Going Deeper: 5-Week Meditation Training
Whether you are experienced, or new to meditation, you can bring more depth and presence to your sessions with this five-week course.
Going Deeper is a 5-week online training with Dr. Ellie that will help you establish a spiritual connection through meditation.
In these challenging times, we need ways to become more grounded. This program offers the opportunity for you to use meditation to establish and deepen a spiritual connection. With this course, you will take your work with meditation to a new level.
The course includes instruction in the basics of meditation, with an overview of mindfulness meditation practice and demonstrations of sitting, breathing, and clearing the mind. We return to these core practices throughout the course. We then take this practice deeper and help you identify and connect to a quiet place within yourself that is yours, but that also serves as a bridge to universal truths. All seekers have this quiet space inside them.
Connecting to this deeper place will also improve your abilities to carry out the basics of meditation. You will find yourself eager to sit; proceeding with patience, presence, and power; and finding it easier to get unstuck when your practice plateaus or halts.
We will show you how to use meditation to begin to develop a heart-centered spiritual practice, or to strengthen your current practice. You may find yourself becoming more resilient, coping better with challenges, and connecting more strongly with fellow seekers. (That is, with everyone.)
This course will help you fashion your encounter with meditation into a force that will help move mountains in your life.
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Meet Your Teacher
Dr. Ellie Zarrabian is a healer with a foundation in the Sufi tradition and strong connections to her Persian Jewish roots, transpersonal psychology, therapeutic touch, and other teachings and schools of thought, including studies in the sciences. She works with clients from many countries, various cultures/religions, different age groups and walks of life. The common thread among all of her clients is being a seeker of a healthier life and deeper relationships. Mindfulness is integral to her work.
Dr. Ellie has led meditation sessions with a wide range of individuals and groups. During the pandemic, for instance, she has led special sessions on people’s concerns with an eclectic group that includes a large number of people from Indonesia and the Indonesian diaspora worldwide. This series has included spiritual and cultural leaders and influencers as well, often in conversation with Dr. Ellie.
According to Dr. Ellie,
“What makes my experience with meditation distinctive is that meditation has quite literally saved my life. I found meditation as a child, during a period in which I, my family and my community experienced war, revolution, abuse, deprivation, displacement, resettlement, and starting over – in my family’s case, moving to a new country and a new continent twice within a few years. Meditation was my pathway to a spiritual connection that saved me during these dark times, and that has been a light for me ever since.”
Dr. Ellie continues,
“This deeply meaningful connection to meditation and its alignment to spiritual growth and development is something that I am now able to share with the world. I look forward to meeting and working with you in this class.”
Going Deeper is a five-week program with an hourly session each week. The session consists of Dr. Ellie’s insights into topics related to meditation and spirituality, tips for successful practice, a fire talk, and a brief shared meditation system at the end.
Dr. Ellie will lead this program. After each session, a recording will temporarily be made available for review or for use by those who are unable to join one of the live sessions.
How Meditation Works.
Dr. Ellie will discuss the long history of meditative practices, with particular insight into Sufi practice and Jewish mysticism. She will give a brief demonstration of meditative basics and lead the class in meditation.
How Spirituality Aligns with Meditation.
How Dr. Ellie found meditation and its connection to spirituality in her own life. She then shows you how to develop this connection in your own practice.
You will hear from Dr. Ellie insights as to how to find your center, and suggestions as to how to then move forward with renewed energy and purpose.
Dr. Ellie will lead an interactive session about how meditation and spirituality work together to help you in your life as a whole – to improve your resiliency, to cope better with challenges, and to connect more deeply with others.
Being of Service.
Dr. Ellie will explain how her own experiences with meditation and spirituality led to her lifelong career as a healer, and how you can use your own growth to be of greater service to others.