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Advanced Techniques advance your practice & results exponentially

Advanced techniques are not only for advanced meditators. They are the techniques by which one becomes an advanced meditator. This may mean an elaboration of the Mantra, a new way of using the Mantra, addition of Asanas, Pranayama, Cosmic Body Awareness, or Chakra balance exercises.

Advanced Meditation Techniques

Many people never change their initial mantra and happily use it for decades with great experience. For others, the Mantra may be outgrown. If that happens it is good to upgrade the Mantra. 

Anyone who has been practicing VM regularly (twice daily) for at least one year (and each subsequent year) is eligible to receive an advanced meditation technique if desired. Upgrading your practice is like shifting gears on a bike. It allows one to move faster and more smoothly forward.  Advanced Mantra Technique training is highly recommend, though not required.


Rounding is a process involving a sequence of specific yoga asanas (poses), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, and a lie down (Savasana) to conclude. This particular Vedic Asana sequence was constructed by a Master yogi in Rishikesh for our tradition. It was designed to profoundly de-excite the body so a very very deep meditation experience is triggered. Depending on how we sequence the elements, Rounding my help accelerate stress release or curb it to allow a deeper experience of Samadhi.

Rounding is strongly recommended for those who wish to reconnect to their physical body after some period of illness or trauma, as well as for those looking for deeper 3-in-1 integration of Mind-Body-Spirit. Rounding should never be done while in a state of trauma or illness.

The Rounding procedure is taught as a half-day workshop. Group sessions and private instruction options are available. 

We can also do this on Zoom if needed for special circumstances. Students of this class should have at least three months of regular twice daily meditation experience.

Costs for Rounding workshop:

$ 108  Group Instruction

$ 200  Private Instruction

If our daily meditation practice is like a broom gently sweeping out stresses, Rounding can be thought of like turning on the vacuum cleaner. For this reason Rounding is often taught in a residential Retreat setting over a long weekend in a tranquil location (desert, mountains, or by the sea). 

It is said a Rounding Retreat can relieve stress in a long weekend equivalent to months of meditation alone. Whether you are learning to Round for the first time, or coming to deepen your practice and blow out some cobwebs, attending a Rounding Retreat is a powerful experience. Retreats are supported by Ayurvedically prepared vegetarian meals. It will help cleanse and balance your mind, body, and spirit.

Group Awareness Exercise

One thing we know about Consciousness is that it is self-aware. We also know that having a high degree of awareness (depth and breadth) is a hallmark trait of Enlightenment

This exercise trains our attention on Awareness itself, which in turn expands our awareness exponentially. Participants will identify qualities and characteristics of Awareness in a word or two. It is very simple. It expands our awareness rapidly, and creates an experience of Unity Consciousness among participants (and beyond)

This is a soft focus Eyes-Open practice. The intellect and senses participate in the Awareness exercise. This results in immediately integration. Dress comfortably. The session lasts a full hour. The effect from this work is profound!

Sessions are limited to 8 participants at a time

Session fee is $ 20 per person

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