EXPLORING THE VEDA
Investment: $770 per instalment
Includes Ayurvedic vegetarian meals, healthy treats & delicious chai. Advance payment of multiple instalments attracts a reduced fee.
Jess's teacher, Thom Knoles, is recognised as one of the world’s foremost teachers of the Veda’s true meaning and application. In this course, 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 mind and heart, and for manifesting the life experiences that reveal true fulfillment.
The course is made up of 6 instalments, and must be taken in order and is run over weekends (Friday eve, Saturday and Sunday 9.30am - 6pm approx). They are conducted in a “non-residential retreat” format which means that we'll come together to listen to the lectures, have plenty of time for Q&A to integrate the knowledge and share delicious Ayurvedic meals together.
"Exploring the Veda carves out a unique space every few months for big questions to be asked and thought provoking conversations to take place within a community of like-minded people. The knowledge offered me practical lessons that I could apply instantly in my life. This has resulted in subtle, but profound, shifts in my perspective. To top it off, Jess creates a beautiful and supportive space which allows time for everyone to connect in between the formal sessions, resulting in the weekend courses to be both relaxing and re-energising."
MASTERING THE SIDDHIS
Investment: $1100 per instalment
Includes healthy treats and Ayurvedic chai. Advance payment of multiple instalments attracts a reduced fee.
A 'siddhi' translates from Sanskrit as 'perfected human capability'. In this 6-part series course, my teacher, Thom Knoles, dives into the mechanics behind the manifestation of one's desires, the laws of nature and how to master them from one's deep level of bliss consciousness.
In this fresh approach to learning siddhis, complete intellectual understanding will go hand in hand with the practise of the techniques of Maharishi Patanjali, ancient cogniser of the Yoga Sutras. We will delve into the subject with complete knowledge of their source, mechanics, and purpose.
Once mastered, the siddhis are considered to be the most powerful and advanced technique in a meditator's repertoire.
Thom designed this course exclusively for the advanced Vedic meditator. The prerequisite for Mastering the Siddhis is completion of instalments 1-6 of Exploring the Veda or completion of an ETV instalment prior to the equivalent MTS instalment.
An advanced technique is designed to take one’s awareness to the layer of consciousness that comprises of the interface between thinking and Being, known as Ritam (meaning 'whole truth'). This stratum of awareness is like nectar to the 5 senses, drawing our senses to experience deeper and deeper subtlety. Your sharpened five senses create a sixth sense - your intuition. Alongside the mind's new capability to hold both Being and thinking, you will find yourself perceiving the subtlety in your environment and hence being able to adapt to and even pre-emt change in your life. Through habituation of stabilising the meditative state, we find ourselves enjoying the present moment, taking our Bliss into action.
Some of the benefits of receiving an Advanced Technique are:
refined subtle perception and intuition
greater adaptability and stability within a changing environment
increased presence whilst in action
better decision making
You might feel ready to receive an Advanced Technique if:
you'd like to shift gears in your meditation practice and fasten your evolutionary journey
you feel your meditation has plateaued and are looking for a more profound experience
you'd like to have more subtle experiences inside and outside meditation
you have been practising consistently for at least a year (prerequisite)
"I love my advance technique so much, it added a layer to my practice which I never even knew existed and couldn't imagine life before it! My practice instantly felt deeper, whilst still being very aware of surroundings, which transferred directly into my daily life of being very deep yet staying in the present moment. I would highly recommend as it truly transports you to the next level and changes the whole practice, making life so much better."
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