Dates: Feb 8, 15, 22; Mar 8, 15, 22; April 4, 11, 25 4pm - 5.30pm PST

While meditation is widely popular, with countless approaches to learning available, few address the full depth, breadth, and comprehensive nature of the practice.

Join Richard Miller, PhD, for an exciting nine-session journey designed to awaken your ability to experience and traverse life with the peace that passes all understanding and empower you to be both a light unto yourself, and to those around you.

This nine-session, three-module course introduces you to:

  • The philosophical underpinnings that form the foundation of meditation
  • A map of meditation based on the nondual teachings of yoga
  • The paths of Sāṁkhya-Patāñjali Yoga, Nondual Advaita, and unqualified nondual Śaivism
  • Direct path teachings comprised of experiential meditations for recognizing and awakening to your Essential Nature—the underlying Mystery that has given birth to the entire cosmos
  • Progressive path teachings that support awakening and embodying your full spiritual and psychological potential of being human
  • Teachings and meditations to support actualizing your unique pathless path of meditation, free of dogma and dependency on any system, teaching, or teacher

Understanding meditation as a 24-7 path enables us to integrate it into every aspect of our being from an inner ground of dynamic stillness and unbreakable well-being. Meditation then enables us to realize our innate ability to respond to every life event from unchanging compassion, kindness, love, harmony, and peace—wherever we are, whomever we’re with, and whatever our circumstance.

Course highlights include:

Module 1: Sāṁkhya–Patāñjali Yoga

  • The Yogic Map of Meditation
  • Yoga: What, When, and How
  • The Seer and the Seen
  • Body, Mind, Senses, Ego ”I”
  • Attention, Concentration
  • Effortless Meditation
  • The Yoga of Liberation

Module 2: Nondual Advaita

  • The Nondual Map of Meditation
  • Striving, Comparison, Becoming
  • Intention
  • Separation and Conflict
  • Seer and Seen
  • The Unreal and Real
  • Embodying Nondual Being

Module 3: Unqualified Nondual Śaivism

  • The Unqualified Nondual Map of Meditation
  • Revelation and Concealment
  • Perceiver, Perceived, and Perceiving
  • Portals for Awakening
  • Qualities of Awake Awareness
  • What Lies Beyond Self and Separation
  • Embodying Enlightened Living in Daily Life

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Richard Miller, PhD has. teachings have been inspired by his studies with worldwide spiritual teachers over the past fifty years including his mentor, Jean Klein who helped him directly realize the nondual teachings, as exemplified in the paths of Advaita, Śaivism, Taoism, Yoga, and Dzogchen. Richard shares this realization and its integration into daily living through nondual yoga practices, contemplative self-inquiry, spirited dialogue, and awakening to what lies beyond all sense of self and separation. Author of Yoga Nidra, The iRest Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing and The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, Richard co-founded the International Association of Yoga Therapists and founded iRest Institute where he teaches retreats and trainings internationally utilizing the timeless practices of nondual meditation.