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Meditation Course

With this meditation course, face-to-face and online meditation training, mainly composed of practical classes, harmony and tranquility are within your reach. Also, stick to meditating or deepen your practice as meditation can change your life.

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Meditation Course
Meditation Course

Time & Location

13 May 2023, 09:00 – 14 May 2023, 18:00

portimao, Av. Miguel Bombarda 5, 8500-299 Portimao, Portugal

About the event

With this meditation course, face-to-face and online meditation training, mainly composed of practical classes, harmony and tranquility are within your reach. Also, stick to meditating or deepen your practice as meditation can change your life. Similarly, with online or face-to-face courses fromAETOabove all, you will learn different ancient forms of meditation, based on the tradition of the sage Patañjali and the yogasūtra text. Practice is, however, accompanied by a theoretical framework. After all, we all want a full and happy life.

With the meditation course you will learn to:

  • Discover new possibilities with meditation training, especially in the tradition of classical yoga.
  • Know, especially in the yogasūtra treatise, the most important references on the path in meditation, including obstacles and stages in the progression towards spiritual liberation.
  • Identify myths and therefore untruths with the meditation course.
  • Neurophysiology of meditation and, at the same time, the scientific evidence.

About the meditation course trainer

Paul Hayes

He started practicing yoga and meditation in 1989 and thus began teaching yoga and a meditation course in 2000. In addition, he was a visiting professor at Universidade Lusófona where he taught a master's course and coordinated a postgraduate course. Furthermore, he teaches free courses at the Center for Indian Studies at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon. He is also a PhD finalist at the University of Lisbon, but has already taught a meditation course. However, he is passionate about study, travels to the East and Indian culture, and above all nature and the contemplative life. 

Structure of the Meditation Course

  1. Session 1 - Historical Context of Meditation in the Yogasūtra.
  2. Session 2 - Fundamentals of the Sāṁkhya Worldview.
  3. Session 3 - Structure and Characterization of the Yogasūtra.
  4. Session 4 - Obstacles and Progression in the Practice of Samādhi.
  5. Session 5 - Controversies and Untruths in Contemporary Meditation.
  6. Session 6 - Suffering and Liberation in Patañjali's Yoga.
  7. Session 7 - Introduction to the Neurophysiology of Meditation.
  8. Session 8 - Methods for Self-realization: Aṣṭāṅgayoga / Kriyāyoga / Īśvarapraṇidhana.
  9. In All sessions - Meditation practice.

What's included?

  • Certificate of completion. This training has no evaluation and does not assume previous meditation experience. 
  • Online platform in Portuguese for downloading content. Access is therefore via computer or mobile phone. 
  • Identify myths and equally untruths about meditation. 
  • Face-to-face and/or online meditation course with synchronous sessions, with theory and practice. Make sure you have the Zoom application installed (if you opt for the online regime). 
  • Recommended bibliography for meditation studies. 
  • Meditation course class discussion forum.

Course Fee:  130€

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