July 12-13, 2014
Contrary to misconceptions, meditation is not hard to do. In fact, it is one of the easiest things a person can learn. It improves health, promotes relaxation, enhances physical energy, increases mental potential, and produces a sense of inner fulfillment. It releases stress, delivers a deep state of rest, and helps your cycle of karma.
This four-lesson course will teach you meditation in an ancient mantra lineage. The first lesson is a private one-on-one with James during which you will receive an orientation to the meditation practice (what and how) and be given a personal mantra. You will learn how to meditate with a mantra and participate in your own gratitude ceremony (puja).
The three follow up classes are group sessions that are about 90 minutes each. James will discuss various aspects of meditation, including:
• Practical Application of Meditation and Stress Release (with Q&A)
• The Mechanics of Meditation based on the ancient texts
• The Theory of States of Consciousness
Schedule of Sessions:
Saturday, July 12
Private Session with James – scheduled on an individual basis during the day
Saturday, July 12
Session #2 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 13
Session #3 – 2:00 PM
Monday, July 14
Session #4 – 8:00 PM – Conference Call (will be recorded)
James Kelleher is the author of two highly acclaimed books on Vedic Astrology and has been a student of the traditions of India for more than 40 years. In the early 70’s he began practicing meditation. At that time he spent 18 months in the mountains of Switzerland studying meditation. He has had several teachers, including Swami Sivananda Muhrti and Swami Brahmananda Saraswati from the Shankara Tradition. After his training, James taught meditation full time in the United States.
In 1975 he met his Guru, the renowned Vedic Astrologer and spiritual adept, M.K.Gandhi, who predicted James would become an astrologer. Gandhi not only offered to train him personally, but also invited him to become his assistant. James studied Vedic astrology in India under Gandhi’s guidance. During this time he also traveled on long pilgrimages with his teacher to many of India’s most important spiritual centers. After this period of intense study and traveling India, James moved to London. He worked as a professional astrologer and assisted Gandhi with his diverse international clientele for the next five years. In 1984, James moved back to the United States where he quickly became one of the nation’s leading Astrologers. At the request of several spiritual organizations, he traveled and lectured throughout the United States and became known for his accurate world predictions. In 1994, he was awarded the title of “Jyotish Kovid” and again in 1996 the title of “Jyotish Vachaspati” (Professor of Astrology) by the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences. He is an adjunct professor of Jyotish at Hindu University of America in Orlando Florida. He is also the co-founder of the American Council of Vedic Astrology and the American College of Vedic Astrology. Jim has a busy private practice in Nevada City, California.
Call the studio: 303.221.7000