Who is this meditation training for?
My meditation training is for anyone who is interested in learning how to meditate in a comprehensive, self-sufficient way.
How do I start?
Everyone starts by attending my complementary Intro to Meditation orientation, where we meet in-person, and I explain more about the process of learning the technique. I will answer your questions, and maybe ask some of my own. If we decide to work together, you will be invited to register for my comprehensive training. Below are the next available Intro to Meditation sessions:
When does the comprehensive training start?
If we decide to move forward after the orientation, the next training usually starts on the following day, and continues over four days for 90 minutes each day. In order to complete the training, you will be required to attend one 90-minute session a day on each of the four days. The sessions are usually scheduled before or after standard work hours.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE EXACT TIMES OF THE COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING?
You can find the schedules for upcoming trainings at the bottom of their respective Intro to Meditation registration pages.
What will I get from taking the training?
Step-by-step, I will teach you the key principles for meditating in the easiest, most effortless way. You will learn that there is nothing arbitrary about meditation—from the way you sit, to the time of day you practice, to the way you treat your thoughts. You will also have plenty of home practice, group practice, and Q&A. By the end of your training, you will be an expert meditator, able to meditate successfully almost anywhere, even if you have a busy mind. At the conclusion of the course, I will provide you with my cell number and email address so you can contact me whenever you have future meditation-related questions (with no expiration). You will also receive an open invitation to return and sit in on the course whenever I'm teaching new students.
IF I CAN'T MAKE THE INTRO TO MEDITATION SESSION, CAN I STILL TAKE THE TRAINING?
Although there are rare exceptions (mostly in the case of referrals), it's not likely that you can take my training without us first meeting, or at least speaking. For best results, it's good for you to experience the Intro Session, which is essentially an orientation to the training. If you can't make the Intro Session, you and I would have to at least have a phone conversation, or we can schedule a private Intro Session for a fee.
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE ALL OF THE TRAINING SESSIONS?
If you have to miss one or two of the training sessions, we may be able to schedule an alternative time for us to meet, or I can supply you with a recording of the missed session so you stay caught up with everyone else. Then, the next time I'm teaching, you'll be invited to come and sit in on the session you missed.
THIS SOUNDS A LOT LIKE TM. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
I'm an independent teacher of Vedic Meditation, which means I'm not affiliated with the Transcendental Meditation organization, or any organization for that matter. However, people who've learned TM note that the format of learning Vedic Meditation with me is comparable to what Transcendental Meditation offers, in that your receive a mantra along with 3 days of follow-up, plus a lifetime of ongoing support.
HOW MUCH DOES YOUR MEDITATION training COST?
For live, personal instruction, a lifetime of access to my classes, plus support, the cost is a one-time fee starting at $500, based on your annual income. If you earn or receive more than 100k per year from any funding source, you qualify for the top tier. And if you earn less, your tuition amount will drop accordingly. See the scale below:
Do I have to take the training right away?
No. Once you have attended the Intro to Meditation orientation you may register for any future training. You do receive a generous discount if you register for a future course on the same night of your Intro. Either way, you don't have to repeat the orientation.
How long before I feel the benefits?
The fastest benefit I've seen in the overwhelming majority of the people I train is better sleep, which happens almost immediately (this includes insomniacs and people who take sleep medication). The other benefits, such as less anxiety, more happiness, and better health, occur more gradually.
It's best not to wait until you're in an emergency situation to begin meditating. If you start meditating daily when everything's fine, then when a life emergency occurs, you'll deal with it far better than someone with no history of consistent meditation. Furthermore, you won't have to worry about trying to learn a new skill in the midst of all the drama.
HOW DOES THIS OFFERING COMPARE TO MEDITATION APPS AND DROP-IN MEDITATION STUDIOS?
Meditation apps are generally devoid of personalized instruction, which is a pre-requisite for mastery, and drop-in studios are the most expensive way to meditate where you're paying by the hour, with virtually no free support. Most apps and meditation classes offer guided meditation, which is a starter technique. What I teach you is how to meditate successfully on your own.