Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Morning Session
Sep
24
11:30 AM11:30

Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Morning Session

What if there was an easier way to meditate effectively?

Meditation can be hard. But it doesn’t have to be. I promise.

In this intro session you will:

  • 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.

  • Learn what stress really is, how to separate good and bad stress, and why reducing the latter will up-level your experience of life in so many ways.

  • Learn how to meditate with noise and interruptions.

  • Learn the difference between meditation and mindfulness.

  • Learn about the two reasons your mind is crazy and how meditation can help with both.

  • Learn how meditation affects not just the mind but the body.

  • Get to meet me and see if I’m the kind of teacher you could learn from. Because nobody is everybody’s teacher.

    FILL OUT THIS FORM TO RSVP

Name *
Name
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Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Evening Session
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Evening Session

What if there was an easier way to meditate effectively?

Meditation can be hard. But it doesn’t have to be. I promise.

In this intro session you will:

  • 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.

  • Learn what stress really is, how to separate good and bad stress, and why reducing the latter will up-level your experience of life in so many ways.

  • Learn how to meditate with noise and interruptions.

  • Learn the difference between meditation and mindfulness.

  • Learn about the two reasons your mind is crazy and how meditation can help with both.

  • Learn how meditation affects not just the mind but the body.

  • Get to meet me and see if I’m the kind of teacher you could learn from. Because nobody is everybody’s teacher.

    FILL OUT THIS FORM TO RSVP

Name *
Name
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Meditation for Active Parents with Busy Minds and Full Lives
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Meditation for Active Parents with Busy Minds and Full Lives

Ever notice how the people who seem to need meditation the most (busy, stressed-out parents) are the ones who can never find the time to do it? Let's change that.

Please join us for this this practical, informative, and dare we say funny workshop in which you will:

- Learn a simple technique to easily get back in the flow of the present moment, especially when you feel like you're losing your center.

- Learn about a radically different approach to meditation in which you sit comfortably and allow your mind to settle, without concentrating and focusing. (Yes, even your mind.) A practice that was meant for "householders," meaning people who live in the real world, with noise, jobs, relationships and kids. People who don't have all day to meditate. In other words, a practice that's not for monks...it's for you!

- Learn some practical tips and tricks for making meditation a habit you can actually stick with, and the real-life benefits the flow from doing so: better sleep, more energy and clarity, greater intimacy, more joy, and an increased ability to let go of the small stuff and be more present for the people and things that really matter.

ABOUT YOUR TEACHERS

James & Yvette Brown learned to meditate together 11 years ago, about a year after adopting their first son, an event that turned their lives, and their relationship, upside down. The practice was easy to learn and simple to do. So they did it, everyday. And that made all the difference. James now teaches meditation full time, while Yvette is an artist. They have two VERY energetic boys, 6 and 12, a crazy dog and live in The Presidio of San Francisco.

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SF - 1 Giant Mind/FLOW Meditation Course
Sep
28
to Sep 30

SF - 1 Giant Mind/FLOW Meditation Course

The 1 Giant Mind/FLOW meditation course is a new offering. The practice is related to Vedic Meditation, but different in some important ways. Click here for a preview.
 

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To sign up for this course you must have attended an Intro Workshop to learn more about the practice, course and the follow-up support program, and to meet the teacher. If you can't make it to an intro let us know and we can try to make other arrangements.

The course consists of three 90-minute sessions of personal instruction, taken once a day for three 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 wonderful program of follow-up support available. 

Read our 5-star Yelp reviews from people who've learned with James

SCHEDULE

Friday - 6:30 to 8pm
Saturday - 1:30 to 3pm
Sunday - 1:30 to 3pm

If you've already learned this technique with James or another certified 1 Giant Mind Teacher, or if you've attended one of James's Flow Courses you may be able to attend for a free refresh if we have room. Please email to inquire.

COST - $300 upfront, or 6 payments of $55
For more information, or to RSVP, please fill out this form.

Name *
Name
Please tell us how you heard about this course.
Please tell us who you learned from and which sessions you wish to attend.
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Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Morning Session
Oct
1
11:30 AM11:30

Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Morning Session

What if there was an easier way to meditate effectively?

Meditation can be hard. But it doesn’t have to be. I promise.

In this intro session you will:

  • 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.

  • Learn what stress really is, how to separate good and bad stress, and why reducing the latter will up-level your experience of life in so many ways.

  • Learn how to meditate with noise and interruptions.

  • Learn the difference between meditation and mindfulness.

  • Learn about the two reasons your mind is crazy and how meditation can help with both.

  • Learn how meditation affects not just the mind but the body.

  • Get to meet me and see if I’m the kind of teacher you could learn from. Because nobody is everybody’s teacher.

    FILL OUT THIS FORM TO RSVP

Name *
Name
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Online Intro to Vedic Meditation
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

Online Intro to Vedic Meditation

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What if there was an easier way to come to an intro talk?

For awhile now I've been hearing how people are so busy they're having a hard time coming to one of my in-person intro sessions. And while I have an intro video that does a good job of explaining the practice, it's not as personal as meeting face-to-face and having your questions answered in real time.

So...I hope you can join this online intro session.

You'll learn what Vedic Meditation is, how it's different from other practices like Mindfulness, Buddhism, Guided Meditation and apps. We'll dive into 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. 

Just fill out the short registration form below and I'll send you a link for the session.

Hope to see you soon, James

Name *
Name

 

 

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SF - 1 Giant Mind/FLOW Meditation Course
Oct
2
to Oct 4

SF - 1 Giant Mind/FLOW Meditation Course

The 1 Giant Mind/FLOW meditation course is a new offering. The practice is related to Vedic Meditation, but different in some important ways. Click here for a preview.

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To sign up for this course you must have attended an Intro Workshop to learn more about the practice, course and the follow-up support program, and to meet the teacher. If you can't make it to an intro let us know and we can try to make other arrangements.

The course consists of three 90-minute sessions of personal instruction, taken once a day for three 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 wonderful program of follow-up support available. 

Read our 5-star Yelp reviews from people who've learned with James

SCHEDULE

Tuesday – 6:30-8pm
Wednesday – 6:30-8pm
Thursday – 6:30-8pm

If you've already learned this technique with James or another certified 1 Giant Mind Teacher, or if you've attended one of James's Flow Courses you may be able to attend for a free refresh if we have room. Please email to inquire.

COST - $300 upfront, or 6 payments of $55
For more information, or to RSVP, please fill out this form.

Name *
Name
Please tell us how you heard about this course.
Please tell us who you learned from and which sessions you wish to attend.
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SF - Vedic Meditation Course
Oct
16
to Oct 19

SF - Vedic Meditation Course

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To sign up for this course you must have attended an Intro to Vedic Meditation session to learn more about the practice, course and the follow-up support program, and to meet the teacher. If you can't make it to an intro let us know and we may be arrange a phone call or a private intro session.

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

TUESDAY - FRIDAY @ 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. 

COST - Vedic Meditation is offered on a sliding scale, based on where you're at in life. The details and options will be provided at the intro workshop, and payment plans are available. Your course fee includes personalized instruction and a lifetime of follow-up support.

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 - Vedic Meditation Morning Course
Sep
18
to Sep 21

SF - Vedic Meditation Morning Course

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To sign up for this course you must have attended an Intro to Vedic Meditation session to learn more about the practice, course and the follow-up support program, and to meet the teacher. If you can't make it to an intro let us know and we may be arrange a phone call or a private intro session.

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 - There are two sessions offered each day. You may take whichever session works best with your schedule day-to-day. And yes, you can flip-flop between sessions.

TUESDAY -  7:30-9am or 11am-12:30pm
WEDNESDAY - 7:30-9am or 11am-12:30pm

THURSDAY - 7:30-9am or 11am-12:30pm
FRIDAY - 7:30-9am or 11am-12:30P
 

COST - Vedic Meditation is offered on a sliding scale, based on where you're at in life. The details and options will be provided at the intro workshop, and payment plans are available. Your course fee includes personalized instruction and a lifetime of follow-up support.

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 - Vedic Meditation Weekend Immersion Course
Sep
14
to Sep 16

SF - Vedic Meditation Weekend Immersion Course

To sign up for this course you must have attended an Intro to Vedic Meditation session to learn more about the practice, course and the follow-up support program, and to meet the teacher. If you can't make it to an intro let us know and we may be arrange a phone call or a private intro session.

This weekend immersion course consists of three 2-hour sessions. 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: This immersion course consists of three 2-hour sessions.

Friday, 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday, 5-7pm

Sunday, 5-7pm

COST - Vedic Meditation is offered on a sliding scale, based on where you're at in life. The details and options will be provided at the intro workshop, and payment plans are available. Your course fee includes personalized instruction and a lifetime of follow-up support.

If you're a current Vedic or TM meditator you're welcome to join this course on Days 2-3 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 - Vedic Meditation Course
Aug
28
to Aug 31

SF - Vedic Meditation Course

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To sign up for this course you must have attended an Intro to Vedic Meditation session to learn more about the practice, course and the follow-up support program, and to meet the teacher. If you can't make it to an intro let us know and we may be arrange a phone call or a private intro session.

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

TUESDAY - FRIDAY @ 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. 

COST - Vedic Meditation is offered on a sliding scale, based on where you're at in life. The details and options will be provided at the intro workshop, and payment plans are available. Your course fee includes personalized instruction and a lifetime of follow-up support.

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 - Vedic Meditation Weekend Immersion Course
Aug
17
to Aug 19

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.

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: This immersion course consists of three 2-hour sessions.

Friday, 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday, 5-7pm

Sunday, 5-7pm
 

If you're a current Vedic or TM meditator you're welcome to join this course on Days 2-3 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 - Vedic Meditation Course
Aug
7
to Aug 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

TUESDAY - FRIDAY @ 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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Online Intro to Vedic Meditation
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

Online Intro to Vedic Meditation

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What if there was an easier way to come to an intro talk?

For awhile now I've been hearing how people are so busy they're having a hard time coming to one of my in-person intro sessions. And while I have an intro video that does a good job of explaining the practice, it's not as personal as meeting face-to-face and having your questions answered in real time.

So...I hope you can join me for this first online intro session.

You'll learn what Vedic Meditation is, how it's different from other practices like Mindfulness, Buddhism, Guided Meditation and apps. We'll also dive into 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. 

Just fill out the short registration form below and I'll send you a link for the session.

Hope to see you soon, James

Name *
Name
Ask me anything, or let me know how you heard about Vedic Meditation.

 

 

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Group Meditation & Dharma Talk
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Group Meditation & 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.

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. 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
Jul
30
11:00 AM11:00

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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Guru Purnima - A very Vedic Celebration
Jul
27
8:30 PM20:30

Guru Purnima - A very Vedic Celebration

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The practice of Vedic Meditation, and the mantras which make it so effortless, have been passed down for thousands of years. Against all odds a very long lineage of teachers preserved this knowledge so that people like me could pass it along to people like you. And once a year this tradition is celebrated on what's called Guru Purnima. 

Purnima means "full moon", and guru means "remover of darkenss."  The presumption, of course, is that you are light. All a teacher can do is help clear away some of the shadows which obscure it. Guru Purnima is a night where, by the light of the full moon, we give thanks for all the teachers in our lives, all the people who helped us in some way along our path.

It's a wonderful evening, and I'm honored to be co-hosting it with my fellow teachers Jess Van Garsse and Kristen Vandivier at my new studio in The Mission. Come enjoy Indian sweets, hear stories, experience puja (the gratitude ceremony you witnessed when you first got your mantra), meditate together and socialize and go for a walk in the moonlight.

And because part of the fun of Guru Purnima is that on this special day we're granted a "boon" – a wish or desire – part of our celebration will be an opportunity to clarify and ask the universe for whatever it is you really want.

It'll be a special night. Hope you can join us. RSVP HERE

And if you want to bring a flower, please do. (We've got the fruit covered.)

Love and light, James

Name *
Name
Please let us know who you learned from and if you'll be bringing a friend.
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SF - Vedic Meditation Course
Jul
24
to Jul 27

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

TUESDAY - THURSDAY @ your choice of 11am-12:30pm or 7-8:30pm each day.

FRIDAY @ your choice of 11am-12:30pm or 6:30-8pm. Please not we start 1/2-earlier on Friday.

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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Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Evening
Jul
23
7:30 PM19:30

Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Evening

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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Group Meditation & Dharma Talk
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Group Meditation & 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.

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. 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

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Intro to Vedic Meditation - Monday Morning
Jul
23
11:00 AM11:00

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 - Vedic Meditation Course
Jul
10
to Jul 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 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

TUESDAY - FRIDAY @ 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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Intro to Vedic Meditation
Jul
8
2:30 PM14:30

Intro to Vedic Meditation

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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YOGA + MEDITATION "ROUNDING" WORKSHOP
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

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 Vedic Meditation
Jul
3
8:00 AM08:00

Intro to Vedic Meditation

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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Group Meditation & Dharma Talk
Jul
2
3:00 PM15:00

Group Meditation & 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.

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. 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 Weekend Immersion Course
Jun
29
to Jul 1

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.

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: This immersion course consists of three 2-hour sessions.

Friday - 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday - 11am-1pm

Sunday- 11am-1pm
 

If you're a current Vedic or TM meditator you're welcome to join this course on Days 2-3 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 Vedic Meditation
Jun
27
4:30 PM16:30

Intro to Vedic Meditation

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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Group Meditation & Dharma Talk
Jun
27
3:00 PM15:00

Group Meditation & 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.

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. 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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LA - Vedic Meditation Weekend Immersion Course
Jun
22
to Jun 24

LA - Vedic Meditation Weekend Immersion Course

  • 12487 Greene Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90066 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

To sign up for this course you must have attended our intro workshop at Bulletproof Labs on Wednesday, or watched this intro video and spoken to James beforehand.

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.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Session 1Receive your mantra and basic instructions.

(choose one) Friday @ 7-8:30am or 6:30-8pm. (One hour private sessions may also be available on this day, please inquire.)

For this first session you need to bring 2 pieces of sweet, whole fruit (no dried or canned fruit, no lemons, limes, avocados or tomatoes) and a handful or small bunch of flowers. Please wash all fruit and remove any stickers. You can bring any flowers you like, but please remove them from any plastic and strip away any thorns. It’s best to arrive on a fairly empty stomach (but not starving) and not to have any strong caffeine in your system.

Session 2How the mind moves in meditation. The process of settling down.

(choose one) Saturday @ 7 – 8:30am or 2:30-4pm

Session 3How the body responds to meditation. Relaxation and relief of stress.

Saturday @ 4:30-6pm

Session 4Integration of the practice. How to become a daily meditator.

Sunday @ 4-5:30pm

 

LOCATION – All class sessions will held in a private home located at 12487 Greene Avenue, Los Angeles 90066

If you're a current Vedic or TM meditator you're welcome to join this course on Sessions 2-4 for a free refresh. Advanced techniques are given on Session 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.

Name *
Name
Returning students, please let us know which sessions you wish to attend.
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Hacking Flow Consciousness Workshop @ BulletproofLabs
Jun
20
3:30 PM15:30

Hacking Flow Consciousness Workshop @ BulletproofLabs

Meet the Hacker: James Brown
Vedic Path Meditation
 at Bulletproof Labs

HACKING FLOW CONSCIOUSNESS

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, fully in 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 flow hacker and Vedic Meditation master James Brown for a workshop in which you’ll discover the forces that prevent us from being in flow, and learn about a simple mental hack that can transform your experience of meditation and unlock deeper states of consciousness…without trying.

RSVP HERE

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Intro to Vedic Meditation
Jun
18
4:30 PM16:30

Intro to Vedic Meditation

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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Group Meditation & Dharma Talk
Jun
18
3:00 PM15:00

Group Meditation & 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.

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. 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
Jun
4
to Jun 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 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 @ your choice of 7am-8:30Am, 10:30am-12pm or 7-8:30pm

Tuesday @ your choice of 7-8:30am, 10-11:30am or 5-6:30pm

Wednesday and Thursday @ your choice of 7-8:30am, 10:30-12pm or 7-8:30pm

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

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 Vedic Meditation
Jun
3
2:30 PM14:30

Intro to Vedic Meditation

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 Group Meditation
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

SF - Sunday 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 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 @ 3-4:30pm

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 - Tuesday Night
May
15
4:30 PM16:30

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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