Introduction to Meditation
with Joseph P. Kauffman
Bring Your Awareness to the Present Moment, Develop Your Meditation Practice & Gain the Knowledge You Need to Transform Your Mind and Find Peace Within Yourself.
20 video lessons
3+ hours of expert instruction
This program is designed to give you everything you need to start and maintain a regular meditation practice.
Meditation is growing in popularity, and many people are becoming aware of the benefits that meditation has to offer. Yet, unfortunately, many people struggle to maintain a meditation practice, are confused about what meditation actually is, don’t know if they are doing it right, and don’t feel confident in their practice.
As popular as meditation has become, most people have a very limited view on what meditation is really all about. For example, people often think that meditation is:
- A practice that helps you reach a special state of peace or enlightenment
- Something you do for self-improvement
- To stop the mind from thinking
- Being able to totally empty your mind
- All about being still and quiet
- A type of relaxation exercise
- Something exclusive to spiritual or religious people
- Something you only do while sitting down
- Something you do for 10 or 20 minutes a day and then stop doing once you get up from your seat
Many people hold these beliefs about meditation and it limits their ability to practice effectively and receive the real benefits that meditation has to offer. If you think that meditation only happens when you sit down and close your eyes, or if you think it's a way to escape from the world and to reach a special state of peace, then you are missing the point entirely. If you don’t have the right view and understanding of meditation, then you aren’t going to be able to practice it correctly, or receive the real benefits that meditation provides.
Meditation is all about present moment awareness.
The essence of meditation is to bring your awareness into the present moment, and to reconnect with life as it is happening right now.
So many of us miss out on our life experience by living in the world of our thinking, caught up in fantasies of the future or memories of the past.
The problem is, life is only ever happening now. If we are not in touch with the now, we miss out on our life.
Meditation helps us touch life deeply in the present moment, and helps us experience the peace, joy and freedom that are always available to us in this moment.
It also helps to liberate us from the many negative thoughts and beliefs that often lead to unnecessary suffering in ourselves.
That’s why author and meditation teacher Joseph P. Kauffman created the Introduction to Meditation course—to guide you in learning the practice of meditation, to support you in returning your awareness back to the present moment, and to help you find genuine peace and freedom in the here and now.
A truly modern approach to meditation, Introduction to Meditation is designed to give you the practical tools to transform your life dramatically through meditation.
Joseph’s simple-yet-effective practice guides you through each step to building a strong, personalized mediation practice of your own.
As each lesson builds on the next, you’ll be able to use this course to support your own meditation practice and to bring the practice of meditation into every area of your life.
In just 20 video lessons, you’ll be able to confidently practice meditation, have a deeper understanding of your own mind, and know essential techniques that will help you completely transform your life.
Meet Your Teacher
About Joseph P. Kauffman
Joseph P. Kauffman is the founder of Conscious Collective, an experienced meditation teacher, author of 8 books on spirituality and meditation, a breathwork facilitator, and a passionate student of life. Joseph began studying Eastern philosophy at the age of 16 after experiencing a profound awakening and insight into the oneness of life.
He has studied extensively the philosophies of various schools of Buddhism, Zen, Yoga, Vedanta, Taoism, and Shamanism and has sought to integrate these ancient philosophies with modern understandings of psychology, neurology, and physics. His curiosity to learn has drawn him to travel abroad and study in India, China, Nepal, Peru and Guatemala, participating in numerous trainings and retreats and learning from many different teachers and traditions.
Joseph’s journey has brought him to a deep understanding of life and of the importance of mindfulness and meditation as tools for self-discovery and liberation. Now, it’s Joseph's mission to share the wisdom he has received from his studies and to help people experience greater happiness, health, connection and freedom in their lives.
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Joseph is an excellent guide, transmitting serenity and kindness in every moment with his words and his presence. I feel very grateful to him. I would recommend anyone who has the intention to grow to experiment with this practice because it is the experience itself that can help us transform the information into knowledge.
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"I felt lighter, present in my body, and more open and aware than ever!"
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"I felt a strong sense of peace and of clarity"
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What You'll Learn
- Get Rid of Common Myths About Meditation
Let go of the myths that may be holding you back and making you feel like a meditation failure. Understand what the essence of meditation is all about and learn to develop genuine present moment awareness.
- Discover the Many Benefits of Meditation
Learn about the scientific benefits of meditation and understand how regular meditation positively changes your brain.
- Learn 6 Different Meditation Practices
Participate in 6 different guided meditation practices and learn how you can integrate these practices into your daily life.
- Understand Your Mind and How to Process Your Emotions
Gain valuable insights into your thoughts and how the mind works, and understand the essential tools for helping you feel and process deep emotions.
- Experience the Joy and Freedom of Mindfulness
Learn about the practice of mindfulness and how to bring meditation to every aspect of your life. From breathing, to eating, to walking, mindfulness can enliven your daily life with the energy of presence, joy, and peace.
Explore the Introduction to Meditation Curriculum
The Introduction to Meditation course gives you the tools to learn and master meditation. In 20 video lessons, you’ll enjoy Joseph’s easy, grounded, and effective approach to meditation. Joseph will take you through a journey of meditative exploration step-by-step, helping you achieve deeper insight, greater freedom and peace, and increased confidence in your own ability to maintain a genuine meditation practice.
Part 1: Meditation Foundations
- What Is Meditation?
- 10 Benefits of Meditation Practice Backed By Science
- What Happens In Your Brain When You Meditate
- How to Sit: The Importance of Posture
Part 2: Meditation Practice
- Learning to Relax: Deep Breathing Meditation
- Awareness of Breathing In & Out
- 6-3-9 Meditation: Activating the Parasympathetic Nervous System
- Mindfulness Meditation: A Foundational Daily Practice
- Mantra Meditation: Utilizing Sound & Vibration
- Just Sitting: Resting In Choiceless Awareness
Part 3: Working With Your Mind
- Observing Thoughts & The Stories We Tell Ourselves
- Acceptance: The Key to Processing Our Emotions
- The 5 Hindrances: Overcoming the Obstacles to Meditation
- Helpful Tips for Supporting Your Meditation Practice
Part 4: Mindfulness: Bringing Your Meditation Practice to Life
- What Is Mindfulness?
- Mindfulness of Breath
- Mindful Eating
- Mindful Consumption
- Mindful Walking
- Mindful Living
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Stories on the Introduction to Meditation Course
"Learning meditation with Joseph has helped me transform my life"
Learning meditation with Joseph has helped me transform my life. He's a great teacher. I have incorporated his teachings into my everyday routine, and I carry that inner peace I have always craved and bring a new level of focus and intention to each day.
"It completely changed my idea of what meditation is and how to practice it"
The Introduction to Meditation course was worth every penny. I'm very impressed with the simplicity and effectiveness of the course material. It completely changed my idea of what meditation is and how to practice it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How exactly does the Introduction to Meditation course work?
The Introduction to Meditation course is a comprehensive program designed to not just make you good at meditation but to help you bring meditation into your daily life. The course is broken down into 4 parts. Part 1 gives an overview of the practice of meditation and helps to develop an understanding for why meditation practice is so beneficial. Part 2 includes 6 guided meditation practices. Part 3 helps you work with the various things that may come up during a meditation practice. Part 4 explores the practice of mindfulness, which helps you bring meditation into everyday activities. It is recommended to take the course sequentially, one video at a time, but once you finish, you can go back to any lesson or meditation you'd like to revisit the material.
Is this course good for beginners?
Yes! This course was designed to provide a solid foundation for a meditation practice. It is made especially for those new to meditation, but is also great for experienced meditators to deepen their practice.
Do I need to be trained in meditation to take this course?
No. No previous experience or training is necessary. This course is great for people beginning a meditation practice.
Do I need a special place to meditate?
Nope. Just a cushion or chair and a few minutes to yourself.
Will this course teach me how to meditate on my own?
Absolutely. The purpose of this course is to help you develop your own meditation practice.
Are there guided meditations in this course?
Yes. There are 6 guided meditation practices in this course. Each one comes with a downloadable mp3 file so you can listen wherever you go.
I work a demanding job, will I have time to complete this course?
There is no time limit to this course, so you are free to take it at your own pace.
Do I have to practice at the same time each day?
No. You can practice anytime that works best for you. However, it may be helpful to pick a regular time for your practice to help you build the habit of daily meditation practice.
Do I need any certain software to take this course?
No, this course is hosted through this website, so there is no need to download any software.
Is this course for anybody?
Yes. Anyone interested in meditation can take this course.
What comes with this course?
In this course, you get 20 video lessons, 6 guided meditation practices, 3+ hours of instruction, downloadable mp3 files of the guided meditations, downloadable PDF files of the course material, and a downloadable copy of Joseph's book "Awake to What Is."