Following your purchase of this online course,
you will receive an email with a link to a webpage to download a PDF
document that contains the enrollment key for
the course and instructions on how to access the course on the FPMT Online
Meditation 101 is an introductory course to
Buddhist meditation meant for complete beginners. It provides an overview of
meditation and basic meditation techniques, including breathing meditation,
mindfulness meditation, visualization meditation, and analytical meditation, in
the context of the Tibetan Mahayana tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa (Gelug). It
includes an explanation of what kinds of skills we develop in meditation and
how these are useful in our daily lives.
This program is presented as a series of five
sessions of approximately two hours each. Each session contains MP3 audio
teachings and guided meditations byVen. Connie Miller, a senior American
teacher of Tibetan Buddhism known for her accessible teaching style.
The five sessions of the course cover the
The online site for this course contains all the
1. Scanning the Body
2. Counting the Breaths
3. Seven-Point Meditation Posture
4. Bare Attention Exercise
5. Meditation on the Mind Like the Sky
6. Meditation on the Mind Like the Ocean
7. Nine-Round Breathing Meditation
8. Transforming Negative Experiences into Positive
9. Meditation session in four parts
10. Purification with Light Meditation
11. Body of Light Meditation
12. Equanimity Meditation
In addition to the meditation handouts, twelve
guided meditations are provided in MP3 format (with transcripts) with this
This course has no actual required readings.
However, one book is highly recommended for those who take this course: How to Meditate by Kathleen McDonald.