Exploring the Veda

Course content
Exploring the Veda is a unique six-part course combining both theoretical understanding of the Veda and its practical application in our daily life.

The Veda is an ancient record of spiritual experience and is the source of yoga, Ayurvedic medicine, meditation and Indian philosophy. The Veda is knowledge of the true conscious intent of the universe. Acquisition of this knowledge allows one to attune their awareness to the ongoing and ever-changing laws of nature. This gives one the ability to experience more frictionlessness and cognize the right response at exactly the right moment.

Course instructors

Thom Knoles —Thom is recognized as one of the most experienced teachers of the Veda’s true meaning and application. In 73 hours of lectures recorded over a two-year period, Thom delves deeply into the Veda and draws out the essence of the knowledge in a way that is both accessible and transforming.

Jillian Lavender and Michael Miller —An important aspect of the course is the time for discussion and exploration of themes with Jillian and Michael. This allows students to integrate the knowledge and relate it back to their own personal experience.

Course structure
The course is held on evenings and weekends in six seminars spread over 18 months.

The first installment can be taken as a standalone module or as the first part in the full series of six installments. Students must complete the installments in sequential order. Installments are spaced by a few months to give time to integrate the knowledge before taking on new material.

The structure of each weekend is generally planned as follows:

Thursday 5:00pm–8:00pm
Friday 2:30pm–6:00pm
Saturday 1:30pm–6:30pm
Sunday 1:30pm–6:30pm

Every installment includes additional special techniques and rounding programs to practice at home over the weekend so it is recommended that students treat each weekend as a non-residential retreat.

The course is held at venues in Manhattan.

The cost for sessions 1–6 is $700 per session.

The Veda courses not only gave me an opportunity to understand the vedic world view that gave rise to this powerful meditation technique, but also proved to be incredibly relevant to understanding the issues and challenges I face on a day to day basis.  The Veda courses provide an excellent framework for unlocking further the benefits that accrue from daily meditation. I consider it a real privilege to have had the opportunity to study this knowledge.


The Veda course for me was an inspiring, enlivening and humbling undertaking.  This knowledge at once provides us a conceptual framework for living a more fulfilling, relevant and peaceful life.  I found it promoted an upgrade in my sensing faculties, that has expanded the breadth of my awareness, allowing me a more subtle, immediate and ultimately richer experience of reality.