Anyone who has been practicing Vedic meditation or transcendental meditation for at least 12 months is eligible to receive an Advanced Technique. An Advanced Technique may involve a meditator learning an elaborated version of their root mantra, or it may involve learning a more advanced method of using the mantra they have already received. There are multiple levels of Advanced Techniques which may be taken in one-year intervals if the meditator finds it charming to do so.
In practice an Advanced Technique is designed to take one’s awareness to that stratum, that layer of consciousness, that comprises the interface between thinking and pure silent consciousness. Increased exposure to this super-subtle layer of consciousness helps sharpen our sensory acuity which allows us to be more present, and better able to detect the subtle stirrings of change in the world at large. More accurate present-moment awareness allow us to be in tune with the future-in-the-making, so that we’re less often blindsided by change, and better able to make the necessary adjustments required to become the masters of our own dharma.
A good example of how and Advanced Technique supports us in our evolution is a car shifting from a low gear to a higher gear to gain speed. We can get where we need to go in first gear, but it will take much longer than if we shifted to a higher gear.
It’s a big step forward, as many can attest, that’s considered a “second initiation,” which means that to receive this advanced training a student is asked to bring fruit, flowers and a contribution, as when you first learned.
There are two ways in which you can receive your Advanced Technique and take your practice to the next level.
Come to a session on the first day of any Vedic Meditation course.
When new students are receiving their mantras you will receive your Advanced Technique. Then it’s recommended that you return for one of the other course session, or arrange a private check-in to verify correct practice and discuss your experiences.
The cost is $400.
Schedule a private 90-minute session.
In this session you will receive your Advanced Technique and also have the opportunity to discuss the details of your practice, answer any and all questions you may have, and explore the obstacles and/or opportunities that are arising at the intersection of meditation and life. It's also recommended to have a check-in a day or two later.
The cost is $600.