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What is
Vedic Meditation?

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Vedic Meditation comes from the Veda, which is Sanskrit for ‘knowledge.’

The Vedas originated in India over 5,000 years ago. All of Indian philosophy, yoga, and meditation comes from this body of knowledge, which encourages us to align our bodies and daily lives with the rhythms of Nature.

6 Things to Know
About Vedic Meditation:

  • 1. NO CONTROLLING YOUR THOUGHTS

    While other forms of meditation require concentration to ‘empty your mind’ or focused contemplation, Vedic Meditation requires no effort. It’s okay for thoughts to come up.

  • 2. USE OF A MANTRA

    You’ll receive a personalized mantra that you repeat silently while meditating. The mantra is like a steady guide for your mind — it easily brings you to a settled state. Your body begins to rest more deeply than sleep within 20 minutes of this practice, and you naturally experience bliss and calm.

  • 3. GREAT FOR BUSY PEOPLE (WITH BUSY MINDS)

    There is no goal here to meditate for hours. It’s simply to release enough stress that you still feel great with your eyes open. All it takes to achieve this is 20 minutes a day, twice a day – and you can do it anywhere, without music or a special seat.

  • 4. VEDIC MEDITATION IS TAUGHT IN PERSON

    Your teacher will always teach you in person. It’s part of Vedic Tradition. It’s also tradition to include a Gratitude Ceremony and to join any meditation group worldwide once you’ve learned the technique.

  • 5. VEDIC MEDITATION INCLUDES STRESS RELEASE

    The profound benefits become available when the body is allowed to release stress during meditation. Think of it as a detox for your nervous system. Most of the time it is so subtle that you won’t even notice it happening. I am here to guide you to safely experience this release.

  • 6. VEDIC MEDITATION HAS PROVEN RESULTS

    There are many scientifically proven benefits of meditation.* These include reduced anxiety, improved heart health, and boosted immunity. My students also find they sleep better, think more clearly and make decisions more easily and confidently.

Vedic Philosophy

The Veda teaches that you already have everything you need to be healthy, calm, and happy, because that is your natural state. It’s all about aligning our minds and bodies to the rhythms of nature – and remembering the perfect health and happiness that’s already inside us.

Rather than settling for a life full of anxiety and suffering, the Veda tells us that bliss is our birthright.

Stress gets in the way of enjoying our life experiences and allowing them to happen, without attachment or judgement. So, we remove the stress with meditation and return to experiencing our normal lives as a fulfilling gift.

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I love having this tool in my toolbox. Practicing Vedic Meditation has made me more aware of how I am feeling internally, and as a result, I’ve started to listen to my body’s cues, instead of ignoring them when I feel overwhelmed or tired.

KAYLA B.

Life doesn’t have to feel like a struggle.

Vedic Meditation can help you stop feeling trapped in anxiety and overwhelm … and reset your baseline to bliss.

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* Susan teaches Vedic Meditation and was trained to teach this form of meditation by Thom Knoles, who continues to teach Vedic Meditation. Thom was trained as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation (“TM”) by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (“Maharishi”), and taught it for over 25 years with organizations affiliated with Maharishi. Since 1997, Thom has continued to teach meditation as he learned it from Maharishi, and has done so independently and separately from the TM organizations. Susan Chen is an independent meditation teacher. She is not affiliated in any way with the Maharishi Foundation USA, or with any trademark, program or organization that is affiliated with, or a licensee of, the Maharishi Foundation USA.

The form of meditation that Thom Knoles taught for over 25 years with the TM organizations has been the subject of hundreds of scientific studies showing a wide range of benefits from regular practice. These studies, which refer to this form of meditation using the name “Transcendental Meditation” or “TM”, support the benefits obtainable from regular practice of Vedic Meditation, which are referenced above. Vedic Meditation is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider regarding any medical condition.