newly designed six-week online course will give you everything you need to
start your practice of meditation, with interaction and support all along the
We’ll get to the heart of the instructions through readings and video talks from Eknath Easwaran, the founder of passage meditation. Our BMCM presenters are long-time passage meditators who have completed a five-year training program, and you’ll see videos in which they explain aspects of the practice. Passage meditators from our international community also share their examples of how passage meditation helps them through all the ups and downs of life.
We know that setting up and sustaining a meditation practice can be quite a challenge, so we’ll be giving you everything you need to succeed. The presenters will be happy to answer your questions and keep you motivated through a discussion forum and a live chat. The forum gives you an opportunity to discuss your questions and experiences, and meet others on this path.
You can participate as much or as little as you like in all aspects of the course. To get the most benefits from the course, we recommend that you spend 30–60 minutes per week on the course content, and start a daily or regular meditation practice as soon as possible.
By the end of the course you’ll have
- Experienced the benefits of this practice for yourself, including a calmer mind.
- Gained a firm foundation that will help you sustain your meditation.
- Met other people who are on this path, giving you spiritual fellowship and inspiration.
- Chosen a mantram, and seen how regular use can help you steady your mind.
- Tried out all eight points so you can draw on the benefits of meditation throughout your day.
Each week covers a different topic.
Week One: Learn how and why passage meditation works; study and memorize a passage; try it out at home.
Week Two: Set up a regular meditation practice; experience the benefits.
Week Three: Learn how to choose and use a mantram.
Week Four: Learn about the points “Slowing Down” and “One-Pointed Attention.”
Week Five: Learn about the points “Putting Others First” and “Training the Senses.”
Week Six: Learn about the points “Spiritual Reading” and “Spiritual Fellowship”; create a plan for integrating what you learned.