This curriculum was created at the request of Kyabje Garchen Rinpoche by Khenpo Samdrup Rinpoche, based upon his book The Stages of Meditation, Awakening the Mind. It is intended to give real world experience in a progressive series of meditation techniques to enhance the meditation experience of students at all levels—and also to be easy to access by students everywhere. Garchen Rinpoche expressed that it has been his wish to make such a course available online for years.
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How the course works:
This course is designed to take students step-by-step through a series of progressive meditation techniques.
Each technique has clear meditation instructions and objectives. These include a minimum time commitment spent in meditation practice of each technique as outlined by Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche. The minimum time requirements ensure that students become thoroughly familiar with each meditation practice before moving on. The course is self-paced and you control the rate you progress through it.
To support your practice throughout the course and answer questions, there are:
- Supplemental resources for each technique for students who wish to explore the topic further
- A discussion forum for each technique that allows students to engage in discussions with other students in the class
- Q&A about the practices that will be answered by teaching assistants, Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche or Kyabje Garchen Rinpoche, depending upon the nature of the question.