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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

Prepare yourself for the course with the topics in this lesson

30 minutes

2

The Search for True Happiness

What motivates most of us to take a course like this.

25m

3

Who Am I?

Looking at the first big question on the bhakti path

10 minutes

4

The Nature Of Consciousness

Exploring our inner world and the nature of the soul.

10 minutes

5

Our Place In the Universe

Exploring without from within

10 minutes

6

The Language of Yoga

The special vocabulary of the chanting path

10 minutes

7

Three Aspects of the Divine

Perceiving the divine from different perspectives

5 min

8

When the Name and the Named are the Same

What's in a name? The difference between the names we're familiar with and sacred sounds.

10 minutes

9

Yoga of Love

How love can empower your meditation

10 minutes

10

Spirituality, Religion or Both?

Exploring the relationship between spirituality and religion.

10 minutes

11

A Bhakti-yoga Overview

A deeper look at what is bhakti-yoga

7 min

12

Sadhana - Creating Your Practice

Turning your experience with the course into a daily practice

10 minutes

13

Making A Sacred Space

Enhance your meditation by creating a favorable environment

10 minutes

14

Music + Meditation = Kirtan

Learn more about kirtan - singing meditation.

10 minutes

15

Sanga - A Community Of Practice

Looking at the role of association in achieving higher consciousness

10 minutes

16

Your Success is in Your Attitude

The main ingredient that powers your meditation is how you approach it.

10 minutes

17

Wrapping Up

A look at how to go forward.

10 minutes

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Pancharatna das resides in Sri Mayapur and is the director of ISKCON Online.