Practical Philosophy WA

Meditation - an Introduction

Meditation is meant for the realisation of the chief aim of human
life. The coarse material world of our sense organs and the pleasure
it gives, do not fulfil this aim, so we need something besides. Meditation fulfils this need. This course will lead students through the reasons for meditation and will provide exercises to ready the mind to accept and undertake the discipline of meditation.



Introduction: Gives an overview of the subject of Meditation as offered by the School of Practical Philosophy.


Terms used in the course. The Holy Tradition.  The Small Cannot Satisfy the Large. The Practice of The Exercise.


Going Behind the Stage. About the School. The Three Forces or Energies.


The Active Mind. The Ego. The Intellect. Self-Remembering and Meditation.


The Intellect. The Two Minds in Action. Cleverness and Wisdom. To Look Within. Strengthening Our Power of Attention.


Intellect and Stillness. Causal Aspect of the Mind. Summary of the Unenlightened Mind. Extended Practice of the Exercise. Mantra and Meditation. Meditation the Master Key


What is Meditation?  The Four Levels of Speech. Tradition behind the Meditation. Extended Practice of the Exercise. The Force of the Tradition.


Levels of Speech in Relation to the Mantra. What are the Practical Requirements. How do I Proceed? Extended Practice of the Exercise. Developing the Power of Attention.


Introduction to the Pause. Mantra, Sounding and Group Meditation. To Be What We Are.


Group Meditation. Getting that Donkey out of the Mind. Why Study Philosophy?


The importance of coming to rest in the midst of all the many activities of the day. Sounding and Group Meditation. Overview of courses to come.