What is Vedic Meditation?
Vedic Meditation originated from the Veda - the same ancient knowledge base that brought us yoga, ayurveda and, yes, meditation. Like yoga, Vedic Meditation can be practiced and enjoyed by anyone regardless of cultural or religious beliefs. Vedic Meditation is easy & effortless as it doesn't require any concentration, contemplation, focusing or imagining. Research shows that it is effective in releasing stress and promoting mental and physical well-being.
How do I practice Vedic Meditation?
You sit comfortably in a chair with your lower back fully supported and your eyes closed for 20 minutes twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. During Vedic Meditation, your mind and body will settle down into their least excited state. This phenomena triggers a deep and profound state of restfulness.
What if I have many thoughts when I close my eyes to meditate?
If you feel like your mind is always active, you are a perfect candidate for Vedic Meditation because you don't have to "try" to stop thinking or "try" to do anything for that matter. "Trying" actually excites the mind and causes thinking. Vedic Meditation is designed to effortlessly de-excite the mind in the most natural and immediate way. Once the mind de-excites, you'll notice that thoughts spontaneously fade.
Have the benefits of meditation been proven by science?
Yes. There are hundreds of published scientific research studies that verify and validate the benefits of meditation in every area of an individual's life including: mind, body, behavior and environment - all of these benefits can be measured physically.
How long is the Vedic Meditation course?
About 5 hours total: the standard course is run over 4 consecutive days (and sometimes over a weekend) with each segment lasting approximately 60-90 minutes. And by the end of the course, you will be a completely self-sufficient, expert meditator. Private courses are also available upon request if you prefer one-on-one instruction.
How long will it take until I feel the benefits of Vedic Meditation?
Immediately - you will feel benefits from the very first time you meditate. Many people report increased energy, increased calmness and greater clarity in the first weeks. Friends and family will often notice differences as well.
How much does it cost to learn Vedic Meditation?
The cost of the Vedic Meditation course is $750. This course fee can be paid all at once or over the course of time, at your discretion. Credit, post-dated checks, etc. are all accepted. This will serve as your one-time course fee and will advance fund any future participation in the basic Vedic Meditation course as well as all Group Meditations & Knowledge Meetings. This ancient, time-honored tradition of giving a set amount and then benefiting from the Guru's instruction is well-established in the Vedic worldview of the seeker's offering in exchange for a "boon".
What's the next step in learning Vedic Meditation?
If you feel charmed to learn more, please attend an Introduction to Vedic Meditation talk. This is a free event where you will have an opportunity to meet Sanora and hear more details about the technique and benefits of Vedic Meditation. Also, you will have the chance to ask her any questions or voice any concerns you may have about learning. The talk will last for no more than one hour and there truly is no obligation.
With Vedic Meditation you will come to understand what lies under the thoughts that keep you distracted and running over the same ground day after day. Vedic Meditation allows you to dive beneath the surface to the source of creativity - pure consciousness. You will suddenly understand the power you have to change your life the very first time you meditate.
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