Mind Training Module
This module will cover the ancient mind training techniques of the Buddha Gotama (500BC) contained within the Anapanasati Sutra supported by modern neurophysiological research. Learn how to completely relax the body without losing awareness, cultivate a positive relationship between the conscious & unconscious minds, separate impulses from reactions & cultivate single-pointed focus without struggle or fatigue utilizing mindfulness of in & out breath. We will identify the roots of where ADD comes from & how to effectively work with & correct it, understand technology’s role in shifting the mental ecosystem all while kindly laying a path for the mind to experience realizations which accelerate ones evolutionary path towards Awakening.
- What is Shamatha meditation & why is it so important?
- Meditation strategies, positions & sequences
- How to skillfully work with discomfort
- Identifying & balancing attention & awareness
- Constructively working with the emotional obstacles that arise in meditation
- The Conscious & Unconscious minds
- How Flow State comes about
- The Five Hindrances
- The Six Shamatha meditation preliminaries
Hours: 24 hours
Saturdays & Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm (8 Weekends)
1st Session Saturday November 4
Michael Hewett has taught yoga and dharma for over 20 years. At the request of his students, he founded Sarva Yoga Academy in 2010 to faithfully transmit the wisdom of Tibetan and Indian yogas. Michael has studied with Alan Finger of Istha Yoga, Cyndi Lee and David Nichtern at Kripalu, and Sharon Gannon and David Life of Jivamukti Yoga. He has studied Tibetan Buddhism in the lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for over 10 years with teachers Kimberley Theresa, Lama Marut, John Brady, Douglas Veenhof and Dr. Winston McCullough. Michael is also an accomplished composer, guitarist, recording artist and DJ. He tours & teaches internationally.