Vedic meditation is an ancient practice with a long and important history, originating more than 5000 years ago. The tradition takes its name from the sacred texts, the Vedas, the first transcribed rendering of what had previously been an entirely oral tradition. Many of the concepts of Indian philosophy you’re most likely to have heard about—like Dharma or Karma—trace their root to the Vedas.
Vedic meditation practice uses a mantra, a meaningless sound, that can help quiet the mind and settle the body. A mantra pulls you into a subtle state of awareness that some compare to a feeling like lucid dreaming. Those just learning Vedic meditation use seed mantras, simplified sounds that are the best meditation method to learn how to meditate on your own as a beginner.
Vedic meditation is simple to learn and easy to do. It's effortless. It’s gentle. It is open to anyone of any age or physical ability. It requires no special equipment and can be done almost anywhere. And it fits easily with our modern busy lives.
In the Beginner Course you learn how to meditate with a mantra, using the simple technique of sitting comfortably, eyes closed, twice a day for twenty minutes at a time.
Little else in life requires so little time, energy or input and has so many benefits.