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Creating Community at a Distance
- ways to cultivate (inner + outer) connection while we're in separate spaces -
S E P T E M B E R
offerings for our community
♥ GROUP MEDITATION ON HOLD ♥
I AM CURRENTLY ADVENTURING IN THE WILDERNESS AND AM TAPPING INTO MY INNERNET (INTEAD OF THE INTERNET). I LOOK FORWARD TO CONNECTING WHEN I AM BACK ONLINE.
*from time-to-time, I will have service and will offer pop up GroupMeds. If you would like to receive a notification when this is happening, please email me your WhatsApp phone number, and I will add you to the reminder group.
O C T O B E R
USA ♥ AUS
sat 3rd / sun 4th
with THOM KNOLES
6.00pm - 7.30pm EDT / 9.00am - 10.30am AEST
registration required > RSVP here
fri 23th / sat 24th
4.30pm - 5.30pm EDT / 7.30am - 8.30am AEST
no RSVP needed > connect to zoom
fri 30th / sat 31st
sat 31st / sun 1st Nov
POWER OF SPEECH
USA/AUS follow up Q+A #1 with Thom Knoles
1.00pm - 3.00pm EDT / 4.00am - 6.00am AEST
for those who took the course > login to portal here
USA/AUS follow up Q+A #2 with Thom Knoles
7.00pm - 9.00pm EDT / 10.00am - 12.00pm AEST
N O V E M B E R
sat 7th / sun 8th
USA/AUS follow up Q+A #1 with Rachel Gross
5.00pm - 6.30pm EDT / 9.00am - 10.30am AEST
for those who took the course > contact me for login details
fri 13th / sat 14th
4.00pm - 5.00pm EST / 8.00am - 9.00am AEST
fri 20th / sat 21st
sat 21st / sun 22nd
USA/AUS follow up Q+A #2 with Rachel Gross
5.00pm - 6.30pm EST / 9.00am - 10.30am AEST
connect + receive
shared experience to strengthen our practice
There is something incredibly powerful about meditating in a group. Not only do we tend to experience "deeper" meditations, but the power of community and building relationships is paramount to our ability to thrive as humans. Fortunately for us, there is a beautiful and continuously budding global meditation community, and I highly encourage you to take advantage of this and join us for group meditations, if it feels charming for you. The opportunity to gather with like-minded people tends to be an invaluable part of the meditation journey. We get to check-in, every week, which supports us in maintaining a regular practice, and we also have the opportunity to share our experiences, to ask questions about what's happening when our eyes are closed, and to chat about the world we're creating when our eyes are open.
Online via Zoom - West Coast, USA
zoom login here
Online via Zoom - East Coast, USA
Online via Zoom - AUS
to be scheduled
New York City
don't see upcoming dates for your city or live somewhere else altogether? Get in touch, and I'll hook you up with another local teacher who's running group meditations in your area!
Those who have learned how to round know that this industrial strength approach to our meditation practice is an invaluable and deeply profound tool. Incorporating rounding into our regular routine is extremely powerful at dissolving years of accumulated and deeply-rooted stress and fatigue. By regularly rounding, we accelerate the purification of our body and strengthen the physiology so that we can more easily access and enjoy the baseline of bliss that is resting naturally within each of us.
And if you haven't yet learned how to round, check out info on rounding instruction below!
don't see upcoming dates for your city or live somewhere else altogether? Get in touch, and I'll hook you up with another local teacher who's running group rounds in your area!
expand + deepen
advanced courses to expedite our evolution
From time-to-time, we may feel a desire to up our meditation game. We're very happy with our practice and the results we've been enjoying, yet, we can't help but notice a feeling, deep inside, that there's more for us to uncover...and we want it all! More tools for expansion. Faster purification. And specific practices to more deeply integrate the state of Being we experience when our eyes are closed with the everyday life we experience when our eyes are open. When this happens, it's a sign that we're ready to expand our toolkit with some advanced Vedic practices. These babies fast-track our progress and unleash our latent potential, launching our evolution to the next level.
Rounding is an advanced program where we add a series of gentle Vedic asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (simple breathing exercises), and an extended savasana period (horizontal rest) to our regular 20-minute meditation.
By doing this specific sequence and combination of activities, we signal to the body that it is time to rest very deeply, very quickly. We ramp up the amount of stress that we're releasing in one sitting (equivalent to weeks' worth of regular twice daily meditation), and we simultaneously strengthen the nervous system so that we're not as susceptible to the pesky side effects that sometimes pop up when we are "un-stressing."
Incorporating rounding into our regular routine is an extremely powerful way to dissolve years of accumulated and deeply-rooted stress and fatigue, meaning that we can accelerate the purification of our body and the strengthening of our physiology so that we can more easily access and enjoy the baseline of bliss that is resting naturally within each of us.
And while the outcomes of rounding are quite advanced, the program itself is incredibly simple to learn and is suitable for everyone, from long-time yogis to absolute beginners of all shapes, sizes, and flexibility. The course of instruction is two hours and is currently offered online via Zoom (until we can hold in-person instruction again).
If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact Rachel.
$108 // group
$180 // private
$27 // refresher
$18 // round only
don't see upcoming dates for your city or live somewhere else altogether? Get in touch, and I'll hook you up with another local teacher who's teaching rounding in your area!
There comes a point in every meditator's journey when we know that it's time to expand our thinking. We've been getting to the chair -- twice a day -- for quite some time, and the hardware has been well upgraded. We begin to feel ready for a complementary software upgrade, and the hunger for advancing our knowledge continues to grow. When this happens, the natural next step is to embark on advanced courses in Vedic Knowledge, where we fine-tune our thinking and really hone in on "correcting the mistaken intellect." Here, we peel back decades of social conditioning and lift layer-after-layer of misunderstanding by re-awakening the universal knowledge of Veda from within. It is a deeply profound and truly enjoyable experience that is nothing short of life-changing!
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Rachel Gross teaches Vedic Meditation and was trained to do so by Thom Knoles, who also teaches 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. Rachel Gross is also an independent meditation teacher. She is not affiliated in any way with the Maharishi Foundation USA, or with any trademark, program, service, or organization that is affiliated with, or a licensee of, the Maharishi Foundation USA.
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 conditions you may be experiencing.
JAI GURU DEVA ♥