Is it possible to learn meditation? YES!

Step by step and day by day....
 
image DO YOU WANT TO PRACTICE MEDITATION BUT DON'T KNOW HOW?
How do I start? What do I need? Which one of the many traditions and meditation techniques is the right one for me? Do I have to become a Buddhist? What progress and what results can I expect? Can meditation also help to solve deeper personal problems? How often and for how long should one practice? How do I sit down correctly, how can I overcome the difficulties of concentration and in the body?
You are having these and other questions about meditation? Very understandable. Those are more or less the questions all beginners are asking. And the TALO Meditation Academy has some answers.

HAVE YOU TRIED MEDITATION BUT IT DIDN'T WORK?
Many start practising meditation and very few continue for much longer. And it's a pity because meditation is THE way to overcome suffering, a way many people followed successfully throughout centuries. But the practice of meditation should be taught and learnt well like other important things in life that can have a deep transformative effect.
Only then we will have the information we need to overcome initial difficulties, to really make some progress and make meditation become a solid and regular part of our day and our life because we simply don't want to renounce anymore the mental freedom and joy of mental presence and emotional transformation.

HERE'S THE SYSTEMATIC INTRODUCTION YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR.
Meditation as we know it today comes from the Asian traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism. The practice is taught in religious communities by a master/priest to his students/disciples in the personal style of that teacher.
In the modern age most of us are used to learning in a different way: We like to learn systematically step-by-step following interesting instructions and solving helpful exercises. Meditation courses like this can sometimes be found but they are still not very frequent and rarely offer the possibility to continuing the practice together with others after the course without having to become part of some kind of organised religion.
The TALO WebSangha offers that possibility.
In the TALO WebSangha you can regularly participate in guided online meditations and talk about your experiences - after completing the introduction course or also before:
Everybody is welcome, especially beginners!

Die TALO MEDITATION ACADEMY offers:
 
 
  • A free online course called "What is Meditation" with 3 lessons which help you to understand what it's all about
  • A systematic online introductory course called "How to Meditate 1-3" in three parts of four lessons each
  • Every lesson is made of 9 or 10 steps with explanations, exercises, guided meditations and multiple-choice tests
  • You can follow the single steps of the lessons in your own time
  • TALO WebSangha: Regular free online meetings with guided meditations and discussions about the meditation practice
  • Part 1 - Sections 1-4: Concentration, how to overcome hindrances, mindfulness of the body, how to create a meditation space at home, sitting meditation postures, breathing
  • Part 2 - Sections 5-8: Mindfulness of sensations, meditative observation of thoughts, types of walking meditation
  • Part 3 - Sections 9-12: Transformation of negative emotions through acceptance, love and contact to your inner child, mindfulness practice in every day life)
 
 

What type of meditation do we practice?

TALO means "Transformation through Awareness and Love" and is the combination of the following two elements:
- The Buddhist meditation practice of the traditions "Zen Rinzai" and "Vipassana" in the combination practised and taught in the Plum Village-Dhyana tradition of the Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh
- Visualised meditations from the tradition of spiritual therapy and transformation like for example taught by Eckhart Tolle, Jeff Foster, Mooji or Robert Betz.

TALO is:
- Meditation Based on the teachings of the Buddha - but without the "ego based entity" (Eckhart Tolle) of organised religion
- Emotional transformation through meditative visualisations - but based on a solid daily meditation practice.

TALO MEDITATION ACADEMY