Levels of Meditation Experience
Based on many years’ experience, we recognize that there are essential skills everyone needs to develop to have a successful, well-rounded and engaged meditation practice. It is not as simple as listening to a recording that makes you feel good. If you really want your meditation practice to change your life, you need to develop a certain kind of mastery of your mind. Drawing on both ancient and contemporary wisdom, our courses have been developed to help you learn in a very efficient and progressive way – pointing out what to focus on first, what next, and on from there for the best outcome. One of the unique things about ClearLight is that we offer a path and we offer guidance. We try to meet you where you are and take you to the next level.
Programs are organized not just by themes, but more importantly, by level of experience. Our use of Levels is meant to guide you in finding the right place to start – and then follow the logical next steps to build your meditation skills, understanding and personal experience – to take you as far as you want to go.
Selecting the program that is right for you is important. You get more out of it when you’re with people with similar experience. The conversation won’t be over your head. You won’t be bored revisiting things you already know. And you won’t bore anybody else. The levels make a richer and more dynamic experience for everyone.
|Beginners – For newer meditators. A solid introduction to Mindfulness skills and understanding.|
|Foundations – For mindfulness meditators. The focus is developing a robust, stable and steady Mindfulness Practice.|
|Committed – For those with a daily practice of mindfulness and awareness of at least one year. The focus expands to the psychology of meditation, deepening meditative insight, expanding our capacity for kindness and compassion, and developing Emotional Healing Skills.|
|Glimpses– For those interested in the direct awakening approach. An introduction to recognizing unconditional Awake Awareness and becoming familiar with the non-dual approach.|
|Awakening – For meditators experienced with non-dual awareness and the pathless path. A journey into the deeper implications for awakening in our whole life.|
I recommend ClearLight programs without reservation. The structured and progressive nature of the courses helps one to develop a sound practice of mindfulness without promoting any particular religious bias. The programs can augment any spiritual practice.
Teri Callahan, Financial and Business Analyst
Each class just helps my practice grow. Coming to ClearLight has been a life-changing event.
I recommend Clearlight programs. Start with the Intro course if you’re new to this, and take the courses in the order recommended.Cathy P., Retired Teacher and Theater Director