THE VEDIC METHOD

LEARN TO MEDITATE WITH KRISTEN VANDIVIER
 

FREE ONLINE

GROUP MEDITATIONS

OPEN TO ALL

Sundays 10AM PST

Wednesdays 6PM PST

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bi-weekly group meditations. They are open to all who have a silent practice already, they will be discussion based as opposed to meditation instruction. 

 

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HELLO
Welcome to The Vedic Method

Nice to meet you, I'm Kristen Vandivier, teacher of Vedic Meditation and founder of The Vedic Method. 

I came to Vedic Meditation a decade ago at the height of a very fast-paced, high demand career in creative advertising. On the outside, everything seemed great–I lived on a houseboat in Sausalito, California, worked at a glamorous job, had just gotten engaged–but on the inside I was anxious all the time and experiencing serious health problems. Very rarely did I feel truly happy. It seemed to be my life story, the picture was lovely, but underneath there was suffering. I was fed up with my most precious resource, time, being wasted in this half-state. After much seeking, Vedic Meditation seemed to find me. During my initial course, I remember walking out and looking at the world as if I'd never seen it before. A kind of intangible dullness had lifted. 

After going through such a profound shift, I felt a calling to help others experience that same deep inner-contentedness and finally realize the best experience of themselves.

Read more about my story here

 
WHAT IS 
VEDIC MEDITATION?
Simple, Natural, Effortless

Vedic Meditation is an effortless, natural and highly beneficial form of meditation. It is an eyes-closed technique practiced for 20 minutes twice a day. While most other forms of meditation rely on concentration or contemplation, with Vedic Meditation we learn to let go and experience deep relaxation in a simple, easy way. This process allows for years of accumulated stress in the body to unwind layer by layer, revealing the full potential of your body and mind. 

The practice is in fact a form of yoga known in Sanskrit as nishkam karma yoga or union by action hardly done. Which is true. All we do is sit comfortably with back supported, close the eyes, and use a mantra to trigger the process of de-exciting the mind and repairing the body.   

 

Why do we call it Vedic? It comes from the 5,000 year old body of knowledge from India known as the Veda – a series of teachings about the laws of nature and consciousness from which all yoga and Ayurvedic practices have their source. This technique is not a religious practice–people of all faiths and spiritual traditions practice Vedic Meditation.

 

BENEFITS

Body + Mind

Imagine the stress in your body as dirt and clutter which fogs the mind and hinders the body. With each meditation, you are cleaning it out resulting in a clearer mind, improved health, and a baseline state of happiness. 

This technique can decrease depression, anxiety, insomnia, slow the signs of aging and increase creativity and intelligence. 

Relationships

Love is the recognition of unity with another. Think of what stress does to that feeling of unity–it cuts you off from it. Meditation lets you feel truly present with your partner, your children and your friends. 

 

This technique can result in greater tolerance, sociability, marital satisfaction, and  improved emotional maturity.

Life Path

Amazing things begin to happen when your start to meditate. You become your best self which comes with incredible powers of manifestation. All that invisible obstruction melts away. What's left is a life of joy and adventure.

 

This technique can result in greater self-confidence, productivity, time-management, and a more positive perception of self and others. 

 
3 STEPS TO LEARN

1 - INTRODUCTORY TALK

 

Curious about meditation and want to hear more about it? Come to one of my intro talks where I go into depth about the mechanics and the benefits of meditation and can answer any questions you might have.

 

2 - RECEIVE YOUR MANTRA

Vedic Meditation is taught over a span of four days. On the first day, you will have a personal appointment with me where you will receive your personalized mantra and then the instruction how to use it properly in an easy and effortless way. 

3 - THREE DAYS OF KNOWLEDGE

The final three days of the course is broken up into 90 minute sessions focused on the different aspects of meditation. We will cover topics such as how meditation causes stress release, different strategies to fit your practice into your daily life, and the long-term benefits of meditation.

Day 1 - Mechanics of Meditation

Day 2 - Meditation and the Body

Day 3 - Higher States of Consciousness

MEDITATION CAN BE AS EFFORTLESS AS DAYDREAMING
"THE QUIETER YOU BECOME
THE MORE YOU ARE
ABLE TO HEAR."
– Rumi
 
 

WEEKLY VEDIC THOUGHTS

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THE MEANING
OF DREAMS

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Are dreams random mis-firings of the brain or are they telling us something? Given how much I talk about states of consciousness, there’s one...

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SEARCHING FOR 
MOTHER

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This past weekend was Mother’s Day, a day that digs up stuff more than any other holiday. Well, maybe second to Christmas, but still...

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HOW ARE YOU

BEING?

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At the beginning of each group meditation, I always check in with everyone and ask how they’re doing, though yesterday, I asked, “How...

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HOW ENLIGHTENED

ARE YOU?

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A LIFETIME OF SUPPORT
Welcome to The Vedic Meditation Community

When you have completed your course in Vedic Meditation, that is only the beginning. As part of your course, you receive lifelong support and guidance from me for your practice. I am here for you so don't hesitate to ask me any questions you have as part of your journey.

 

You are welcome to attend all my group meditations and those of my fellow Vedic Meditation teachers. If in the future you want to refresh your practice, you may attend my courses or those of my colleagues again free of charge. 

 

You also become part of the very active and engaging Vedic Meditation Community. It is a worldwide network of over 130 teachers and thousands of regular meditators routinely getting together to meditate, ask questions and support each other. It is hard to find anywhere in the world where there's not a group of meditators with whom you can connect. 

EVENTS

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FREE TALK – INTRO TO MEDITATION

Email for a phone appointment

It seems like at this point, most everyone has heard about the benefits of meditating and has even tried it with varying degrees of success. Very few have committed practices. This is because motivating yourself to do something without really having a full understanding of what you’re doing and how it works is almost impossible. During this talk, I demystify what meditation is and exactly how it works. 

VEDIC MEDITATION COURSE

Due to Covid, I am only doing classes of small private groups/single individuals by appointment

Email if interested.

In this course you will receive your mantra in a private appointment, and then in a relaxed small group environment learn all about the mechanics of how to use it properly and exactly how it works to transform your body and mind.

 

We'll also go over how to fit the practice into your busy life, all the benefits of meditation and what you can expect down the road.  

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EXPLORING THE VEDA 2

(the second in a six part series)

April 2021

Zoom

We will be continuing our ETV series with Exploring the Veda 2!

The Exploring the Veda weekends are an opportunity to dive deep into the advanced knowledge and understanding of the Veda - the knowledge of the wisdom of the integration of life.  It is the science of being and the art of living.

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CONTACT

KRISTEN VANDIVIER | THE VEDIC METHOD

Mill Valley + Sausalito, CA

Tel: 415-722-0960

Email: info@thevedicmethod.com

Thanks for reaching out!