Online Course - Module 1

 

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What Meditation Really Is

We all want to be happy. But often the relentless pace and challenges of life make it impossible to know where to look for happiness.


Through the wisdom of meditation, however, we can find peace and contentment. To our amazement, we discover a profound stillness that is always with us, beneath the turbulence of all our thoughts and emotions. When we allow our mind to settle, quietly, in its own natural peace, then what happens is quite extraordinary.

What Meditation Really Is is a unique course that has been specially developed by Sogyal Rinpoche after many years of teaching in the West. It brings together over 2,000 years of Buddhist wisdom and experience in a way that is authentic, accessible and completely relevant to modern life.

Led by experienced meditators, it offers a complete introduction to meditation and shows how it can unlock our natural confidence, compassion and creativity. Students will gain a genuine experience of meditation and all the tools they need to take the benefits into every aspect of their life.

How do online courses work?

The What Meditation Really Is online course comprises a series of six structured modules, suited for individual circumstance.
Every week, in your own time, you will:
—Study a new topic
—Watch one or more videos of teachings
—Receive individual study and meditation practice advice from an experienced instructor
—Have the option of interacting with other students

The online course is designed to enable you to study at your own pace, within a clear framework. Many have commented that a weekly cycle is very helpful in developing and maintaining a regular study and practice schedule.

A six-week introductory course


Module One offers a complete introduction to meditation in six, weekly sessions. 
 
Students acquire all the tools they need in order to have a genuine experience of meditation, establish a daily practice, and take the benefits of meditation into every aspect of their life.

The following topics are covered in Module One:
  • Introductory session: Welcome and orientation
  • Session One: A basic introduction to the true purpose of meditation and how to practise it.
  • Session Two: Meditation as a way to inner peace and contentment
  • Session Three: Understanding mind and how to work with it
  • Session Four: The benefits of meditation
  • Session Five: Integrating the practice in daily life

Module One is suitable for anyone who wishes to learn to meditate or deepen their knowledge of meditation—including absolute beginners who have never heard about meditation or Buddhism.
 
It is also a recommended foundation for Modules Two to Six, which present a series of ever-subtler methods for stabilising and deepening shamatha meditation practice.
 
Registration
 
For more information and course dates or to register: What Meditation Really Is - Module One Online Course

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+2 # eduardo 2012-01-05 01:09
I'll watch the online course.I'm not requesting any material sent by mail. I need to pay $ 16 fee anyway?
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0 # Mark 2012-01-11 01:52
You are asking why does the $16 for shipping to Brazil show up on the form. This is because we have to charge for the cost to ship the student workbook to you.
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+1 # Annette 2012-02-08 00:14
Is this for people in the USA only? I know someone in Ireland that might be interested.
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0 # Erric 2012-02-08 00:32
Quoting Annette:
Is this for people in the USA only? I know someone in Ireland that might be interested.

Quoting Annette:
Is this for people in the USA only? I know someone in Ireland that might be interested.


Yes anyone can join the class, no matter where they live. They just need access to the internet.
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0 # Gise 2012-04-24 23:37
how can we to get the workbook if we live in other countries?
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0 # Utpel Dechen 2012-03-03 01:14
I dont have a credit card, could I pay the course by a bank transference? I am from Argentina. Thank you a lot!
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0 # mark 2012-03-07 21:47
If you sign up for Rigpa Online Courses USA but reside outside the USA, the very best method of payment is MasterCard or Visa (credit or debit cards). If you don't have a credit or debit card, please contact about paying for your online course via wire transfer.
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+1 # miller 2012-03-03 11:12
Je suis francais,il n y à pas de traduction prévu??Bravo,to ut de meme,pour ce que vous proposez!!C est une idée superbe!!!!
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0 # ambrosius 2012-03-03 11:55
Quoting Utpel Dechen:
I dont have a credit card, could I pay the course by a bank transference? I am from Argentina. Thank you a lot!

this is my question to, i am from switzerland

if not possible to join this modul i would be whery happy to join a later:)
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0 # mark 2012-03-07 21:48
If you sign up for Rigpa Online Courses USA but reside outside the USA, the very best method of payment is MasterCard or Visa (credit or debit cards). If you don't have a credit or debit card, please contact about paying for your online course via wire transfer.
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0 # Gise 2012-04-24 02:21
How I can to get the workbook if I live in Chile?
Thanks
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0 # mark 2012-04-29 17:10
We ship internationally . Please contact James at
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0 # Adrien 2012-05-07 23:34
So the total price for module 1 is $105 U.S. which includes shipping? Too bad the workbook and dvd are not directly downloadable through your website. It would save the shipping fee and would allow instant access. How are in advance of the course starting should one order to ensure the material arrives in time by mail? And, do you accept PayPal? Thanks so much!
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0 # Beatriz 2012-10-23 19:25
Hello! I'd like to enroll.
I can see there's not enough time to get the workbook before the course starts since I am in Argentina. Is it possible to enroll, follow the course on line and then work with the printed material?
I looking forwart to your answer. Thanks
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0 # Mark 2012-10-24 04:35
Hi Beatriz, Yes we can help you get started with the October 31st course. I have sent you and email with instructions about how to proceed.
Thanks for asking,
mark
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0 # Liliana 2012-10-31 19:54
I registered a few days ago..I received confirmation that my payment was received thus, have not received instructions on how to access the class. I understand that it begins today.

Thank you...
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0 # Mark 2012-11-02 18:30
Hi Liliana, thanks for letting me know you got the information sent from
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0 # chris 2012-11-03 08:49
test comment
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0 # Daria 2013-01-08 21:27
Hi , I registered but have received no confirmation email or instructions from the online course. The class starts tomorrow.
This is all I received:
Thank you Daria, Your information has been received and you will soon receive a confirmation email. To insure you receive this email, please check your spam filters or add the address to your contacts, From:

Please confirm my registration ,
Thanks !
Daria
Email:
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0 # Amedeo 2013-03-01 14:50
Hi,

I live in Switzerland. May I partecipate in the on-line course from US? Is there any time schedule to follow the program or I can work on my own when I am available?
Thanks
Amedeo
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0 # Amedeo 2013-03-01 14:55
additional question.....ma y I start the progrom of February 27th or shall I await for the next one, please?
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0 # Mark 2013-03-02 05:52
Hi Amedeo, yes you may participate from anywhere in the world. The courses follow a weekly schedule but are flexible in that do not need to login at a particular time. It's not too late to join the course which started on the 27th. I will send you more details in an e-mail. Thanks for asking, Mark
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0 # Lluís 2013-05-01 12:20
Hello,
I would like to enroll the course, is it possible to do it now? I know it has already started, but meditation and Rigpa is not knew for me: I have seen all the videos from the 3DVD set "What meditation really is", which I bought in a Sogyal Rimpoche retreat.

Thanks,
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0 # mark 2013-09-18 04:47
Next course November 6 – December 18, 2013 (6 sessions)
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