Bill Filter

For over 20 years, Bill Filter has been passionately studying and practicing the art of meditation.

He currently lives way up at 8,000 feet in the Colorado Rockies, at the base of the Sangre de Christo, where he coaches professional athletes for enhanced performance, first responders for stress management, and corporate leaders for increased focus.

Growing up as an avid student athlete, Bill Filter found his drive in the hard work and practice of improving his skillset. Playing basketball, baseball, and football year round, he enjoyed everything from working on his jumpshot to lifting weights in the gym. However, he also realized the substantial mental focus and determination that was required for an effective physical training program. As Bill was studying English Literature and Psychology at Purdue University, his athletic discipline took a back seat. His research into mind training and mental conditioning techniques led him to discover Tibetan Buddhist meditation.

Over the past 20 years, Bill Filter's work has taken him all over the world - from dark office cubicles to high outdoor scaffolding. He decided to continue his education with Buddhist studies and contemplative religion at Naropa University. However, one thing has always remained - his curiosity about how to translate the valuable benefits of traditional meditation to a wider audience. Along with Mark Williams, Bill helped developed VUmind Training, a mental conditioning program designed to demystify meditation ?for the rest of us.? Today, Bill helps educate individuals and groups across the globe in traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice.

    Videos

    The Internal Selfie Video
    4.468355
    Episode 1
    The Internal Selfie (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 1
    , 19 minutes
    In the first segment of the How to Meditate series, start turning your attention inward by learning about the Internal Selfie. After taking a snapshot of the landscape inside, practice the Belly Breath Superset to calm the ...
    Available worldwide
    Introduction to VUmind Video
    4.38095
    Introduction to VUmind (January 2016)How to Meditate
    12 minutes
    Mark Williams and Bill Filter fromVUmind Meditation Training give an overview of their series How to Meditate. Learn how this series can equip you with the tools you need to live a much richer, more satisfying way of life.
    Available worldwide
    The Body Electric Video
    4.386365
    Episode 2
    The Body Electric (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 2
    , 23 minutes
    In the second segment of the How to Meditate series, practice using the Belly Breath Superset as the ON/OFF switch for the fight or flight response in your Body Electric; then the Contact Exercise introduces our first ...
    Available worldwide
    Dimmer Switch Video
    4.675675
    Episode 3
    Dimmer Switch (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 3
    , 21 minutes
    In the third segment of the How to Meditate series, Bill and Mark explain how everyday life is more grey than just black or white, and the similarity with our nervous system. Learn to balance and calm your nervous system by ...
    Available worldwide
    Tool Box Video
    4.708335
    Episode 4
    Tool Box (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 4
    , 22 minutes
    In segment 4 of the How to Meditate series, Bill and Mark share with us all the tools in our meditation Tool Box, it's time to take a look at them all with an eye to continuing a good, quality practice that keeps us in the ...
    Available worldwide
    Lose Your Training Wheels Video
    4.666665
    Episode 11
    Lose Your Training Wheels (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 11
    , 24 minutes
    In segment 11 of the How to Meditate series, Mark and Bill take you back to your childhood. Like learning to ride a bike, developing the skills of ATTENTION and AWARENESS requires training wheels at first. Once you've ...
    Available worldwide
    Murky Depths Video
    4.4375
    Episode 5
    Murky Depths (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 5
    , 23 minutes
    It is segment 5 of the How to Meditate series and the rubble is clearing out. Now it's time to work with the mind directly. Ride the Breath and the smaller gook - the thoughts and emotions whirling about - begin settling on ...
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    Splish Splash Video
    5
    Episode 7
    Splish Splash (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 7
    , 24 minutes
    Segment 7 of the How to Meditate series encourages you to tune into the benefits of restful sleep with the Deep Recalibration exercise, an exercise that methodically lets go of tension and discomfort head-to-toe. Take care of ...
    Available worldwide
    Everybody, Everywhere, Everytime Video
    4.25
    Episode 10
    Everybody, Everywhere, Everytime (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 10
    , 23 minutes
    Now that you have established your practice, segment 10 of the How to Meditate series challenges you to get creative…anywhere, anytime take an Internal Selfie. Count breaths when you go for a walk, Ride the Breath at the gym ...
    Available worldwide
    Joyful Video
    4.75
    Episode 13
    Joyful (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 13
    , 21 minutes
    In segment 13 of the How to Meditate series it's time to let go of some degree of logic. The benefits of meditation don't come from more 'Do', it's actually the opposite. When it comes to meditation, LESS IS MORE. You relax, ...
    Available worldwide
    Smiley Mind Video
    4.8
    Episode 8
    Smiley Mind (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 8
    , 23 minutes
    Here we are in segment 8 of the How to Meditate series. A Harvard study reveals that an unsettled, foggy mind is an unhappy mind. As you practice this meditation with Bill and Mark, you learn that a focused mind is a Smiley ...
    Available worldwide
    Practice Perfect Video
    4.90909
    Episode 9
    Practice Perfect (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 9
    , 22 minutes
    Segment 9 of the How to Meditate series is all about the anatomy and physiology of meditation. Attention and awareness are the muscles you develop and strengthen when you shape the meditating mind. Like working out, a ...
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