Guided Meditation Program
When you slow down enough, the things that don't matter fall away. What is revealed is how your mind functions, and how your heart responds, providing you the opportunity to become a better human being. This may sound like a tall order, yet when you break down your seemingly one extended life into individual moments, choosing wisely and living with heart becomes more accessible.
This is what makes me so passionate about spreading the practice of mindfulness through yoga and meditation, and as a result, I've designed and created Awaken Presence: Guided Meditation Program to help you see yourself and others a little more clearly.
This digital guided meditation program includes:
- over 5 ½ hours of professionally recorded and edited guided meditations
- 21 guided meditations ranging from 5 to 30 minutes in length
- shorter meditations with ample guidance, and longer meditations with much less guidance to help you build up to an autonomous practice
- two versions of each meditation: one with silence as the backdrop, and the other with gentle background music provided by Andrew Bathory (www.andrewbathory.com)
- 10-page PDF booklet that includes: descriptions on how to use this program whether you're a newbie looking to establish a regular practice, want to jump start an old practice, or want occasional support for an existing practice; detailed positions in which you can meditate; and three practice calendars to support your progress
- 2 short bonus meditations designed to remind you to return to the present moment wherever you are – at work, waiting in line, or under a pile of laundry
- access to a private online group where you can ask practice questions, take part in live events, and participate in discussions around mindfulness and meditation
About the Musician
Andrew Bathory creates electro-acoustic soundscapes that evoke a state of wonder, timelessness, and deep listening. Through his music, Andrew aims to direct listeners toward a state of remembrance of self and a connection to the infinite. Passionate about the human voice and its capacity to express depth and meaning, he is supported by over 20 years of vocal training and exploration: classical, contemporary and theatrical. His compositions are often improvised, vocally rooted, and supported by the use of electronic enhancements, and has been called “transportive”, “reverent” and “otherworldly”. Aside from performance, Andrew is also known for his group and individual class facilitation using the voice as a conduit for meditation, connection, and music making.
About the Music
The original score for these meditations was made during Andrew's first winter living in Montreal. At a time of deep introspection and major decision-making, he created this sonic support for his self-inquiry. Coincidentally, that first winter was also the beginning of a fruitful and nourishing friendship with Dawn. When, a few years later, Dawn asked Andrew to score her meditations, he knew exactly what track would be the foundation for this collaboration. The base of each track is the same - the instrumentation identical - however, the movement within each track accompanies the vocal guidance that has been set by Dawn which varies from one meditation to the next. His hope is that the music assists the listener in remaining soft, open and curious throughout their meditation.
This is just what I'm looking for! How can I purchase this meditation program?
When you click this link, you will be directed to the Gumroad site where you can purchase the full program. If you don't get redirected, copy and paste the address http://gum.co/awakenpresence into your web browser.
How much does it cost?
This program is offered on a sliding scale starting at $39 CDN. This base rate does not cover all the costs incurred in creating Awaken Presence but I wanted to make it as accessible as possible since I strongly believe that everyone has the right to benefit from meditation, not just those who can afford it. Any amount paid over $39 helps to support those who can only afford to pay the base rate, as well as cover my costs.
What forms of payment can I use?
The following payment methods are accepted: Discover, Visa (including Visa Electron), Mastercard, AMEX, Maestro, Diner's Club, and PayPal. Some debit cards are also accepted, but Bitcoin, Stripe, animal pelts, or moon rocks are not accepted as payment forms.
Can I get a refund?
Since this is a digital product in which the whole program is delivered immediately upon purchase, no refunds will be given. If you're at all unsure about purchasing the program, I encourage you to download the sample meditation here before purchasing to get an idea of what you can expect.
Can I offer this meditation program as a gift?
Most definitely yes! To do so, enter a price which you are able to pay (see question How much does it cost? above), and then click “I Want This”. The next page that appears will be the payment page. To the right of the first field where you are asked to enter your email address is a small icon of a gift. Click on that in order to enter your lucky recipient's email address and optional personal message. Below this is where you enter your payment information.
After you click pay, you, as the purchaser, will immediately receive the purchase receipt, while the recipient will immediately receive the gift.
I've purchased the program but don't know where my meditations are. Help?
As soon as you purchase Awaken Presence, you are directed to a page where you can download all the meditations. If you didn't get redirected or you accidentally closed the browser window, check your email for your receipt. In your receipt is a link to download all the meditations, and accompanying PDF booklet. By clicking the link in your receipt, you will be redirected to the download page.
If you haven't received an email receipt, try checking your email's Spam or Junk folder. If you still can't find it, don't fret – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more help.
How can I download the meditation .mp3's to my device?
There are two ways to add the meditations to your phone or tablet.
Download the files to your computer and add the files to your device through My Files for Android devices or iTunes for iOS devices.
How many times can I download the meditations or program?
Just like your capacity to be loving and kind, there are no limits to the downloads. All you have to do is log into your Gumroad account and go to your Library. Select the program and then download any of the files again, and again, and again.
Doh, I forgot my password. How can I recover it?
Visit http://gumroad.com and click “Log In” in the upper right-hand corner. In the window that pops up, click "Forgot your password". Then check your email inbox for a message to reset your password. Follow the instructions in the email message, then return to http://gumroad.com to log in and to regain access to your purchases.
What People Are Saying
"Like a fine thread weaving through a rich tapestry, Awaken Presence takes novice and experienced meditators on a journey towards the inner self." - Bernadette B.
"Dawn's guided meditation sessions have enabled my practice to reach beyond the limits of my home and I am frequently using the program on-the-go, while waiting for the bus, airplane, in the metro; locations where I had never thought of meditating before having Dawn's program. It is truly a great tool for me to become more present in my every-day life." - Anne BH.
"Dawn's expertise in teaching meditation really shines through in her recordings. She is down to earth and her teachings are so accessible, as she comes from a 'real life' perspective. She provides the perfect mix of guidance, for feeling well-supported, and silence, to allow you to dive into your inner world. And with an option to follow any of the practices with beautiful music in the background, you couldn't ask for a better meditation program - beginners and seasoned practitioners alike." - Mitch K.
"This program was really helpful to build a home practice but still feel part of a community! Practicing virtually with one teacher, Dawn, made me feel a sense of comfort and I could deepen my practice! You feel like you get to know her through the program! The music offers great support for starting to slowly incorporate silence during the sits. Finally, I found this program very inclusive - Dawn has this remarkable gift to make meditation available to anyone at any time." - Sandrine CS.
"This meditation program helps me calm down when I'm feeling nervous, anxious or upset, it helps me refocus when my mind isn't clear or when I'm too distracted by insignificant things. I use it when I wake up in the morning to help promote calmness and presence throughout my day. I use it when I feel restless at night and need help calming my mind to go to sleep peacefully. Because I can listen to it directly on my phone with earphones, I listen to it when I'm waiting in line or for an appointment. This program has helped me incorporate meditating in my daily routine since it's so easy and accessible. I look forward to meditating whereas before it was daunting." - Karina H., Psychologist in the Department of Youth Protection