Elizabeth Anderson


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Welcome to your Basic Training in living the LOTUS Life! This free mini-course will introduce you to the basics of living the LOTUS Life. The course is divided into 10 parts, each of which include "Content" and "Tasks." Begin each segment by reading / viewing the Content, then click on the Tasks button in the menu bar above. You will find assignments and reflection questions for each part of the course. When you submit your answers, you will receive personalized feedback from your instructor, including follow-up exercises and assignments where appropriate. Questions? Don't hesitate to contact your instructor at

What is the LOTUS Life?

     The lotus flower, prized for it's ethereal beauty and serene scent, grows out of the mud and muck. Because of it's humble beginnings, the lotus has become a symbol of the beauty that grows in "ugly" places. Just like the flower, we often find ourselves stuck in the muck, weighed down by a life full of tragedy and chaos. We may even feel at times that we are drowning in despair, worry, fear, regret and resentment. Like the lotus, we can create our best lives out of our chaos, rise above our tragedies and use our negative experiences as a nutrient-rich soil in which to grow. 

     The LOTUS Life is YOUR best life, created and designed by your own imagination, built on a foundation of the wisdom you have earned through your personal experiences. This course is designed to help you recognize and enhance your strengths. Additional courses are available with a more in-depth exploration of the following segments:

Course Segments:

  • Reflections (Designing and divining your best self)
  • Sacred Spaces (Building and maintaining healthy relationships)
  • The Time Machine (How to change the way your past affects your present)
  • Life Course Correction (Surviving and thriving with addictive life patterns)
  • Namaste (Saluting the divine in yourself)

     Each segment includes activities, exercises and writing assignments designed to help educate you as well as help you reflect on and implement the life lessons of the LOTUS program. In addition to the course curriculum, you will receive personalized attention, direction and feedback from your instructor, Elizabeth T. Anderson, founder of LOTUS Life Learning. For more information on the organization or Elizabeth's background, please visit 

Course content

  • Part 1: Reflections (Identity)

  • Part 2: Sacred Spaces (Relationships)

  • Part 3: The Time Machine (Healing the Past)

  • Part 4: Life Course Correction (Addiction)

  • Part 5: Namaste (Personal Divinity)

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