Before beginning the course you’re encouraged to watch the online Talk as this provides wonderful insight into the benefits and science of Vedic Meditation and its application in daily life. Watch Video here.
Group courses are conducted on a regular basis in Avalon, Paddington and Byron Bay. Private courses are available on request for those who prefer one on one instruction.
Session 1 Saturday 10am ( 1.5 hours)
Session 2 Saturday 2pm – (1.5 hours)
Session 3 Sunday 10am – (1.5 hours)
Session 4 Sunday 2pm (1.5 hours)
At the completion of the course you’ll be self-sufficient in the practice and able to Meditation completely on your own for life.
University Student $800
Secondary School Student $600
Primary School Student $400
People experiencing financial difficulty can contact us to discuss options to still undertake the training.
Private Meditation courses and programs are available for those preferring one to one training. Private courses offer greater flexibility with timing and the structure of the course. Most importantly private training allows for a more personalized and intimate instruction experience. Contact us for further information on private courses.
Whether you’ve tried to meditate before or never had any exposure to it doesn’t matter. You’ll master this technique very quickly. The meditative state is a completely natural experience, one that your body and mind was engineered to enjoy. Therefore no super human skills or abilities are required, just the correct technique and instruction, which I promise you’ll get.
There’s an expression; ‘If you’re too busy to meditate for 20 minutes then you should do it for an hour!’ Jokes aside meditation may seem like it’s robbing you of time, but it will actually make you more productive. More headspace means increased creativity and performance.
Lots of people think this before taking the course, but after 4 simple sessions with me you’ll be learns they can meditate effortlessly. In the same way that the mind has the capacity to be overactive, it also has the natural capacity to be still. The correct technique and instruction easily brings the mind into a state of balance.
Yes, VM is so simple, natural and effortless to practise. Anyone with a mind can do it! I’ve taught 5 years and 85 year olds! You’re never too old or young to learn to meditate!
Once you complete the course you’re self sufficient in the practice, set to enjoy the technique and the benefits for the rest of your life. But there is also the option to attend fortnightly meditation follow up sessions with me to refresh your practice and keep things progressing.
Yes, the whole design of the training is to teach you all you need to know to become self sufficient in the practice. I’ve taught thousands of people with a 100% success rate. I guarantee you’ll get it.
Yes, anyone can do it.
No, all you need to do is sit comfortably in a chair.
There’s generally 5-10 people on the group courses, not more, as I like to maintain a level of intimacy and personalization with the training.
You will be absorbing information rather than sharing your life story. This is not a therapy session, but rather a fascinating learning process.
Meditation helps release fatigue and tension from your system, so if there’s fatigue in your body you may fall asleep while meditating but this will only a short lived phenomena. Each meditation will burn away fatigue and recharge your system.
I’ve taught thousands of people from all walks of life to meditate and all of them benefit from the practice. But if you feel like it’s not working, you can rely on me to give you continued training and guidance until it does
The meditation begins to harmonise your system right from the first session. Some people feel the benefit straight away, sometimes spectacularly. Others notice it after a bit regular practice.
Stress certainly distorts our personality, so by meditating and dissolving stress you’ll see a decline in the negative aspects of yourself and a marked increase in your innate positive qualities and strengths.
What is the relationship between Vedic Meditation, and “Transcendental Meditation” as taught and promoted by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi?
I teach Vedic Meditation. I was trained to teach this form of meditation as taught by Thom Knoles, who continues to teach Vedic Meditation. Thom Knoles was trained as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation (“TM”) by Maharishi, and Thom Knoles taught TM for over 25 years with organizations affiliated with Maharishi. Since 1997, he has continued to teach meditation as he learned it from Maharishi, and has done so independently and separately from the Transcendental Meditation organizations. Thom Knoles trained me to teach meditation as he was trained to teach meditation by Maharishi. I am not affiliated with the TM organizations or their current services or programs, which may differ from my services.
The form of meditation that Thom Knoles teaches, and taught for over 25 years with the TM organizations as “Transcendental Meditation,” has been the subject of hundreds of scientific studies showing a wide range of benefits from regular practice. These studies, which refer to this form of meditation using the name “Transcendental Meditation” or “TM”, support the benefits obtainable from regular practice of Vedic Meditation.
No, Vedic Meditation is a natural ‘mental technique’ that promotes the experience of a deep meditative state within the body and mind. The technique originated in ancient India so carries that faint flavour, but VM is non-religious. The meditative state is something everyone gains benefit from regardless of what they believe
The course fee covers the 4 training sessions, plus; unlimited access to the fortnightly group follow up sessions, the option to re-sit the course any time in the future, What’s more you’ll receive access to my online meditation follow up platform. I’ve got you covered!
Not really as you’ll be absorbing and assimilating knowledge, but if you’re a note taker this is okay too.
The purity and effectiveness of the practice has been maintained through an unbroken line of teachers from that time. Although originating in India this is not exclusively “Indian” knowledge.The technique is universal in its nature, just as Einstein’s insights into relativity did not apply only in Germany!
The ancient Rishi’s realised that man could find tremendous resources through the development of his consciousness and the Vedic Meditation technique is the result of thousands of years of research and investigation into the subtle inner workings of the mind, body and consciousness. Such a technique and knowledge was specifically designed for “householders” – those fully engaged in worldly life, rather than those interested in a reclusive or monastic lifestyle.
No, this technique is not about controlling or emptying the mind of thoughts. Vedic Meditation is a natural and effortless mental technique that leads the mind into deep state of relaxation without the need of force. It is necessary to sit perfectly still or to have a totally silent mind. This will become a natural result from experiencing the deep relaxation of the technique.
Vedic Meditation is a completely natural and effortless technique. Other systems of meditation typically involve concentration or control of the mind. With VM the mind naturally dives deeply within through the agency of a mantra. The process is easy.
Paddington, Avalon (Northern Beaches) and Byron Bay.
No. You are not asked to give up anything.