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Practical Meditation: the Foundation


The Foundation Course of the Practical Meditation MOOC gives you access to spiritual knowledge and a simple meditation practice. Learn, explore and experience the beauty and strength of your own inner being and enable yourself to effectively address the challenges of our time.


Start and go through the content of this 4-week course anytime you like and at your own pace while learning together with people from all over the world, from all walks of life and all levels of experience. This version of the course will be available from 1 December 2018 to 30 Jun 2019.

About This Course

This course gives you access to the basic knowledge and the empowering practice of Raja Yoga Meditation. People from all over the world and from all walks of life have used Raja Yoga to take control of the mind, create better, happier and healthier relationships and improve the quality of life in a positive direction.


It has been established by scientific research that meditation helps us to better control our mind, resulting in the ability to choose positive and good thoughts over negative thoughts. It allows us to respond rather than react to situations, to create better, happier and healthier relationships and change our lives in a positive way. Specifically, Raja Yoga meditation will help you tap into the unlimited source of peace and power.


In our modern world, the pace of life is growing ever faster and we are losing touch with our true inner power and peace. We can experience ourselves being pushed and pulled in many different directions. Gradually, over time, this leads to our mental, emotional and physical health thrown out of balance. Hence spritual knowledge and meditation are needed to effectively address the challenges of the time.


Requirements

The Foundation Course of the Practical Meditation MOOC is highly recommended for those who are beginning to discover the beauty and strength of their own inner world. No matter what your skill level is, or your prior exposure to Meditation, this course will help you take control of your mind and thinking to bring about positive change in your life. If you’re already an expert or have exposure to meditation, this course will give you insights into the self and on how to tap into the unlimited source of peace and power.


The Foundation Course is designed as a 4-week course. You can start at anytime during the period it is available and go through the content at your own pace.


Course Instructors

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Sister Jayanti Kirpalani, Director, Brahma Kumaris Europe & Middle East

As European Director of BKWSU, Sister Jayanti has been a spiritual leader and teacher for 50 years and has dedicated her life to meditation, spiritual study, self-transformation and service to humanity.

She is a pioneer advocate for the spiritual basis of caring for the earth and has been a main presenter at COP since 2009.


As BKWSU’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva since 1982, Sister Jayanti has led BKWSU participation in UN initiatives and championed the cooperative role of spiritual organizations in creating a just and peaceful world. She has brought spiritual principles to the discussion tables of politicians, economists, business leaders, scientists and nearly every stakeholder of our times.



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Charlie Hogg, National Coordinator of Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centres Inc

Charlie Hogg has practised meditation for the past 42 years. From his own experience he believes meditation is an extraordinary tool to maintain mental, emotional and spiritual health in a world increasingly challenged by anxiety, stress and depression.


Charlie grew up in Melbourne and studied Architecture at Melbourne University but his lifelong interest in spirituality and philosophy meant that he left his architectural studies and traveled through Asia, the Middle East and Europe. During this time he lived in a variety of communities including Buddhist, Christian, and Sikh, Muslim, Hindu, Taoist and more.


In 1975 Charlie had settled in London and came across the Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Meditation Centre where he learnt meditation. He also took teacher training and returned to Australia in 1977 to open a Brahma Kumaris Centre in Melbourne.


In 1980 Charlie moved to Sydney where he became the Director of the Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centres in Australia.


Course Content and Delivery


Please visit the Course Outline page for further information relating to the course structure.


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Please note: Meditation generally helps calm the mind and attain peace. However, meditation may not be appropriate for someone with certain mental illnesses, disorders and or conditions. We advise that you to seek the help of your health care professional to decide if this course is suitable for you. The Brahma Kumaris are not responsible in law, if this advice is disregarded.

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    PM001
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    1:30 hours / week
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