A School for Creativity, Consciousness and Clarity

Learn to Meditate

More people are turning to meditation than ever before, as the demands of modern day living increase. Meditation is considered to be the number one tool for enhanced creativity, clarity and consciousness. At The Broad Place we teach and practice Vedic Meditation which is an ancient mantra based practice. The teachings are layered with mindfulness and present moment awareness in our daily lives, compassion and gratitude and a focus on living creatively. We practice Vedic Meditation in order to be more engaged in all areas of our lives.

STEPS TO LEARN MEDITATION

 

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SESSION 1

1 Hour

First steps in learning Vedic Meditation; ceremony and mantra

Tuesday
12:00pm - 1:00pm OR 6:00pm - 7:00pm

OR

Friday
6:30am - 7:30am OR 10:00am - 11:00am

SESSION 2

2 Hour

How To Meditate, What Success Looks Like and How To Use Your Mantra For The Best Results

Wednesday
12:00pm - 2:00pm OR 6:00pm - 8:00pm

OR

Saturday
9:00am - 11:00am

 

SESSION 3

3 Hour

Detoxing the mind and body of stress, tension and fatigue. Now you’re a meditator, what To Expect, how to continue with ease and follow up information

Thursday
12:00pm - 3:00pm OR 6:00pm - 9:00pm

OR

Sunday
9:00am - 12:00pm

OR

Friday
10:00am - 11:00am

WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

Once you complete the course you'll have an all access pass to The Broad Place for life! Just as you commit to learn this technique of Meditation with us, we are committed to you, providing continued education and support to all of our students. 

Group Meditation Meetings

Most Tuesday nights we hold a FREE Group Meditation and Knowledge Meeting open to all our student and anyone who is has learn the same technique. We meet at our Paddington School at 7pm to engage in an inspiring talk hosted by one of our teachers while we enjoy Ayurvedic herbal teas and meditate together. 

Student Vault

You will have free access to our Student Vault. This is a members only section of the website where you'll find a range of Articles, Recipes and recordings of all of our Weekly Meditation and Knowledge Meetings. 

Resit The Course

As a student of The Broad Place you'll be welcome to resit the entire course at no charge for life! Broad Place Meditation is a technique that, once taught, is easy to practice independently and re-sitting the course is a great way to extend your knowledge of mediation and refine your practice. 

Ongoing Support

Once you complete the course, we'll be sending you important information about what to expect from your meditation practice over the coming months and years. Just as you evolve, so will your practice and we're here to support our students on this journey.  

WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE TAUGHT HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE TO MEDITATE AT THE BROAD PLACE AND HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE FANTASTIC REPORTS FROM OUT STUDENTS 

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MEDITATION GROUP COURSE FEES

We offer 3 Part Payment Plans or pay in full to receive a $50 discount

Single Adult Per Person
3 x $400 

Couples/Friends (sitting the same course) Per Person
 3 x $360

Full Time Student and Apprentices Per Person
3 x $320

Teenagers aged between 12-18yrs Per Person
3 x $200

MEDITATION PRIVATE COURSE FEES

Single Person
$4,950
This includes one private mentoring session and can be done either at The Broad Place or in a space of your choosing

Private Group Per Person
$1,200
This can take place at The Broad Place or in a space of your choosing for 5 or more students 

  

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WHAT WE TEACH AT THE BROAD PLACE

At the Broad Place we teach and practice Vedic Meditation, a practice for enhanced creativity, clarity and consciousness. Vedic Meditation is an ancient mantra based practice, and the teachings are layered with mindfulness and present moment awareness in our daily lives, compassion and gratitude and a focus on living creatively. We practice Vedic Meditation in order to be more engaged in all areas of our lives, not to lock ourselves away meditating for hours a day.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MEDITATION

 

Meditation was created in India and originally practised by monastics (people living away from society and its demands) and the end goal was enlightenment. Meditation was practised for spiritual purposes. Originally, meditation came from a body of knowledge called the Veda. From the Veda then sprang Hinduism, and eventually Buddhism, Taoism and Zen philosophies and religions.

Meditation was practised for thousands and thousands of years before reaching the West, where it became immensely popular in the 50’s and 60’s due to teachers such as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Yogananda, Ramana Maharshi, Krishnamurti and the great popularisers of Eastern Knowledge of that age Ram Dass and Alan Watts. Jon Kabat Zinn was hugely influential in mainstreaming meditation in recent years through the creation of ‘Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction’ which originally was essentially Buddhism without 'the Buddhism’ and eliminated all references to spirituality and focussed on meditation and the present moment awareness and the science behind this. Since mindfulness was in effect mainstreamed, it has become widely practised and today means literally anything to do with being present and calm. Zen additionally mainstreamed in recent decades and has gone onto become a catchphrase for minimalism, being calm and being neat. Currently with so many celebrities citing meditation as absolutely key in their lives it has become increasingly popular.

Most people think meditation is sitting cross legged and banishing thoughts, but there are so many types and they are practised differently and more importantly, they create different results. There are typically three major types of meditation

Contemplation; this is where the mind is engaged, usually in a guided meditation, and the result is to provide relaxation and reprieve from the minds frantic thinking. Most popular in this category now are Headspace and similar, or at the end of yoga when the teacher gets everyone to lie down and place awareness on different body parts.

Concentration; this technique is designed to navigate past thoughts by concentrating fiercely on one thing, it is forceful and can be incredibly challenging. Vipassana and Zen fit into this category amongst many other types of meditation

Transcendent; the employment of a mantra, gently and effortlessly to allow the mind to dive into a deep state of awareness. This is where Transcendental Meditation and it’s ‘cousin’ Vedic Meditation sit, that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought to the West from India and also Deepak Chopra’s Primordial Sound. 

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