INITIATOR TRAINING

INTEGRATED INITIATOR TRAINING – VEDIC MEDITATION

Tim will conduct Integrated Initiator Training in a non-residential format from February to September/October 2020. The purpose of this course is to train individuals to initiate and instruct in the art of Vedic Meditation.

To be eligible to join this program, you will have been practicing Vedic Meditation for a minimum of twelve months and preferably attended at at least one Residential Weekend Retreat and/or Advanced Mantra Technique.

Application to join the program will be made in writing to Tim.

The course will involve the following components:

1. TRANSFER OF STRUCTURED TEACHING MATERIALS

Structured teaching materials will be provided in accordance with the Tradition. This will occur on Friday mornings in Tim’s rooms at The Paddington Wellbeing, 9.15am- 11.00am, for the duration of the course to test components and further develop understanding of content. Consistent attendance at these is critical however the lectures will be taped so should a week be missed catch up will be possible. Files will be accessible via Dropbox. Formal meetings will commence on Friday 28th February 2020.

2. RESIDENTIAL RETREATS

Attendance at two residential Rounding Retreats and the intensive rounding experience they deliver is a course requirement, this is included in your course fee. Dates for 2020 retreats:  1) Friday pm – Tuesday midday late March,   2) Friday 31 July – Tuesday 4 August

3. TESTING OF TEACHING MATERIALS

There will be testing of aspects of the teaching material to be completed to exact requirements throughout teacher training. These include:

  1. Puja recitation
  2. English translation of Puja
  3. Performance of Puja
  4. 30 point Checking Procedure
  5. General points
  6. Children’s initiation
  7. Group meditation procedure
  8. Three Days of Checking
  9. Introductory Talk
  10. Correct selection & delivery of Mantras
ATTENDANCE AT COURSES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Attendance at courses conducted by Tim throughout the year in both the evening format and weekend format will be available for you to attend to experience first-hand teaching, teaching method and course management. This is an elective component of the course but highly recommended.

GRADUATION

Graduation will be conducted in either Sydney or on our last residential Rounding Retreat of the year in October 2020: venue & dates to be confirmed. This Rounding Retreat is not included in the course fee.

COMMITMENT

There will be an Initiator Training Information Evening on Wednesday 20th November 2019 at 6pm at Paddington Wellbeing. If you would like to attend, please register here