Vedic Meditation is derived from the Veda, the 5,000 year old body of wisdom and source of yoga and Ayurvedic medicine.
During meditation, one experiences inner wakefulness beyond thought. Meditators describe this state as supreme inner contentment. The restfulness accompanying meditation is considerably deeper than that gained by sleeping. This profound rest allows deep-rooted stresses to dissolve naturally, bringing innumerable health benefits to the individual.
The integration of bliss consciousness and deeper levels of rest with one’s dynamic daily activity allows the meditator to becomes less stressed, more creative, more productive, and more adaptable to the demands of life.
The course in Vedic Meditation consists of four consecutive classes. For best results you must attend all four classes.
Learn Vedic Meditation with Charlie Knoles in San Francisco
March 9th and 10th 2019
Base Rate $800 (Course only. Does not include accommodation.)
When and where:
This course will be hosted at a private home on Mount Sutro in San Francisco on the weekend of March 9 and 10. Address will given after registration. The course will consist of a two hour morning session and a 2 hour afternoon session on both days with a break for lunch.
Anyone can meditate, no matter what their current state of mind or body may be. Everyone is welcome to attend this course and everyone will benefit. These recommendations are not requirements.
For those who wish to optimize their meditation experience, we recommend the following:
1) Abstain from alcohol, marijuana, or other mind altering substances for at least a week prior to the course. One desirable effect of meditation is to train the brain to produce endogenous bliss chemicals, including endogenous cannabinoids and endogenous opioids and the usage of drugs that have a similar effect can inhibit this process. If abstaining is not possible for you then you should still come. Just let us know and we’ll give you some additional instructions to adjust for it.
2) Try to get some good sleep in the week leading up to the course. Meditation has the effect of relaxing your body and turning off your stress response. If you have a lot of underlying fatigue or sleep debt then you will fall asleep as soon as your adrenaline is down-regulated. Sleeping deeply is one of the good outcomes of meditation but if it happens during class you might miss out on some of the other good outcomes.
3) Don’t drink coffee, tea, guarana, yerba mate or other stimulants within two hours prior to the meditation sessions on the days of the course. Stimulants will prevent you from going deep in meditation and/or experiencing transcendence. You are welcome to drink coffee and tea after meditation.
What to bring and wear
Comfortable, normal clothes. You don’t need to wear robes or yoga pants unless that’s normal for you. Some people like to bring a notebook or an audio recording device but it’s not essential.
Full time university and secondary school students use the discount code "Student" at checkout to access a $400 discount. Please provide proof of full time student status. Veterans and active duty military use the discount code "Military" at checkout to access a $400 discount. Please provide proof of military status. First responders use the discount code "FirstResponder" at checkout to access a $400 discount. Please provide proof of first responder status.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for people who are economically disadvantaged. To apply for the scholarship please click here
Private Courses in Vedic Meditation
Schedule a course to fit your schedule and invite up to 10 of your friends and family. This course is designed for individuals who are busy or desire a more personal experience.
Standard fee- $10,000 + travel expenses (Charlie travels to you anywhere in the world.)