I hold free group meditations at 5pm on Sunday’s in Bondi. Meditating in a group is a powerful experience. These sessions are a great opportunity to dive deep, refine your practice and get to know like-minded meditators. We start with a 20-minute meditation followed by tea, questions, answers and any conscious chat that flows. You’re more than welcome to pop in just for the meditation if that suits. All students of Vedic Meditation welcome. Sign up to the mailing list and connect with me on the facebook page for upcoming dates. If you’d like a free text reminder on the day, send me your number and i’ll add you to the list.
Bronte Sunday sunrise sessions
We meet at sunrise for these sessions and start with 20 mins of Surya Namaskara. Surya namaskara is an ancient set of yoga asana designed to wake the body up and traditionally performed as a salutation to the sun. Following there is a 20 minute meditation on the sand. We finish up with chai, swims and chats. These sessions are great way to start the day and connect with the community. They are free and everyone is welcome. You can come for the just the yoga, just the meditation or both. Sign up to the mailing list and connect with me on the facebook page for upcoming dates and times.
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Once you have been meditating consistently, twice daily for a year you are eligible for an advanced technique. Advanced techniques are designed to fast track your expansion by encouraging the mind to hover in the subtlest and most creative layers of meditation. Personal instruction takes 1hr and the investment is $500. Please contact me for further information and dates.
Rounding is a powerful combination of yoga asana, pranayama (yogic breathing), and meditation. This is industrial strength meditation and a wonderful way to increase clarity, connection and creativity in life. The asana and breathing encourage the body to begin letting go of deep-rooted stress and prepare the mind for deep meditation. While the effects of rounding are powerful the practice itself is very gentle. All ages and fitness levels can easily perform the asana. Rounding can be done at home and is great way to deepen and expand your meditation practice. It is also a pre-requisite for the Exploring the Veda advanced knowledge course. Private instruction takes 2hrs. The investment is $150 and includes take home notes.
Exploring the Veda
The Veda is the ancient record of spiritual experience that is the source of the arts and sciences of Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, meditation and Indian philosophy. Knowledge of the Veda is said to confer mastery of all the laws of nature, because the Veda is structured as universal knowledge available within everyone’s consciousness; it is the blueprint of creation.
Thom Knoles is recognized as one of the world’s foremost teachers of the Veda’s true meaning and application. In a six-seminar course of 73 hours recorded over a two year period, Thom delves deeply into the Veda and draws out pearls of wisdom that are nothing short of life-changing. Students of Exploring the Veda learn techniques for deepening meditation, for correcting the mistakes of the intellect, and for manifesting the life experiences that reflect true fulfilment.
Prerequisites: The prerequisite for Exploring the Veda is learning to round (see above for information on rounding)
The complete Exploring the Veda program consists of six instalments. Each instalment is conducted in a non-residential setting over a weekend in the following format:
Friday – 4.00pm to 9.30pm
Saturday – 12.30pm to 6.30pm
Sunday – 12.30pm to 6.30pm
Each of the seminars can be enjoyed individually, with no obligation to complete all six. However the course must be completed in sequential order as one seminar leads naturally into the next.
Each instalment will be facilitated by me. There will also be a 1½ hour follow up Q&A session with Limor Babai 10 days after each instalment.
Completion of Exploring the Veda instalments 1-6 is a prerequisite to become trained as an Initiator - a teacher of Vedic Meditation.
$700 per instalment
$1,980 for instalments 1 to 3 (i.e. $660 per instalment)
Including all tuition, notes, snacks, sweets and teas.
If you would like to register interest, attend any of the instalments of Exploring the Veda or have any enquires, please email me.
Dates for "Exploring the Veda"
The schedule for Veda 1 to 6 is:
Veda 1 20th - 22nd Sept 2019
Veda 2 8th - 10th Nov 2019
Veda 3 21st - 23rd Feb 2020
Veda 4 TBC
Veda 5 TBC
Veda 6 TBC