Free Online Meditation Sessions
with Doug McGill
2022: March 15, June 14, Sept 6, Nov 1
7 to 8:30 PM (CDT) Time Zone Converter
The Direct Path is a style of meditation that takes people directly to their true nature as awareness itself—pure, radiant, infinite consciousness.
This pure and imperturbable awareness is the source of true happiness within people and communities, including all beings.
For centuries offered only in secretive monastic settings, the Direct Path is openly offered today and can be quickly learned by people seeking healing for themselves and to benefit all beings, including our endangered planet.
Because the Direct Path works entirely without reference to any theology or spiritual belief system, it can work seamlessly alongside any such system or practice, or in their complete absence.
For many practitioners, the Direct Path thus greatly illuminates and supports their root practices from any religious or spiritual tradition.
“The Direct Path is the most economical way of discovering our essential nature,” says Rupert Spira, a leading contemporary Direct Path teacher today, whose teachings we will draw on in these sessions.
“Our essential nature is always there, it’s always the same, and it’s always peaceful. This very peace is our own true nature,” Spira says.
Each of these free online session run from 7 to 8:30 PM (CDT) Time Zone Converter, including a short introduction; a 20-minute Direct Path guided meditation; a 30-minute talk; and Q&A.
Doug McGill founded and for 16 years was the Guiding Teacher of the Rochester Meditation Center in Rochester, MN. In 2019, he edited “Relax and Be Aware: Mindfulness Meditations for Clarity, Confidence and Wisdom,” by Sayadaw U Tejaniya. Since 2013 he has published “The Daily Tejaniya,” a daily email practice reminder from Sayadaw. Since 2013 he has taught a six-week “Introduction to Awareness Meditation” class several times a year. He learned insight meditation from Steve Armstrong, Kamala Masters and S.N. Goenka; and the Direct Path from Rupert Spira. From 1979 to 1999 he was a reporter at The New York Times and a bureau chief for Bloomberg News based in Tokyo, London and Hong Kong.
Read testimonials from Doug’s meditation classes over the years.
For those who’d like to explore the Direct Path further, each of the free 90-minute sessions will be followed by an online weekend retreat that will explore the practice in greater depth.
You can find out more here about the March 25-27: “Breathing the Body With Love” retreat.
So, please, come one and all—let’s practice together!
Recommended Reading for the Direct Path Sessions (Optional)
“Being Myself” by Rupert Spira, reflective meditations offering an excellent introduction to the Direct Path.