Meditation For Beginners

Meditation For Beginners

Course Description:

The term meditation refers to a group of techniques, such as mantra meditation, relaxation response, mindfulness meditation, and Zen Buddhist meditation. Most meditative techniques started in Eastern religious or spiritual traditions. These techniques have been used by many different cultures throughout the world for thousands of years. 

Today, many people use meditation outside of its traditional religious or cultural settings, for health and wellness purposes. During this course we will look at different forms of meditation and techniques, such as a specific posture, focused attention, and an open attitude toward distractions, that will enable you to incorporate this wonderful skill into your own life. 

By the end of this course, students will:


Course Modules:

Lesson 1 - Origins & Benefits

Lesson 2 - Meditation Techniques

Lesson 3 - Getting Ready

Lesson 4 - Focused Attention

Lesson 5 - Open Awareness

Lesson 6 - Visualization

Lesson 7 - Dealing With Intrusive Thoughts

Lesson 8 - Mantras

Lesson 9 - Yantras

Lesson 10 - Affirmations

Course Access Requirements: 

Students need access to a computer or devise that meets the system requirements. For details concerning computer and browser requirements go to:


Access your courses on the go with the mobile app. From any device, students can:

• View grades and course content

• Submit assignments

• Keep track of course work with to do list and calendar

• Send and receive messages 


Additional Resources:

Text books and additional materials are not required for this course. A quiet, undisturbed place in which they can practice their meditation exercises is desired.  


Coursework Requirements & Submissions

This course has been graded as having a 'Moderate' level of coursework. In addition to reading through each module lesson, students will need to perform a range of different meditation practices, and complete short  surveys at the beginning and end of the course. Links to additional resources and recommended book titles have been provided but are not essential for completion. 

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