Just Being, Just Sitting: Getting Out of Your Own Way in Meditation

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Just Sitting is the practice of radical self-acceptance. It is a practice of non-doing in which, as we sit, we allow thoughts to pass through the mind unobstructedly, and without getting caught up in their storylines. In time the mind stills, and a peaceful state of pure, effortless awareness emerges.

On this 28-session, self-paced online course, you’ll learn how to sit without judgement, to practice radical self-acceptance, and to rest in an open and expansive state of awareness. Ultimately you will learn to recognize that it is not “you” who meditates, and allow your meditation to unfold spontaneously and effortlessly toward awakening, from within.

The course is led by Bodhipaksa.

You’re free to enroll now. The emails will start going out on Sept 1.

Course benefits

In this 28-session event you’ll learn to:

  • Enter an effortless state of meditation
  • Sit without judgement
  • Practice radical self-acceptance
  • Allow thoughts and feelings to arise and pass without obstruction
  • Rest in an open and expansive state of awareness
  • Recognize that it is not “you” who meditates, and allow your meditation to unfold spontaneously, from within

This event is suitable for people of all levels of experience.

Course format

Signing up for this event gives you access to:

  • 28 emails with practice suggestions and inspiration
  • Access to nine guided meditations, from 5 to 30 minutes in length
  • Support and encouragement in a welcoming online community

You control the pace of the emails. Each email contains a trigger link. When you’re ready, click on that link and the next email in the series will arrive the next day. You can take as long as you want to complete the course.

Enrollment Form

What other participants have said

  • “It has been a great course. The emails have been both great works of philosophy as well as useful guides to practice.” Michael B.
  • “Thank you so much, Bodhipaksa, for this life-changing course. Your insights into the nature of reality breathe new life into the Dharma, bringing scientific understanding to ancient teachings. This is a wonderful course that has inspired me to return to the cushion every day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such an inspirational teacher.” Claire L.
  • “Thanks, Bodhipaksa, for all the care and effort you’ve invested putting this mini-course together. I’ve found it very interesting and informative, and even if I don’t feel I’ve made much progress with the technique I have experienced occasional glimpses.”Andy R.
  • This course has been invaluable to me. I find the peace and stillness come easily. In earlier practices, I would berate myself for “failing” to do it right. Jeanie S.
  • “I’ve loved this course and it’s been a good anchor for me during a time of transition. Thank you Bodhipaksa for helping me to access that gentle place of abiding, where I can appreciate being sustained.” Kathy M.

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