Opportunities for Discovering Mind

Meditation Teacher Training

Meditation Teacher Training

Meditation Teacher Training

The Discovering Mind Meditation Teacher Training Program is a comprehensive 100 hour classroom course taught for aspiring teachers as well as practitioners at all levels of experience.  The course is also offered as a separate 50 hour Level I program and a 50 hour Level II program.

Mentoring Programs

Meditation Teacher Training

Meditation Teacher Training

We offer personal meditation coaching, either one-on-one, or for small groups of family or friends. Coaching sessions can take place at Discovering Mind  teaching locations or the client's location.   Please contact us to schedule an introductory call at no cost or obligation.

Weekly Classes

Meditation Teacher Training

Workshops & Seminars

  We offer weekly individual and group meditation classes at various locations as well as online via Zoom.  We currently offer weekly classes at yoga studios, therapy practices, corporate and government offices in the greater Washington, DC metro area. 

Workshops & Seminars

Workshops & Seminars

Workshops & Seminars

We offer off-site workshops and seminars for participants at all levels of experience, including 90 minute, half-day or full-day programs.  Past locations have included yoga studios, wellness centers and therapy practices, as well as corporate and government offices.

Online Classes

Workshops & Seminars

Meditation Retreats

We offer weekly online classes via Zoom.  The classes follow our Seven Step approach and are available on a drop-in basis.  


Check the Events page for our class schedule and log-in details.

Meditation Retreats

Workshops & Seminars

Meditation Retreats

We lead off-site meditation retreats where we present our Seven Step Approach and related topics in an intensive, compressed time frame.  Our scheduled 2020 retreats:

Bali, Indonesia

San Isidro, Costa Rica

Kathmandu, Nepal

Online Classes

Mind Massage

In  this weekly online Zoom class hosted by recharj downtown, we will explore a progressive approach  for linking body, breath, energy and mind to achieve a state of deep  relaxation that promotes healing and peace. Deep, sustained relaxation  is not only the basis for physical and mental health and well-being, but  the foundation for spiritual awakening. 


Each  week we will learn and practice new methods to relax the body, slow and  deepen the breath, and gain control of our subtle inner energies. These  techniques lead the mind into a state of relaxed awareness that  cultivates calm, clarity, and wisdom, enabling us to rest in a fully  integrative experience of mind itself. 



Sunset Samadhi

Free Mini-Meditation


Join us for a free weekly online mini-meditation hosted by Ruah Yoga Studio in Annapolis, MD.

No instruction, just a short guided meditation to wind down the day.

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Workshop Descriptions

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Hacking Consciousness by Resting in Awareness

Hacking consciousness means changing our relationship to the world, rather than changing the world itself. We want to hack consciousness to discover who we really are, to explore and ultimately to raise our consciousness. Of course, as we raise our individual consciousness, the world collectively follows suit.


In Tibetan Buddhism, the most profound mediation is called Dzogchen, often translated as the Great Natural Perfection. To accomplish Dzogchen meditation is to simply rest in Awareness itself. We call this Awareness our natural state or the Nature of Mind. It is our true condition, primordially present and spontaneously arising, without manipulation or fabrication of any sort. To simply rest in the freshness of this present moment experience, in a state of luminous and clear non-conceptual Awareness is the pinnacle of meditation practice. This the Great Natural Perfection.


During this workshop we will discuss mind and meditation from the perspective of the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. We will discuss a progressive approach to practicing Dzogchen that ties together all of the meditation practices of the Hatha Yoga and Buddhist spiritual traditions. This approach begins with outer practices of the body and progresses inwards through practices of breath and subtle energies. Ultimately, we reach the most profound experience of simply resting the mind in Awareness itself.

Seven Step Approach for Mastering Meditation

This workshop will introduce you to the seven-step method for mastering meditation. We will learn a progressive approach to developing authentic calm, clarity, and wisdom; and to achieve deep, sustained states of relaxation. By working with each of the seven-steps, we will:  


· Learn conscious breathing to link body, energy and mind 

· Explore postures and gazes appropriate for different body types and energy levels 

· Practice calm abiding meditation with techniques that anchor the wandering mind 

· Develop clarity, equanimity and non-conceptuality through the practice of insight meditation

· Cultivate the heart of compassion to radiate kindness and inspiration 

· Relax into a deep sense of harmony with your innermost mind

· Transcend dualistic fixation to merge in union with the flow of existence 

· Rest in a fully integrative experience of natural awareness   

Meditation for Stress Management

This workshop will introduce you to basic meditation and mindfulness terminology and techniques specifically focused on reducing job-related stress and tension and preventing burnout. We will learn a progressive approach to developing authentic calm, clarity, and wisdom; and to achieve deep, sustained states of relaxation.  In this workshop, we will:


· Learn conscious breathing to link body, energy and mind 

· Explore postures and gazes appropriate for different body types and energy levels 

· Practice calm abiding meditation with techniques that anchor the wandering mind 

· Develop clarity, equanimity and non-conceptuality through the practice of insight meditation

· Cultivate the heart of compassion to radiate kindness and inspiration 

Adding Pranayama to your Yoga & Meditation Practice

In this workshop we will explore the importance of breath control and internal energy practices within the progressive approach to meditation taught in both the Hatha Yoga and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. 


This progressive approach leads us from the external, physical practices of the body (asana) through the internal practices of breath (pranayama) to the subtle practices of the internal energies (tsa lung) and finally to the most profound meditative practices which work directly with the mind. This natural progression forms the basis of the yogic study of the 'eight limbs' as well as the 'outer, inner, secret' approach of Tibetan Buddhism. 


Our workshop begins with a general discussion of the body, breath, energy and mind approach, and then turns to the role of the subtle body in pranayama and tsa lung practice. We explore the energetic physiology of the channels, winds, chakras and subtle essences as they relate to these practices of breath and internal energy. We learn nine increasingly challenging breath and energy exercises including the postures, bandhas, mudras and stages of breath that are utilized in the various techniques. We discuss the benefits of each exercise as well as hints and cautions for safe practice. Finally, we practice all of the techniques to ensure that participants are well equipped to integrate them into their regular yoga and meditation practice. 

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michael@discoveringmind.com

+1 (301) 651-8204

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