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Benefitting the

Sharing Meditation Foundation

Thursday, December 31

5:00pm-1:00am (PST)

8:00pm- 4:00am (EST)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 883 4177 1096

Passcode: SMF

Join us for a virtual evening of transformation

We have wonderful events lined up throughout the evening, all designed to help you relax, expand, clear blockages, and reset with clear intention and improved capability as we cross into the new year

For those who may not know, earlier this year several teachers of Vedic Meditation were discussing the need for greater involvement with community service. Harry Archer led an extraordinary effort and before long the Sharing Meditation Foundation, a fully accredited 501c3 non-profit organization, was established

Our mission at the Foundation is to bring Vedic Meditation and other forms of holistic healing to people in need, and into otherwise underserved at-risk communities regardless of ability to pay standard costs and fees

We are so very pleased to be working now with the National Veterans Foundation, bringing meditation, breathwork, and energy healing at no cost to those who have served this country in various branches of our military

Come January we anticipate a roll out of our services to We Spark, a cancer support organization

This New Year's Eve celebration is open to everyone. Many of the events we have planned do not require vedic meditation training. Folks are welcome to meditate in whatever style they do while we do our VM practice. A suitable technique will be given to those who do not yet have a practice of their own

The Event Lineup (listed in Pacific Time)

5:00pm  Restorative Yoga class with Shahada Karim

6:00pm  Unity Awareness exercise with Catherine Inglese

7:00pm  2020 Inventory with Harry Archer

7:30pm  Tapping session with Jill Wener

8:00pm  Psych-K download with Carrie Zivetz

8:30pm  2021 Intentions with Harry Archer

9:00pm  Puja & Group Meditation

West Coast participants will have the opportunity to celebrate "midnight" twice! At 9:00pm and 12:00am PST 

East Coast participants will have the one midnight meditation at 12:00am EST (you can certainly join us at 3:00am EST if you're still up)

Some event segments will repeat between these two meditation sessions so adjust for your time zone and join us at any point in the schedule

We will also be awarding Prizes of Merchandise and Services throughout the evening to say thank you for your participation and generosity 

And... through a generous donation by the collection's curator we have a fine art print from Iconic photographer Norman Seeff of the band Van Halen, taken in Los Angeles 1979 titled “Women & Children First” for sale. With the passing of Eddie Van Halen in October this photograph will surely be a treasure to fans and collectors

This is a limited edition 13x17 inch print with a retail price of $2,000 from the December catalogue. This is a for-sale item. 100% of this purchase will go to the Foundation. To purchase this print or for more information about it (or the collection) email [email protected]. Be sure to reference 'Van Halen “Women & Children First" print #8/50 - page 92' 

This is our first benefit event for the Foundation, so we kindly ask that you support our work with the highest level of Donation you possibly can. 

Every bit helps. No donation is too big or too small. All are appreciated

Suggested Donations for New Year's Eve

$20      $50       $100     (then click GIVE button)

We also recognize this has been a very difficult year with so many people losing jobs or experiencing reductions in income due to Covid-19 restrictions on businesses. So if you cannot spare any amount to donate please plan to join us anyway

Wherever you find yourself Thursday evening hop onto Zoom, make whatever donation you can, and come ring in the new year with us refreshed and invigorated. Join us for the whole evening, or pop in and out. We would love to have you with us this New Year's Eve

Wishing you good health and great happiness

Jai Guru Deva

VM Teacher Training Information Webinar

Join us for an informational webinar to discuss the VM Teacher Training Program commencing February 2021

This is an opportunity to meet the faculty and see if this program is a good fit for you and your goals as a teacher of vedic meditation

Program directors are:

Harry Archer

Catherine Inglese

Shahada Karim

Rick Little

Mark Price

For more information about the program and to receive a recording of this webinar which took place December 6 please visit:

Lake Gregory Meditation & Yoga Retreat  

Summer 2021

Come up to Lake Gregory in Crestline, CA (only 90 mins drive from LA) for three days of Meditation & Yoga. Learn the practice known as "Rounding" in this serene setting. A weekend of Rounding can release stress equivalent to months of meditation. It is an experience of profound transformation

This is an ideal setting to learn Rounding, an advanced technique that works to deeply purify the body through a sequence of Vedic Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, and Savasana. This deeper purification allows greater stress release and expansion of Consciousness

You do not have to be an advanced meditator or yogi to learn this technique. Like our meditation practice, the sequence is very simple, and done gently. The Rounding procedure will be taught on Friday, giving you all day Sat & Sun to practice at your own pace. If you have already learned to Round this is an opportunity to go deep into the practice in a safe supportive setting

Space is limited to 8 participants with 1 shared room (2 queen beds), and 2 private rooms (queen bed), 1 Master Suite (king bed, fireplace, tub for 2, separate shower, and private balcony all overlooking the lake) in this 2600 sq ft home. Lots of privacy and spectacular views on this property

Enjoy nutritionally supportive Ayurvedic meals, Vedic knowledge sessions, Rk Veda (a.m.) and Sama Veda (p.m.) sound baths. We will focus on Spring Cleaning with Ayurveda

Per Person Costs 

$1200 for shared room

$1500 for private room

$1800 for the Master Suite

Includes lodging, meals, and instruction

50% deposit due to secure a spot

Full Payment is due by June 15

For more information please call (818) 646-6759 or inquire using the Contact Us page. All arrangements are subject to change based on 2021 conditions

Coming Up in 2021

India Meditation & Yoga Retreat

Maha Shivratri Festival Retreat

Delhi, Varanasi, Rishikesh

March 2022

Embark on a spiritual journey to the wonder that is India....

Dive deep into your practice. Receive sacred blessings. Attend the ancient ceremonies. 

Visit sites of our tradition; ashrams, ghats, ancient caves and temples

 - Explore the oldest living city in the world

 - Train in the birthplace of Yoga

 - Attend Vedic Knowledge sessions 

 - Receive an Advanced Technique

 - Experience an upgrade of Consciousness

 - Deepen your connection to our Holy Tradition

Our Pilgrimage begins in Delhi. We will gather there, have a look around, visit a few cultural sites, and get our bearings after the long journey to reach India. Enjoy a good night of rest.

Moving on to Varanasi we will visit sites connected to the Shankaracharya lineage, observe traditions, visit temples, make offerings. Days will include sunrise boat tour of Ghats, and evening Ganga Aarti ceremony. Participants will attend the Shiva Aarti inside the the Golden Temple complex on the eve of Maha Shivaratri, the ancient festival dedicated to Lord Shiva, a powerful observance of purification and renewal.

Witness the ancient time honored offerings, and offer up something yourself. This is an opportunity to clear something that has held you back, anything that feels stuck. We will release that into the ceremonial fire!

Prepare to be transformed

Retreat Package Options

Full 14 Day Meditation Retreat (Delhi, Varanasi, Rishikesh)

Shared Twin Room $ 3,000

Single Private Room $ 4,400

10 Day Meditation Retreat (Rishikesh only)

Shared Twin Room $ 2,600

Single Private Room $ 3,600

Travel Packages Include:

- All airline and train travel within India

- All airport and hotel transfers (private air conditioned cars)

- English speaking drivers and city guides

- Hotel accomodations in Delhi, Rishikesh, and Varanasi

- Daily Knowledge Sessions with open Q&A

- An Advanced Technique

- Morning Yoga in Rishikesh

- Private consult with Ayurvedic Doctor and welcome treatments at Ayurveda Sadan

- Breakfast included with hotel in Varanasi

- All meals at Ayurveda Sadan in Rishikesh (breakfast, lunch, dinner all included)

- Excursions to temples, cultural sites, and ceremonies (transport, guide, and admission fees)

- Tips for all drivers, porters, hotel staff, and guides (except therapists at Ayurveda Sadan)

- Laundry service in Rishikesh

What is NOT included:

- Roundtrip airfare to India

- India Tourist Visa

- lunch and dinner meals in Delhi and Varanasi (hotels do include breakfast)

- Optional activities such as additional spa treatments, Jyotish readings, river rafting, shopping, etc..

- VM Initiation fee if learning in India (additional $300)

- Yagya fees