Vedic Meditation Rounding Retreat
May 25-29, 2023
RETREAT WITH THOM AND EXPAND YOUR BASELINE OF BLISS
You’re invited to a rare opportunity to learn with Thom in-person, enjoy deep restfulness and elevate your state of consciousness.
Give yourself the gift of a meditation retreat in Arizona. You’ll emerge refreshed with courage, invincibility, and staying power to effectively meet the need of the time. You’ll bring about greater happiness not just for yourself, but for all surrounding you.
Thom answers every question
Our annual in-person Rounding Retreat with Thom brings ample opportunities to discuss everything on your mind.
In our twice-daily knowledge sessions, Vedic Meditators are encouraged to open up any topic of discussion with Thom.
Having gained greater depths of Vedic knowledge and its practical application in everyday life, meditators will return to their lives with clarity of thinking, expanded happiness, and greater purpose.
OUR RETREAT DESTINATION
Thom’s annual Rounding Retreat is among the best meditation retreats in the US.
Mago Retreat Center is a healing campus located among the majestic Red Rocks of Sedona.
WHY ATTEND A ROUNDING RETREAT?
Enjoy Shared Experience
Meet and create friendships with other meditators from around the world
Enjoy profound group meditations, meaningful conversation, and nourishing meals with the Vedic Meditation community
Enhance Your Knowledge
Learn how to round
Enjoy lectures and Q&A sessions with Thom, a living master of Vedic knowledge
Receive personal instruction and a tailored going-home program
Rapidly Release Stress
Release up to 6 months worth of accumulated stress in 5 days of rounding
Experience how extended periods of Rounding and rest will allow the deepest-rooted stresses to dissolve simply and naturally
Accelerate Your Personal and Spiritual Growth
Experience restored creative intelligence
Gain clarity of mind and sense of purpose
Step fearlessly into being an agent of progressive change with an expansive state of awareness
WHAT IS ROUNDING?
A ‘Round’ is an advanced technique incorporating yoga and breath work into your current meditation program to relax the body and mind for more profound meditation experiences.
When performed several times in a row, under the supervision of a trained Initiator on retreat, meditators experience deeper levels of rest and stress release than can be achieved in regular meditation at home.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
|7:00 am – 8:00 am||Group Round|
|8:00 am – 9:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:30 am – 10:30 am||Free Time / Rounding|
|10:30 am – 12:00 pm||Lecture|
|12:00 pm – 1:30 pm||Lunch|
|1:30 pm – 4:00 pm||Free Time / Rounding|
|4:00 pm – 5:00 pm||Group Round|
|5:00 pm – 6:30 pm||Dinner|
|7:00 pm – 9:00 pm||Lecture|
|9:00 pm – 9:30 pm||Sama Veda|
JOIN THOM IN SEDONA FOR A RARE IN-PERSON EXPERIENCE.
We’ll be opening up registrations in early 2023.
Rounding Retreat investment
Single occupancy casita
- Climate-controlled private room
- Full-sized bed, private bath
DOUBLE occupancy casita
- Climate-controlled shared room
- Full-sized bed, shared bath
Included in your experience:
- 5 days, 4 nights
- Vegetarian meals and snacks
- Knowledge talks with Thom
- Rounding instructions and group rounding sessions
- Personalized going home program
- Roundtrip transportation between Mago Retreat Center and PHX Airport
health & safety protocols
- Proof of vaccination is required for all retreat participants
- Wearing masks may be required in public areas of Mago Retreat Center (Welcome Center, Dining Halls, etc.)
- We will continually monitor and update our protocols
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can attend this retreat?
All graduates of an in-person Vedic Meditation course are welcome to join our meditation retreat in Sedona, Arizona.
if i don’t yet practice vedic meditation, can i still register?
You may register for the retreat now and make arrangements to learn Vedic Meditation before joining us on retreat. We will be happy to connect you with a teacher in your area. Please note that Vedic Meditation teachers teach mainly in major metropolitan areas; you may be traveling to learn Vedic Meditation in one of these cities prior to attending the retreat.
Can you cater to dietary restrictions?
The culinary team at Sedona Mago, who hosts several of the top meditation retreats in the US, creates delicious meals that cater to all dietary preferences. There are many gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options to choose from. Once you have completed registration, we will be in touch to discuss with you any dietary preferences you have, if any.
Will I have any 1-on-1 time with Thom?
Thom is available for a limited number of paid private consults on retreat. Please send us an email if you’d like to reserve an appointment in advance.
Will there be any other instructors on the retreat?
Thom will have a team of qualified Initiators who will be guiding you through the process of rounding. They will be available to answer any questions.
When does the retreat start? When does it end?
Our retreat with Thom begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, May 25th. Check-in starts at 2:00 pm.
We have arranged transportation from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) to our retreat center. This is included in your retreat fee and will be at no extra charge to you. Please book your flight to arrive no later than 11:00 am. Our last shuttle departs from PHX at 12:15 pm.
Our retreat officially ends after lunch on Monday, May 29th. We will have transportation available to PHX to accommodate your departure schedule. If you’d like to stay an extra day or two at Mago, you can make arrangements directly with the retreat center.
What happens if I release stress physically or emotionally during retreat?
Stress release is a normal and natural process of participating in a residential rounding retreat. While most experiences on retreat are blissful and joyous, one may experience some fatigue or emotional release as layers of stress are released from the physiology. We have an expert team of Initiators who will be personally overseeing the rounding experiences of all meditators on retreat and gently guide you through the process of release. You will also be able to share your experiences with Thom directly at lecture.
Do I need to have had the Covid-19 vaccine to attend?
Yes. Proof of vaccination is mandatory for retreat attendance.
Are payment plans available?
A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to hold your space for our retreat.
IA non-refundable $500 deposit is required to hold your space for our retreat. If you are paying in installments, the second payment (50% of the remaining balance) is due by March 1st. The final balance is due by April 15th.
Does this retreat count toward my ‘high rounding’ prerequisite for initiator training?
Yes, this retreat satisfies the rounding pre-requisite for Thom’s Initiator Training program.
Experience a life-changing 5 days of Vedic wisdom, deep and blissful rest, and new connections with other meditators.
Join Thom in Sedona for the most nourishing experience available to meditators: one that will enliven you for years to come.