Each day’s session consists of 2 sections: Simple Yoga Breathing exercises (pranayama) and Meditation Practice.  The total time for this class is approximately 20 minutes / day.

Required Reading:

Suggested Reading:

Course Materials (Free Meditation Videos, Free Yoga Breathing Videos, etc.):

Learn How to Meditate | Beginner Meditation Class Syllabus:

The following describes the 2 sections comprising the 20 minute daily breathing and meditation session for this class.

Each breathing exercise and meditation technique below is a link to the article with all the details you need.

Each day do the following…

Section 1: Yoga Breathing Exercises Section

Total time 1-5 Minutes.

  • Chakra Balancing Breathing Exercise (Anuloma Viloma Pranayama): Anuloma Viloma pranayama (or Alternate Nostril Breathing) is excellent for preparing your mind for meditation.  It will calm the thought waves, relax your entire system and make it easier for your to meditate.  Start with 1-2 minutes and work up to 5 minutes.  The link above includes a free video on how to practice and master this important breathing exercise.

Section 2: Meditation Section: 

Total time 5-15 minutes.  Learn and practice Zazen (Zen Meditation Technique) for week 1 and learn and practice So Hum Mantra Meditation for week 2.   Going forward choose the one you like more and allow it to take you deeper.

  • Zen Meditation Technique (Zazen): Zazen, or breath meditation technique is perhaps the most popular of all meditation techniques.  It is an excellent method with which to learn meditation.  The title link is to the article which includes a step-by-step guided meditation video on how to practice Zazen.  This meditation is suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners alike.  Start with 5 minutes and build up to 15 minutes.  Do this for week 1.

  • So Hum Mantra Meditation Technique:  One of the best mantra meditation techniques.  Has a profound affect on many different layers of your being.  Simple to learn and practice, yet bestows a wide range of key benefits.  Start with 5 minutes and build up to 15 minutes.  Do this for week 2.

Learn How to Meditate | Beginner Meditation Class Guidelines:

Following are the guidelines which I suggest to follow…

  • Please post all comments, questions and feedback in the comments section of this post.  This way all will benefit from the discussion.  Feel free to ask questions or discuss issues, as that is one of the main reasons for this particular class format.  Of course, you are free to email me as well if you would like the discussion to not be public.

  • I wish you all a wonderful learning and transforming experience.  Learning Meditation is without a doubt the single greatest factor in helping you discover your True Self and live your life at your Highest Potential.

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  1. mitch
    mitch says:

    My journey begins. I want to learn how to mediate and yoga and celebrated my 54th birthday 08/12 so let me see if i can do this. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak however that is an excuse that does not serve me.

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  2. Ellen
    Ellen says:

    The highest form of teaching is service to humanity, the teaching of ones own truth alt not be on a basis of money.
    I am not telling you what or what not to do, yet this is not service to humanity, unconditional love and empathy is the only way my friends…the truth is inside you already, we do not need these so called teachers, just sit quietly and ask yourself ” who am I” and tell yourself to “go deeper” if your mind wonders and then listen, it may take a few meditations to hear the answer…I can tell you who we are, we are loving and caring and our true nature is giving and receiving love, we are spiritual beings having human experiences, my e-mail is gayauldridge@yahoo.com, I am a 51 year old mother who is happy, joyous and free TODAY…and so can you have this, because you already are this and its Freeee…light and love to all!~

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  3. Cris
    Cris says:

    Thank you so much for offering these classes! I am starting the online beginner’s meditation class today.

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  4. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    Thank you for this information. I’m beginning to practice meditation and develop my intuitive self – and this information is very helpful!

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  5. Anan
    Anan says:

    Hello,
    Is this the same like ” Transcendental Meditation” ?
    If not, what is the difference?
    And what is the meaning of a “Mantra” ? Or is it just a sound?

    Thank you
    Anan

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  6. Megan
    Megan says:

    I just started the beginner class last week, and it is wonderful! My zafu just came in the mail today and I can’t wait to try it out tomorrow morning. Thank you so much for all the tips and articles. I’m feeling better already

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  7. tarun
    tarun says:

    can too much zen/breathing meditation be bad for you- just like too much chakra meditation can be bad for you. Is it ok to meditate for hours in one go?

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  8. Kathy (kai) Thompson
    Kathy (kai) Thompson says:

    I am really looking forward to trying this set of classes. I have tried to learn to meditate in the past but have a very difficult time because I suffer from bi-polar disorder and PTSD and really convinced that if I could focus and clear the cluttter in my mind that it would benefit me greatly. I am 69 years old but I believe that it is never too late to try to heal oneself.

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