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The Six Skills of Meditation

A simple approach to practicing meditation

The desire to wake up spiritually is something natural in the human being, often driven by the need to escape from a cocoon that has become too small for us. Each time we meditate, we transform our human consciousness, expanding our mind towards the frontier of the spirit.

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In this video, I explain why I teach meditation.


Meditation is both

A path and a destination

Meditation requires dealing with our present state of consciousness which has been influenced by our upbringing, often in a particular religious tradition.  Whatever explanation of the Ultimate Reality and its accompanying values and allowed behavior we began with, we can transform that state of consciousness into a higher and more universal one. 

Meditation can be understood as a psycho-technology of liberation and freedom. Using this technology, we can shift externally imposed interpretations of reality into a direct first person, unmediated experience of the inner reality of our own being.

In order to develop this freedom, we need to master the skills of the path that lead to it, and with these skills as our tool kit, actually get to the road and move forward.

This course offers you the tools and the way to discover for yourself, and only by yourself, where the path leads. You have to actually walk the path. These six meditation skills are within the reach of everyone. They may be engaged with at many different levels and are designed to support both those who are already on the spiritual path and those who are beginning on that path. With practice, these skills will create positive growth and habits in both the personal and the spiritual spheres.

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Meditation is the natural state of being,
“… meditation is the space in which everything gets revealed, everything gets seen, everything gets experienced.”
— Adyashanti

Guided 10-Week Course

Turn your meditation into a personal, intimate and enjoyable habit

Limited Number of Participants

This Program Will Help You to:

  • Be present to your life.
    Adopt a more effective strategy on thinking, rather than trying to stop thinking.
  • Gain clarity and understanding of the elements governing thoughts, images, emotions, feelings, judgments and sensations.
  • Understand the difference between vertical and horizontal development.
  • Practice the art of personal inquiry.

Participants Will Attain:

  • Reduction of fear.
    More self-control and inner peace.
  • A balanced mind with greater love and compassion.
  • Increased awareness.

This Program Is For:

  • Beginning meditators who want to start on the path.
  • Intermediate meditators who want to polish their meditation skills and focus on the essentials of meditation free of dogma.
  • Advanced meditators who want to share their experience and compare notes with others.

Jose Ricardo Fuentes

I was born and raised in Colombia, South America, and educated at the Universidad de Los Andes where I received an Industrial Engineering degree and did post-graduate work in Organizational Development. I also played basketball for my College, State and then on the Colombian National team. At 28, after rising to the position of HR director for Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador for Merck Co., I left the business to pursue spiritual development. I lived in an ashram (spiritual community) for eight years, practicing meditation and community service and during 6 years served as abbot of the community.At the age of 38, I returned to the business world and spent fifteen years in Operations and IT Management, initially in the publishing Industry in Colombia and finally in the USA telecommunications industry, while continuing to study and practice meditation, personal development, and consciousness.In 2004, I had a revelatory experience while helping a family in Miami. Through this experience, it became clear that it was “through me” and not “because of me” that results were achieved. This personal experience of being used as a vehicle of grace and love ignited the flame of service within again, and I dedicated my life to the embodiment of transformation, personal growth, and spiritual development.I am trained as a facilitator and coach of many growth techniques including The Now Technique, AONC, and The Sedona Method and SQ21 Spiritual Intelligence. I have been an avid student of the Course in Miracles since 1994 and Ken Wilber and Integral Theory since 1998. Now I live in Sedona AZ and teach meditation and courses in spiritual growth and I live an integral life practice of physical, psychological, meditative, and cognitive development. I co-founded the Salon Integral Sedona in 2006.

"One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world." — Buddah

Course Overview

This course is ten weeks and includes guided meditations and group video calls:

Week 1: Course Information, Q and A, and Introductions

The information necessary to navigate the course, a forum for questions about the course, and a forum for participant introductions

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Week 2: Overview of Meditation

Teaching about the basic purpose and scope of meditation practice

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Week 3: The First Skill

Teaching of the first skill of relaxation with video and guided meditations

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Week 4: The Second Skill: Concentration

Teaching of the second skill of concentration with video and guided meditations

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Week 5: The Third Skill: Alertness

Teaching of the third skill of alertness with video and guided meditations

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Week 6: From Mindfulness to Awakening

Description of the movement from concentration meditation to insight meditation with video and guided meditations

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Week 7: The Fourth Skill: Imperturbability

Teaching of the fourth skill of imperturbability with video and guided meditations

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Week 8: The Fifth Skill: Awareness

Teaching of the fifth skill of awareness with video and guided meditations

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Week 9: The Sixth Skill: Spiritual Inquiry

Teaching of the sixth skill of spiritual inquiry with video and guided meditations

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Week 10: Wrap Up and Goodbyes

Teaching of the habits conducive to effective practice with video and guided meditations

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