Hello, I’m James Brown (no...not that James Brown).
I used to think I couldn't meditate. That my mind was TOO crazy. But at a time when my life got really crazy (new baby, struggling relationship, drinking too much, crappy job) I discovered Vedic Meditation. And it worked. It worked so well that I realized I wanted to share it with others. So I embarked on a two-year study program capped off with a four-month intensive in India, high in the Himalayas, studying with Vedic Master Maharishi Vyasananda.
And then I started teaching. Over the last decade I've taught thousands of busy people from all walks of life to meditate, and have led courses and workshops at conferences like Summit Series and the Oslo Freedom Festival, and at companies such as Bit Torrent, Salesforce, VM Ware, The Battery SF, TBWA/Chiat Day, Singularity University, BBDO and others.
When I say this tradition is for householders I happily include myself in that category. I’m married to a wonderful woman (and wonderfully talented artist), Yvette Brown who also meditates. So we speak from experience when we say that this is a flexible practice that you really can make part of your everyday lives. We have two young, rambunctious boys, Logan and Joshua, and a crazy cattle-dog-coonhound mutt, Falcon, so we're always on the go.
Before teaching meditation I worked in advertising, as a writer and creative director doing work for a bunch of accounts you’ve heard of – Volkswagen, Lexus, Whole Foods, Harley Davidson, and DirecTV to name a few – and a whole bunch more you should consider yourself happy to have missed out on. I was born in France and lived a bunch of my life overseas, but consider Los Angeles my home. I’ve been in the San Francisco Bay Area for a few years now and it’s a really great place to live and teach.
My goal is to teach this simple, easy and powerful type of meditation to as many people as possible. Perhaps you'll be one of them.