7 Things that Might Surprise You about Vedic Meditation
I am not exactly a novice meditator. I grew up with mediation as a part of my vernacular and have employed it, primarily as a coping mechanism in moments of duress, at various stages of my life. It’s not something I practice with regularity, nor is it something I even think of often, but I recently had the pleasure of sitting with Robert Hammond, Friends of the High Line co-founder and newly minted Vedic Meditation teacher, and have been re-inspired to take a look at meditation and its place in my life.
While there are various forms of meditation with their own methods and histories, the goal of all meditation is similar—transcendence, connection on a higher level, peace. Some methods require concentration, others employ chants, others still are guided, and no one form is right for everyone. Vedic Meditation, Robert’s chosen practice, is a mantra-based method. In hearing about his experiences with the practice and in learning more about its core elements, I intend to begin my own Vedic Meditation training in a week. In preparation for my deep dive, here are the 7 reasons why I am excited to learn more. Click HERE to continue-