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The Art and Science of Meditation – Part 2


Meditation Facilitator’s Course, Archarya

Train to teach meditation so you can sow seeds of peace in the world.
Introduce your clients to meditation and a meditation practice.

For students with a strong personal practice in meditation, who feel ready to help others on their path, the Meditation Facilitator’s course, Archarya creates deeper understanding and introduces practical tools that will equip you to create and run a meditation course in the community, workplace and with clients in private practice to promote individual and global health and harmony.

This intensive training is for students who are qualified and ready to take on the key role of Meditation Instructor. In this program, potential meditation instructors are taught how to work with newer students in their pursuit of on-going training in meditation and following the path of practice and study offered by The Meditation Institute.

All beings can walk the same simple road to peace of mind, void of suffering. Any situation, large or small, seemingly hopeless or destitute, can be alleviated. Learn to be a person who will eventually change the direction of the world, one person at a time.

These trainings prepare you to begin a practice of listening to, encouraging and supporting others. You will learn how to articulate the differences between the various types of meditation instruction provided in The Meditation Institute training levels, hold a meditation interview and use tools such as ‘obstacles and antidotes’ that are helpful ways of relating with the meditation experiences of students. A personal meditation practice as well as the ability to teach others is highly complementary to many therapeutic modalities. An excellent opportunity to open your heart and manifest peace in the world.

Meditation that facilitates personal and emotional development, Archarya



  • Taming the mind
  • Open Space – the unlimited energy of basic wholesomeness
  • The Presence Point
  • The Path of Awakened Life
  • How to connect with your clients with greater empathy and compassion through mindful presence
  • Inherent wakefulness. The wind that allows us to ride through life with joy and delight
  • Clear Thinking/Understanding, the antidote to confusion.
  • How the mind works. The mind and it’s world of direct perception and conceptual interpretation.
  • The wheel of life: the dynamic pattern of karma
  • Genuine contact with our emotions through working with their underlying energies
  • The practice and science of non-duality
  • How to teach mindfulness skills to your clients
  • How to integrate the teaching of mindfulness practices into everyday life
  • How to bring the insights of mindfulness-based therapeutic practices into your life and whorl when dealing with issues such as stress, anxiety and depression.

In this course you will learn

  • to structure meditation courses and workshops
  • to lead group meditation
  • to perfect lecture techniques
  • when and how to lead discussions
  • how to help students make meditation a part of daily life
  • breathing exercises, including how to use the breath to overcome distractions
  • mantra meditation
  • tratak, visualisations, subtle energies
  • mudras and mandalas
  • to understand the nature and function of the mind
  • how the mind and body interface in meditation
  • asana and pranayama practices specific to meditation
  • effects of lifestyle and diet on meditation
  • how to encourage students in their meditation practice
  • Introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra
  • how to organise courses
  • teaching methods


Requirements for Participation:

  • 2 years of regular meditation practice.
  • Completion of The Art and Science of Meditation Part 1: The Awakening Path: Meditation for Health, Wellbeing and Self Care (Finding Peace in the Fast Lane).
  • Basic computer literacy
  • An email address

Course Dates

The program is cyclic. Participants can start the program anywhere during the designated program dates, and must continue in sequential order for best regularity of practice robustness, deepening and intensity.


  • 3-5 Feb                    Calm Abiding and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
  • 7-16 April                 Vipassana
    •                            Conscious Breathing and Vipassana Meditation
    •                            Spiritualising Anger and Cultivating Shakti
    •                            Mahamudra and the Seven Spiritual Laws of Healing
  • 9-11 June                 Mindfulness Meditation
  • 25-27 August           Lojong. Training the MInd and Cultivating Compassion
  • 13-15 October          The Heart Sutra
  • 8-10 Dec                  Peace in Every Breath.


  • 2-4 Feb                    Calm Abiding and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
  • 29 March -8 April     Mindful Living, Mindful Being (Ayurvedic detox available)
    •                            Conscious Breathing and Vipassana Meditation
    •                            Spiritualising Anger and Cultivating Shakti
    •                            Mahamudra and the Seven Spiritual Laws of Healing
  • 1-3 June                  Mindfulness Meditation
  • 3-5 August               Lojong. Training the MInd and Cultivating Compassion
  • 12-14 October         The Heart Sutra
  • 7-9 Dec                  Peace in Every Breath.

Key Learning Objectives

Key Learning Objectives

  • Developing awareness
  • Disciplined listening
  • Understanding emotional intelligence
  • Relating to the big picture
  • The art of asking questions
  • Creating safety and confidence
  • The power of silence
  • Enforcing accountability
  • Striving for the greater good

Application for enrolment

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About Shanti Gowans

Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community. Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television.

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