Craig Hamilton – Journey Into Freedom: The Essential Meditation Course to Cultivate Awareness, Clarity and Awakening
This package brings together the most accessible yet potent meditations Craig teaches into a system that can be used as a kickoff for a new meditation practice, or as a bracing wakeup to new depth and dynamism that your existing practice needs.
The complete package includes 35 audio recordings plus supportive written guidance and companion material. The core meditation sequence is framed by a thoughtful selection of written and recorded instruction to explain meditation in a clear and compelling context. This background creates a foundation of support to ensure your success with the program.
Each 30-minute meditation in the 28-day series features a unique guided instruction by Craig at the start of the practice. After the first 15 minutes or so, you’ll hear further guidance from Craig before continuing for the next 15 minutes.
During the two 10-minute periods of silence, you’ll be meditating according to the instructions given. Occasionally, depending on the specific meditation, a period of silence may be punctuated by further coaching or encouragement.
The guidance and direction itself varies in length, ranging from about three to nine minutes per meditation.
Each of the 28 meditations (plus three bonus meditations, making a full 31 days or full month) is unique, but explores a particular theme. Weekly, there is a rotation of six new themed practice approaches. Each explores a different aspect of relating to the mind, thoughts, feelings, the self, the moment, and presence. (The seventh meditation each week is a special form that differs from the six recurring themes.)
While exploring different paths and “angles,” most of these practices are subtly different routes to the same place. When consistently practiced, any and all of these meditations leads to similar capacities and insights.
Having made some space between our thoughts and our selves, when we step “off the cushion” and go into the world to actually change things, we have increased the likelihood that we really are acting from our deeper enlightened nature and not the conditioned fears and desires of the ego or “false self.” We have increased our ability to discern what’s real, what’s true, and what’s needed—and our strength of will to respond to the clarity we see.
ABOUT Craig Hamilton:
Craig Hamilton is a pioneer in the emerging field of evolutionary spirituality and a leading voice in the movement for conscious evolution. As the guiding force behind Integral Enlightenment, Craig offers spiritual guidance and teachings to a growing international community spanning 50 countries around the world.
His introductory and advanced courses have more than 11,000 graduates to date. These courses are designed to support people who are committed to evolving themselves and our culture, yearn to make their greatest contribution, and seek to develop themselves to embrace this calling.
To provide effective support for these pioneers, Craig created the Academy for Evolutionaries, offering practical spiritual tools and training that are in step with our times and informed by an up-to-date understanding of the human condition. In this unique training ground, Craig brings together core insights and approaches based on decades of on-the-ground research at the leading edge of spiritual practice and inquiry.
Craig began his spiritual journey in the ashrams and monasteries of the East, but ultimately found himself at the forefront of consciousness research in the West, playing a key role in two contemporary laboratories of conscious evolution. It was in these cutting-edge spiritual experiments that the key insights that inform his work took shape. He has personally logged over 17,000 hours of meditation, including multiple intensive retreats, the longest of which was six months in duration.
Craig’s programs integrate his decades of intensive spiritual practice with insights gleaned during his eight years as Senior Editor of the award winning What Is Enlightenment? magazine.
He is a founding member of Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute, a member of Deepak Chopra’s Evolutionary Leaders Forum, and was a participant in the Synthesis Dialogues, a 35-person interdisciplinary think tank presided over by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is considered by many to be a “teacher of teachers” and counts several of today’s leading spiritual luminaries among his students.