Hello, I’m James Brown. Really.

Odds are you’ll never see me wearing this scarf. I got it in India, where pretty much everything is brightly colored. I was in India for four months, high in the Himalayas, studying with Vedic Master Maharishi Vyasananda Thom Knoles to complete my training to be a teacher of Vedic Meditation. Before going to India I studied intensively for 18 months stateside with Thom’s protégé, Christian Bevacqua.

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 kids, Logan and Joshua, who keep us on the move.

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, profound meditation technique to as many people as possible. I hope you’re one of them.

– James