Dandapani – Spiritual Tools for Life
Tools, techniques and teachings to unlock your greatest potential
If you are reading this then you are alive. You have a life. You’ve been given one. Just one. But with no instruction manual. You’ve also been given a mind – the most sophisticated tool on this planet and this too with no instruction manual. And all of us who have been given a life and a mind are expected to figure out what to do with both in this finite time that we are here on this planet. It’s a great burden that has been placed upon us and many of us struggle through life when we don’t really have to. After all, life is meant to be lived joyously.
In this course, I outline some of the very basic training I received from my guru when I lived in his monastery as a monk. Tool, techniques and teachings that have been developed by Hindu monks for over two thousand years in India and Sri Lanka to help a person discover purpose and live a joyous life. These monks knew that one has to first begin by understanding the mind, and then develop concentration and willpower. Once you have a good grasp over the mind you can begin to go within you to discover your greatest potential through the practice of meditation.
The meditation that was taught to me is simple, practical, systematic and highly effective. It helps you define your meditation goal, lay out a path to it and create a sustainable practice that eventually brings forth insights and spiritual unfoldment. It teaches you to concentrate your energy towards manifesting what you want in life and directing it as well to those that truly matter to you to create fulfilling relationships. Ultimately, what most people want is to be loved, to have a purpose and to be able to love. Meditation is the tool to unlock your greatest potential. The rewards are far greater than the efforts put into it and it is well worth striving for. Begin your journey of self-discovery today!
Learn how to…
Master your mind
Learn to harness and direct the greatest tool you have, your mind. By understanding how your mind works, you begin to take control of your life.
You’ve probably been told to concentrate but never taught how to. Learn techniques on how to concentrate and be excellent at it.
Learn simple techniques to develop willpower, your mental muscle, so that you can accomplish all that you set out to do in life.
Sit and Breathe
Environment, timing, posture, breath, process and goals are some of the key fundamentals to understand and master as you begin to meditate.
Work with Energy
Meditation, you could say, is having a meeting with your energy. Learn to understand, feel, move, direct and concentrate energy.
Learn a timeless ancient Hindu meditation practice, that can be practiced by anyone, that takes you within to experience and bring forth intuition, creativity and spiritual unfoldment.
Take a quick look in this video of what the inside of this online course platform looks like. See how the videos, questions, worksheets, discussion forum and more are laid out.
Highlights of a Weekly Lesson
Please note that this video shows highlights from one of the weekly lessons in the course. Each lesson is much longer than the below video.
Weeks 1-5: Foundations of the Mind
Week 1: Understanding the Mind
- Week 1, Lesson 1: The Art of Practice
- Week 1, Lesson 2: Understanding the Mind
- Week 1, Lesson 3: How the Mind Works
Week 2: Awareness and the Mind
- Week 2 Lesson 1: Awareness in Daily Life
- Week 2 Lesson 2: Moving Awareness in the Mind
Week 3: Awareness, Energy and Observation
- Week 3 Lesson 1: Where Awareness Goes, Energy Flows
- Week 3 Lesson 2: Separating Awareness from that which It is Aware of
Week 4: The Art of Concentration
- Week 4, Lesson 1: Introduction to Concentration
- Week 4, Lesson 2: The Benefits of Concentration
- Week 4, Lesson 3: Integrating Concentration in Daily Life
Week 5: Willpower – Life’s Greatest Force
- Week 5, Lesson 1: Willpower – Life’s Greatest Force
- Week 5, Lesson 2: Life – An Opportunity to Develop Willpower
- Week 5, Lesson 3: Life – Practical Exercises to Develop Willpower
Weeks 6-12: Introduction to Meditation
Week 6: Establishing a Meditation Ritual
- Week 6, Lesson 1: Establishing a Meditation Ritual
- Week 6, Lesson 2: Creating a Meditation Space
- Week 6, Lesson 3: What’s the Best Time to Meditate?
Week 7: Visualization and Meditation
- Week 7, Lesson 1: How to Sit in Meditation
- Week 7, Lesson 2: The Power of Visualization
Week 8: Directing Energy
- Week 8, Lesson 1: Getting to Know Energy Week 8, Lesson 2: Learning to Move Energy
- Week 8, Lesson 3: Transition from Video to Audio
Week 9: Awareness and the Breath
- Week 9, Lesson 1: Relationship Between Awareness, Breath & Energy
- Week 9, Lesson 2: Breathing Diaphragmatically
- Week 9, Lesson 3: Regulating the Breath
Week 10: Preparation for Meditation
- Week 10, Lesson 1: Preparation for Meditation
- Week 10, Lesson 2: Feeling the Goal
- Week 10, Lesson 3: First Guided Meditation
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