The Process of Awakening
1 Season . 6 Episodes

Join Kevin Courtney for a lecture and meditation series that takes you on a journey through the process of awakening into deeper dimensions of mind, body, and consciousness. Each class will begin with a centering meditation, followed by a lecture, and conclude with a closing meditation and optional contemplative homework.

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Join Kevin Courtney for a lecture and meditation series that takes you on a journey through the process of awakening into deeper dimensions of mind, body, and consciousness. This series highlights fundamental philosophical teachings of the classical yoga tradition while offering practical and applicable practices intended to be integrated into your everyday life. Whether you are new to yogic wisdom traditions or a seasoned practitioner, awaken into renewed insight and increased awareness through this inspired six-part series on self-inquiry.

Each class will begin with a centering meditation, followed by a lecture, and conclude with a closing meditation and optional contemplative homework.

Host: Kevin Courtney
Episode 1
4 mins
This short talk is an introduction to the seven-part series called "The Process of Awakening." Start with this video about the inspiration and intention behind the program and then dive into the rest of the series.
Episode 2
21 mins
In this practice, the philosophical lecture is sandwiched by meditations. It takes courage to look within ourselves and get real about what is going on beneath the surface. The present moment offers an optimal vantage point for us to arc our attention inward. Learn some key yogic principles, including the concepts of ahimsa (kindness and nonviolence) and satya (honest and truthful thought), that will support us as we guide our awareness from the surface to the core.
Episode 3
22 mins
The yoga tradition outlines aspects of our consciousness by identifying the function of the mind, the process of the ego, and the root system of intelligence. This meditation talk unpacks these teachings, then enters into a contemplative meditation that explores our binary tendency to divide or unify experiences in life.
Episode 4
22 mins
Delve into the philosophy of attraction and aversion, then contemplate your own capacity to be content when the friction of transformation arises. Naturally, we are drawn to the experiences which feel good and reject the ones which don’t. Become conscious of your preferences and the impact they have on the formation of your physical and mental patterns.
Episode 5
20 mins
The mind has a direct effect on how vital energy flows through the body. Learn about the relationship between the mind, body and vital energy in this talk followed by a practice to direct your awareness inward to gain greater understanding of the intrinsic relationships between these powerful forces.
Episode 7
24 mins
Join Kevin Courtney in this final episode of the series as he guides a meditation into the inner reaches of mind and consciousness.