SF - Monday morning Group Meditation
Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

SF - Monday morning Group Meditation

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.

NOTE: This gathering is for current Vedic and transcendental meditators only, but you may bring a curious friend if you wish.

LOCATION NOTE: The entrance to the complex is on Treat Avenue, between 18th and 17th. Come to the main door, dial 206 on the directory and we'll buzz you in. The studio is on the 2nd floor, directly above the main entryway.

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN about the practice you should attend an intro workshop, or watch this intro video - bit.ly/vedicintrovideo. The in-person workshop is more in-depth, and you'll learn some practical tools you can use in everyday life...but the video will give you a good overview of the practice, the course and the program of lifetime follow-up support all students enjoy.

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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Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Morning
Apr
23
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Morning

What if there was an easier way to meditate?

I used to think meditation was hard. That it took a long time to get good at, and that it was hard to fit into my life. And I was convinced that my mind was too crazy to meditate. What changed for me was discovering a practice called Vedic Meditation, in which we allow the mind to flow. A practice that was meant for people with busy lives and even busier minds. It was easy, effective and accessible. (Really, I promise.) It was easy to do, and so I did it. Learning Vedic Meditation changed my life, and now I get to teach this ancient, powerful technique to people from all walks of life. Perhaps you'll be one of them. 

If you're curious I hope you can join me for an intro workshop in which you can learn about the neuroscience behind what makes this technique work, and why it's such a great stress reliever. You'll also get to meet me and see if you want to sign up for a coming course. 

Hope to see you soon, James

In this intro session you will:

- Have your assumptions about meditation – what it is, what it's really for and how to practice – disrupted.

- Learn about an ancient Vedic approach to meditation that easily and effortlessly allows for deeper experiences, without trying to focus or concentrate to try and clear or control the mind.

- Leave with some practical, accessible meditation tools that allow you to be more present and grounded, even when life gets stressy.

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SF - Monday morning Group Meditation
Apr
30
10:00 AM10:00

SF - Monday morning Group Meditation

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.

NOTE: This gathering is for current Vedic and transcendental meditators only, but you may bring a curious friend if you wish.

LOCATION NOTE: The entrance to the complex is on Treat Avenue, between 18th and 17th. Come to the main door, dial 206 on the directory and we'll buzz you in. The studio is on the 2nd floor, directly above the main entryway.

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN about the practice you should attend an intro workshop, or watch this intro video - bit.ly/vedicintrovideo. The in-person workshop is more in-depth, and you'll learn some practical tools you can use in everyday life...but the video will give you a good overview of the practice, the course and the program of lifetime follow-up support all students enjoy.

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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Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Morning
Apr
30
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Morning

What if there was an easier way to meditate?

I used to think meditation was hard. That it took a long time to get good at, and that it was hard to fit into my life. And I was convinced that my mind was too crazy to meditate. What changed for me was discovering a practice called Vedic Meditation, in which we allow the mind to flow. A practice that was meant for people with busy lives and even busier minds. It was easy, effective and accessible. (Really, I promise.) It was easy to do, and so I did it. Learning Vedic Meditation changed my life, and now I get to teach this ancient, powerful technique to people from all walks of life. Perhaps you'll be one of them. 

If you're curious I hope you can join me for an intro workshop in which you can learn about the neuroscience behind what makes this technique work, and why it's such a great stress reliever. You'll also get to meet me and see if you want to sign up for a coming course. 

Hope to see you soon, James

In this intro session you will:

- Have your assumptions about meditation – what it is, what it's really for and how to practice – disrupted.

- Learn about an ancient Vedic approach to meditation that easily and effortlessly allows for deeper experiences, without trying to focus or concentrate to try and clear or control the mind.

- Leave with some practical, accessible meditation tools that allow you to be more present and grounded, even when life gets stressy.

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SF - Wednesday Night Group Meditation
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

SF - Wednesday Night Group Meditation

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.

NOTE: This gathering is for current Vedic and transcendental meditators only, but you may bring a curious friend if you wish.

LOCATION NOTE: The entrance to the complex is on Treat Avenue, between 18th and 17th. Come to the main door, dial 206 on the directory and we'll buzz you in. The studio is on the 2nd floor, directly above the main entryway.

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN about the practice you should attend an intro workshop, or watch this intro video - bit.ly/vedicintrovideo. The in-person workshop is more in-depth, and you'll learn some practical tools you can use in everyday life...but the video will give you a good overview of the practice, the course and the program of lifetime follow-up support all students enjoy.

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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Intro to Vedic Meditation - Wednesday Night
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Intro to Vedic Meditation - Wednesday Night

What if there was an easier way to meditate?

I used to think meditation was hard. That it took a long time to get good at, and that it was hard to fit into my life. And I was convinced that my mind was too crazy to meditate. What changed for me was discovering a practice called Vedic Meditation, in which we allow the mind to flow. A practice that was meant for people with busy lives and even busier minds. It was easy, effective and accessible. (Really, I promise.) It was easy to do, and so I did it. Learning Vedic Meditation changed my life, and now I get to teach this ancient, powerful technique to people from all walks of life. Perhaps you'll be one of them. 

If you're curious I hope you can join me for an intro workshop in which you can learn about the neuroscience behind what makes this technique work, and why it's such a great stress reliever. You'll also get to meet me and see if you want to sign up for a coming course. 

Hope to see you soon, James

In this intro session you will:

- Have your assumptions about meditation – what it is, what it's really for and how to practice – disrupted.

- Learn about an ancient Vedic approach to meditation that easily and effortlessly allows for deeper experiences, without trying to focus or concentrate to try and clear or control the mind.

- Leave with some practical, accessible meditation tools that allow you to be more present and grounded, even when life gets stressy.

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SF - Vedic Meditation Course
May
7
to May 10

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 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 11am-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm each day.

You may take whichever session works with your schedule on a given day. Which means that, yes, you can flip flop between morning and evening as needed, or take all morning or all evening sessions. 

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 - Monday morning Group Meditation
May
14
10:00 AM10:00

SF - Monday morning Group Meditation

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.

NOTE: This gathering is for current Vedic and transcendental meditators only, but you may bring a curious friend if you wish.

LOCATION NOTE: The entrance to the complex is on Treat Avenue, between 18th and 17th. Come to the main door, dial 206 on the directory and we'll buzz you in. The studio is on the 2nd floor, directly above the main entryway.

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN about the practice you should attend an intro workshop, or watch this intro video - bit.ly/vedicintrovideo. The in-person workshop is more in-depth, and you'll learn some practical tools you can use in everyday life...but the video will give you a good overview of the practice, the course and the program of lifetime follow-up support all students enjoy.

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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Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Morning
May
14
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Morning

What if there was an easier way to meditate?

I used to think meditation was hard. That it took a long time to get good at, and that it was hard to fit into my life. And I was convinced that my mind was too crazy to meditate. What changed for me was discovering a practice called Vedic Meditation, in which we allow the mind to flow. A practice that was meant for people with busy lives and even busier minds. It was easy, effective and accessible. (Really, I promise.) It was easy to do, and so I did it. Learning Vedic Meditation changed my life, and now I get to teach this ancient, powerful technique to people from all walks of life. Perhaps you'll be one of them. 

If you're curious I hope you can join me for an intro workshop in which you can learn about the neuroscience behind what makes this technique work, and why it's such a great stress reliever. You'll also get to meet me and see if you want to sign up for a coming course. 

Hope to see you soon, James

In this intro session you will:

- Have your assumptions about meditation – what it is, what it's really for and how to practice – disrupted.

- Learn about an ancient Vedic approach to meditation that easily and effortlessly allows for deeper experiences, without trying to focus or concentrate to try and clear or control the mind.

- Leave with some practical, accessible meditation tools that allow you to be more present and grounded, even when life gets stressy.

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SF - Tuesday Night Group Meditation
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

SF - Tuesday Night Group Meditation

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.

NOTE: This gathering is for current Vedic and transcendental meditators only, but you may bring a curious friend if you wish.

LOCATION NOTE: The entrance to the complex is on Treat Avenue, between 18th and 17th. Come to the main door, dial 206 on the directory and we'll buzz you in. The studio is on the 2nd floor, directly above the main entryway.

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN about the practice you should attend an intro workshop, or watch this intro video - bit.ly/vedicintrovideo. The in-person workshop is more in-depth, and you'll learn some practical tools you can use in everyday life...but the video will give you a good overview of the practice, the course and the program of lifetime follow-up support all students enjoy.

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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Intro to Vedic Meditation - Tuesday Night
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

Intro to Vedic Meditation - Tuesday Night

What if there was an easier way to meditate?

I used to think meditation was hard. That it took a long time to get good at, and that it was hard to fit into my life. And I was convinced that my mind was too crazy to meditate. What changed for me was discovering a practice called Vedic Meditation, in which we allow the mind to flow. A practice that was meant for people with busy lives and even busier minds. It was easy, effective and accessible. (Really, I promise.) It was easy to do, and so I did it. Learning Vedic Meditation changed my life, and now I get to teach this ancient, powerful technique to people from all walks of life. Perhaps you'll be one of them. 

If you're curious I hope you can join me for an intro workshop in which you can learn about the neuroscience behind what makes this technique work, and why it's such a great stress reliever. You'll also get to meet me and see if you want to sign up for a coming course. 

Hope to see you soon, James

In this intro session you will:

- Have your assumptions about meditation – what it is, what it's really for and how to practice – disrupted.

- Learn about an ancient Vedic approach to meditation that easily and effortlessly allows for deeper experiences, without trying to focus or concentrate to try and clear or control the mind.

- Leave with some practical, accessible meditation tools that allow you to be more present and grounded, even when life gets stressy.

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SF - Vedic Meditation Weekend Immersion Course
May
18
to May 20

SF - Vedic Meditation Weekend Immersion 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.

This weekend immersion course consists of 7 hours of instruction spread over 3 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

May 18 @ your choice of 11am-1pm or 7pm-9pm
May 19 @ 2-5:30pm
May 20 @ 2-3:30pm

If you're a current Vedic of TM meditator there will be a few spots open for you to sit in on Saturday and Sunday for a free refresh. But space is limited so please RSVP using the form below to ensure we have a spot.

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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Intro to Vedic Meditation - Sunday Night
Apr
22
7:30 PM19:30

Intro to Vedic Meditation - Sunday Night

What if there was an easier way to meditate?

I used to think meditation was hard. That it took a long time to get good at, and that it was hard to fit into my life. And I was convinced that my mind was too crazy to meditate. What changed for me was discovering a practice called Vedic Meditation, in which we allow the mind to flow. A practice that was meant for people with busy lives and even busier minds. It was easy, effective and accessible. (Really, I promise.) It was easy to do, and so I did it. Learning Vedic Meditation changed my life, and now I get to teach this ancient, powerful technique to people from all walks of life. Perhaps you'll be one of them. 

If you're curious I hope you can join me for an intro workshop in which you can learn about the neuroscience behind what makes this technique work, and why it's such a great stress reliever. You'll also get to meet me and see if you want to sign up for a coming course. 

Hope to see you soon, James

In this intro session you will:

- Have your assumptions about meditation – what it is, what it's really for and how to practice – disrupted.

- Learn about an ancient Vedic approach to meditation that easily and effortlessly allows for deeper experiences, without trying to focus or concentrate to try and clear or control the mind.

- Leave with some practical, accessible meditation tools that allow you to be more present and grounded, even when life gets stressy.

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SF - Sunday Night Group Meditation
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

SF - Sunday Night Group Meditation

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.

NOTE: This gathering is for current Vedic and transcendental meditators only, but you may bring a curious friend if you wish.

LOCATION NOTE: The entrance to the complex is on Treat Avenue, between 18th and 17th. Come to the main door, dial 206 on the directory and we'll buzz you in. The studio is on the 2nd floor, directly above the main entryway.

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN about the practice you should attend an intro workshop, or watch this intro video - bit.ly/vedicintrovideo. The in-person workshop is more in-depth, and you'll learn some practical tools you can use in everyday life...but the video will give you a good overview of the practice, the course and the program of lifetime follow-up support all students enjoy.

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
Mar
13
to Mar 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 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

March 13 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm
March 14 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm
March 15 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm
March 16 @ your choice of 11-12:30pm or 7:30-9pm (please note a later start Friday evening)

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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Intro to Flow Workshop - The Vedic Approach @ Anchor Meditation
Mar
12
7:30 PM19:30

Intro to Flow Workshop - The Vedic Approach @ Anchor Meditation

EFFORT IS OVERRATED.

We live in a world that prizes critical, analytical thinking and effort. (We effort the hell out everything.) And yet the best experiences in life, when we’re in the zone, in the flow of the present moment, are when we’re barely thinking and not trying. But for most people these flow states are rare and fleeting. Why? Because we often find our minds are spinning out of control, a non-stop stream of brain chatter Buddhists call “The Monkey Mind.” Sound familiar? Come join Vedic Meditation master James Brown for a workshop in which you’ll discover the forces that prevent us from being present, and learn some simple, practical and effortless meditation techniques that engage your mind’s natural ability to settle on it’s own. (Yes, even your mind.)

In this workshop you will...

- Have your assumptions about meditation – what it is, what it's really for and how to practice – disrupted.

- Learn how to easily meditate in a way that and allows for deeper experiences, without trying to have deeper experiences.

- Leave with some practical, accessible meditation tools that allow you to be more present and grounded, even when life gets stressy. 

THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED BY ANCHOR MEDITATION. THEY ARE HANDLING TICKETING. PLEASE CONTACT THEM BY CLICKING THIS HANDY BUTTON.

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Intro to Flow - The Vedic Approach - Sunday Session
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Flow - The Vedic Approach - Sunday Session

EFFORT IS OVERRATED.

We live in a world that prizes critical, analytical thinking and effort. (We effort the hell out everything.) And yet the best experiences in life, when we’re in the zone, in the flow of the present moment, are when we’re barely thinking and not trying. But for most people these flow states are rare and fleeting. Why? Because we often find our minds are spinning out of control, a non-stop stream of brain chatter Buddhists call “The Monkey Mind.” Sound familiar? Come join Vedic Meditation master James Brown for a workshop in which you’ll discover the forces that prevent us from being present, and learn some simple, practical and effortless meditation techniques that engage your mind’s natural ability to settle on it’s own. (Yes, even your mind.)

In this workshop you will...

- Have your assumptions about meditation – what it is, what it's really for and how to practice – disrupted.

- Learn how to easily meditate in a way that and allows for deeper experiences, without trying to have deeper experiences.

- Leave with some practical, accessible meditation tools that allow you to be more present and grounded, even when life gets stressy. 

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Intro to Flow - The Vedic Approach - Evening Session
Feb
26
12:30 PM12:30

Intro to Flow - The Vedic Approach - Evening Session

EFFORT IS OVERRATED.

We live in a world that prizes critical, analytical thinking and effort. (We effort the hell out everything.) And yet the best experiences in life, when we’re in the zone, in the flow of the present moment, are when we’re barely thinking and not trying. But for most people these flow states are rare and fleeting. Why? Because we often find our minds are spinning out of control, a non-stop stream of brain chatter Buddhists call “The Monkey Mind.” Sound familiar? Come join Vedic Meditation master James Brown for a workshop in which you’ll discover the forces that prevent us from being present, and learn some simple, practical and effortless meditation techniques that engage your mind’s natural ability to settle on it’s own. (Yes, even your mind.)

In this workshop you will...

- Have your assumptions about meditation – what it is, what it's really for and how to practice – disrupted.

- Learn how to easily meditate in a way that and allows for deeper experiences, without trying to have deeper experiences.

- Leave with some practical, accessible meditation tools that allow you to be more present and grounded, even when life gets stressy. 

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SF - Vedic Meditation Course
Feb
21
to Feb 24

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 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

Feb 21 @ your choice of 11:30-1pm or 7-8:30pm
Feb 22 @ your choice of 11:30-1pm or 7-8:30pm
Feb 23 @ your choice of 11:30-1pm or 7-8:30pm
Feb 24 @ 4:30-6pm

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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Intro to Flow - The Vedic Approach - Evening Session
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

Intro to Flow - The Vedic Approach - Evening Session

ARE YOU TRYING TO HARD TO MEDITATE?

We live in a world that prizes critical, analytical thinking and effort. (We effort the hell out everything.) And yet the best experiences in life, when we’re in the zone, in the flow of the present moment, are when we’re barely thinking and not trying. But for most people these flow states are rare and fleeting. Why? Because we often find our minds are spinning out of control, a non-stop stream of brain chatter Buddhists call “The Monkey Mind.” Sound familiar? Come join Vedic Meditation master James Brown for a workshop in which you’ll discover the forces that prevent us from being present, and learn some simple, practical and effortless meditation techniques that engage your mind’s natural ability to settle on it’s own. (Yes, even your mind.)

In this workshop you will...

- Have your assumptions about meditation – what it is, what it's really for and how to practice – disrupted.

- Learn about an ancient Vedic approach to meditation that easily and effortlessly allows for deeper experiences, without trying to have deeper experiences.

- Leave with some practical, accessible meditation tools that allow you to be more present and grounded, even when life gets stressy. 

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SF - Group Meditation and Dharma Talk (existing Vedic meditators only)
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

SF - Group Meditation and Dharma Talk (existing Vedic meditators only)

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.

NOTE: This gathering is for current Vedic and TM meditators only, but you may bring a curious friend if you wish. But please RSVP so we know who's coming.

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN about the practice you should attend one of our weekly intro workshops. Details for those workshops can be found here.

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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Intro to Flow - The Vedic Approach - Mid-day session
Feb
20
12:30 PM12:30

Intro to Flow - The Vedic Approach - Mid-day session

ARE YOU TRYING TO HARD TO MEDITATE?

We live in a world that prizes critical, analytical thinking and effort. (We effort the hell out everything.) And yet the best experiences in life, when we’re in the zone, in the flow of the present moment, are when we’re barely thinking and not trying. But for most people these flow states are rare and fleeting. Why? Because we often find our minds are spinning out of control, a non-stop stream of brain chatter Buddhists call “The Monkey Mind.” Sound familiar? Come join Vedic Meditation master James Brown for a workshop in which you’ll discover the forces that prevent us from being present, and learn some simple, practical and effortless meditation techniques that engage your mind’s natural ability to settle on it’s own. (Yes, even your mind.)

In this workshop you will...

- Have your assumptions about meditation – what it is, what it's really for and how to practice – disrupted.

- Learn about an ancient Vedic approach to meditation that easily and effortlessly allows for deeper experiences, without trying to have deeper experiences.

- Leave with some practical, accessible meditation tools that allow you to be more present and grounded, even when life gets stressy. 

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SF - Vedic Meditation Course
Feb
8
to Feb 13

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 - You may take whichever session works best with your schedule on a given day, which means you can flip-flop between morning and evening as needed.

February 8 - your choice of sessions at 10:00-11am or 7-8:30pm (it may also be possible to schedule a private one-hour session on this day, please inquire).

February 9 - your choice of sessions at 10:00am-11:30am or 7-8:30pm

February 12 - your choice of sessions at 10:00am-11:30am or 7-8:30pm

February 13 - your choice of sessions at 10:00am-11:30am or 7-8:30pm

LOCATIONS

The morning sessions are held at 1276 Ruckman Avenue, Unit B, in The Presidio. (MAP) Parking is available on the gravel strip behind the house and a temporary parking pass will be provided.

The evening sessions are held at 451 Pacific Avenue in downtown SF. (MAP) There is decent street parking in the area, especially to the East. There are also two pay lots at Sansome and Pacific if you're having trouble finding a spot.

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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YOGA + MEDITATION "ROUNDING" WORKSHOP
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

YOGA + MEDITATION "ROUNDING" WORKSHOP

STRETCH YOUR BODY AND EXPAND YOUR MIND with James Brown and 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 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 Liz

 

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Intro to Flow Consciousness - A Vedic Workshop
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Flow Consciousness - A Vedic Workshop

EFFORT IS OVERRATED.

We live in a world that prizes critical, analytical thinking and effort. (We effort the hell out everything.) And yet the best experiences in life, when we’re in the zone, in the flow of the present moment, are when we’re barely thinking and not trying. But for most people these flow states are rare and fleeting. Why? Because we often find our minds are spinning out of control, a non-stop stream of brain chatter Buddhists call “The Monkey Mind.” Sound familiar? Come join Vedic Meditation master James Brown for a workshop in which you’ll discover the forces that prevent us from being present, and learn some simple, practical and effortless meditation techniques that engage your mind’s natural ability to settle on it’s own. (Yes, even your mind.)

In this workshop you will...

- Have your assumptions about meditation – what it is, what it's really for and how to practice – disrupted.

- Learn how to easily meditate in a way that and allows for deeper experiences, without trying to have deeper experiences.

- Leave with some practical, accessible meditation tools that allow you to be more present and grounded, even when life gets stressy. 

$20 workshop fee. $30 for couples. Worth every penny.

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SF - Vedic Meditation Course
Jan
22
to Jan 25

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 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 - You may take whichever session works best with your schedule on a given day, which means you can flip-flop between morning and evening as needed.

Thursday, February 8 - your choice of sessions at 10:00-11:30am or 7-8:30pm 

Friday, February 9 - your choice of sessions at 10:00-11:30am or 7-8:30pm

Monday, February 12 - your choice of sessions at 10:00-11:30am or 7-8:30pm

Thursday, February 13 - your choice of sessions at 10:00-11:30am or 7-8:30pm

LOCATIONS

The morning sessions are held at 1276 Ruckman Avenue, Unit B, in The Presidio. (MAP) Parking is available on the gravel strip behind the house and a temporary parking pass will be provided.

The evening sessions are held at 451 Pacific Avenue in downtown SF. (MAP) There is decent street parking in the area, especially to the East. There are also two pay lots at Sansome and Pacific if you're having trouble finding a spot.

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 with James Brown
Jan
18
7:15 PM19:15

SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation with James Brown

Attending this Intro to Vedic Meditation talk is the first step in you becoming a self-sufficient meditator. In this free one-hour session you'll discover where Vedic Meditation comes from, why it's easier to learn and deeper to experience than Buddhism, Mindfulness, guided meditations and other practices you may have heard of our tried, and you'll learn what makes 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 about the neuroscience of this style of meditation - how it 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. 

See you soon, James

SIGN UP FOR THE INTRO

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Name
Please select one.

LEARN VEDIC MEDITATION

If what you hear at the intro resonates you can sign up for a short, flexible course that will be offered January 22-25. 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. 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.

SCHEDULE FOR COURSE

Jan 22 @ your choice of 10:30am-12pm or 7-8:30pm (you may be able to schedule a private, one-hour session on this day, please inquire)

Jan 23 @ your choice of 10:30am-12pm or 7-8:30pm

Jan 24 @ your choice of 10:30am-12pm or 7-8:30pm

Jan 25 @ your choice of 10:30am-12pm or 7-8:30pm

LOCATIONS - The morning sessions are at 1276 Ruckman Avenue, Unit B, in The Presidio of San Francisco. The evening sessions are a5 451 Pacific Avenue.

 

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SF - Group Meditation and Vedic Dharma Talk
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

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 7:15pm, for those who wish to learn more.

Love and light, James

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Name
Who you learned from, how's practice going, and if you're bringing a friend.
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SF - Vedic Meditation Course
Jan
9
to Jan 12

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 - You may take whichever session works best with your schedule on a given day, which means you can flip-flop between morning and evening as needed.

Tuesday, January 9 - your choice of sessions at 11:30am-1pm or 7-8:30pm (it may also be possible to schedule a private one-hour session on this day, please inquire).

Wednesday, January 10 - your choice of sessions at 10:30am-12pm or 7-8:30pm

Thursday, January 11 - your choice of sessions at 10:30am-12pm or 7-8:30pm

Friday, January 12 - your choice of sessions at 10:30am-12pm or 7-8:30pm

LOCATIONS

The morning sessions are held at 1276 Ruckman Avenue, Unit B, in The Presidio. (MAP) Parking is available on the gravel strip behind the house and a temporary parking pass will be provided.

The evening sessions are held at 451 Pacific Avenue in downtown SF. (MAP) There is decent street parking in the area, especially to the East. There are also two pay lots at Sansome and Pacific if you're having trouble finding a spot.

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 with James Brown
Jan
8
7:15 PM19:15

SF - Intro to Vedic Meditation with James Brown

Attending this Intro to Vedic Meditation talk is the first step in you becoming a self-sufficient, daily meditator. In this free one-hour session you'll discover where Vedic Meditation comes from, why it's easier to learn and deeper to experience than Buddhism, Mindfulness, guided meditations and other practices you may have heard of our tried, and you'll learn what makes 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 about the neuroscience of this style of meditation - how it 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. 

See you soon, James

SIGN UP FOR THE INTRO

Name *
Name
Please select one.

LEARN VEDIC MEDITATION

If what you hear at the intro resonates you can sign up for a short, flexible course that will be offered January 9-12. 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. 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.

SCHEDULE FOR COURSE

Jan 9 @ your choice of 11:30am-1pm or 7-8:30pm (you may be able to schedule a private, one-hour session on this day, please inquire)

Jan 10 @ your choice of 10:30am-12pm or 7-8:30pm

Jan 11 @ your choice of 10:30am-12pm or 7-8:30pm

Jan 12 @ your choice of 10:30am-12pm or 7-8:30pm

LOCATIONS - The morning sessions are at 1276 Ruckman Avenue, Unit B, in The Presidio of San Francisco. The evening sessions are a5 451 Pacific Avenue.

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SF - Group Meditation and Vedic Dharma Talk
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

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 7:15pm, for those who wish to learn more.

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
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

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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

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

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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

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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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