Online Guide for the Modern Meditator
Do you want to discover how to access that calm oasis in the core of your being?
Do you want to feel grounded and centered when circumstances go sideways?
Do you need inner tools that can reverse your stress response and curb your anxiety?
Do you long to change your relationship to the critical narratives in your head?
In Coming Home, my mission is to immerse you in an ancient practice with a modern and secular context. You'll learn how to let go and experience the wonder and openness of the present moment. And you'll experience how this practice calms and focuses your mind.
At the end of this course, you will have touched the still silent sanctuary at the center of your being. You will have the tools and confidence to center yourself through the inevitable storms and changing tides of life.
NEW: You'll also have the opportunity to practice each morning with your cohort in a live 30-min guided meditation via zoom. Meditating together every morning with others can have a dramatic impact on your meditation practice.
Reduce stress & anxiety
Befriend challenging emotions
Replace reactivity with insight
Fill your life with more ease
Create a daily meditation habit
Be more grounded & sane
Open your heart
Improve your attention span
Earn a course certificate
In Coming Home, you will deepen or begin your own meditation practice. Develop an embodied understanding of mindfulness through an engaged and focused practice. Enjoy learning in a safe, community-rich online environment. Receive live instruction and Q&A from a skilled meditation teacher in real time. Participate in optional guided meditations live & online Mon-Fri with your cohort.
Certified Meditation Teachers
Experienced teaching mindfulness
Tibet House/Dharma Moon Program
Interactive online learning
5 weeks of live instructor-led sessions
Daily Live & Online Meditation Sessions
Guided Meditation Audios
Weekly Readings & Audios
Recommended Reading List
10-Day Meditation Challenge Audios
Our mindfulness meditation teachers are certified through the renowned Dharma Moon and Tibet House 100-Hour Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training (or the MBSR Teacher Training Program). They undergo intensive one-on-one and group training and are required to complete and pass all training requirements, make a satisfactory teaching presentation, and pass a written final and oral exam to receive a Certificate of Completion and be co-certified by Dharma Moon and Tibet House US, the United States Cultural Center of HH the Dalai Lama.
Morgan Dix is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher. He has taught over 8,000 people how to meditate since cofounding this website. Morgan started practicing meditation in 1995 and has spent the last 27 years immersed in different schools of meditative practice. He spent 14 years living and training full time in a meditation ashram. There, he practiced for 2 to 10 hours a day and spent 10-30 days each year in silent retreat. In 2013, he cofounded AboutMeditation.com and the One Mind Meditation Podcast (1.3M Downloads). Morgan lives on Colorado’s front range with his wife and daughter and loves trail running, hiking, reading historical fiction, camping, and playing music.
This has helped me beyond words! I so appreciate your insight and descriptions and analogies. You are a wonderful teacher, a gift few possess. —Amy
The website was advised to me by one of my teachers as I really wasn’t coping well with a lot of things happening in my life. Meditating for around 10 mins a day really really cleared my mind and helped me cope with exams and getting on with my life. I never knew where to start before and this course was perfect so thank you! —Katie
Honestly, I can’t think of anything that I would have added to the course. The most important thing that I got out of the course was to “not make a problem”. That was priceless. I really liked the course and have already recommended it to a friend and will continue to do so in the future. It’s a great introduction. —Arodi
I was struggling to begin my meditation practice. This course got me started, and it inspires me to keep going - I keep listening to the guided meditation audios again and again! Very grounding. I'm finding a new, more peaceful, me. —ANNI K.
I am so impressed by the meditation mini course, I don’t know whether you have people who seem natural to it, but it was working for me on the first lesson. And it has gotten stronger and better on each one. Letting things be really taught me a lot, there were arguments in my head that I wasn’t concentrating enough, but when the lesson told me to just let the thoughts be, they soon disappeared, because I wasn’t concentrating on them anymore, I was “letting them be”. That was a huge step in it for me. —Adam
Thank you so much for the course…I have always wanted to learn how to meditate and found it quite challenging..I am however in the very early stages of your course as I feel the need to flourish in every lesson…I really want to make this work for me…and I’m thoroughly enjoying it! —MICHELLE
Hi Morgan, thank you for your mini course. It does help me to clear my mind. I like the way you make it so simple and straight forward. All that we need to meditate are: intention, be still, relax, attention, awareness and never create another problem when meditating. —Joey
Maybe you've thought about starting a meditation practice for a long time. And now you're ready to take a live course with a teacher and experience the benefits.
In this 5-week course, you'll learn everything you need to establish a daily meditation habit, and you'll get the support to help you follow through.
But first, let's review some of the remarkable benefits of mindfulness that are supported by scientific research. (Citations below are from the American Psychological Association)
This poem by Rumi is one of my favorites. It captures the essence of what we learn as we develop a stable and consistent mindfulness meditation practice. I love this poem so much I have it framed at the entrance to my meditation hall.
In the Coming Home Mindfulness Training, The Guest House is a metaphor for the work we do learning how to meditate.
Meditation is an ever-evolving process of presence, curiosity, and not knowing. We ride the breath into the present moment and enter a rich—at times enchanting—zone of discovery.
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
As you develop a consistent mindfulness meditation practice, you will start to discover and connect to the ground of your own being. Most of our culture pulls us away from that ground. In contrast, meditation leads you right there. What does that feel like?
It feels like coming home.
I invite you to come home as often as you can. To nurture, cultivate, and stabilize access to your own home ground.
Sessions: February 8th - March 8th
Class 1: February 8th – Introduction to mindfulness meditation & Core practice instructions
Class 2: February 15th – Holding it all gently
Class 3: February 22nd – Applying precision to the view and technique of mindfulness
Class 4: March 1st – Letting go of old stories and narratives that don't serve us
Class 5: March 8th – Reducing reactivity & Not making a problem out of thoughts and feelings
Daily Live Guided Meditations: Mon-Fri the weeks of Feb 8 through March 8
This course is designed to support new and experienced meditators alike. You don’t need any previous experience to participate.
Not at all. If you feel more comfortable keeping your camera off during the live sessions, that's completely fine. For some people, keeping that privacy boundary increases their sense of comfort, trust, and relaxation.
Attendance is not required. If the timing is difficult for you, you'll have access to recordings from each of the weekly classes and you can take the class at your convenience. The morning meditation's are also voluntary, but they will not be recorded. Once a week we'll include Q&A during the morning meditation for those who can't attend the evening class.
You will have lifetime access to the course recordings and materials.
It is important to maintain an upright posture while meditating where your knees and ankles are lower than your hips. As such, using a meditation bench or cushion is best for maintaining your posture during practice. For comfort, you will want to have a rug or flat cushion under your knees and ankles. You may also sit in a chair that supports upright posture.
No refunds will be issued after your program has begun. Registration and tuition numbers dictate how we prepare for and staff our programs.
In cases of unforeseen extenuating circumstances, such as a death in the family or severe medical issues, exceptions may be made; however, the refund will be prorated according to attendance.
Cancellations for any program must be made at least one week prior to the beginning of the first class. A $50 service charge (and all program supply fees) will be deducted from the amount of the refund.
Participants will receive a full refund or credit if AboutMeditation.com cancels a program. Program tuition is non-transferable
Yes, we have a scholarship pricing tier for students and retirees. If you need a hardship discount and have financial barriers to enrolling, email us at this address, letting us know your interest in scholarships opportunities. BIPOC and trans/queer/non-binary people especially encouraged to attend!