SF - Vedic Meditation Course
Dec
17
to Dec 20

SF - Vedic Meditation Course

To sign up for this course you must have attended an Intro to Vedic Meditation session, or watched this intro video and spoken to James beforehand.

The course consists of four 90-minute sessions of personal instruction, taken once a day for four consecutive days. Upon completion of the course you will graduate as a self-sufficient meditator, with the tools and knowledge needed to make it a daily practice, and with a lifetime of free follow-up support. It's awesome.

Read our 5-star Yelp reviews from people who've taken the course.

SCHEDULE

Sunday - one session at 3:30-5pm

Monday to Wednesday - your choice of sessions at 11am-12:30pm and 7-8:30pm each day. You may take whichever session best suits your schedule on a given day, which means you may flip-flop or stick with the same session each day.

Alternate session times may be available, especially on the first day of the course. Please inquire.

LOCATIONS

The 11am session are held at 1276 Ruckman Avenue, Unit B, in The Presidio.

The Sunday afternoon and 7pm sessions are held at 451 Pacific Avenue in downtown SF.

If you're a current Vedic or TM meditator you're welcome to join this course on Days 2-4 for a free refresh. Advanced techniques are given on Day 1 to existing meditators who've been practicing for a year or more. Please let us know which sessions you wish to attend using the form below.

For more information, or to RSVP, please fill out this form.

Name *
Name
Returning students, please let us know which sessions you wish to attend.
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SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation
Dec
14
7:45 PM19:45

SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation

THE SCIENCE ON MEDITATION IS IN.

ARE YOU?

Have you been seeing all the scientific research on the benefits of daily meditation? Have you been trying to make it a habit, but found nothing really sticks? Have you been dabbling with apps and guided meditations but feel there's a deeper experience to be had? Or maybe you've given up, convinced your mind is too crazy to meditate?

(Personal note: I tried lots of things and gave up after a year-and-a-half, convinced my mind was "too crazy" to meditate. And now I'm a meditation teacher!)

This workshop will introduce you to the radical practice of allowing yourself to meditate, of allowing your mind to flow with the present, without concentrating or focusing, without having to flip open an app, or put on headphones, or be guided by someone else's voice.

You'll discover where Vedic Meditation comes from, why it's easier to learn and different than Buddhism, Mindfulness and other practices you may have heard of our tried, and you'll learn what make it such a powerful stress-relieving tool.

You’ll also find out why meditators report a huge reduction in insomnia, anxiety, depression, and migraines. They also report not sweating the small stuff quite as much and an increased tendency to be happy for no reason..

We won't be doing any yoga or chanting so you don't need to wear anything special. This is simply a chance for you to learn how this style of meditation affects the brain and body and see if it’s a good fit for you. You'll also get to meet me and see if I'm the kind of teacher you could learn from...because nobody is everybody's teacher. 

Happily yours, James

LOCATION: This gathering will be at a private home in the Cow Hollow/Presidio Heights neighborhood and the address will be provided after you RSVP.

 

For those inspired to learn there will a short, flexible course offered Dec. 17-20. The course requires just four 90-minute sessions of personalized instruction taken once a day four four days. At the end of the course you will graduate a self-sufficient meditator with the knowledge and skills needed to meditate on your own effectively and sustainably, and you'll enjoy a lifetime of free follow-up support. It's awesome.*

SCHEDULE FOR COURSE

Sunday, Dec. 17 @ 3:30-5pm

Monday, Dec. 18 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm

Tuesday, Dec. 19 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm

Wednesday, Dec. 20 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm

*But don't take our word for it. Read our 5-star Yelp reviews from people who've taken the course and are making meditation work in their lives.

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SF - Group Meditation and Vedic Dharma Talk
Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

SF - Group Meditation and Vedic Dharma Talk

The Shine Group Med.jpeg

Come sit with us and enjoy a deep, energizing group meditation. Come ask questions about your practice and get answers. Come enjoy a robust discussion on some aspect of life as seen through the lens of timeless Vedic wisdom. And finally, come support each other in the practice of disconnecting from the field of relentless productivity (Go!Go!Go!) and re-engage with the essential field of being. It's a great way to deepen your experience, or to get rebooted if you've fallen off the wagon.

This gathering is primarily for current Vedic and transcendental meditators, but you can bring a curious friend if you wish. There will be a free Intro to Vedic Meditation afterwards, starting at 7:45pm, for those who wish to learn more.

LOCATION - This gathering will be at a private home in the Cow Hollow/Presidio Heights neighborhood and the address will be provided after you RSVP.

I look forward to seeing, and sitting with you, soon.

Love and light, James

Name *
Name
Who you learned from, how's practice going, and if you're bringing a friend.
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SF - Vedic Meditation Course
Dec
4
to Dec 7

SF - Vedic Meditation Course

To sign up for this course you must have attended an Intro to Vedic Meditation session, or watched this intro video and spoken to James beforehand.

The course consists of four 90-minute sessions of personal instruction, taken once a day for four consecutive days. Upon completion of the course you will graduate as a self-sufficient meditator, with the tools and knowledge needed to make it a daily practice, and with a lifetime of free follow-up support. It's awesome.

Read our 5-star Yelp reviews from people who've taken the course.

SCHEDULE

Monday - Thursday - your choice of sessions at 11am-12:30pm and 7-8:30pm each day. You may take whichever session best suits your schedule on a given day, which means you may flip-flop or stick with the same session each day.

Alternate session times may be available, especially on the first day of the course. Please inquire.

LOCATIONS

The 11am session are held at 1276 Ruckman Avenue in The Presidio.

The 7pm sessions are held at 451 Pacific Avenue in downtown SF.

If you're a current Vedic or TM meditator you're welcome to join this course on Days 2-4 for a free refresh. Advanced techniques are given on Day 1 to existing meditators who've been practicing for a year or more. Please let us know which sessions you wish to attend using the form below.

For more information, or to RSVP, please fill out this form.

Name *
Name
Returning students, please let us know which sessions you wish to attend.
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SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation
Nov
30
7:45 PM19:45

SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation

THE SCIENCE ON MEDITATION IS IN.

ARE YOU?

Have you been seeing all the scientific research on the benefits of daily meditation? Have you been trying to make it a habit, but found nothing really sticks? Have you been dabbling with apps and guided meditations but feel there's a deeper experience to be had? Or maybe you've given up, convinced your mind is too crazy to meditate?

(Personal note: I tried lots of things and gave up after a year-and-a-half, convinced my mind was "too crazy" to meditate. And now I'm a meditation teacher!)

This workshop will introduce you to the radical practice of allowing yourself to meditate, of allowing your mind to flow with the present, without concentrating or focusing, without having to flip open an app, or put on headphones, or be guided by someone else's voice.

You'll discover where Vedic Meditation comes from, why it's easier to learn and different than Buddhism, Mindfulness and other practices you may have heard of our tried, and you'll learn what make it such a powerful stress-relieving tool.

You’ll also find out why meditators report a huge reduction in insomnia, anxiety, depression, and migraines. They also report not sweating the small stuff quite as much and an increased tendency to be happy for no reason..

We won't be doing any yoga or chanting so you don't need to wear anything special. This is simply a chance for you to learn how this style of meditation affects the brain and body and see if it’s a good fit for you. You'll also get to meet me and see if I'm the kind of teacher you could learn from...because nobody is everybody's teacher. 

Happily yours, James

For those inspired to learn there will a short, flexible course offered Dec. 4-7. The course requires just four 90-minute sessions of personalized instruction taken once a day four four days. At the end of the course you will graduate a self-sufficient meditator with the knowledge and skills needed to meditate on your own effectively and sustainably, and you'll enjoy a lifetime of free follow-up support. It's awesome.*

SCHEDULE FOR COURSE

Monday, Dec. 4 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm

Tuesday, Dec. 5 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm

Wednesday, Dec. 6 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm

Thursday, Dec. 7 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm

*But don't take our word for it. Read our 5-star Yelp reviews from people who've taken the course and are making meditation work in their lives.

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SF - Group Meditation and Vedic Dharma Talk
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

SF - Group Meditation and Vedic Dharma Talk

The Shine Group Med.jpeg

Come sit with us and enjoy a deep, energizing group meditation. Come ask questions about your practice and get answers. Come enjoy a robust discussion on some aspect of life as seen through the lens of timeless Vedic wisdom. And finally, come support each other in the practice of disconnecting from the field of relentless productivity (Go!Go!Go!) and re-engage with the essential field of being. It's a great way to deepen your experience, or to get rebooted if you've fallen off the wagon.

This gathering is primarily for current Vedic and transcendental meditators, but you can bring a curious friend if you wish. There will be a free Intro to Vedic Meditation afterwards, starting at 7:45pm, for those who wish to learn more.

I look forward to seeing, and sitting with you, soon.

Love and light, James

Name *
Name
Who you learned from, how's practice going, and if you're bringing a friend.
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SF - Free Vedic Meditation Course for Kids
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

SF - Free Vedic Meditation Course for Kids

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Children from 4-11 who have at least one parent practicing Vedic Meditation are invited to come and learn a fun, simplified version of the technique in a 60-minute session.

Children are asked to bring a piece of  fruit, a flower and a piece of original artwork they've made for the event. My boys, Logan and Joshua learned when they were each a bout five years old, and it's been a wonderful thing to see them meditate when they're upset, or scooch up next to my wife or I when we're meditating. And when kids learn it makes the "part of the team," which means they're more likely to cut you some slack and not interrupt so much when you're meditating. (At least that's how it works sometimes in our house.)

I love teaching kids. Hope you can join us.

James

Name *
Name
What are the names and ages of the kids you wish to have learn.
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SF - Vedic Meditation Course
Nov
13
to Nov 16

SF - Vedic Meditation Course

To sign up for this course you must have attended an Intro to Vedic Meditation session, or watched this intro video and spoken to James beforehand.

The course consists of four 90-minute sessions of personal instruction, taken once a day for four consecutive days. Upon completion of the course you will graduate as a self-sufficient meditator, with the tools and knowledge needed to make it a daily practice, and with a lifetime of free follow-up support. It's awesome.

Read our 5-star Yelp reviews from people who've taken the course.

SCHEDULE

Monday - Thursday - your choice of sessions at 11am-12:30pm and 7-8:30pm each day. You may take whichever session best suits your schedule on a given day, which means you may flip-flop or stick with the same session each day.

Alternate session times may be available, especially on the first day of the course. Please inquire.

LOCATIONS

The 11am session are held at 1276 Ruckman Avenue in The Presidio.

The 7pm sessions are held at 451 Pacific Avenue in downtown SF.

If you're a current Vedic or TM meditator you're welcome to join this course on Days 2-4 for a free refresh. Advanced techniques are given on Day 1 to existing meditators who've been practicing for a year or more. Please let us know which sessions you wish to attend using the form below.

For more information, or to RSVP, please fill out this form.

Name *
Name
Returning students, please let us know which sessions you wish to attend.
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SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation
Nov
9
7:45 PM19:45

SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation

THE SCIENCE ON MEDITATION IS IN.

ARE YOU?

Have you been seeing all the scientific research on the benefits of daily meditation? Have you been trying to make it a habit, but found nothing really sticks? Have you been dabbling with apps and guided meditations but feel there's a deeper experience to be had? Or maybe you've given up, convinced your mind is too crazy to meditate?

(Personal note: I tried lots of things and gave up after a year-and-a-half, convinced my mind was "too crazy" to meditate. And now I'm a meditation teacher!)

This workshop will introduce you to the radical practice of allowing yourself to meditate, of allowing your mind to flow with the present, without concentrating or focusing, without having to flip open an app, or put on headphones, or be guided by someone else's voice.

You'll discover where Vedic Meditation comes from, why it's easier to learn and different than Buddhism, Mindfulness and other practices you may have heard of our tried, and you'll learn what make it such a powerful stress-relieving tool.

You’ll also find out why meditators report a huge reduction in insomnia, anxiety, depression, and migraines. They also report not sweating the small stuff quite as much and an increased tendency to be happy for no reason..

We won't be doing any yoga or chanting so you don't need to wear anything special. This is simply a chance for you to learn how this style of meditation affects the brain and body and see if it’s a good fit for you. You'll also get to meet me and see if I'm the kind of teacher you could learn from...because nobody is everybody's teacher. 

Happily yours, James

For those inspired to learn there will a short, flexible course offered November 13-16. The course requires just four 90-minute sessions of personalized instruction taken once a day four four days. At the end of the course you will graduate a self-sufficient meditator with the knowledge and skills needed to meditate on your own effectively and sustainably, and you'll enjoy a lifetime of free follow-up support. It's awesome.*

SCHEDULE FOR COURSE

Monday, Nov. 13 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm

Tuesday, Nov. 14 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm

Wednesday, Nov. 15 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm

Thursday, Nov. 16 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm

*But don't take our word for it. Read our 5-star Yelp reviews from people who've taken the course and are making Vedic Meditation work in their lives.

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SF - Group Meditation and Vedic Dharma Talk
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

SF - Group Meditation and Vedic Dharma Talk

The Shine Group Med.jpeg

Come sit with us and enjoy a deep, energizing group meditation. Come ask questions about your practice and get answers. Come enjoy a robust discussion on some aspect of life as seen through the lens of timeless Vedic wisdom. And finally, come support each other in the practice of disconnecting from the field of relentless productivity (Go!Go!Go!) and re-engage with the essential field of being. It's a great way to deepen your experience, or to get rebooted if you've fallen off the wagon.

This gathering is primarily for current Vedic and transcendental meditators, but you can bring a curious friend if you wish. There will be a free Intro to Vedic Meditation afterwards, starting at 7:45pm, for those who wish to learn more.

I look forward to seeing, and sitting with you, soon.

Love and light, James

Name *
Name
Who you learned from, how's practice going, and if you're bringing a friend.
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Silicon Valley - Vedic Meditation Course
Oct
24
to Oct 27

Silicon Valley - Vedic Meditation Course

  • private home - address with RSVP (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The course consists of four 90-minute sessions of personal instruction, taken once a day for four consecutive days. Upon completion of the course you will graduate as a self-sufficient meditator, with the tools and knowledge needed to make it a daily practice, and with a lifetime of free follow-up support. It's awesome.

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Tuesday - Friday - your choice of sessions at 11:30-1Pm or 6:30-8pm. You may choose whichever session time works best for you on a given day. (You may also be able to schedule a private one-hour session on Tuesday, please inquire.)

New meditators must attend one session a day for four days to complete the training. Current VM/TM meditators receiving advanced techniques may come on Day 1, or you may attend on Days 2-4 for a free refresh.

LOCATIONS - All sessions will be held at a private home in Redwood City. The address will be provided with your RSVP.

To sign up for this course you must first have attended an intro session in the past, or come to the free intro James is giving on October 22 in Redwood City. Details for that event can be found here. If you wish to have a preview of what we'll cover at the intro you may watch this video.

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Name
Please tell us how you heard of Vedic Meditation
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Silicon Valley - Intro to Vedic Meditation
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

Silicon Valley - Intro to Vedic Meditation

THE SCIENCE ON MEDITATION IS IN.

ARE YOU?

Have you been seeing all the scientific research on the benefits of daily meditation? Have you been trying to make it a habit, but found nothing really sticks? Have you been dabbling with apps and guided meditations but feel there's a deeper experience to be had? Or maybe you've given up, convinced your mind is too crazy to meditate?

(Personal note: I tried lots of things and gave up after a year-and-a-half, convinced my mind was "too crazy" to meditate. And now I'm a meditation teacher!)

This workshop will introduce you to the radical practice of allowing yourself to meditate, of allowing your mind to flow with the present, without concentrating or focusing, without having to flip open an app, or put on headphones, or be guided by someone else's voice.

You'll discover where Vedic Meditation comes from, why it's easier to learn and different than Buddhism, Mindfulness and other practices you may have heard of our tried, and you'll learn what make it such a powerful stress-relieving tool.

You’ll also find out why meditators report a huge reduction in insomnia, anxiety, depression, and migraines. They also report not sweating the small stuff quite as much and an increased tendency to be happy for no reason..

We won't be doing any yoga or chanting so you don't need to wear anything special. This is simply a chance for you to learn how this style of meditation affects the brain and body and see if it’s a good fit for you. You'll also get to meet me and see if I'm the kind of teacher you could learn from...because nobody is everybody's teacher. 

Happily yours, James

LOCATION: This event will be held at a private home in Redwood City. The address will be provided after you RSVP. 

 

THE VEDIC MEDITATION COURSE - October 24-27

For those inspired to learn Vedic Meditation there will be a short, flexible course offered in the coming week. If you can't make it to the intro but are interested in learning about the practice, or if you just want a preview of what we'll be discussion you can watch this video.

The course consists of four sessions of about 90 minutes of personal instruction taken once a day for 4 days. After completing the course you will graduate knowing how to meditate, with the tools and knowledge you need to make it part of your day, and will access to a lifetime of free follow-up support. You can read some unedited Yelp reviews from people who've completed the course have to say.

NOTE: To sign up for this course you must have attended an intro class, or watched the intro video and spoken to James beforehand.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Tuesday - Friday @ your choice of 11:30am-1pm or 7-8:30pm, and you may pick whichever session works best with your schedule on a given day.

LOCATIONS - All course sessions will be held at a private home in Redwood City and the address will be provided with your registration.

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Seattle - Vedic Meditation Course
Oct
16
to Oct 19

Seattle - Vedic Meditation Course

To sign up for this course you must have attended an intro session, or watched this intro video and spoken to James beforehand.

The course consists of four 90-minute sessions of personal instruction, taken once a day for four consecutive days. Upon completion of the course you will graduate as a self-sufficient meditator, with the tools and knowledge needed to make it a daily practice, and with a lifetime of free follow-up support. It's awesome. You can read some unedited Yelp reviews from people who've completed the course to see what they have to say.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Monday-Thursday @ your choice of 7-8:30am, 11:30-1pm or 6:30-8pm, and you may pick whichever session works best with your schedule on a given day. And yes, this means you can flip flop between different session times on different days.

Alternate session times may be available, especially on the first day of the course. Please inquire.

To sign up for this course you must have attended an intro class, or watched the intro video and spoken to James beforehand.

LOCATION - The course sessions will be held at a private home at the top of Queen Anne. The address will be provided at the intro session and/or with your RSVP

If you're a current Vedic or TM meditator you're welcome to join this course on Days 2-4 for a free refresh. Advanced techniques are given on Day 1 to existing meditators who've been practicing for a year or more. Please let us know which sessions you wish to attend using the form below.

For more information, or to RSVP, please fill out this form.

Name *
Name
Returning students, please let us know which sessions you wish to attend.
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Seattle - Intro to Vedic Meditation
Oct
15
4:30 PM16:30

Seattle - Intro to Vedic Meditation

  • University Heights Center - Room 109 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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THE SCIENCE ON MEDITATION IS IN. ARE YOU?

Have you been seeing all the scientific research on the benefits of daily meditation? Have you been dabbling with apps and guided meditations, but have the feeling you could be going deeper? Have you been trying to make meditation a habit, but found nothing really sticks?

This workshop will introduce you to the radical practice of allowing yourself to meditate, of allowing your mind to flow with the present, without concentrating or focusing, without having to flip open an app, or put on headphones, or be guided by someone else's voice.

You'll discover where Vedic Meditation comes from, why it's easier to learn and different than Buddhism, Mindfulness and other practices you may have heard of our tried, and you'll learn what make it such a powerful stress-relieving tool.

You’ll also find out why meditators report a huge reduction in insomnia, anxiety, depression, and migraines. They also report enjoying their lives a lot more.

We won't be doing any yoga or chanting so you don't need to wear anything special. This is simply a chance for you to learn how this style of meditation affects the brain and body and see if it’s a good fit for you. You'll also get to meet me and see if I'm the kind of teacher you could learn from...because no one is everyone's teacher.

Peace and blessings, James

 

For those inspired to learn Vedic Meditation there will be a short, flexible course offered October 16-19. If you can't make it to the intro session but are interested in joining the course you may watch this intro video which should give you a good overview. If it clicks let me know.

THE VEDIC MEDITATION COURSE - October 16-19

The course consists of four sessions of about 90 minutes of personal instruction taken once a day for 4 days. After completing the course you will graduate knowing how to meditate, with the tools and knowledge you need to make it part of your day, and will access to a lifetime of free follow-up support. You can read some unedited Yelp reviews from people who've completed the course have to say.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Monday-Thursday @ your choice of 7-8:30am, 11:30-1pm or 6:30-8pm, and you may pick whichever session works best with your schedule on a given day.

Alternate session times may be available, especially on the first day of the course. Please inquire.

To sign up for this course you must have attended an intro class, or watched the intro video and spoken to James beforehand.

LOCATION - The course sessions will be held at a private home in the Fremont/Queen Anne area. The address will be provided at the intro session and/or with your RSVP

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Seattle - Free Vedic Meditation Course for Kids
Oct
15
2:00 PM14:00

Seattle - Free Vedic Meditation Course for Kids

twoboysmeditating.JPG

Children from 4-11 who have at least one parent practicing Vedic Meditation are invited to come and learn a fun, simplified version of the technique in a 60-minute session.

Children are asked to bring a piece of  fruit, a flower and a piece of original artwork they've made for the event. My boys, Logan and Joshua learned when they were each a bout five years old, and it's been a wonderful thing to see them meditate when they're upset, or scooch up next to my wife or I when we're meditating. And when kids learn it makes the "part of the team," which means they're more likely to cut you some slack and not interrupt so much when you're meditating. (At least that's how it works sometimes in our house.)

I love teaching kids. Hope you can join us.

James

ps: We'll be at a private home in Queen Anne and the address will be provided with your RSVP.

Name *
Name
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Seattle - Intro to Vedic Meditation
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

Seattle - Intro to Vedic Meditation

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THE SCIENCE ON MEDITATION IS IN. ARE YOU?

Have you been seeing all the scientific research on the benefits of daily meditation? Have you been dabbling with apps and guided meditations, but have the feeling you could be going deeper? Have you been trying to make meditation a habit, but found nothing really sticks?

This workshop will introduce you to the radical practice of allowing yourself to meditate, of allowing your mind to flow with the present, without concentrating or focusing, without having to flip open an app, or put on headphones, or be guided by someone else's voice.

You'll discover where Vedic Meditation comes from, why it's easier to learn and different than Buddhism, Mindfulness and other practices you may have heard of our tried, and you'll learn what make it such a powerful stress-relieving tool.

You’ll also find out why meditators report a huge reduction in insomnia, anxiety, depression, and migraines. They also report enjoying their lives a lot more.

We won't be doing any yoga or chanting so you don't need to wear anything special. This is simply a chance for you to learn how this style of meditation affects the brain and body and see if it’s a good fit for you. You'll also get to meet me and see if I'm the kind of teacher you could learn from...because no one is everyone's teacher.

Peace and blessings, James

 

For those inspired to learn Vedic Meditation there will be a short, flexible course offered October 16-19. If you can't make it to the intro session but are interested in joining the course you may watch this intro video which should give you a good overview. If it clicks let me know.

THE VEDIC MEDITATION COURSE - October 16-19

The course consists of four sessions of about 90 minutes of personal instruction taken once a day for 4 days. After completing the course you will graduate knowing how to meditate, with the tools and knowledge you need to make it part of your day, and will access to a lifetime of free follow-up support. You can read some unedited Yelp reviews from people who've completed the course have to say.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Monday-Thursday @ your choice of 7-8:30am, 11:30-1pm or 6:30-8pm, and you may pick whichever session works best with your schedule on a given day.

Alternate session times may be available, especially on the first day of the course. Please inquire.

To sign up for this course you must have attended an intro class, or watched the intro video and spoken to James beforehand.

LOCATION - The course sessions will be held at a private home in the Fremont/Queen Anne area. The address will be provided at the intro session and/or with your RSVP

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Seattle - YOGA+MEDITATION "ROUNDING" WORKSHOP
Oct
14
1:30 PM13:30

Seattle - YOGA+MEDITATION "ROUNDING" WORKSHOP

STRETCH YOUR BODY AND EXPAND YOUR MIND with James Brown and Heather Fantin.

Did you know the practice of yoga was developed to get the mind ready to meditate? That the two work best when they work together? Newbies and experts alike are invited to join us to learn the practice of “Rounding," in which these two practices are combined to maximum effect. Rounding combines a special sequence of very light yoga asanas that was designed to allow the mind to dive deeply, a Vedic breathing technique and meditation. The result will be to enable a profoundly deep and energizing experience that will expand consciousness and allow for what's been described as "industrial strength" stress release.

Rounding is highly recommended for all Vedic Meditators, but it will work to enhance the effectiveness of all forms of silent meditation. If you don’t yet meditate, you will be instructed in a simple, effortless technique to use during the workshop.

Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and an open mind.

Namaste, James and Heather

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Seattle - The Mechanics of Effortlessness - Vedic Meditation Tuneup
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Seattle - The Mechanics of Effortlessness - Vedic Meditation Tuneup

How to maximize the power of your personal practice.

This workshop is reserved for existing Vedic and Transcendental Meditators, whether you're active in practice, are seeking to be more regular, or have completely fallen off the wagon.

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If you're looking for a way to refresh or reboot your practice this 2-hour immersion workshop will be just the ticket. James will realign your meditation technique to enhance your experience, to give greater impact to the time you invest in your personal meditation sessions. There will be ample time for Q&A, and for a group meditation session led by James.

Light snacks and tea will be served. 

“James, the reboot was EXACTLY what I needed! Since that session I’ve only missed three meditations in the last month. I have a much better idea of what I'm supposed to be doing, and not doing, in my sessions. And helped me remember why I learned in the first place. I thank you. My kids thank you. So...thank you.”

— Beverly Munro, San Francisco

LOCATION: This event will be held at a private home at the top of Queen Anne. The address will be provided after you RSVP.

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SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation
Oct
10
7:45 PM19:45

SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation

THE SCIENCE ON MEDITATION IS IN.

ARE YOU?

Have you been seeing all the scientific research on the benefits of daily meditation? Have you been trying to make it a habit, but found nothing really sticks? Have you been dabbling with apps and guided meditations but feel there's a deeper experience to be had? Or maybe you've given up, convinced your mind is too crazy to meditate?

(Personal note: I tried lots of things and gave up after a year-and-a-half, convinced my mind was "too crazy" to meditate. And now I'm a meditation teacher!)

This workshop will introduce you to the radical practice of allowing yourself to meditate, of allowing your mind to flow with the present, without concentrating or focusing, without having to flip open an app, or put on headphones, or be guided by someone else's voice.

You'll discover where Vedic Meditation comes from, why it's easier to learn and different than Buddhism, Mindfulness and other practices you may have heard of our tried, and you'll learn what make it such a powerful stress-relieving tool.

You’ll also find out why meditators report a huge reduction in insomnia, anxiety, depression, and migraines. They also report not sweating the small stuff quite as much and an increased tendency to be happy for no reason..

We won't be doing any yoga or chanting so you don't need to wear anything special. This is simply a chance for you to learn how this style of meditation affects the brain and body and see if it’s a good fit for you. You'll also get to meet me and see if I'm the kind of teacher you could learn from...because nobody is everybody's teacher. 

Happily yours, James

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SF - Group Meditation and Vedic Dharma Talk
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

SF - Group Meditation and Vedic Dharma Talk

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Come sit with us and enjoy a deep, energizing group meditation. Come ask questions about your practice and get answers. Come enjoy a robust discussion on some aspect of life as seen through the lens of timeless Vedic wisdom. And finally, come support each other in the practice of disconnecting from the field of relentless productivity (Go!Go!Go!) and re-engage with the essential field of being. It's a great way to deepen your experience, or to get rebooted if you've fallen off the wagon.

This gathering is primarily for current Vedic and transcendental meditators, but you can bring a curious friend if you wish. There will be a free Intro to Vedic Meditation afterwards, starting at 7:45pm, for those who wish to learn more.

I look forward to seeing, and sitting with you, soon.

Love and light, James

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SF - Vedic Meditation Course
Oct
1
to Oct 4

SF - Vedic Meditation Course

To sign up for this course you must have attended an intro session, or watched this intro video and spoken to James beforehand.

The course consists of four 90-minute sessions of personal instruction, taken once a day for four consecutive days. Upon completion of the course you will graduate as a self-sufficient meditator, with the tools and knowledge needed to make it a daily practice, and with a lifetime of free follow-up support. It's awesome. The available session times are:

SCHEDULE

Sunday - one session at 5-6:30pm

Monday - Wednesday - your choice of sessions at 11-12:30pm and 7-8:30pm. You may take whichever session works best with your schedule on a day-to-day basis.

LOCATIONS

The Sunday and 7pm sessions are at 451 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco. 

The 11am sessions are at 1276-B Ruckman Avenue in The Presidio.

If you're a current Vedic or TM meditator you're welcome to join this course on Days 2-4 for a free refresh. Advanced techniques are given on Day 1 to existing meditators who've been practicing for a year or more. Please let us know which sessions you wish to attend using the form below.

For more information, or to RSVP, please fill out this form.

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Name
Returning students, please let us know which sessions you wish to attend.
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SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation
Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation

THE SCIENCE ON MEDITATION IS IN.

ARE YOU?

Have you been seeing all the scientific research on the benefits of daily meditation? Have you been trying to make it a habit, but found nothing really sticks? Have you been dabbling with apps and guided meditations but feel there's a deeper experience to be had? Or maybe you've given up, convinced your mind is too crazy to meditate?

(Personal note: I tried lots of things and gave up after a year-and-a-half, convinced my mind was "too crazy" to meditate. And now I'm a meditation teacher!)

This workshop will introduce you to the radical practice of allowing yourself to meditate, of allowing your mind to flow with the present, without concentrating or focusing, without having to flip open an app, or put on headphones, or be guided by someone else's voice.

You'll discover where Vedic Meditation comes from, why it's easier to learn and different than Buddhism, Mindfulness and other practices you may have heard of our tried, and you'll learn what make it such a powerful stress-relieving tool.

You’ll also find out why meditators report a huge reduction in insomnia, anxiety, depression, and migraines. They also report not sweating the small stuff quite as much and an increased tendency to be happy for no reason..

We won't be doing any yoga or chanting so you don't need to wear anything special. This is simply a chance for you to learn how this style of meditation affects the brain and body and see if it’s a good fit for you. You'll also get to meet me and see if I'm the kind of teacher you could learn from...because nobody is everybody's teacher. 

Happily yours, James

THE VEDIC MEDITATION COURSE - Oct. 1-4

For those inspired to learn Vedic Meditation there will be a short, flexible course offered Oct. 1-4. If you can make it to the intro but are interested in learning the about the practice, or if you just want a preview of what we'll be discussion you can watch this intro video.

 

The course consists of four sessions of about 90 minutes of personal instruction taken once a day for 4 days. After completing the course you will graduate knowing how to meditate, with the tools and knowledge you need to make it part of your day, and will access to a lifetime of free follow-up support. You can read some unedited Yelp reviews from people who've completed the course have to say.

NOTE: To sign up for this course you must have attended an intro class, or watched the intro video and spoken to James beforehand.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Sunday - one session at 5-6:30pm

Monday - Wednesday @ your choice of 11am-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm, and you may pick whichever session works best with your schedule on a given day.

LOCATIONS

The Sunday and 7pm sessions are held at 451 Pacific Avenue.

The 11am sessions are held in The Presidio at 1276 Ruckman Avenue, Unit B

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT KARMA - Group Meditation and Vedic Knowledge Meeting
Sep
15
6:30 PM18:30

THE TRUTH ABOUT KARMA - Group Meditation and Vedic Knowledge Meeting

The Truth About Karma. How to stop overthinking everything and enjoy a life of purpose and meaning.

From the Vedic perspective there is no such thing as "good Karma." Huh? Come learn the surprising truth about Karma and it's meaning from legendary Vedic Master Maharishi Vyasanada Thom Knoles. 

This event is open to all existing Vedic Meditators, friends, and those interested in getting a taste of the Vedic approach to meditation. We will gather to socialize, sip some tea and share a deep, grounding group meditation before enjoying Thom's talk.

 

ABOUT THOM KNOLES

Thom Knoles is a maharishi (or pre-eminent master-teacher) of Vedic Meditation (an effortless mental technique that allows one to experience fully-awake restful consciousness and its many physiological benefits). He has tens of thousands of personally-taught students worldwide.

Thom is a thought-leader and celebrated speaker on the cognitive sciences, on the potential of the brain and health of the body, on the relationship between quantum physics and human consciousness, and on the 5,000 year-old body of wisdom known as the Veda (knowledge governing the unity of the laws of nature and human consciousness from which yoga, meditation, and Ayur Veda are derived).

In India, he is called “Maharishi Vyasananda.” It means “the great seer who sequentially elaborates knowledge blissfully”. READ MORE

 

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SF - Vedic Meditation Course with James Brown & Thom Knoles
Sep
11
to Sep 14

SF - Vedic Meditation Course with James Brown & Thom Knoles

The course consists of four 90-minute sessions of personal instruction, taken once a day for four consecutive days. Upon completion of the course you will graduate as a self-sufficient meditator, with the tools and knowledge needed to make it a daily practice, and with a lifetime of free follow-up support. It's awesome.

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES - SEPTEMBER 11-14

Monday - Thursday - your choice of sessions at 7-8:30am, 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm. You may choose whichever session time works best for you on a given day. Alternate session times may be available on the first day of the course. Please inquire.

LOCATIONS - The 11am-12:30pm sessions will be held at a private home in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of Presidio (address provided upon enrollment).

The 7-8:30am and 7-8:30pm sessions will be held at 451 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco. 

To sign up for this course you must first have attended an intro session in the past, or come to one of these three upcoming intros with Thom Knoles and James Brown:

Sept. 8 @ 6:30pm in SF - DETAILS

Sept. 9 @ 5:30pm in Marin - DETAILS

Sept. 10 @ 6:30pm in SF - DETAILS

If you're a current Vedic or TM meditator you're welcome to join this course on Days 2-4 for a free refresh. Advanced techniques are given on Day 1 to existing meditators who've been practicing for a year or more. Please let us know which sessions you wish to attend using the form below.

For more information, or to RSVP, please fill out this form.

Name *
Name
Returning students, please let us know which sessions you wish to attend.
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How to Cultivate a Daily Meditation Practice with Thom Knoles
Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

How to Cultivate a Daily Meditation Practice with Thom Knoles

Over the last 5 decades legendary Vedic Master Maharishi Vyasananda Thom Knoles has taught tens of thousands of busy people, from all walks of life, to meditate in a technique that is effortless, simple and accessible. This is his first trip back to the Bay Area in almost 5 years. Please join to take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from the Master.

 

This Introductory Talk on the practice of Vedic Meditation will focus on how the technique can be easily implemented into even the busiest, over-scheduled lifestyle.  This will be a lecture and question/answer session perfect for those who've been dabbling with meditation but are looking for a way to make it stick as a daily practice. Topics include the technique’s origins, an overview of the mechanics of the practice itself and its numerous benefits, including reduction of stress and an increase in energy and peace of mind.

 

For those interested in going deeper there will be a short, flexible course offered Sept. 11-14. The course consists of 4 sessions of about 90 minutes of instruction taken once a day for 4 days. Full details for the course will be provided at the intro. 

ABOUT THOM KNOLES

Thom Knoles is a maharishi (or pre-eminent master-teacher) of Vedic Meditation (an effortless mental technique that allows one to experience fully-awake restful consciousness and its many physiological benefits). He has tens of thousands of personally-taught students worldwide.

Thom is a thought-leader and celebrated speaker on the cognitive sciences, on the potential of the brain and health of the body, on the relationship between quantum physics and human consciousness, and on the 5,000 year-old body of wisdom known as the Veda (knowledge governing the unity of the laws of nature and human consciousness from which yoga, meditation, and Ayur Veda are derived).

In India, he is called “Maharishi Vyasananda.” It means “the great seer who sequentially elaborates knowledge blissfully”. READ MORE

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MARIN - Intro to Vedic Meditation with Thom Knoles
Sep
9
5:30 PM17:30

MARIN - Intro to Vedic Meditation with Thom Knoles

You're invited to take advantage of this rare opportunity as legendary Vedic Master Thom Knoles makes his return to the Bay Area after an absence of almost 5 years.  

The Introduction is a free lecture and question/answer session designed for anyone interested in learning more about Vedic Meditation — a simple, effortless and highly beneficial practice that absolutely anyone can learn. Topics will include the technique’s origins, an overview of the mechanics of the practice itself, its benefits (including reduction of stress and an increase in energy and peace of mind), and how to learn. This talk is required before taking the full four-day course in Vedic Meditation.

This event will be held at a spacious private estate in San Anselmo, and the address will be provided upon your RSVP.

Vedic Meditation is derived from the Veda, the 5,000 year old body of wisdom and source of yoga and Ayurvedic medicine.

During meditation, one experiences inner wakefulness beyond thought. Meditators describe this state as supreme inner contentment. The restfulness accompanying meditation is considerably deeper than that gained by sleeping. This profound rest allows deep-rooted stresses to dissolve naturally, bringing innumerable health benefits to the individual.

The integration of bliss consciousness and deeper levels of rest with one’s dynamic daily activity allows the meditator to become less stressed, more creative, more productive, and more adaptable to the demands of life.

For those interested in going deeper there will be a short, flexible course offered in San Francisco Sept. 11-14. The course consists of 4 sessions of about 90 minutes of instruction taken once a day for four days. Full details will be provided at the intro.

ABOUT THOM KNOLES

Thom Knoles is a maharishi (or pre-eminent master-teacher) of Vedic Meditation (an effortless mental technique that allows one to experience fully-awake restful consciousness and its many physiological benefits). He has tens of thousands of personally-taught students worldwide.

Thom is a thought-leader and celebrated speaker on the cognitive sciences, on the potential of the brain and health of the body, on the relationship between quantum physics and human consciousness, and on the 5,000 year-old body of wisdom known as the Veda (knowledge governing the unity of the laws of nature and human consciousness from which yoga, meditation, and Ayur Veda are derived).

In India, he is called “Maharishi Vyasananda.” It means “the great seer who sequentially elaborates knowledge blissfully”. READ MORE

 

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Vedic Knowledge Retreat with Thom Knoles
Sep
9
9:30 AM09:30

Vedic Knowledge Retreat with Thom Knoles

COMMUNICATION - THE ART OF SHARED EXPERIENCE

In this thought-provoking, practical retreat legendary Vedic Master Maharishi Vyasananda Thom Knoles will elucidate the true meaning of “communication,” expanding your idea of what it is, its purpose, and how you can harness the power of shared experience to enhance cooperative enterprise in every aspect of life.

 $600 workshop fee includes vegetarian lunch. Vegan/Gluten-Free options are available.

There are only 20 spots available. Reserve yours using Venmo by clicking the button below.

 

If you don't wish to use Venmo you can email Katia Tallarico at info@thomknoles.com to settle up and reserve your spot. The retreat will be held at a spacious private estate in San Anselmo; address will be provided with your RSVP. 

ABOUT THOM KNOLES

Thom Knoles is a maharishi (or pre-eminent master-teacher) of Vedic Meditation (an effortless mental technique that allows one to experience fully-awake restful consciousness and its many physiological benefits). He has tens of thousands of personally-taught students worldwide.

Thom is a thought-leader and celebrated speaker on the cognitive sciences, on the potential of the brain and health of the body, on the relationship between quantum physics and human consciousness, and on the 5,000 year-old body of wisdom known as the Veda (knowledge governing the unity of the laws of nature and human consciousness from which yoga, meditation, and Ayur Veda are derived).

In India, he is called “Maharishi Vyasananda.” It means “the great seer who sequentially elaborates knowledge blissfully”. READ MORE

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SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation with Thom Knoles
Sep
8
6:30 PM18:30

SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation with Thom Knoles

You're invited to take advantage of this rare opportunity as legendary Vedic Master Thom Knoles makes his return to the Bay Area after an absence of almost 5 years.  

The Introduction is a free lecture and question/answer session designed for anyone interested in learning more about Vedic Meditation — a simple, effortless and highly beneficial practice that absolutely anyone can learn. Topics will include the technique’s origins, an overview of the mechanics of the practice itself, its benefits (including reduction of stress and an increase in energy and peace of mind), and how to learn. This talk is required before taking the full four-day course in Vedic Meditation.

Vedic Meditation is derived from the Veda, the 5,000 year old body of wisdom and source of yoga and Ayurvedic medicine.

During meditation, one experiences inner wakefulness beyond thought. Meditators describe this state as supreme inner contentment. The restfulness accompanying meditation is considerably deeper than that gained by sleeping. This profound rest allows deep-rooted stresses to dissolve naturally, bringing innumerable health benefits to the individual.

The integration of bliss consciousness and deeper levels of rest with one’s dynamic daily activity allows the meditator to become less stressed, more creative, more productive, and more adaptable to the demands of life.

For those interested in going deeper there will be a short, flexible course offered in San Francisco Sept. 11-14. The course consists of 4 sessions of about 90 minutes of instruction taken once a day for four days. Full details will be provided at the intro.

ABOUT THOM KNOLES

Thom Knoles is a maharishi (or pre-eminent master-teacher) of Vedic Meditation (an effortless mental technique that allows one to experience fully-awake restful consciousness and its many physiological benefits). He has tens of thousands of personally-taught students worldwide.

Thom is a thought-leader and celebrated speaker on the cognitive sciences, on the potential of the brain and health of the body, on the relationship between quantum physics and human consciousness, and on the 5,000 year-old body of wisdom known as the Veda (knowledge governing the unity of the laws of nature and human consciousness from which yoga, meditation, and Ayur Veda are derived).

In India, he is called “Maharishi Vyasananda.” It means “the great seer who sequentially elaborates knowledge blissfully”. READ MORE

 

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THE MECHANICS OF EFFORTLESSNESS - Vedic Meditation Tune Up with Thom Knoles
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

THE MECHANICS OF EFFORTLESSNESS - Vedic Meditation Tune Up with Thom Knoles

How to maximize the power of your personal practice

• This workshop is for anyone who has learned Vedic Meditation, whether you're active in practice, are seeking to be more regular, or if you've fallen completely off the wagon.

You are encouraged to join us for the rare opportunity to refresh and retool your practice under the guidance of a true master. Thom Knoles will realign your meditation technique to enhance your experience, to give greater impact to the time you invest in your personal meditation sessions. There will be ample time for Q&A, and for a group meditation session led by Thom. 

This meeting and group practice will be very helpful, both for regular Vedic Meditators seeing improved effects as well as for those who wish to re-establish their practice. 

NOTE: This event is for existing Vedic Meditators only. If you are interested in learning about the practice, please attend one of Thom's intro sessions on Sept. 8, 9 or 10. Details here.

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SF - Vedic Meditation Course
Aug
14
to Aug 17

SF - Vedic Meditation Course

To sign up for this course you must have attended an intro session, or watched this intro video and spoken to James beforehand.

The course consists of four 90-minute sessions of personal instruction, taken once a day for four consecutive days. Upon completion of the course you will graduate as a self-sufficient meditator, with the tools and knowledge needed to make it a daily practice, and with a lifetime of free follow-up support. It's awesome. The available session times are:

SCHEDULE

Monday - Thursday - one session at 7-8:30pm

Alternate session times may be available, especially on the first day of the course. Please inquire.

LOCATION - 451 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco. 

If you're a current Vedic or TM meditator you're welcome to join this course on Days 2-4 for a free refresh. Advanced techniques are given on Day 1 to existing meditators who've been practicing for a year or more. Please let us know which sessions you wish to attend using the form below.

For more information, or to RSVP, please fill out this form.

Name *
Name
Returning students, please let us know which sessions you wish to attend.
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SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation

THE SCIENCE ON MEDITATION IS IN.

ARE YOU?

Have you been seeing all the scientific research on the benefits of daily meditation? Have you been trying to make it a habit, but found nothing really sticks? Have you been dabbling with apps and guided meditations but feel there's a deeper experience to be had? Or maybe you've given up, convinced your mind is too crazy to meditate?

(Personal note: I tried lots of things and gave up after a year-and-a-half, convinced my mind was "too crazy" to meditate. And now I'm a meditation teacher!)

This workshop will introduce you to the radical practice of allowing yourself to meditate, of allowing your mind to flow with the present, without concentrating or focusing, without having to flip open an app, or put on headphones, or be guided by someone else's voice.

You'll discover where Vedic Meditation comes from, why it's easier to learn and different than Buddhism, Mindfulness and other practices you may have heard of our tried, and you'll learn what make it such a powerful stress-relieving tool.

You’ll also find out why meditators report a huge reduction in insomnia, anxiety, depression, and migraines. They also report not sweating the small stuff quite as much and an increased tendency to be happy for no reason..

We won't be doing any yoga or chanting so you don't need to wear anything special. This is simply a chance for you to learn how this style of meditation affects the brain and body and see if it’s a good fit for you. You'll also get to meet me and see if I'm the kind of teacher you could learn from...because nobody is everybody's teacher. 

Happily yours, James

THE VEDIC MEDITATION COURSE - August 14-17

For those inspired to learn Vedic Meditation there will be a short, flexible course offered July August 14-17. If you can make it to the intro but are interested in learning the about the practice, or if you just want a preview of what we'll be discussion you can watch this intro video.

 

The course consists of four sessions of about 90 minutes of personal instruction taken once a day for 4 days. After completing the course you will graduate knowing how to meditate, with the tools and knowledge you need to make it part of your day, and will access to a lifetime of free follow-up support. You can read some unedited Yelp reviews from people who've completed the course have to say.

NOTE: To sign up for this course you must have attended an intro class, or watched the intro video and spoken to James beforehand.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Monday - Thursday @ your choice of 11am-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm, and you may pick whichever session works best with your schedule on a given day.

Alternate session times may be available, especially on the first day of the course - please inquire.

LOCATIONS

The 11am sessions are held in The Presidio at 1276 Ruckman Avenue, Unit B

The 7pm sessions are held at 451 Pacific Avenue.

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