For anyone who has practiced an existing technique consistently for at least 12 months, it is recommended that they obtain an Advanced Technique. In Vedic Meditation, an Advanced Technique is designed to take one’s awareness to that stratum, that layer of consciousness, that comprises the interface between thinking and pure silent consciousness. In short, it allows the meditator to integrate that elusive, deeply charming state that we slip into in our deepest meditations, into every moment of our awakened state. A good example of how and Advanced Technique supports us in our evolution is a car shifting from a low gear to a higher gear to gain speed. We can get where we need to go in first gear, but it will take much longer than if we shifted to a higher gear.
An Advanced Technique may involve a student learning a variation or elongation of their existing mantra, or it may involve learning an advanced method of using the mantra they have already received. The Advanced Technique is customized by Thom for each meditator based on their needs and state of Consciousness.
These techniques are given any time that An Introduction to Meditation is taught. To obtain an Advanced Technique, a meditator will attend the first day of Introduction to Mediation class, and will bring the traditional offerings for a new initiation ceremony. The student will sit in with the class on the first day after receiving the new mantra, and must return to at least one more class that week so that Thom can check the usage of the mantra and provide the advanced student further coaching
Upon request, Thom may also be able to give Advanced Techniques at a retreat, or at any class where Thom is present with the meditator, so long as the meditator will have time to visit with Thom on two separate occasions – first to receive their advanced mantra, and a second time for Thom to check their mantra and offer further coaching.
In order to receive an Advanced Technique, a meditator must have been trained in Vedic Meditation and practicing consistently for at least one year. A meditator who has already received an Advanced Technique and would like to receive another should have been meditating consistently with their last advanced mantra for at least a year.
Course fees for Advanced Techniques are $600 for a group initiation and $1,200 for a private initiation.
Advance Techniques are offered whenever An Introduction to Meditation is taught. An Introduction to Meditation is offered at various times throughout the year.
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