The best thing I ever did was to learn to meditate. As in properly meditate.
For years I flim-flammed around trying different techniques. They gave me the shits. I never “got” it. I then bit a bullet and tried Vedic meditation. I’ve talked about this style before here and here.
When I first met Tim I was wary. I was in a fug at the time – no job, sick, broke, lost. He told me things would turn around in a few weeks of meditating. Within six weeks they did – I got the MasterChef gig out of the blue. I asked him why he was so confident. He replied:
“Sarah, you are trying to go forward with your life with the handbrake pulled full on. Don’t keep trying to put your foot on the accelerator to go forward – it’s a pointless exercise. You’ll just keep burning yourself out. You need to learn how to take the hand break off. Meditation will help you do that. The rest will start to happen after that. “
So I thought I’d share that Tim my teacher is holding a weekend course up here in Byron Bay this coming weekend.
One thing that comes up with the vedic style: why’s it cost more than other styles. I asked the same. The answer is a good one (it was given to me at the time).
First, meditation teachers are often committed full-time practitioners. They don’t just teach ‘n run. They offer a community and support. When I need advice I’ll often drop in to see Tim and get his thoughts.
Second, Tim – and other vedic practitioners – hold free meditation and “philosophy” evenings weekly. Tim posts his lectures on his site so you can download them if you’re not in town.
Thirdly, I do think when you commit (with cash) you commit (by sitting twice daily with focus and deliberateness). It’s how we work. I’ve paid $5 in the past to sit in a meditation class. And I’ve never gone back or used that technique again.
As many people who Get Things Done say, show up. Do something properly. Commit.
There’s an intro talk on the Friday evening. Then the course runs over Saturday and Sunday. See the details below. You might like the excuse to come visit the Bay if you don’t live locally. I’m doing an advanced retreat with him at the same time, so I might see you there. I don’t like to push meditation (or Tim) at all…but I do like to dangle the invitation because it so very much changed my life.
If you’re interested, come along to an intro chat first: Friday 15th: 5:30pm at the venue (see below). The talk will run for one hour and Tim will discuss the technique, the course and the structure, the benefits you can expect, and answer any questions you may have. Attending the Introductory Talk is a prerequisite to undertaking a course of instruction. Please register via email to attend the introductory talk.
The course itself…
Saturday 16th: 10 – 12pm
4 – 6pm
Sunday 17th: 10 – 12pm
4 – 6pm
The fee is $1,100. The course will be held at Sangsurya, 95 Old Bangalow Road, Byron Bay.
If you could like more information, please contact us via email.
Feel free to ask questions below…Tim or I will answer…