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Mantra Meditation

Mantra Meditation

Wisdom and Practice

students meditate at sunset and do a mantra to reach higher consciousness

About the Course

This course builds on the 7 Day Chanting Workshop, going deeper into the wisdom teachings at the foundation of maha-mantra meditation. You will learn techniques for enhancing your meditation and overcoming common obstacles in your practice. And, you will explore the bhakti-yoga philosophy and lifestyle that chanting comes from.

What you’ll learn

  • Core spiritual principles behind chanting
  • How to use meditation beads
  • Techniques for deepening your meditation
  • How to awaken your higher consciousness
  • Ways to spiritualize your life
  • Developing your own sadhana, or daily practice

 

Chanting Community

You are encouraged to take advantage of the ChantNow.com community. When you signed up for the Getting Started Workshop you were also registered with the community. By registering for this course you are automatically added to the course discussion forum in the community. Each of these forums has an experienced chanting guide to answer questions.

Japa Meditation Kit

The course also requires students to have a Japa kit (a set of chanting beads, holding bag and counting beads). If you have not already obtained yours, click here.

Course Donation

Chantnow.com is supported by donations and the dedicated service of volunteers in our community. To support the development of this and other courses, we ask for a donation at enrollment. The suggested donation is $49 or $25 for students.

Course Contents

The course contents are listed under the “Content” tab above.

The course is designed to be taken at your own pace over the course of two to three weeks. Altogether there are 16 lessons, plus the initial orientation lessons.  By covering about one topic per day you can easily finish within three weeks.

The course is meant to accompany your daily practice of Mantra Meditation. So we recommend combining your daily meditation with a lesson from the course.

Prerequisites

To take this course you should have taken the 7 Day Chanting Workshop, or otherwise started with your chanting practice. If you are completely new to Mantra Meditation we recommend you take the 7 Day Chanting Workshop first.

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Course Materials

Course Content

Lessons Status
1

Before You Begin

This first lesson of the course is to prepare you before beginning the main lessons of the course

10-15 minutes

2

The Search for True Happiness

if you are not finding happiness, you’re looking in the wrong place.

10 minutes

3

Who Am I?

Begin bringing in the spiritual sunlight of these teachings, which can illuminate everything and drive away all darkness.

6 minutes

4

The Nature Of Consciousness

What does it mean to be a spiritual being?

10 minutes

5

Our Place In the Universe

Looking at how we fit into what lies beyond ourselves.

10 minutes

6

The Language of Yoga

While learning about the practice of chanting, we learn about its special vocabulary.

10 minutes

7

Three Aspects of the Divine

Understanding the divine from different perspectives

10 minutes

8

When the Name and the Named are the Same

What gives power to the maha-mantra?

10 minutes

9

Yoga of Love

Taking your natural desire to love and be loved and free it from the limits of the material world.

10 minutes

10

Spirituality, Religion or Both?

Can you practice mantra meditation and bhakti-yoga without mixing religion into it?

10 minutes

11

A Bhakti-yoga Overview

This course builds on the 7 Day Chanting Workshop, going deeper into the wisdom teachings at the foundation of Maha-mantra meditation. You will learn techniques for enhancing your meditation and overcoming common obstacles in your practice. And, you will explore the bhakti yoga philosophy and lifestyle that chanting comes from.

2-3 Weeks

12

Sadhana - Creating Your Practice

This course builds on the 7 Day Chanting Workshop, going deeper into the wisdom teachings at the foundation of Maha-mantra meditation. You will learn techniques for enhancing your meditation and overcoming common obstacles in your practice. And, you will explore the bhakti yoga philosophy and lifestyle that chanting comes from.

2-3 Weeks

13

Making A Sacred Space

This course builds on the 7 Day Chanting Workshop, going deeper into the wisdom teachings at the foundation of Maha-mantra meditation. You will learn techniques for enhancing your meditation and overcoming common obstacles in your practice. And, you will explore the bhakti yoga philosophy and lifestyle that chanting comes from.

2-3 Weeks

14

Music + Meditation = Kirtan

This course builds on the 7 Day Chanting Workshop, going deeper into the wisdom teachings at the foundation of Maha-mantra meditation. You will learn techniques for enhancing your meditation and overcoming common obstacles in your practice. And, you will explore the bhakti yoga philosophy and lifestyle that chanting comes from.

2-3 Weeks

15

Sanga - A Community Of Practice

This course builds on the 7 Day Chanting Workshop, going deeper into the wisdom teachings at the foundation of Maha-mantra meditation. You will learn techniques for enhancing your meditation and overcoming common obstacles in your practice. And, you will explore the bhakti yoga philosophy and lifestyle that chanting comes from.

2-3 Weeks

16

Your Success is in Your Attitude

This course builds on the 7 Day Chanting Workshop, going deeper into the wisdom teachings at the foundation of Maha-mantra meditation. You will learn techniques for enhancing your meditation and overcoming common obstacles in your practice. And, you will explore the bhakti yoga philosophy and lifestyle that chanting comes from.

2-3 Weeks

17

Wrapping Up

This course builds on the 7 Day Chanting Workshop, going deeper into the wisdom teachings at the foundation of Maha-mantra meditation. You will learn techniques for enhancing your meditation and overcoming common obstacles in your practice. And, you will explore the bhakti yoga philosophy and lifestyle that chanting comes from.

2-3 Weeks

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