Free Online Courses – Starting a Meditation Practice, Parts 1 & 2

Meditation at the seaThese free, self-paced courses are designed for people who would like to begin meditating on a daily basis. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, the founder and principle teacher of Ligmincha International, provides instruction for simple practices that anyone can do on their own including: a meditation on stillness and spaciousness, the Nine Breathings of Purification, Calm Abiding, Tsa Lung exercises, the 3 Doors, and Guru Yoga. After completing these courses you will have the skills you need for a simple daily meditation practice that can improve many dimensions of your life.

Part 1 of the course is presented in four sections:

  • Section 1: Connecting with Your Inner Stillness and Silence
  • Section 2: Using the Breath to Calm the Mind
  • Section 3: Expanding Your Meditation Practice through Calm Abiding
  • Section 4: Awakening the Sacred Body with Tsa Lung

Each part includes an introduction and a series of short videos from 2 to 13 minutes in length. The videos include explanations of the meditation methods, demonstrations, and guided meditation sessions, everything you need to support your practice. Part 1 of the course is available in English, Spanish and Polish.

Part 2 of the course adds two more dimensions to your practice:

  • Using the 3 Doors to connect to the 3 Refuges
  • Using the guru yoga prayer to connect with the lineage and all our teachers

Below Tenzin Rinpoche gives you a nice introduction to these courses:

Together these courses will give you a good foundation for your meditation practice, and are complete as they are. However there are certainly more subtle details that you can learn about these practices in order to deepen you meditation. If you would like to expand your understanding of these practices further we recommend Tenzin Rinpoche’s book Awakening the Sacred Body, our other online courses, and retreats offered through Ligmincha around the world.

We hope that you enjoy this course and will consider joining us in the future!

Course Dates: Always open. Work at your own pace and at your own schedule.

Cost: Free