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This beginners meditation course features a variety of meditation techniques including mantra, meditating with the breath and music, concentration and meditation on a object. Each class includes a discussion topic and a guided meditation exercise. The Meditation Society of Australia (http://meditation.org.au) has no religious, political or financial affiliations, it is a community organisation designed to help people meditate.

This beginners meditation course features a variety of meditation techniques including mantra, meditating with the breath and music, concentration and meditation on a object. Each class includes a discussion topic and a guided meditation exercise. The Meditation Society of Australia (http://meditation.org.au) has no religious, political or financial affiliations, it is a community organisation designed to help people meditate.
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Australia

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This beginners meditation course features a variety of meditation techniques including mantra, meditating with the breath and music, concentration and meditation on a object. Each class includes a discussion topic and a guided meditation exercise. The Meditation Society of Australia (http://meditation.org.au) has no religious, political or financial affiliations, it is a community organisation designed to help people meditate.

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Episodes

Class 50 - The Ego

6/18/2014
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The Ego Many times spiritual seekers put themselves inadvertently in conflict with themselves. The ego is an example of this. Many feel that the ego must be conquered or supressed or even completely disregarded or ignored. As though, for some reason, the ego was a mistake and we have to do all we can to ignore or overlook or disown it. The ego is not a mistake, it is not a hindrance, it is not a curse, the ego is our life’s curriculum of ‘doing’ for the expansion of our ‘being’. The ego is...

Duration:00:16:21

Class 24 - Birthdays

2/21/2008
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Topics Include: The birthday is an extremely important day to the spiritual aspirant. Whether we realize it or not we do arrive at a particular time and place for a specific reason. There is nothing random about you being born on the date and time you were born.For this reason we should treat our birthdays with real reverence.

Duration:00:11:58

Class 23 - Fear

1/23/2008
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Topics Include: Fear - a positive place to start. When we speak of fear, we speak of the most profound of all negativities. Profoundbecause fear is the root of all negativity, and because it most clearly exposes us to the most powerful of all dangers, the loss of awareness of our real self, our soul. It is the ego that fears, not the soul. It's ultimate fear is to lose itself. This is why death scares it so much. It is sure it is all there is, so death means extinction. It also fears what...

Duration:00:18:23

Class 22 - Anger

1/11/2008
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Topics Include: How anger is really a cry for us to act. When we are angry we do not listen, we react without thinking, we feel unsafe, alone and threatened. Our lives can become hellish if we are often angry, especially for those that are unable to have an outlet for their anger, not to mention those that do have an outlet - for often it is the less physically powerful that receive the brunt of anger's violence.

Duration:00:14:26

Class 21 - Guilt

1/7/2008
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Topics Include: Understand more about guilt and how to use it for yourself. Learn about constructive and destructive negatives. In the next few classes, we are going to talk about some of these, namely guilt, anger, fear and more. The one thing you will notice is that negative qualities are energy black-holes, they drain us very, very quickly by taxing our attention and focus and diverting us from the energy-giving divine within us all.

Duration:00:25:36

Class 20 - The first twenty, now where?

7/24/2007
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Topics Include: The 20th class is a great achievement - well done! We'd really like to thank you for letting us into your spiritual life and we hope that you have enjoyed the classes so far. This class is all about assimilation. How you can live your spiritual life most effectively.

Duration:00:53:51

Class 19 - Enthusiasm and Inspiration

7/24/2007
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Topics Include: Our daily meditation can sometimes become stale. We find ourselves having trouble getting new inspiration or enthusiasm. We sit to meditate and without inspiration our meditation might become a bit of a day dream, or we could find ourselves nodding off to sleep. We need to continuously look for ways for our meditation to evolve, ways to increase our enthusiasm and inspiration.

Duration:00:21:08

Class 18 - Life Changers

6/4/2007
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Topics Include: In my own life, I came to a point where I was amazed at how little I knew about how to increase the quality of my life. I was happy, but I was not getting any happier, and I had no idea how to increase my happiness.

Duration:00:22:37

Class 17 - String Theory

5/30/2007
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Topics Include: Explore the energy within the universe and look at 'string theory' and how it relates spiritually.

Duration:00:16:33

Class 16 - Letting Go

3/30/2007
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Topics Include: Sometimes the hardest thing to do in our spiritual lives is to let go. There are so many chains that we drag around with us. Chains that might be attached to the heaviest, most cumbersome loads but we struggle on, fighting against our own very nature most of the time, because we simply do not know how to, or fear, letting go.

Duration:00:16:13

Class 15 - Living our Spiritual Lives

3/9/2007
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Topics Include: practising a walking meditation and contemplating the process of meditation in action. Most of us have spent our lives living 'outside' of our real nature. We often have confused the desires of our body, ego and intellect, with the divine wishes of our soul. If you just reflect upon for a moment the way we habitually walk anywhere currently, you might be aware that most of the time, we are thinking about another place we want to be, or things we have to do, or any number of...

Duration:00:13:32

Class 14 - Oneness and Humility

3/5/2007
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Topics Include: Understand the difference between intellectual belief and spiritual realisation and how to practise humility. The human ego is a wonderful tool, but can also leave us in a wonderful mess. It is very common for those studying spiritual philosophy to feel that their intellectual understanding is a spiritual truth, but this is a particularly dangerous trap! Everything understood must also be realised.

Duration:00:23:38

Class 13 - Work

2/1/2007
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Topics Include: how to work easily with no stress and high efficiency and how to direct your spiritual life effortlessly to more and more of your so-called "outer life" Often in doing these classes, a common problem is the management of 'outer' work activities and our spiritual lives. The overwhelming complaint is that all this meditation and spiritual activity is fine for the time that we are not involved in our jobs and outer lives, but what do we do then? Obviously, the goal is not to...

Duration:00:19:35

Class 12 - Offering and Receiving Love

2/1/2007
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Topics Include: "Offering and Receiving Love" - It is impossible to feel unhappy when we are offering love for real joy is the result of the flow of love. There is no more 'in-nature' a state, no closer to heaven, in fact, heaven's singular characteristic is the constant offering of love. To be sure, heaven wishes nothing more than to flow through each of us, empowering and inspiring us with the infinite, spiritual force of the universe.

Duration:00:17:33

Class 11 - The Ego and the Soul

1/30/2007
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Topics include: 'The Ego and the Soul'. In this class you will understand the roles of the ego and the soul and learn to discern your inner voice. The single most asked question we have come across is "how do I tell what are the messages of my ego and those of my soul?" To be true the ego and the soul have an existence within each other and so there is a measure of blurring between their realities but for the purposes of this class, let's separate them at their poles, so that we might more...

Duration:00:16:20

Class 9 - Constructing Heaven

12/9/2006
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As we release ourselves from the outer constructs of ourselves what naturally radiates from the inmost recesses of our existence is the lightness and freedom and joy of the real the kingdom of heaven within us that defines our real and eternal nature. Is it not also uncanny the fact that when we are in the dark we feel ourselves imprisoned, enslaved that even though our conditioning usually paints freedom as the ability to have any material or physical need immediately fulfilled the...

Duration:00:18:14

Class 8 - Praise and Gratitude

11/22/2006
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Topics include: 'Praise and Gratitude'. The great masters have always talked about gratitude as the great opener of the heart. That by offering gratitude we actually increase the hearts receptivity. What a wonderful opportunity we have with such a simple dynamic as a thank you.

Duration:00:20:47

Class 7 - The evolving thought

11/18/2006
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The journey for every thought is from gross physical or material desire to love in all its flavours: from romance to real wisdom or truth.

Duration:00:22:45

Class 6 - Loving, Learning and Laughter

11/9/2006
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Sometimes we wonder about the decisions we make. Are they from the mind or the heart? We might ask - 'Is this a decision that is unveiling my highest possible destiny or perhaps just an easy, comfortable solution that fits into my outer life?'

Duration:00:28:12

Class 5 - Learning to learn

11/2/2006
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A valuable person is one who believes that he/she can do anything. With no fear of new tasks there is enormous potential and the possibility to learn quickly, quietly and efficiently. This is the basis of Positive Learning and lies at the heart of a meditation lifestyle. Positive Learning utilises chunking or designing a simple step-by-step process that paces a skill into smaller achievable tasks. For example if you were learning to play the guitar, you might begin by learning how to place...

Duration:00:22:17