Meditation Masterclass Course Test1.Which of the following statements is accurate: Meditation is a difficult practice only suitable for the spiritually advanced.Meditation is a natural behaviour accessible to everyone.Meditation can only be practised by those with a strong religious belief.2.Why do people meditate? They want to find peace in the noise of daily life.They are spiritual fanatics.They have an overactive imagination.3.Who invented meditation? Buddhist monks.Saints in many religions.Many ordinary people following a natural instinct.4.The best method for entering into meditation is: Just be quiet, do nothing and wait.Use the repetition of a mantra or prayer.There are many methods and people should use the method that is most suitable for them.5.Which of the following statements is true? Mindfulness is one aspect of meditation.Mindfulness is the same as meditation.Mindfulness is the most important form of meditation.6.Meditation is good for psychological wellbeing because: Meditation detaches people from everyday reality.Meditation empowers calm self-awareness.Meditation helps people feel spiritually superior.7.Which of the following statements is true? The correct method of breathing is crucial for meditation.Breath should be normal and at ease.You should be focused on your breath all the time.8.Which of the following statements is true? A straight back is crucial for effective meditation.A disciplined posture is a fundamentally important aspect of meditation.People should discover the posture that is most comfortable for them.9.A meditator’s relationship with their physical body is: The physical body is a hindrance to be ignored.Compassionate and caring awareness.A painful or ill body is an indication to stop meditation.10.When the mind is busy chattering meditators should: Silence it immediately.Accept it as a judgment that they are failing at meditation.Compassionately and patiently allow space for the thoughts.11.An experienced meditator: Always slips into a meditative state easily and gracefully.Accepts that periods of irritability and resistance are normal.Gets up and does something else when meditation is difficult.12.The core state of meditation: Is different in the different meditation schools.Is a state of absolute silence and emptiness.Is a state of being at ease, conscious, caring and connected.13.In the core state of meditation which of these is true? People are conscious and developingPeople are in a dreamlike state.People melt into bliss and forget who they are.14.Which of the following is true? Meditation is always psychologically easy.Past traumas may arise in meditation and require compassionate attention.Whatever surfaces in meditation can be easily managed.15.Which of the following is true? There is only one correct meditation practice.An individual’s meditation practice should always reflect their religious background and beliefs.There are many meditation practices and people are completely free to choose theirs.16.Which of the following is accurate? Thoughts are always distracting and should be silenced.Thoughts can be harnessed and guided to achieve wisdom.Thoughts indicate that the individual is mentally unstable.17.Which of the following is accurate? Meditation must always detach the individual from the outside world.Meditation can be used to reflect wisely on real world challenges and relationships.Meditation should only ever focus on spiritual things.18.Visions and visitations in meditation: Are a message that the meditator is spiritually important.Should be dismissed immediately as a distraction.Should be patiently and calmly witnessed and assessed over time.19.In relation to humanity and the planet: Meditation is a state of complete detachment.Meditation is a gateway to another cosmos and reality.Meditation contains practices of compassion and service to people and planet.20.The purpose of meditation is to achieve: Fulfilment and success.Nothing and emptiness.Love, connection, compassion and consciousness.