When we learn Vedic Meditation we take our first step along this path. And for a great many people, learning this simple, accessible and powerful practice is the only step they need take. You can meditate in this way for decades and enjoy great benefits. But many meditators feel the pull to go deeper. If you're reading this page it's likely that you're one of them. So let's talk about the ways in which you can deepen you experience of meditation and your understanding of the timeless body of knowledge from which the practice springs.
If you've been meditating for a year or more you are encouraged to receive an Advanced Technique. Don't let the phrase give you pause. You don't have to consider yourself an advanced meditator – taking this step is to advance you as a meditator, to deepen your experience and help you bring the qualities of meditation into the eyes-open state.
EXPLORING THE VEDA
with Thom Knoles
Exploring the Veda is a unique course combining theoretical understanding of the Veda and its practical application in our daily life. It is a series of six recorded seminars of advanced knowledge with preeminent master-teacher Thom Knoles (aka Maharishi Vyasananda Saraswati), who is recognized as one of the world's foremost teachers of Vedic knowledge. Each seminar in the series consists of recorded lectures by Thom, facilitated with discussion guides and Q/A by James Brown.
Often referred to as industrial-strength meditation, Rounding is recommended for all Vedic Meditators. The practice combines a special sequence of easy yoga postures and balancing breath work with your regular meditation practice. The effect is to expand your experience and help release your most deeply held stresses.
MASTERING THE SIDDHIS
with Thom Knoles
This series of five recorded seminars of advanced knowledge with Thom Knoles will give you a new practice with enormous lifelong benefit. A siddhi is an extraordinary human power, a rare capability to interact with the laws of nature to manifest desires. Once mastered, the siddhis are considered to be the most powerful addition to a meditator's 'toolkit.' This program also consists of recorded lectures, with discussion and Q/A facilitated by James Brown.