A School for Creativity, Consciousness and Clarity

  • Broad Place Meditation in a Group Course
  • Broad Place Meditation in a Private Course
  • Broad Place Meditation For Kids
Learn With Success

BEGINNERS BROAD PLACE MEDITATION IN A GROUP COURSE

“I hear this more than any other thing; ‘I can’t meditate, I can’t stop the thoughts’. I agree  it can be really hard with various techniques, as I certainly tried so many types of meditation before I found Vedic. The key thing about meditation is that it’s like exercise, there are SO many different types, and it’s important you find one that suits you. I choose to teach Vedic Meditation because I love it and more importantly I see results. It’s so easy to do, it’s manageable to fit into a packed schedule, you get incredible results from minimal input and anybody aged 5 to 95 can learn and practice with utter ease”

Jacqui Lewis – Founder and Teacher at The Broad Place

Benefits of Meditation

Reduction and Elimination of Stress, Tension and Fatigue

Benefits of Meditation

Increase Happiness and Joy

Benefits of Meditation

Expansion of One’s Conscious State

BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

Greater Physical Health and General Wellbeing

Benefits of Meditation

Crystal Clear Clarity and Increase in Creativity and Right Brain Thinking

Benefits of Meditation

An Increase in Vitality, Better Sleep and Deeper Rest

Benefits of Meditation

A Personal Exploration Of Human Potential

Benefits of Meditation

Explore Spirituality and Inner Connection

More people are turning to meditation than ever before, as the demands of modern day living increase. People are learning life long tools through the teachings and education programs at The Broad Place including Broad Place Meditation to cope with the demands we place ourselves under. No more is meditation considered woo-woo and hippy like. It is considered by many to be the top tool for clarity, increased intelligence, modern leadership, better rest, greater health and increased happiness.

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR UPCOMING BEGINNERS COURSE DATES

“It is hard to go past Jacqui as the go to person for learning the invaluable skill of meditation and/or seeking her wonderful guidance when it comes to living well. She is a rare phenomena, combining the sharp insight and impeccable presentation of her ideas she has honed as branding and marketing expert, with the clarity and wisdom that has been cultivated through her own personal practice – she definitely practices what she preaches and I could not recommend her enough”

Tell Me More About

Broad Place Meditation

We specialise in integrating Ancient Practice (based on Vedic Meditation, a technique that is over 5000 years old) with the latest on neuroscience and tools for Modern Living. Highly engaged in modern life ourselves, we understand the demands of day to day life as business owners, parents, and social people living in a busy city and travelling a lot. We understand first hand the need for a practice that is highly efficient AND one that creates huge benefits. Broad Place Meditation is a practice that needs minimal input yet yields the greatest results. Let’s face it, it’s the rare person that can take 1.5-2 hours out of their day for their meditation practice these days.No more is meditation considered woo-woo and hippy like. It is considered by many to be the top tool for clarity, increased intelligence, modern leadership, better rest, greater health and increased happiness. Broad Place Meditation is a mantra based meditation practice that you practice 15-20 minutes ideally twice a day.
Vedic Meditation is an ancient form of meditation and is not a monastic practice. This means it wasn’t designed for people whose spiritual path involves detaching from society.The word Vedic comes from the Sanskrit word Veda, or knowledge. The Vedas are the ancient Indian body of knowledge that is the source of Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, and Indian philosophy. This meditation technique originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and the integrity of the tradition has been preserved by an unbroken lineage of teachers from that time. Although originating in India this is not exclusively “Indian” knowledge. The technique is universal in its nature, practised by and benefiting people all over the world, regardless of their society, profession, age, religion, or belief system.

Tell Me More About

How To Learn

Free Meditation Talk

Most Tuesday evenings at our Paddington School at 6pm we hold a free Introductory Talk on Broad Place Meditation. You simply come along with your questions, for 45 mins to find out more about Broad Place Meditation and why so many people are learning this high grade technique.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE A PLACE FOR YOU, OR YOU AND A FRIEND

Beginners Broad Place Meditation Course

Our Beginners Broad Place Meditationon course runs over four consecutive sessions. Our first session will take approximately 1 hour and the following three sessions are 1.5 hours long. After the course you are successfully and independently practising Broad Place Meditation, this is our guarantee. In order to refine your practice we offer ongoing weekly Meditation and Knowledge classes in Sydney at our schools that are FREE to you upon sitting our course. You can also re-sit any course we run for free, at any time.

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR UPCOMING BEGINNERS COURSE DATES

Tell Me More About

Course Structure

Course Structure

  • Session 1

    First Steps in Learning Broad Place Meditation; Ceremony and Mantra

  • Session 2

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

  • Session 3 Part 1

    Detoxing The Mind And Body Of Stress, Tension and Fatigue

  • Session 3 Part 2

    Now You’re A Meditator, What To Expect, How To Continue With Ease and Follow Up Information

Paddington School Mid-Week Course

Classes are undertaken in groups over 3 consecutive sessions. The first session is 60 – 90 minutes  and the following 2 sessions are each 90  minutes – 3 hours. CLICK HERE to view our upcoming Beginners courses at the Paddington School.

 

  • SESSION 1 – TUESDAY 12PM – 1PM OR 6.30 – 8PM
  • SESSION 2 – WEDNESDAY 12PM – 2PM OR 6.30 – 8PM
  • SESSION 3 – THURSDAY 12PM – 3PM OR 6 – 9PM

Paddington School Weekend Course

Classes are undertaken in groups over 3 consecutive sessions. The first session is 60 minutes, the second session 2 hours and the third session 3 hours. CLICK HERE to view our upcoming Beginners courses at the Paddington School.

 

  • SESSION 1 – FRIDAY 6.30 – 7.30AM OR 10- 11AM
  • SESSION 2 – SATURDAY 11 – 12.30PM
  • SESSION 3 – SUNDAY 9 – 12PM

Palm Beach Weekend Course

Classes are undertaken in groups over 3 consecutive sessions. The first session is 60 minutes, the second session 2 hours and the third session 3 hours. CLICK HERE to view our upcoming Beginners courses in the Northern Beaches.

 

  • SESSION 1 – FRIDAY 7PM – 8:30PM
  • SESSION 2 – SATURDAY 2PM – 5PM
  • SESSION 3 – SUNDAY 2PM – 3:30PM

NOTE: Once you complete the course, you will gain an all access pass that allows you to repeat the course at any time for free and attend group meditation meetings (either in person or via audio tracks) at no additional cost. You will also have free access to the International Network of Vedic Meditation Teachers, allowing the ability to gain ongoing support and guidance with your meditation practice in many cities throughout the world. You also obtain free access to the entire Library page of this website where you’ll find extra readings, podcasts, knowledge talks and more to advance your practise.

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR UPCOMING BEGINNERS COURSE DATES

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OUR UPCOMING COURSES IN SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, ADELAIDE, LOS ANGELES, HONG KONG, LONDON AND MORE

WE TRAVEL THE GLOBE SHARING ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE FOR MODERN LIVING AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BROAD PLACE TO COME TO YOUR HOME, WORKPLACE OR CITY, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT

HOW I CAN LEARN

We have a Frequently Asked Questions section below – if that doesn’t answer your personal needs, we absolutely welcome you getting in touch with our team on email info@thebroadplace.com.au or by phone +61 (02) 9354 0689.

  • 1. LEARN A LITTLE MORE

    You are invited to watch the above video, read all the information on our website or come to our FREE introductory talks whenever they are held around the world. To see and register for one of our coming Introductory talks, please CLICK HERE.

  • 2. CHOOSE & CONFIRM YOUR COURSE DATES

    We run group Beginners courses in most of the main cities in Australia and around the world. You can CLICK HERE to see and book in one of our upcoming Beginners courses.

  • 3. PAY YOUR COURSE FEE

    We have a large selection of payment options to make your life easier. Once you’ve selected your chosen course, you can choose from secure credit card online payment, Paypal, direct debit or cash payment.

  • 4. CONFIRM & SIMPLY ATTEND

    You will receive a confirmation email with details about your course once you have enrolled. You will need to bring 3x sweet fruits and 6x flowers and for the other sessions you just bring yourself and your questions (no need for any special clothing).

Tell Me More About

The Investment

All fees include a life time membership to re-sit the course at any time at no additional cost and join our Tuesday Night Meditation Sessions or listen to these through our Members Only section of the website; Library.

Meditation Group Course Fees

  • Single Adult Per Person $1200
  • Couples/Friends (sitting the same course) Per Person $1080
  • Full Time Student and Apprentices Per Person $960
  • Teenagers aged between 12-18yrs Per Person $600

Meditation Private Course Fees

  • Single Person $4950 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 $1200 This can take place at The Broad Place or in a space of your choosing for 5 or more students.

If you're interested in learning Privately please click on the link below

Private Broad Place Meditation

If you would like to learn you’re welcome to come along to one of our free intro talks or simply enrol in a course.  Please note we offer a payment plan of 3x single payments.  Payment in full required for bookings made within 7 days before your course starts. If you would like to discuss a personal payment plan, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss.

Join a Free Intro talk
We Accept The Following

Payment Methods

If there’s any way that we may be able to assist you more, please email info@thebroadplace.com.au or contact us by phone +61 (02) 8354 0689.

  • Credit Card Online Payment

    We’ll send you an invoice directly with a link to pay online.

  • Paypal

    We’ll send a secure direct link to pay online via Paypal.

  • Direct Deposit

    We can provide you with our bank details if you prefer a bank transfer.

  • Cash Payment

    Please contact us to see if this option is available.

FAQ’s

What is Broad Place Meditationn exactly?

Broad Place Meditation integrates neuroscience and tools for modern living with principles of the ancient practice of Vedic Meditation which involves sitting easily with the eyes closed, repeating a mantra in the mind for 15-20 minutes. We don’t chant out loud or sit in any strange positions to meditate and we don’t need a decade of experience to meditate with success. A mantra is just a meaningless sound, given to you by an qualified instructor that moves the mind past thought into a thoughtless state. Beyond thought is an inner contentment within each of us, and the mind bathes in this. Simultaneously the body through this practice releases and dissolves stress, tension and fatigue. No straining and trying to not think thoughts, no taming the monkey mind, no deep breathing is required. It’s incredibly easy and students after learning in 4 x 90min sessions are meditating with success. The results include increased clarity and creative thinking, a calmer and more grounded composition, less stress, fatigue and tension and much increased happiness and joy. We become more adaptable, more dynamic and far more productive when practising Broad Place Meditation.

What does ancient mean? Is this a new meditation tool like mindfulness is? 

This meditation technique originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and the integrity of the tradition has been preserved by an unbroken lineage of teachers from that time. Although originating in India this is not exclusively “Indian” knowledge. Vedic meditation is an ancient technique that was developed for “householders”— people who are completely engaged in life and we still use this today for modern day living..It’s the perfect meditation technique for people with hyperactive minds who lead busy, active lives with jobs, relationships, families and more. The word Vedic comes from the ancient Sanskrit word Veda, or knowledge. The Vedas are the ancient Indian body of knowledge that is the source of Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, and Indian philosophy. The technique is universal in its nature, practised by and benefiting people all over the world, regardless of their society, profession, age, religion, or belief system.

What are the outcomes of Broad Place Meditation?

Our students report and the scientific studies behind this technique prove they include;
– increased happiness and joy
– increased productivity
– reduction of, if not elimination of stress, tension and fatigue
– assistance with physical health and wellbeing
– access to greater clarity and creativity
– increased vitality and better sleep
– expansion of ones conscious state

Do I have to become very spiritual to meditate?

In short absolutely not. We teach many people from all walks of life, with many or no religious background and they all utilise Broad Place Meditation as a tool for better living.

Who teaches the courses from The Broad Place? 

Jac Lewis is our head teacher of Broad Place Meditation. Jacqui has been meditating for 16 years now including 8 years of practising Vedic meditation. You can read more about Jacqui’s extensive training and knowledge here.

I have practiced other types before, like guided and mindfulness and I found them hard. Why is Broad Place Meditation easier?

If we were to use the analogy of meditation being like exercise, most meditation practices are like taking a walk around the block. They can be an excellent place to start, but you won’t get fit long term. Broad Place Meditation is the exercise equivalent of getting extremely fit, and quickly. Learning with The Broad Place is like having a personal fitness instructor guiding you through the process and correcting you with minor adjustments for the greatest results. Your success as a meditator is our success. We guarantee you can practice successfully with Broad Place Meditation. Most students come to our school saying ‘oh you know I’ve never been able to meditate before and I’m just sure I’m the one who can’t do it’ and they leave with huge grins and absolute confidence in their practice after sitting our course.

I can’t sit cross legged and I don’t have a special room, let alone a quiet space, can I still meditate? 

If you can sit in a chair with your back supported, you can meditate. No need for sitting cross legged or in any unusual positions! No chanting and no new names required. Noise doesn’t stop you from meditating, and you can meditate in a bus, taxi, or in a meeting room, in your lounge room or even whilst Peppa Pig is playing! When we say noise is no barrier, we mean it. If you can think ‘that noise is driving me crazy’ you can think your mantra. If you can think your mantra, you can meditate. Unless you are sitting on a jackhammer, you will be fine.

How are your courses run?

A Group Course in Broad Place Meditation is 4 sessions over 4 days. Broad Place Meditation is taught over 3 sessions over 3 days and we stick to this high grade format. We host our courses over 3 days so our students experience an optimal learning experience with time in which to do their homework and meditate at home or at work in between. This results in students graduating with great experience and confidence. In Sydney, we have two schools, one in Paddington and one in Palm Beach and you can join an ‘evenings course’ during the week Tuesday through Thursday, or a ‘weekend course’ that are Friday morning or evenings and Saturday and Sundays during the day. Click here for upcoming course dates to find out more.

Is there any flexibility for me within these course times?

There is some flexibility absolutely. Sometimes students when traveling to study with us sit the first session not on a Thursday evening but on a Friday (for an additional fee) in order to sit the course over 3 days. Contact us if you would like some more information on this. Additionally, the fourth session (which lands on a Friday or Sunday) can be on special request moved to a private session or added to the following week’s course should that be held straight afterwards. You are up and running with your practice after the third session, and we can shift that fourth session for you should it prevent your studying. Ultimately we will help guide you on an optimal study experience should circumstances prevent you from sitting 4 consecutive days. Additionally, you might wish to consider a Private Course in Broad Place Meditation, whereby the sessions and the content are tailored to your personal needs. Click here should that be of interest.

I feel like the course fee is expensive, why is does it cost more than at my local yoga school?

The type of meditation we teach is different than from what you learn in a drop in class format. We teach independent practice, a life long tool, that once learnt you can practice anywhere you like (you don’t need us to do it) and that you receive lifelong support for. We offer the most effective meditation technique, taught with the highest grade delivery. Our students experience the very best on every level with the purity of ancient knowledge delivered in an engaging and modern way.

Do you run a 2 Day Weekend Course?

We have decided where possible to always host 3 day Courses in Broad Place Meditation as we only offer the very best experiences to our students.

Where can I learn? 

We teach globally and our core teaching takes place in Sydney, Australia. We have two schools, one in the Eastern Suburbs in Paddington, and one on the Northern Beaches in Palm Beach. Multiple times a year we travel around Australia as well as through Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, India and America. Should you not be located where we are teaching, we travel on invitation throughout the world to teach privately. Please contact us to chat about this option in more detail.

Is there anything I can do after learning to progress further and obtain more life changing knowledge?

Because at The Broad Place we feel learning and creativity can always expand, there are plenty of on-going options for students who have completed our Beginners Course. Once you learn you will have an all access pass that allows you life time membership to our Library page on our site (which provides you with free readings and audio talks on various topics) as well as free attendance so our Meditation Meetings. For Alumni students (who have been meditating for at least 12 months) we offer a membership with The Broad Place which allows ongoing support and training sessions with other students, private mentoring and Advanced Technique dinners.

“Jacqui offers a fantastic journey into the world of Vedic Meditation. Having made the decision to embrace this form of meditation, Jacqui was definitely the right person for me. Having a flexible, realistic approach to this life changing opportunity and an ongoing support base is the way to go. Her passion is supported by a comprehensive knowledge and practise base. The Broad Place is the only place for me”

Learn With Success

BROAD PLACE MEDITATION IN A PRIVATE COURSE

There’s something so incredibly beautiful about sharing this practice in a one on one private setting. The benefits of providing a completely customised and tailored course is enormous as each individuals needs are different and in the private course I’m able to offer you a highly tailored program based on your individual needs.

Jacqui Lewis – Expert Vedic Meditation Teacher

Benefits of Meditation

Reduction and Elimination of Stress, Tension and Fatigue

Benefits of Meditation

Increase Happiness and Joy

Benefits of Meditation

Expansion of One’s Conscious State

BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

Greater Physical Health and General Wellbeing

Benefits of Meditation

Crystal Clear Clarity and Increases in Creativity and Right Brain Thinking

Benefits of Meditation

An Increase in Vitality, Better Sleep and Deeper Rest

Benefits of Meditation

A Personal Exploration Of Human Potential

Benefits of Meditation

Explore Spirituality and Inner Connection

More people are turning to meditation than ever before, as the demands of modern day living increase. Our Private Course in Broad Place Meditation enables you to experience learning Broad Place Meditation in a setting and a structure customised just for you. We arrange the 3 sessions of the course at times that suit you, and we structure the course content around your personal needs and demands of your life currently. In addition to this, our Private Courses extend beyond the 4 sessions and include 3x 1hr Private Mentoring Sessions, as well as access to sit a Group Course at no extra cost at any time, and attend our Group Broad Place Meditation and Knowledge Meetings.

 

CLICK HERE TO ORGANISE YOUR PRIVATE COURSE

“Jacqui is the ultimate meditation teacher and mentor for our complex times. She understands the demands of our day to day lives and gives great advice on how to fit meditation and other Vedic practices into it to improve our quality of living. Jacqui organises and runs the very best meditation retreats. The thought that she puts into the menu along with the overall comfort and positive experience for her clients is phenomenal and her food is nourishing and delicious. I highly recommend the experience”

Tell Me More About

Broad Place Meditation

We specialise in combining Ancient Practice (with a technique that is over 5000 years old) with Modern Living. Highly engaged in modern life ourselves, we understand the demands of day to day life as business owners, parents, and social people living in a busy city and travelling a lot. We understand first hand the need for a practice that is highly efficient AND one that creates huge benefits. Broad Place Meditation is a practice that needs minimal input yet yields the greatest results. Let’s face it, it’s the rare person that can take 1.5-2 hours out of their day for their meditation practice these days.No more is meditation considered woo-woo and hippy like. It is considered by many to be the top tool for clarity, increased intelligence, modern leadership, better rest, greater health and increased happiness. Broad Place Meditation is a mantra based meditation practice, based off the ancient practise of Vedic Mediation, that you practice 15-20 minutes ideally twice a day.
Vedic Meditation is an ancient form of meditation and is not a monastic practice. This means it wasn’t designed for people whose spiritual path involves detaching from society.The word Vedic comes from the Sanskrit word Veda, or knowledge. The Vedas are the ancient Indian body of knowledge that is the source of Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, and Indian philosophy. This meditation technique originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and the integrity of the tradition has been preserved by an unbroken lineage of teachers from that time. Although originating in India this is not exclusively “Indian” knowledge. The technique is universal in its nature, practised by and benefiting people all over the world, regardless of their society, profession, age, religion, or belief system.

Tell Me More About

How To Learn

Free Introductory Talk

Most Monday evenings at our Paddington School at 6pm we hold a free introductory talk on Broad Place Meditation. Most Tuesday evenings at 6pm we host an Introductory talk at our Northern Beaches Warriewood Residency. You simply come along with your questions, for 30-40 mins to find out more about Broad Place Meditation and why so many people are learning this high grade technique.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE A PLACE FOR YOU, OR YOU AND A FRIEND

Broad Place Meditation

Our Beginners Broad Place Meditationcourse normally runs over four consecutive sessions of 1-1.5hrs across four days, however this can be condensed into three days if you need it to.  After the course you are successfully and independently practising Broad Place Meditation, this is our guarantee. In order to refine your practice we offer ongoing weekly Meditation and Knowledge classes in Sydney at our schools that are FREE to you upon sitting our course. You can also re-sit any course we run for free, at any time.

CLICK HERE TO ARRANGE YOUR PRIVATE BEGINNERS BROAD PLACE MEDITATION COURSE

Tell Me More About

Course Structure

Course Structure

  • Session 1

    First Steps in Learning Broad Place Meditation; Ceremony and Mantra. This one on one experience is profound and introduces you to Broad Place Meditation. We discuss your personal needs and desires for your practice also so we can further tailor the knowledge to best suit you over the following days.

  • Session 2

    How To Meditate, What Success Looks Like and How To Use Your Mantra For The Best Results. We work on how Broad Place Meditation will fit into your day and what your personal program will look like.

  • Session 3 Part 1

    Detoxing The Mind And Body Of Stress, Tension and Fatigue. We discuss in detail the nervous system, your experiences and the way in which your mind works within meditation.

  • Session 3 Part 2

    Now You’re A Meditator, What To Expect, How To Continue With Ease and what your journey may look like.

Paddington School Private Course

Located conveniently central, you’re welcome to undertake your private course in the beautiful and secluded space of our Paddington Studio.

 

  • SESSION 1 –  1hr-1.5hrs
  • SESSION 2 –  1.5hrs-2hrs
  • SESSION 3 – 3hrs
  • PLUS 3x 1hr Mentoring Session

Northern Beaches Private Course

Just a 45min drive from the city is our tranquil Northern Beaches Residency, quiet and peaceful, this is a stunning location to sit your private course.

 

  • SESSION 1 –  1hr-1.5hrs
  • SESSION 2 –  1.5hrs-2hrs
  • SESSION 3 – 3hrs
  • PLUS 3x 1hr Mentoring Session

Place of Your Choosing

If you’d prefer to learn this technique in your workplace or the comfort of your own home, you’re welcome to select the space  and Jacqui will come to you. An additional fee may apply if out of the Sydney area.

 

  • SESSION 1 –  1hr-1.5hrs
  • SESSION 2 –  1.5hrs-2hrs
  • SESSION 3 – 3hrs
  • PLUS 3x 1hr Mentoring Session

NOTE: Once you complete the course, you will gain an all access pass that allows you to repeat the course at any time, attend knowledge meetings and group meditations all at no additional cost, for life. You will also have free access to the International Network of Vedic Meditation Teachers, allowing the ability to gain ongoing support and guidance with your meditation practice in many cities throughout the world.

CLICK HERE TO ARRANGE YOUR PRIVATE BROAD PLACE MEDITATION COURSE

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OUR UPCOMING COURSES IN SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, ADELAIDE, LOS ANGELES, HONG KONG, LONDON AND MORE.

WE TRAVEL THE GLOBE SHARING ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE FOR MODERN LIVING AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE BROAD PLACE TO COME TO YOUR HOME, WORKPLACE OR CITY, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT

HOW I CAN LEARN

We have a Frequently Asked Questions section below – if that doesn’t answer your personal needs, we absolutely welcome you getting in touch with our team on email info@thebroadplace.com.au or by phone +61 (02) 9354 0689.

  • 1. LEARN A LITTLE MORE

    You are invited to watch the above video, read all the information on our website or come to our FREE introductory talks whenever they are held around the world. To see and register for one of our coming Introductory talks, please CLICK HERE.

  • 2. ARRANGE & BOOK YOUR PRIVATE COURSE

    Speak to the team about your ideal dates, times and location to learn and we will book this in for you. Simple email us or call on +61 02 8354 0699 to arrange.

  • 3. PAY YOUR COURSE FEE

    We have a large selection of payment options to make your life easier. Once you’ve arranged and booked your private course, you can choose from secure credit card online payment, Paypal, direct debit or cash payment.

  • 4. CONFIRM & SIMPLY ATTEND

    You will receive a confirmation email with details about your course once this has been booked. You will need to bring 3x sweet fruits and 6x flowers and for the other sessions you just bring yourself and your questions (no need for any special clothing, just what you normally wear is fine).

Tell Me More About

The Investment

All fees include a life time membership to re-sit the course at any time at no additional cost, and join our Monday Night Meditation Sessions or listen to these through our Members Only Library section of the website.

Meditation Private Course Fees

There are two options for Private Courses:

  • $3950 incl GST for the 4 session course at your own custom times at either studio (Paddington or Northern Beaches).
  • $4750 incl GST for the 4 session course including three private mentoring sessions.

If you would like to learn, simply arrange our private course with our team.  Please note we offer a payment plan of 2x  single payments of 50% of the course fee . We require 50% upon booking and the reminder paid 7 days before your course starts. If you would like to discuss a personal payment plan, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss.

ARRANGE PRIVATE COURSE
We Accept The Following

Payment Methods

If there’s any way that we may be able to assist you more, please email info@thebroadplace.com.au or contact us by phone +61 (02) 8354 0689.

  • Credit Card Online Payment

    We’ll send an invoice will a link to make your payment online

  • Paypal

    We’ll send you a secure, direct link to make your payment using Paypal

  • Direct Deposit

    We’ll give you our bank details so you can make an online transfer

  • Cash Payment

    Please contact us to see if this option is available.

FAQ’s

What is Broad Place Meditation exactly?

Broad Place Meditation is based off the ancient practice of Vedic Meditation, that involves sitting easily with the eyes closed, repeating a mantra in the mind for 15-20 minutes. At the Broad Place we integrate this ancient practice with the latest research on neuroscience and tools for Modern Living.  We don’t chant out loud or sit in any strange positions to meditate and we don’t need a decade of experience to meditate with success. A mantra is just a meaningless sound, given to you by an qualified instructor that moves the mind past thought into a thoughtless state. Beyond thought is an inner contentment within each of us, and the mind bathes in this. Simultaneously the body through this practice releases and dissolves stress, tension and fatigue. No straining and trying to not think thoughts, no taming the monkey mind, no deep breathing is required. It’s incredibly easy and students after learning in 4 x 90min sessions are meditating with success. The results include increased clarity and creative thinking, a calmer and more grounded composition, less stress, fatigue and tension and much increased happiness and joy. We become more adaptable, more dynamic and far more productive when practising Broad Place Meditation.

What does ancient mean? Is this a new meditation tool like mindfulness is? 

This meditation technique originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and the integrity of the tradition has been preserved by an unbroken lineage of teachers from that time. Although originating in India this is not exclusively “Indian” knowledge. Vedic meditation is an ancient technique that was developed for “householders”— people who are completely engaged in life and we still use this today for modern day living..It’s the perfect meditation technique for people with hyperactive minds who lead busy, active lives with jobs, relationships, families and more. The word Vedic comes from the ancient Sanskrit word Veda, or knowledge. The Vedas are the ancient Indian body of knowledge that is the source of Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, and Indian philosophy. The technique is universal in its nature, practised by and benefiting people all over the world, regardless of their society, profession, age, religion, or belief system.

What are the outcomes of Broad Place Meditation?

Our students report and the scientific studies behind this technique prove they include;

– increased happiness and joy
– increased productivity
– reduction of, if not elimination of stress, tension and fatigue
– assistance with physical health and wellbeing
– access to greater clarity and creativity
– increased vitality and better sleep
– expansion of ones conscious state

Do I have to become very spiritual to meditate?

In short absolutely not. We teach many people from all walks of life, with many or no religious background and they all utilise Broad Place Meditation as a tool for better living.

Who teaches the courses from The Broad Place? 

Jac Lewis is our head teacher of Vedic Meditation. Jacqui has been meditating for 16 years now including 8 years of practising Vedic meditation. You can read more about Jacqui’s extensive training and knowledge here.

I have practiced other types before, like guided and mindfulness and I found them hard. Why is Broad Place Meditation easier?

If we were to use the analogy of meditation being like exercise, most meditation practices are like taking a walk around the block. They can be an excellent place to start, but you won’t get fit long term. Broad Place Meditation is the exercise equivalent of getting extremely fit, and quickly. Learning with The Broad Place is like having a personal fitness instructor guiding you through the process and correcting you with minor adjustments for the greatest results. Your success as a meditator is our success. We guarantee you can practice successfully with Vedic Meditation. Most students come to our school saying ‘oh you know I’ve never been able to meditate before and I’m just sure I’m the one who can’t do it’ and they leave with huge grins and absolute confidence in their practice after sitting our course.

I can’t sit cross legged and I don’t have a special room, let alone a quiet space, can I still meditate? 

If you can sit in a chair with your back supported, you can meditate. No need for sitting cross legged or in any unusual positions! No chanting and no new names required. Noise doesn’t stop you from meditating, and you can meditate in a bus, taxi, or in a meeting room, in your lounge room or even whilst Peppa Pig is playing! When we say noise is no barrier, we mean it. If you can think ‘that noise is driving me crazy’ you can think your mantra. If you can think your mantra, you can meditate. Unless you are sitting on a jackhammer, you will be fine.

How are your courses taught?

A Group Course in Broad Place Meditation is 3 sessions over 3 days. Traditionally Vedic meditation has been taught over 3 sessions over 3 days and we stick to this high grade format. We host our courses over 3 days so our students experience an optimal learning experience with time in which to do their homework and meditate at home or at work in between. This results in students graduating with great experience and confidence. In Sydney, we have two schools, one in Paddington and one in Palm Beach and you can join an ‘evenings course’ during the week Tuesday through Thursday, or a ‘weekend course’ that are Friday morning or evenings and Saturday and Sundays during the day. Click here for upcoming course dates to find out more.

Is there any flexibility for me within these course times?

There is some flexibility absolutely. Sometimes students when traveling to study with us sit the first session not on a Thursday evening but on a Friday (for an additional fee) in order to sit the course over 3 days. Contact us if you would like some more information on this. Additionally, the fourth session (which lands on a Friday or Sunday) can be on special request moved to a private session or added to the following week’s course should that be held straight afterwards. You are up and running with your practice after the third session, and we can shift that fourth session for you should it prevent your studying. Ultimately we will help guide you on an optimal study experience should circumstances prevent you from sitting 4 consecutive days. Additionally, you might wish to consider a Private Course in Broad Place Meditation, whereby the sessions and the content are tailored to your personal needs. Click here should that be of interest.

I feel like the course fee is expensive, why is does it cost more than at my local yoga school?

The type of meditation we teach is different than from what you learn in a drop in class format. We teach independent practice, a life long tool, that once learnt you can practice anywhere you like (you don’t need us to do it) and that you receive lifelong support for. We offer the most effective meditation technique, taught with the highest grade delivery. Our students experience the very best on every level with the purity of ancient knowledge delivered in an engaging and modern way.

Do you run a 2 Day Weekend Course?

We have decided where possible to always host 3 day Courses in Broad Place Meditation as we only offer the very best experiences to our students.

Where can I learn? 

We teach globally and our core teaching takes place in Sydney, Australia. We have two schools, one in the Eastern Suburbs in Paddington, and one on the Northern Beaches in Warriewood. Multiple times a year we travel around Australia as well as through Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, India and America. Should you not be located where we are teaching, we travel on invitation throughout the world to teach privately. Please contact us to chat about this option in more detail.

Is there anything I can do after learning to progress further and obtain more life changing knowledge?
Because at The Broad Place we feel learning and creativity never ends, there are plenty of on-going options for students who have completed our Beginners Course. Once you learn you will have an all access pass that allows you life time membership to our Library page on our site (which provides you with free readings and audio talks on various topics) as well as free attendance so our Meditation Meetings. For Alumni students (who have been meditating for at least 12 months) we offer a membership with The Broad Place which allows ongoing support and training sessions with other students, private mentoring and Advanced Technique dinners.

“Jacqui is an extraordinary woman. She meticulously transferred her knowledge, insights and passion of the Vedic Meditation tradition to my partner and I during our meditation training and we both came away feeling well educated and inspired to transform the quality of our lives thorough the art of Vedic Meditation. We have meditated every day since our training and have felt the results immediately. I will now be recommending Jacqui to all that I know”

Learn to Meditate

Beginners Broad Place Meditation For Kids

Benifits of Meditation

Increase in Confidence

Benifits of Meditation

Reduction and elimination of stress, tension and fatigue

Benifits of Meditation

Increase in creativity

Benifits of Meditation

Aids self emotional regulation

Benifits of Meditation

Increases capacity to concentrate

Benifits of Meditation

Increases ability to learn and focus

Benifits of Meditation

More sustained periods of calm

Benifits of Meditation

Elevates state of happiness

Tell Me More About

Broad Place Meditation FOR KIDS

Jacqui Lewis understands modern kids, especially as she is a modern mum herself. Kids are under the pump these days with expectations set high. Social and digital media is on the rise and they are expected to perform on every level. Gone are the days where we used to kick around on our BMX’s all weekend with the neighbourhood kids. Now kids usually have mobile phones, are doing homework on their Macbook Airs and communicating with friends over Whats App or Facebook Messenger. We live in different times and more than ever our kids need relevant, easy tools in which to cope.

Broad Place Meditation can be learnt by kids from the age of 5. It is a simple technique taught over two consecutive sessions of 30-45 minutes that soothes and calms them as they say their mantra to themselves with their eyes opened or closed. It allows their brain and mind to rest and allows their creativity to open up. Kids that meditate are confident, skilled in emotional regulation and open to learning.  

Jacqui runs kids courses for children ages 5-12 years. A parent of the child must already be a Vedic Meditator for their child to learn. This is for many reasons, including an understanding of the technique and that we don’t desire the child process their parents stress – a less stressed, happier and calm parent is the best kind for a child to mirror the parents behaviour and we understand Broad Place Meditation is the fastest route to calm, happy parents.

At The Broad Place we are dedicated to expanding consciousness and creating a better future for our world and what better  way than to set up a child’s life, learning this magnificent technique that they will have for life. Please note we require parents not be present for the course to allow kids to feel a sense of ownership of their new technique.
Tell Me More About

The Investment

For Children of Parents Who Have Learnt at The Broad Place

If you have learnt Broad Place Meditation with Jacqui, the fee is a form of artwork made by the child.

It can be a sketch, etching, collage, sculpture etc. Simply anything the child feels confident in making and is wishing to share.

The Kids Course is for children aged between 5-12yrs. If your child is over 12yrs they can sit the adult course.

If You Are New to The Broad Place

  • You don’t have to have learnt Broad Place Meditation with The Broad Place for your child to learn, you simply must have learnt either Vedic Meditation or TM with a qualified teacher in person over 4 sessions.
  • For kids aged 5-12yrs the fee is $330
  • For teenagers aged 13-17yrs the fee is $550 and they may sit the adult course

If you would like your child to learn, simply email The Broad Place at info@thebroadplace.com.au with your child’s name, age and with whom you learnt Vedic or TM meditation with in order to book them into the next Kids Course.

Get in Touch