Go Beyond Stress towards Ultimate Peace

While in our modern age many people have become excited about meditation and started a practice, they don't have a clear enough roadmap of where the practice is going. Grounded in Buddhist teachings, this guidance will help you strengthen your practice. Whether your motivation is to limit your stress or realize enlightenment all people can benefit from this clear guide to meditation.

  • Who is this Course For?

    This is for anyone who has either just started meditating or has been practicing but wants guidance based in an ancient Wisdom tradition.

  • What will you learn?

    Learn various meditation techniques and the progressive path of meditative stability based on Buddhist stages of meditation.

  • How will this benefit you?

    This will help you maintain flexibility in your practice and assurance you are heading in the right direction in your practice.

Course curriculum

    1. A Message from Khentrul Rinpoche

    2. What is Meditation?

    1. Getting started with Meditation with Khentrul Rinpoche

    2. Why is it Important to Meditate?

    3. 17 Minute Meditation: From Stress to Peace with Khentrul Rinpoche

    4. What is Meditation?

    5. Overview of the Meditation Path

    6. Choosing a Meditation Object

    7. 30 Minute Visualization Mantra - Chenrizig with Dr. Adrian Hekel

    8. Creating the Right Environment

    9. Meditation: Intro to Basic Meditation Method & Posture with Dr. Adrian Hekel

    1. Introduction to Stages of Meditation with Khentrul Rinpoche

    2. The Breath and Object and the Stages of Meditation

    3. 20 Min Meditation: Foundations of Mindfulness using Breath as an Anchor with Dr. Adrian Hekel

    4. Mindfulness of the Present Moment with the Breath

    5. 14 Min Meditation to Eliminate Fear with Khentrul Rinpoche

    6. Getting the Mind on the Meditation Object

    7. Keeping the Mind on the Meditation Object

    8. Fine Tuning the Mind

    9. Unifying the Mind

    10. A Summary of the Shamatha Path

    11. 30 Min Meditation: Stages of Single Pointed Meditation with Breathing from Dr. Adrian Hekel

    1. Understanding Obstacles to Meditation with Khentrul Rinpoche

    2. Hindrances to Meditation Practice

    3. The Five Hindrances

    4. 30 Min Meditation: Exploring the Hindrances with Dr Adrian Hekel

    5. The Five Faults and the Eight Antidotes

    6. 17m Meditation: Overcoming Dullness and Agitation with Dr Adrian Hekel

    7. Five Ways to Remove Distracting Thoughts

    1. Introduction to Analytical Meditation with Khentrul Rinpoche

    2. What is Analytical Meditation?

    3. The Process of Analytical Meditation

    4. 20 Min Analytical Meditation on Loving Kindness with Dr Adrian Heckel

    5. Analytical Meditation and the Two Truths

    6. Analytical Meditation: Insight into Emptiness with Khentrul Rinpoche

    1. Introduction to Advanced Meditation with Khentrul Rinpoche

    2. Open Awareness as Meditation Object

    3. 25 Minute Meditation: Open Awareness with Dr Adrian Hekel

    4. The Jhanas as Meditation Object

About this course

  • $30.00
  • 44 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

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Khentrul Rinpoche

Jonang Kalachakra and Rimé Master

Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö is the founder and spiritual director of Dzokden. Rinpoche is the author of Unveiling Your Sacred Truth, The Great Middle Way: Clarifying the Jonang View of Other-Emptiness, A Happier Life, and The Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path. Rinpoche spent the first 20 years of his life herding yak and chanting mantras on the plateaus of Tibet. Inspired by the bodhisattvas, he left his family to study in a variety of monasteries under the guidance of over twenty-five masters in all the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Due to his non-sectarian approach, he earned himself the title of Rimé (unbiased) Master and was identified as the reincarnation of the famous Kalachakra Master Ngawang Chözin Gyatso. While at the core of his teachings is the recognition that there is great value in the diversity of all spiritual traditions found in this world; he focuses on the Jonang-Shambhala tradition. Kalachakra (wheel of time) teachings contain profound methods to harmonize our external environment with the inner world of body and mind, ultimately bringing about the golden age of peace and harmony (dzokden).

Dr. Adrian Hekel

Dr Adrian Hekel is a western medical practitioner in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Australia, who specializes in psychological medicine and trauma therapy. He has also been a keen student of Tibetan Buddhism for almost 20 years, having first met his root teacher Khentrul Rinpoche in 2003. Adrian initially studied science and education at the University of Queensland, which included two years immersed in neuroscience research. He later completed his medical studies at Flinders University in 2005, settling as a GP in Coffs Harbour in 2012 after several years of hospital work. After six years working in an integrative medical clinic which also incorporated nutritional medicine and acupuncture, he became passionate about addressing the hidden epidemic of emotional trauma and social disconnection which so often lies at the root of chronic ill health. This prompted him to pursue further training in psychological therapies such as hypnosis, eye movement trauma therapy (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and cognitive therapy (CBT). He aims to inspire other health professionals, especially GPs, to embrace trauma-informed care and learn how recovery is possible for even the most difficult patients. ​ ​Ever since his early 20’s, Adrian was also drawn to richly explore the inner landscape through the lens of different spiritual traditions, especially Tibetan Buddhism. He lived with Khentrul Rinpoche for three years, helping write several books including A Happier Life, which integrates principles of Buddhism and modern psychology. He has also had experience with Theravada, Zen, Shaivism and contemplative Christianity. Although his core spiritual practice aligns with traditional Buddhism – especially the Kalachakra path - he is passionate about bridging spirituality and psychology. In this regard his mentors include Dr Pee Tek Chan, Dr Graham Williams and Kelly Blaser. Adrian is now inspired to make the precious Kalachakra path truly accessible to a wide audience, and is commencing a group Awareness Coaching Program which brings together his experience in trauma and psychology with his love of meditation and spirituality.   He now lives with his partner and son in the beautiful Boambee Valley near Coffs Harbour, passionate about walking a path of service and awakening amidst daily life.