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Meditation 101: Doorway to Self Discovery

All you need to know to meditate quickly & deeply. Come home to yourself where serenity, wisdom, & clarity are found.
Dandan Liu
3,279 Students enrolled
23 reviews
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There’s no doubt that meditation is one of the most important practices you can do for your personal development and daily sense of connection. From reducing stress to enhancing creativity, from delaying aging to cultivating joy, scientific studies are showing how meditation positively benefits what seems like every facet of life.

Meditation is not just a way to reduce stress. It’s also a powerful tool of self discovery. It creates the space needed for you to listen to your intuitive voices and align your life with your truth. It awakens your childlike capacity to wonder and find the magic in the everyday.

However, the traditional way it’s taught can make it feel boring and heavy like a chore, and who has time for that? This approach sadly causes many people to miss out on the beautiful benefits of meditation.

This class shows how meditation can be enjoyable, simple, and easily enfolded into your day, yet still bring all the benefits and cultivate personal growth. It covers everything that a beginner needs to meditate deeply, from foundational meditation postures to powerful meditation amplifiers that open the inner doors to peace, joy, and clarity.

This class brings together the best meditation practices from Dandan’s decade-long practice of meditation, which has taken her to live in contemplative monasteries for several years. Designed to meet you where you are, all lessons are straight-to-the-point and applicable. A guided meditation library with 12 of Dandan’s most loved guided meditations is also included to further support your meditation journey.


  • The 9 major myths of meditation that prevent people from enjoying meditation.
  • The 4 foundational elements of meditation.
  • Meditation postures to support relaxation and stability, including postures for those who have back problems or other physical limitations.
  • How to approach breathing to deepen your meditation experience.
  • How to approach unpleasant feelings or thoughts that arise during your meditation.
  • How to transform any act into a mindful, recentering experience, including when you’re washing the dishes.
  • Meditation anchoring techniques to settle down your mind when it’s all over the place.
  • Science-backed benefits of meditation.
  • How to maintain a daily meditation routine that’ll bring beauty into your life and help you grow as a human being.


  • Melt Away Your Stress 10 Minute Meditation
  • Diving Deep 25 Minute Meditation
  • Healing Body Gratitude Meditation
  • Restoring Nature Meditation
  • Grounding Tree Standing Meditation
  • Nourishing Meal Meditation
  • Joyful Sunrise Meditation
  • Therapeutic Dishwashing meditation
  • Freeing Expansion Meditation
  • Clarifying Uncertainty Meditation
  • Soothing Heartbreak Meditation
  • Unconditional Listening Meditation


  • Anyone who feels like they are sleep-running through life.
  • Anyone who wants to learn meditation and cultivate this powerful recentering practice in their daily life.
  • Anyone who wants to bring peace, joy, and clarity into their day with only a few minutes.
  • Anyone who feels lost, sluggish, or stuck.
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to enfold meditation in to their daily, messy life.

No prerequisites are necessary.


“I’ve taken many, many meditation classes, and this is the first one that’s so up front and simple. Most spent too much time going on about the amazing benefits of meditation without really delving into how to do it in a simple and understandable way that doesn’t make me lose focus. I don’t find myself wanting to argue or disagree with the stuff she says during the guided lessons. That might seem like a low bar to clear, but man, this is the first class to clear it.”

~Michael Marion

“This class far exceeded my expectations, I finally got in touch of what meditation really is. Thank you.”

~Tereza Kubánková

“This class was so soothing, exactly what I needed these days. The teacher made meditation feel relatable, and I was surprised by how simple it was. I will be playing the guided meditations on repeat, especially after work..they are deeply relaxing. Thank you!”

~Mat Searly

“An exceptionally well-done class which brings the what seems to be a difficult and complicated subject to people and explains it in very simple and accessible terms, simplifying and busting myths around meditation!”


“This gentle class offers a path to inner peace, a respite from stress during these troubled times and beyond.”

~Jeanne G

How long do I have access to the course materials?
You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
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