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MEDITATION DISCOVERY CYCLE

Online Meditation Course w/ Miles Kessler

 

 

 

 

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"Practicing meditation in a time of crisis is like digging a well in the middle of a forest fire." 

~ Sayadaw U Pandita

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MEDITATION DISCOVERY CYCLE

Online Practice Community w/ Miles Kessler

YOUR 5-PHASE CYCLE OF DISCOVERY
BODY - MIND - HEART - SPIRIT - INTEGRATION

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Phase 1: Meditation & The Body

This month of your discovery cycle will focus on "Meditation & The Body." Meditation can have the unintended result of dis-connecting the mind from the body. To balance this tendency, this is the phase for creating an integration between your  meditation, and an embodiment practice. In addition to your regular sitting practice, you will commit to a daily "mindful embodiment practice" of your choice for the 8 weeks of this cycle.

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Phase 2: Meditation & The Mind

In this phase of your discovery cycle will be a full month focusing on "Meditation & The Mind." Spiritual traditions have always placed an equal importance on both "practice & theory." In the spirit of this tradition, this phase of your cycle will focus on the study of theory as a practice. You will learn to place your meditation practice into an Integral frame through weekly study of: 1) meditation theory, 2) meditation and developmental psychology, and 3) meditation and shadow work.

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Phase 3: Meditation & The Heart

The next phase of your discovery cycle will be to move out of the world of the mind, and into the heart of relating. During the month of this phase of the discovery cycle you will use your meditation as a basis for authentic relating, deep listening, and acceptance. In addition to your regular sitting practice, you will be given simple, yet powerful exercises that you can implement into your daily life for creating a direct heart to heart connection with others.

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Phase 4: Meditation & The Spirit

"That which unites us is infinitely greater than anything which divides us." 
This phase of your discovery cycle will a month of moving into the practice of "Meditation & The Spirit". This is the practice of finding the infinite in the finite, the absolute in the relative, and the universal in the particular. You will undertake practices for seeing the depth of meditation, in the ordinary flow of life. This is where your life becomes your meditation cushion.

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Phase 5: Meditation & Integration

In this month of the discovery cycle you will bring everything together with "Meditation & Integration." This is where your intimate understanding of the inner world of body, mind, heart, and spirit come together as one integrated practice.

Meditation Discovery Cycle Program Via ZOOM Video Conference

All the Meditation Discovery Cycle Sessions take place on the Zoom video conference platform. Zoom is easy to use and a great way to connect in practice together with our Global Sangha! 

All you need for joining the calls is a good internet connect, and a mic and camera on your laptop or desktop. It's a simple click of the zoom link to join the conference call.

For mobile devices all you need to do is download the Zoom App in the APP STORE, or on GOOGLE PLAY for Android devices.

 

HERE IS YOUR MONTHLY PORGRAM

Week One

Live Session w/ Miles   Practice Video  |  Pre-Recorded Meditation Teaching

Week Two

*Live Session w/ Miles |  Practice Video  |  Hot-Seat Interview

Week Three

Live Q&A Call w/ Miles |  Practice Video  | Pre-Recorded Meditation Teaching

 

Week Four

*Live Session Call w/ Miles Practice Video  |  Guest Teacher Interview


*Live session are usually twice per month. During the Coronavirus and Covid-19 Pandemic live sessions w/ Miles will be meeting weekly.

Program Content Description

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Twice A Month Live 90 min. Zoom Course Sessions w/ Miles 


These bi-monthly online teaching sessions are the heart of the Discovery Cycle experience. Tow Sunday's each month, you will meet with Miles and the Discovery Cycle Sangha for a teaching and practice session on the current phase of the Discovery Cycle. In these live Zoom sessions, Miles will guide you in how to work with each Discovery Cycle Phase for the month. The calls will include Dharma talks, breakout group Dharma discussions, and Q&A with Miles for clarifying your practice. Your course sessions will take place live on Sundays at 21:00 IDT, 20:00 CEST, 19:00 BST, 2:00 p.m. EDT, & 11:00 a.m. PDT 

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Monthly Q&A On Zoom w/ Miles

Once a month Miles will do a live Q&A session on Zoom for the members of the Discovery Cycle program. In these live 60 min. sessions Miles will answer any questions you have to help clarify your practice. If you cannot join live, the replay will always be available to watch anytime. The Q&A sessions with Miles are a great way to help you to both fine-tune and clarify your practice.Your live Q&A sessions will take place on Sundays at 21:00 IDT, 20:00 CEST, 19:00 BST, 2:00 p.m. EDT, & 11:00 a.m. PDT
*There will be no Q&A sessions in August.

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Weekly Practice Videos

Each week you will receive a practice video based on the specific phase of the practice you are in. In these practice videos Miles will give you guidance and short exercises for you to do during the week. These short practice videos are great anchors to support you in your practice of meditation through the Body, Mind, Heart, Spirit, AND Integration.

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Monthly "Hot-Seat" Interview

Each month Miles will conduct a "hot-seat" interview with one member of the Discovery Cycle program. In these "hot-seat" interviews Miles will question the participant about their practice, give them adjustment instructions, and guide them on how to proceed in their practice. These interviews will be recorded and offered for the other course members to learn from.
*The "Hot-seat" interviews are optional and will be selected only from those who are interested.

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Discovery Cycle Community Private Facebook Group

As a course participant, you will gain access to our exclusive, closed facebook group. This forum will be your learning community where you can interact with Miles and other course members as you go through your Discovery Cycle Phases and weekly practices. This will be your home base where we will post your challenges and wins, Facebook Live broadcasts, questions for Miles, and the Dharma Bites.

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All Content Available via The Kajabi App For Mobile Devices


Each one of the monthly sessions will be available to you for re-listening to online, or for downloading to listen at your convenience. These audio archives will be a valuable Dharma resource for you to keep and re-listen to for years to come.


About Your Teacher Miles Kessler


Miles Kessler is a dual-lineage holder in both Aikido and the Mahasi tradition of Mindfulness-based Meditation.

For over 25 years Miles has been teaching meditation, Aikido and spiritual awakening to thousands of people around the world.


His work focuses on the development of meditative insight, the integration of shadow, and the embodiment of spiritual practice. 

 

What meditation students of Miles are saying...

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"This meditation course with Miles has taken my practice to a new level of understanding. More importantly, this course has opened new visions in my spiritual practice… It has been a turning point in my life."

- Moris Saul, Izmir, Turkey
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"This course has enabled me to establish meditation as a part of my life. Miles' teaching is both profound and simple because it is based on his own true understanding of the Dharma. It has given me the skills to connect with and explore my own inner awareness and freedom."

- Chantal Waelchli, Zurich, Switzerland
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"I started this course knowing next to nothing about meditation. Miles' style of instruction was ideal because it was easy to understand, but complex enough for experienced students as well. He is an endless resource and inspiration. I actually look forward to meditating daily. I hope I get a chance to take this class again!"

- Amber Adams, Los Angeles, Ca.
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"It is very inspiring to connect and share with people all around the world. This meditation program has supported me to integrate the practice progressively over a long period of time. It helped me make a link between my meditation practice and my daily life. I just recommend this course!"

- Aline Barraud, Switzerland
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"The meditation course which Miles offers provides an ideal way to integrate core practices meditation and your daily life. By practicing with these principles,  the student gains a deeper understanding of how meditation is practice which can be applied both on and off the cushion."

- Brad Hendricks, Washington D.C.
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"Before taking this course, I didn't know much about meditation, let alone how it was relevant to daily life. Today, I have a daily meditation practice as well as a theoretical framework that influence my life in ways I could not have predicated. This course is invaluable for anyone seeking more mindfulness in life. I am grateful for what I have learned from Miles and the amazing people who joined me."

- Kelly Banister, Thetis Island, Canada
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Connecting with Miles and his meditation community has helped me to grow by finding deeper meaning in my practice. What Miles offers is an important and it has made a wonderful difference for my own meditation, and my work as a hypnotherapist. I feel very grateful for his deep, special work."

- Brenda Cheyne, Wellington, New Zealand
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"Miles Kessler’s understanding of Meditation runs very deep, and very wide. His class is reflective of his lifelong practice; and his ability to synthesize vast amounts of learning in order to meet each student where they are on this path. I am deeply grateful for his guidance."

- Wendy Marsh, Montana, USA
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"Learning meditation with Miles has helped me to make important progress in both my meditation practice and daily life. The virtual classes, community calls, along with the dharma discussions available online all helped to implement into daily practice what earlier was sort of a struggle. On my journey Miles has been an immense source of wisdom, a very approachable teacher, and an attentive coach."

- Lajos Forras, Budapest, Hungary

Join The "MEDITATION DISCOVERY CYCLE" Program!

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What you will get when you invest in this program:

  • Weekly* Live Course Session (*during the coronavirus crisis session meetings) 

  • Monthly Q&A Session

  • Weekly Practice Videos

  • Weekly Pre-recorded Meditation Guidance

  • Exclusive Facebook Group Access

  • Monthly Group Meditation Guidance w/ Certified Meditation Coach

Join Your Online Practice Community Today!

MONTHLY

$29

Per Month

  • Twice A Month Live Course Session 
  • Monthly Q&A Session
  • Weekly Practice Videos
  • Weekly Pre-recorded Meditation Guidance
  • Exclusive Facebook Group Access
  • Monthly Group Meditation Guidance w/ Certified Meditation Coach
JOIN NOW

MOST POPULAR

$279

ANNUAL PLAN

 

  • Twice A Month Live Course Session 
  • Monthly Q&A Session
  • Weekly Practice Videos
  • Weekly Pre-recorded Meditation Guidance
  • Exclusive Facebook Group Access
  • Monthly Group Meditation Guidance w/ Certified Meditation Coach

 

SAVE 20% WITH OUR ANNUAL PLAN

MEDITATION COACHING UPGRADE

$97

Per Month

  • You get the same benefits as the monthly program
  • Plus! Three 1-on-1 coaching sessions w/ Miles ($600 value)
  • Plus! Monthly small group coaching sessions ($600 value)
  • Plus, Personal Development Course! Access To The "Evolution Of Response" UNLOCKED NOW ($297 value)
  • Cancel Anytime
JOIN NOW
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“Miles Kessler is a rare kind of teacher. He has cultivated deep meditative discipline, he is a fully embodied Aikido master, and most importantly, his heart is wide open. You can't help but grow in his company."

Diane Musho Hamilton - Zen Roshi, Integral Facilatator, Author Of "The Zen Of You And Me"
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"A bow of acknowledgement to Miles for creating the Virtual Dojo. If spiritual practice is going to have a part to play in this rapidly changing world, then we need Virtual Dojos to bring us together to share, collaborate and practice "musubi" - connection. With this work Miles is helping us move towards leaving the world a better place.”

Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD - Teachers, Executive Leadership Coach, Author "The Leadership Dojo"
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"I share a background with Miles of long-term mindfulness and aikido practice. I feel great appreciation for the energy and effort he generates to create opportunities for practitioners of aikido and mindfulness to share how they bring their practice to the world. It is such a gift!"

Wendy Palmer - 6th, Aikido Sensei, "Embodied Leadership" trainer, & Author of "The Practice Of Freedom: Aikido Principles As A Spiritual Guide"
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"Miles' spiritual insight, understanding of the Integral perspective, and embodiment of the principles of Aikido make him a rare facilitator and teacher. His unique capacity to share directly with others is an inspiring vision of human transformation.”

Patrick Cassidy - 6th Dan Aikido Sensei, Meditation Teacher, Conflict Resolution Trainer
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“Miles’ teaching resonates with clarity and truth. You get a sense that his mind, heart and body are all in alignment as he speaks. His sincerity and humility make what he offers even more accessible and valuable.”

Linda Holiday Sensei - 6th Dan Aikido Teacher, Author, Director of Aikido Santa Cruz
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“Miles is one of the wisest and most human facilitators I know. I love him dearly and respect his work."

Mark Walsh - Director of “Embodied Facilitators Course”, “The Embodiment Conference", and "Embodied Yoga Principles."
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"Kessler Sensei embodies an abundant passion, penetrating understanding, and unusual depth of ability. The Aikido master Koichi Tohei Sensei once remarked that we human beings are like “people who have been bequeathed golden treasure by our parents, yet leave that treasure locked away, and instead beg for pennies”. It is my opinion that this describes much of what we see under the umbrella term “Aikido”. A welcome and bright exception would be the clarity and vision so elegantly expressed through the work of Miles Kessler Sensei.”

Lawrence Koichi Barrish - Senior Shinto Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America, Dojo-Cho Kannagara Aikido

Join Your Online Practice Community Today!

MONTHLY

$29

Per Month

  • Twice A Month Live Course Session  
  • Monthly Q&A Session
  • Weekly Practice Videos
  • Weekly Pre-recorded Meditation Guidance
  • Exclusive Facebook Group Access
  • Monthly Group Meditation Guidance w/ Certified Meditation Coach
JOIN NOW

MOST POPULAR

$279

ANNUAL PLAN

 

  • Twice A Month Live Course Session 
  • Monthly Q&A Session
  • Weekly Practice Videos
  • Weekly Pre-recorded Meditation Guidance
  • Exclusive Facebook Group Access
  • Monthly Group Meditation Guidance w/ Certified Meditation Coach

 

SAVE 20% WITH OUR ANNUAL PLAN

MEDITATION COACHING UPGRADE

$97

Per Month

  • You get the same benefits as the monthly program
  • Plus! Three 1-on-1 coaching sessions w/ Miles ($600 value)
  • Plus! Monthly small group coaching sessions ($600 value)
  • Plus, Personal Development Course! Access To The "Evolution Of Response" UNLOCKED NOW ($297 value)
  • Cancel Anytime
JOIN NOW
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