WHY learn to Meditate?
Vedic Meditation is one of the most effective antidotes to the stress and tension that is so prevalent in our lives today.
WHAT are the Benefits?
Learning to meditate provides numerous benefits relating to health, emotional well-being, mental performance, and personal growth and evolution.
HOW do I learn to Meditate?
Learning to meditate is easy. The meditation course is conducted over 4 x 90 min sessions on 4 consecutive daysl
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It doesn’t matter if you’ve never meditated before. You’ll master this technique very quickly by the end of the course. The meditative state is a completely natural, easy and effortless experience.
Meditation may seem like it’s taking precious time, but it will actually make you more productive. Many people are amazed at how much more time they get back in a day by sitting for 20 minutes twice a day. They see increases in creativity, performance and endurance accomplishing so much more than before they started a meditation practice.
Many people think this before taking the course, others may have tried different types of meditations that didn’t work. Vedic Meditation works even if you have a very active mind. It uses the natural tendencies of the body and mind to automatically trigger the meditative state. With VM after 4 simple sessions you will be meditating deeply, easily and effortlessly.
Yes, you will be a self-sufficient meditator by the end of the course. The whole design of the training is to teach you all you need to know to become self sufficient in the practice.
The benefits of this meditation are immediate and cumulative. Some of my students feel the benefit from the first session while others notice it after a bit of regular practice.
Not at all. The intervals of deep rest experienced during meditation provide a basis for more dynamic activity, remove counter-productive levels of stress, and help to make us more intuitive, decisive and inspired to take positive actions. Business people and athletes especially, who need to keep their edge daily, report that meditation gives them more of an edge.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (“Maharishi”) was a revered spiritual teacher from the Shankaracharya lineage of the Vedic tradition.
I teach Vedic Meditation. I was trained to teach this form of meditation as taught by Thom Knoles, who continues to teach Vedic Meditation. Thom Knoles was trained as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation (“TM”) by Maharishi, and Thom Knoles taught TM for over 25 years with organizations affiliated with Maharishi. Since 1997, he has continued to teach meditation as he learned it from Maharishi, and has done so independently and separately from the Transcendental Meditation organizations. Thom Knoles trained me to teach meditation as he was trained to teach meditation by Maharishi. I am not affiliated with the TM organizations or their current services or programs, which may differ from my services.
Meditation helps liberate fatigue from your body, so if you have excess fatigue you may fall asleep while meditating at first, but this will only be short lived. Each meditation will release more fatigue recharging your entire system.
No, all you need to do is sit comfortably in a chair. You do not need to chant or sit in strange positions, the technique is a silent, natural and effortless one.
No. Vedic Meditation is a natural technique that promotes the experience of a deep meditative state within the body and mind. It is practiced by people of all religions and faiths.
Other types of meditation typically involve concentration or methods that try to train the mind. Vedic Meditation does not use mental effort or training. It uses a natural and effortless process where the mind naturally dives deeply within through the aid of a mantra.The process is easy.
People from all walks of life have learnt this meditation and practice it daily. All my students have spoken about the benefits of the practice and how it continues to help them on an ongoing basis. If you ever feel that it’s not working, I will free-of- charge listen to your experiences, check your use of the technique and give guidance to get you back on track.
No. You are not asked to give up anything.
The form of meditation that Thom Knoles teaches, and taught for over 25 years with the TM organizations as “Transcendental Meditation,” has been the subject of hundreds of scientific studies showing a wide range of benefits from regular practice. These studies, which refer to this form of meditation using the name “Transcendental Meditation” or “TM”, support the benefits obtainable from regular practice of Vedic Meditation.
I teach Vedic Meditation to empower people to live happier, healthier lives.
For many years I worked in competitive business development environments where bringing in the big clients and big wins was the only thing that mattered. I constantly pushed myself to the limits, working long hours and leaving little time for anything else, until I burnt out. When I learnt Vedic Meditation, everything shifted – not only did I start to restore my health, as time went by every aspect of my life improved. The changes were so profound that I decided to transition out of my corporate role to teach this very powerful technique to others.
Over the past several years, I have been trained by my teacher Thom Knoles (Maharishi Vyasananda Saraswati), the pre-eminent authority on Vedic knowledge and his master teachers. My studies culminated in a 3 month intensive teacher training immersion program in India with Thom. At the conclusion of this training I was inducted into the Shankaracharya tradition by Swami Kailashanand Brahmachari – Shankaracharya – the highest spiritual authority and the head of our Vedic tradition in India. I was among a very small group of westerners thus far to have this privilege.
I am passionate about teaching. I have over the years been a teacher and trainer in a variety of contexts – from teaching in schools to leading and training teams in corporate environments. I have a Masters of Teaching from The University of Sydney.