WELCOME to my Systematic Mindfulness Meditation Training Classroom.
Practice these Mindfulness exercises daily to experience the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation. Devote at least 1 week to each exercise, do not skip a step and you will strengthen your Mindfulness and Concentration in Daily Life,
enjoy, Stephen Procter
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 16/52 it is time for you to move from mindfulness of posture to full awareness of the transitions in-between the postures. This comes from the understanding that meditation is a posture of the mind, not of the body. By observing the experience of the transitions of your body between lying, sitting, standing and walking you will develop a continuity of mindfulness within your seated meditation and daily life. You will also develop sensitivity to the intention to move it arises within your mind, allowing you to abandon the desire through use of your MIDL softening skill. Questions & Answers
Streamed talk by Stephen Procter in May 2021 on the method of maintaining meditation while transferring physical postures.
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 17/52 you intentionally develop sensitivity to the four elemental qualities of experience using the foundation of your MIDL Viewing Platform. The elemental qualities of experience are: Earth Element = a range of ‘soft’ to ‘hard’, Fire Element = a range of ‘cool’ to ‘hot’, Water Element = a range of ‘dry’ to ‘wet’ and Wind Element = a range of contraction to expansion (movement). These four elemental qualities are the building blocks of all experience appearing before perception and the proliferation of the mind. By developing sensitivity to these elemental qualities all experience breaks up and identification with experience ceases. Questions & Answers
Streamed talk by Stephen Procter in March 2021 on observing the four elemental qualities within your mindfulness meditation practice.
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 18/52 you further develop your perception of the four elemental qualities. As this perception strengthens and concentration develops, you intentionally bring awareness to the borders between things such as one of your hands touching the other or your body pressing against the chair or floor. As you focus on the elemental qualities at these points of touch the mind created perceptional borders start to dissolve and you can experience reality free from separation. Questions & Answers
Streamed talk by Stephen Procter in March 2021 on observing the mind as it layers perception over the top of the four elemental qualities during mindfulness meditation practice.
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 19/52 you change your focus from observing the elemental experience of your body in the previous trainings, to developing the skill of observing the habitual movements of your attention away from them. This is done by using the elemental quality of the touch of your hands as a reference point from which to observe when awareness shifts towards habitual thinking. Observing these shifts in attention strengthens mindfulness, lowering the time lost within habitual thinking thereby allowing you to observe when it arises and eventually the desire to think the thought itself. Questions & Answers
Streamed talk by Stephen Procter in April 2021 on intentionally observing the natural habitual movements of attention away from our object of meditation in order to develop wisdom.