First Steps: Introduction to Meditation

cd_firstOur Introduction to Meditation courses are designed to give you a clear understanding of how and why meditation works — and a range of practical techniques that can be integrated into even the busiest of lifestyles.

Grounded in the latest neuro-scientific research, these techniques can be used to develop:

  • Physical relaxation
  • Clarity of mind
  • Improved decision-making
  • Poise under pressure
  • Self-compassion
  • Sharpened concentration
  • Improved health
  • Pain management
  • Body Awareness
  • Self acceptance
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Sound sleep

In each class you will be introduced to two meditations; the first a ‘bodywork’ practice to relax and calm the mind, and then a fresh technique that provides you with opportunities to discover which forms of meditation suit your own  individual tastes and needs.

Weekly course materials are provided, along with the guided meditation CD First Steps in the Journey to Peace of Mind by Sydney Meditation Centre Director and course instructor, Kevin Hume.

Course members can access all First Steps content and MP3s by entering the course username and password.

This course is incredibly useful for assisting with techniques to manage anxiety and achieving a more positive outlook. Course structure excellent. Just what I had hoped for!
Ruth Nocka, Lawyer, Sydney CBD

Extremely appropriate for my needs with good health as a focus. Practical – and humorous – approach by Kevin. Fantastic instruction. Best $200 I’ve ever spent. Do it sooner than later!
Justine Green Project Manager Sydney University, Bondi Junction

In fifteen years of meditation Kevin is one of the best teachers I’ve come across. Highly recommended.
Charles Cuninghame, Copyrighter, Bondi Junction

 More Steps: Intermediate Meditation

cd_moreIf you enjoyed our Introduction to Meditation course then you can deepen your meditation pleasure with some old favourites as well as new techniques — playing with energy movement, reviving when tired and relaxing when stressed, sampling music and candlelight and more sensory delights. The course focuses also on further developing emotional literacy and the cultivation of positive mind states and a more sophisticated use of sound, visualisations and body sensations.

Course includes weekly course materials and the guided meditation CD More Steps in the Journey to Peace of Mind by Sydney Meditation Centre Director and course instructor, Kevin Hume.

Course members can access all More Steps content and MP3s by entering course username and password.

I’m amazed actually. I became so much more engaged with the More Steps course than I ever expected as my ability to focus and become really aware deepened so quickly. The booklist is superb for further study. Such a great course!
Kate McKenzie, Lawyer, Sydney

I’m becoming much more aware of how I react emotionally at work and otherwise in my life. And this course gave me ways of doing this. I find I’m becoming much more open to what’s going on around me and the way emotional responses can get in the way. And how to change those conditioned reactions. Immensely enjoyable.
Elise Champlain, Marketing Consultant, Sydney

Further Steps: Advanced Meditation

cd_furtherIn our Advanced course you can practice previous course favourites and add further techniques putting meditation into life-changing perspective drawing on ancient wisdom traditions to expand your own individual search for meaning and purpose.

Course includes weekly course materials and the guided meditation CD Further Steps in the Journey to Peace of Mind by Sydney Meditation Centre Director and course instructor, Kevin Hume.

Paid-up course members can access all Further Steps content and MP3s by entering course username and password.

Navigating my way through big career changes takes nerves of steel! To my surprise Kevin’s Further Steps: Advanced course made it all so much easier while putting adversity and life’s challenges in a much deeper philosophical context: Seneca? Marcus Aurelius? Epicurus? And those Sufis? Right on I say!”
James Maxwell, former banker now diving instructor.

What are life’s possibilities if I cultivate courage and insight rather than fear and convention? This course provided me with the emotional and strategic tools to just go for it! And the results are all I could have dreamed of. Most unexpected.
Carol Barnes, scientific researcher and futurist.