Wisdom tells me I am Emptiness.
Love tells me I am Everythingness.
The Path of the Spiritual Warrior
Embraces these two great polls of
Wisdom & Love
What You'll Learn In This 8-Week Course
The Practice Of Polarize To Purify
Oneness has no opposites. Yet, the world we live in is full of polarities. In this session, you will learn how to mindfully inhabit opposites for the purpose of clarifying the polarities in their fullness for liberating polarized fixations.
Meditation And The Practice Of Discipline
Nothing happens without effort, commitment, and discipline. In this session, you'll explore the essential qualities of discipline and learn how to tap into this core quality of a Spiritual Warrior.
Meditation & The Practice Of Surrender
Your greater potential cannot be forced into being. It can only be surrendered to. In this session, you will explore what it means to profoundly let go and how true Spiritual Warrior-ship lies in surrendering to the wisdom of existence.
Meditation & The Practice Of Autonomy
The Spiritual Warrior is radically autonomous. Connected to all, yet dependent on none. In this session, you will explore what it means to be radically responsible for your own destiny and what it truly means to walk your own Path.
Meditation & The Practice Of Communion
To rest in communion means to be open, unguarded, and vulnerable. In this session, you will explore how awakened autonomy allows you to be vulnerable and fully available to connect and join others in communion.
Meditation & The Practice Of Wisdom
Wisdom awakened, is Wisdom applied. In this session, you will explore how an awakened Wisdom purifies your perspective on reality. Asking, "What does it mean to be responsible for a radically impersonal relationship to life?"
Meditation & The Practice Of Compassion
As an expression of "Big Heart", the Spiritual Warrior feels into the heart of all beings. In this session, you will learn how an awakened mind also awakens your very own heart and allows you to see into and touch the hearts of others
Meditation & The Practice Of Love
In this final session, you'll explore the radial Love of the Spiritual Warrior. Both your personal impulse to lovingly reaches into the world to become more, and the universal Love in you that embraces what is as always, already perfect.
Meditation For The Spiritual Warrior Via ZOOM Video Conference
All the MSW 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 connection and a mic and camera on your laptop or desktop. It's a simple click of the Zoom link to join the conference call.
Program Content Description
Weekly Live Course Sessions w/ Miles
Your weekly live online teaching sessions are the heart of the "Meditation For The Spiritual Warrior" experience. For 8 Saturdays you will meet with Miles and the MSW Sangha for a teaching and practice session on the weekly modules. These live Zoom sessions will include Dharma talks, breakout group Dharma discussions, and Q&A with Miles for clarifying your practice.
Each course session will take place live, in two time slots per week - 1) North American friendly times, and 2) Asia friendly times:
1) Saturdays at 11:00 am PST, 2:00 pm EST, 19:00 UK, 20:00 CET, & 21:00 IST
2) Sundays at 5:00 am EST, 10:00 am UK, 11:00 am CET, 12:00 pm IST, 19:00 JST, & 21:00 AEDT
Weekly Module Practice Videos
During this 8-week course, you will receive weekly practice videos based on the current module theme.
In these practice videos, Miles will give you guidance and short exercises relevant to the current module to explore during the week.
These short practice videos are great weekly anchors to support your practice and help you to integrate MSW into your daily life.
Weekly Guided "Meditation Download"
In addition to the weekly practice videos, each week you will get a pre-recorded "guided meditation download" from Miles.
These guided meditations are designed to support your daily practice and take you deeper into the weekly module topic.
You will find that these guided meditations invite you into deeper contemplation of how your meditation practice applies to your daily life.
Monthly Q&A Sessions
Once a month, Miles will do a live Zoom Q&A session for the course members. In these 60 mins. sessions Miles will be take your questions and discuss the finer points of meditation.
The Q&A sessions with Miles are a great way to help you to both fine-tune and clarify your practice.
Monthly Q&A sessions will take place on Wednesdays at 11:00 am PST, 2:00 pm EST, 19:00 UK, 20:00 CET, & 21:00 IST
Daily Virtual Sitting Room
When you join the MSW course you will gain access to our "virtual sitting room" community.
The "virtual sitting rooms" are daily online meditation groups. In these meetings, you will join people from around the world to sit and meditate in a supportive environment.
These meditation "Zoom Rooms" are scheduled twice daily for mornings in Central Europe and North America.
Private Facebook Group
As a course participant, you will gain access to our exclusive facebook group.
This is your community forum where you can interact with Miles and other course members as you go through the weekly practices for the MSW course.
In this interactive community forum you can posting questions, sharing Facebook Live videos, and staying in touch with your member community.
The Entire Course Content Accessible Via Our Mobile App
Want to go mobile? You can access the entire "Meditation For The Spiritual Warrior" course material on our mobile devices via the Kajabi app.
This mobile app gives you full access to the program content for viewing or listening at your convenience. This app archive is a valuable Dharma resource for you to tap into the wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior for years to come.
About Miles Kessler
Miles Kessler is a dual-lineage holder in both the Burmese "Mahasi" tradition of mindfulness meditation, as well as the "Iwama" tradition of the martial art of Aikido.
For over 25 years Miles has been teaching meditation and the embodiment of spiritual awakening to thousands of people around the world.
His work focuses on getting established in mindfulness meditation, developing spiritual insight, integrating the disowned aspects of the personality, and the discovery of one's spiritual potential.
"Miles is a rare kind of teacher. He has cultivated deep meditative discipline and most importantly, his heart is wide open. You can't help but grow in his company."
Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi - Zen Teacher, Integral Facilitator, & Author
What Miles' Students Are Saying...
Miles presents this training with clear knowledge of both Buddhist Psychology and mindfulness meditation. Give this gift for yourself!
- Ingrid, The Netherlands | SeeTrue Mindfulness Teacher Training Participant
With a lot of humor, Miles took us into the world of Buddhist Psychology. He embodies mindful attitudes to the maximum. It was a great training!
- Jeanne, Belgium | SeeTrue Mindfulness Teacher Training Participant
Miles' style of instruction is ideal. He makes things easy to understand, but complex enough for experienced students as well. He is an endless resource and inspiration.
- Amber Adams, Los Angeles, Ca.
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
The encounter with Miles as a teacher was powerful from the first moment. Anyone seeking for a place to learn and grow in a sincere manner can find it here.”
- Efrat, Israel
I am grateful for what I have learned from Miles and the amazing people who joined me.
- Kelly Banister, Thetis Island, Canada
Praise For Miles...
“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 Facilitator, Author Of "The Zen Of You And Me"
"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"
"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"
"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
“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
“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."
"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.”