SF - Vedic Meditation Course
Apr
26
Apr 29

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 - Wednesday - Friday - your choice of sessions at either 11-12:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm. You may choose whichever session time works best for you on a given day.

Saturday - There will be one session at 10-11:30am.

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

LOCATIONS - The 11am-12:30pm sessions will be held at 1276 Ruckman Avenue, Unit B, in The Presidio. 

The 7-8:30pm and Saturday morning sessions will be held at 451 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco. It can be chilly in the evenings, so be sure to bring cozy socks and a nice jacket or wrap to stay warm. 

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.
SF - MODERN JEDI TRAINING WORKSHOP
Apr
30
6:00 pm18:00

SF - MODERN JEDI TRAINING WORKSHOP

  • ZENFITSF

Come sharpen your senses, expand your mind and connect with your deepest Jedi self in this immersive workshop led Vedic Meditation Master James Brown.

IN THIS 2 HOUR WORKSHOP YOU WILL

☆ Learn some practical meditation techniques to tap into The Force whenever and wherever you need.

☆ Do some fun group exercises to refine your Jedi Skills, including physical balance, sensory perception, and mental awareness.

☆ Do a paired partner exercise to test how tuned into the Force you truly are... (is the Force strong with this one?)

☆ Learn more about the ways that Vedic Meditation influenced George Lucas in his creation of Starwars (Fun fact #1: Did you know Lucas trained in the Vedic approach to meditation and Yoda was based on his teacher?)

 

THE WAY OF THE FORCE

Jedis have it all in balance. And all the Jedis meditate. Why? Because being grounded in their personal connection to the force is the basis of all effective, purposeful action.

Why do we meditate? A lot of people think it’s to take the edge off. To soothe our jangled, stressed-out nervous systems and get some relief from our chattering minds. And that’s part of it. But the real reason we meditate is that it sharpens us. It allows us to be more present and perceptive, to hone our sensory acuity, to make better, faster decisions, and to be grounded in a field of consciousness that’s deeper than our To Do list.

This will be an immersive, interactive workshop that will challenge your ideas about meditation and send you home having learned a few practical techniques you can use whenever life feels like it’s spinning out of control. Comfortable clothing suggested.

SF - Intro To Vedic Meditation
May
2
7:00 pm19:00

SF - Intro To Vedic Meditation

  • CHEMISTRY CLUB

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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THE VEDIC MEDITATION COURSE - May 9-12

For those inspired to learn Vedic Meditation there will be a short, flexible course offered May 9-12. 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.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Tuesday - Friday @ your choice of 11am-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm, and you may pick whichever session works best with your scehdule 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.

LOCATIONS

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

The 7pm sessions are held at 451 Pacific Avenue.

SF - Vedic Meditation Course
May
9
May 12

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 - Tuesday - Friday - your choice of sessions at either 11-12:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm. You may choose whichever session time works best for you on a given day.

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

LOCATIONS - The 11am-12:30pm sessions will be held at 1276 Ruckman Avenue, Unit B, in The Presidio. 

The 7-8:30pm sessions will be held at 451 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco. It can be chilly in the evenings, so be sure to bring cozy socks and a nice jacket or wrap to stay warm. 

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
SF - Mothers' Day Meditation
May
13
5:30 pm17:30

SF - Mothers' Day Meditation

  • Carmel Blue

Calling all moms and moms-to-be. Join us for this life changing practice, even for just one evening. An hour of focus, mindfulness and quiet. Take home tools. Wow.

IN THIS ONE-HOUR WORKSHOP YOU WILL

• Learn how to simply and easily get back in flow with the present moment, especially when you feel like you're losing your center.

• Learn a how to use the breath to quickly calm your nervous system without yelling at yourself to calm down.

• Learn about a different approach to meditation that was meant for people who are in the world, with noise, jobs, relationship and kids...meaning it's not for monks, it's for you!

Teacher James Brown is one of the world's foremost teachers of the ancient practice of Vedic Meditation. This session will introduce you to the Vedic approach of allowing yourself to meditate, of allowing your mind to settle and flow with the present, without concentrating or focusing. You will leave with some practical tools you can use in daily life to become more centered and less stressed so that you can be happier, healthier and more present for the stuff that really matters

We love babies - but please this session is for adults only

James meditating with Joshua in 2011. He loved it!

James meditating with Joshua in 2011. He loved it!

YOGA+MEDITATION "ROUNDING" WORKSHOP
May
27
1:00 pm13:00

YOGA+MEDITATION "ROUNDING" WORKSHOP

STRETCH YOUR BODY AND EXPAND YOUR MIND with Vedic Meditation Master James Brown and Yoga teacher Liz Brent.

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 help you release long-held stresses from the nervous system. The practice works 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 Liz

SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation
May
30
7:00 pm19:00

SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation

  • 451 Pacific Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94133 United States

HE 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 - May 31-June 3

For those inspired to learn Vedic Meditation there will be a short, flexible course offered May 31-June 3. 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

Wednesday - Friday @ 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.

Saturday - One session @ 10:00-11:30am.

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 and Saturday sessions are held at 451 Pacific Avenue.

SF - Vedic Meditation Course
May
31
Jun 3

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 - Wednesday - Friday - your choice of sessions at either 11-12:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm. You may choose whichever session time works best for you on a given day.

Saturday - There will be one session at 10-11:30am.

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

LOCATIONS - The 11am-12:30pm sessions will be held at 1276 Ruckman Avenue, Unit B, in The Presidio. 

The 7-8:30pm and Saturday morning sessions will be held at 451 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco. It can be chilly in the evenings, so be sure to bring cozy socks and a nice jacket or wrap to stay warm. 

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.

SF - The Vedic Path, Open Group Meditation & Dharma Talk
Apr
25
7:00 pm19:00

SF - The Vedic Path, Open Group Meditation & Dharma Talk

  • The Center SF

Have you ever wondered why there are there so many stories in which the worst thing that ever happened to someone turned out to be a blessing in disguise? Why sometimes things have to go to hell before they can get better? This the topic we'll be discussing this month on The Vedic Path.

Please join as we gather to socialize, sip some tea and enjoy a deep, grounding group meditation before enjoying a robust discussion.

This is a monthly community gathering open to all who wish to deepen their experience and understanding of life. All silent forms of meditation are welcome. If you don't yet mediate you will be given a simple, effortless technique to use during the session.

Love and Light, James



SCHEDULE

7 - 7:30 - Gather, share tea, socialize
7:30 – 9pm Wisdom sharing, meditation, discussion.

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