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This exclusive online course includes:

  • Seven video lessons with renowned meditation teacher and author Matteo Pistono
  • The foundational principles of meditation and the practical techniques that will help you begin to understand your mind and yourself
  • Advice on posture, practices and exercises, so that you can meditate with comfort and confidence
  • All the information you need to develop your meditator’s toolbox, including the mental skills of concentration, mindfulness, relaxation, attentiveness, spaciousness and awareness
  • Fourteen downloadable audio meditations so that you can practise anywhere, anytime
  • In-depth worksheets to enhance and develop your learning
  • A comprehensive meditation journal to be completed as you progress through the course, and a 28-day meditation plan so that you can continue on your spiritual journey after completion
$79.99 $79.99

This exclusive online video course includes:

  • Seven video lessons with renowned meditation teacher and author Matteo Pistono
  • The foundational principles of meditation and the practical techniques that will help you begin to understand your mind and yourself
  • Advice on posture, practices and exercises, so that you can meditate with comfort and confidence
  • All the information you need to develop your meditator’s toolbox, including the mental skills of concentration, mindfulness, relaxation, attentiveness, spaciousness and awareness
  • Fourteen downloadable audio meditations so that you can practise anywhere, anytime
  • In-depth worksheets to enhance and develop your learning
  • A comprehensive meditation journal to be completed as you progress through the course, and a 28-day meditation plan so that you can continue on your spiritual journey after completion
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Matteo Pistono

Matteo Pistono is a writer and meditation teacher. His books include Roar: Sulak Sivaraksa and the Path of Socially Engaged Buddhism (North Atlantic Books, March 2019) Meditation: Coming to Know Your Mind (Hay House 2017), Fearless in Tibet: The Life of the Mystic Tertön Sogyal (Hay House 2014) and In the Shadow of the Buddha: One Man's Journey of Discovery in Tibet (Dutton 2011).

Matteo's photos and writings about meditation, Buddhism, yoga, and Himalayan and Southeast Asian cultural, political, and spiritual landscapes have appeared in The Washington Post, The Global Post, Buddhadharma, Tricycle, BBC's In-Pictures, Men's Journal, Kyoto Journal, and HIMAL South Asia.

Matteo was born and raised in Wyoming where he completed his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming, and in 1997 he obtained his Masters of Arts degree in Indian Philosophy from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. After working with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. on Tibetan cultural programs, Pistono lived and traveled throughout the Himalayas for a decade, bringing to the West graphic accounts and photos of China’s human rights abuses in Tibet, which was documented in In the Shadow of the Buddha. Matteo sits on the Executive Council of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists. Matteo and his wife, Monica, live in southern California with their dog.

What You’ll Learn

Lesson 1 :
What Is Meditation?

In this first lesson, Matteo will introduce the process of meditation and describe the amazing impact that it can have on your life. He will provide you with the foundations on which to build your daily meditation practice, with guided meditations such as body scanning and discovering your breath. You’ll learn about the powerful connection between the body and the mind, and discover how to remain present and mindful in the most stressful of situations. Through learning the posture, principle and positive philosophy of meditation, you’ll be able to practise with comfort and confidence. 

Lesson 2 :
Focusing on the Present Moment

Modern life can be busy and frantic, and meditation is a calming and energizing antidote to the stresses of the day. By cultivating stillness, silence and awareness, you can learn to find the balance between relaxation and attention. Matteo will teach you to let go of your thoughts and to focus solely on observing the object of meditation in the present moment. Mindfulness is the key to a non-distracted mind and, by developing this skill, you’ll be able to find focus and clarity throughout your meditation practice.

Lesson 3 :
Cultivating an Open Presence

In meditation, much importance is placed upon awareness. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to utilize the five senses to open yourself up to your experiences. Matteo will equip you with the skills you need in order to fully know these objects of meditation through awareness, before turning awareness back on itself. The function of meditation is not to suppress the rest of the world, but to open ourselves up to it completely, and through practice you’ll be able to feel true power as you assert your mind and reclaim control from external experiences.

Lesson 4 :
Meditation Off the Cushion

One of the most wonderful aspects of meditation is that it can be practised anytime, anywhere. You’ll learn that there are many positions and postures in which you can meditate, including walking, lying down and even while eating and drinking. These different postures and guided meditations can build a crucial bridge between daily routine and formal meditation practice, allowing you to integrate regular meditation sessions into your life with ease. 

Lesson 5 :
Meditation, Contemplation and Thinking

Thoughts can be useful tools in helping you to learn your habitual patterns, and provide an invaluable insight in coming to know your own mind. In this lesson, Matteo will teach you to release your awareness beyond the restrictions of thinking, and to recognize and abide in the spaciousness you find as a result of both your physical and mental actions. Through changing your relationship to your thoughts and reactions, you’ll be able to address both internal and external experiences in an emotionally grounded manner.

Lesson 6 :
Working Within the Mind

Through meditation, you can train your mind to adopt a knowing awareness. Rather than fleeting external experiences, which can leave a sense of dis-ease and dissatisfaction, a constant knowing awareness and internal focus can lead to contentment and empowerment in all aspects of your life. Matteo will also teach that you don’t have to meditate upon just yourself and your body – meditating upon nature is a fantastic way to expand your panoramic awareness and hone your skills.

Lesson 7 :
Moments of Liberation

Deep meditation can allow absolute freedom, and resting in the space between thoughts is a great opportunity to practise both your awareness and spaciousness. In this lesson, Matteo takes you through one of his favourite exercises to help you practise and embrace the cycle of stillness, movement and awareness. Meditation is not a single act, but an ever-changing process that is always in flux, and through allowing our awareness to be completely unbound, we can shine a light on our present experience with confidence. 

Conclusion :
Next Steps

Look back on all the amazing progress you’ve made in developing your meditation practice, and consider how meditation has helped you to make positive changes within your daily life. Matteo will outline how you can move forwards on your journey with his 28-day meditation plan, and encourage you to continue sharing the wonderful benefits of meditation with others.

This exclusive online video course includes:

  • Seven video lessons with renowned meditation teacher and author Matteo Pistono
  • The foundational principles of meditation and the practical techniques that will help you begin to understand your mind and yourself
  • Advice on posture, practices and exercises, so that you can meditate with comfort and confidence
  • All the information you need to develop your meditator’s toolbox, including the mental skills of concentration, mindfulness, relaxation, attentiveness, spaciousness and awareness
  • Fourteen downloadable audio meditations so that you can practise anywhere, anytime
  • In-depth worksheets to enhance and develop your learning
  • A comprehensive meditation journal to be completed as you progress through the course, and a 28-day meditation plan so that you can continue on your spiritual journey after completion
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