Exploring the Veda

Exploring the Veda completely blew my mind. It gives you access to profound knowledge and advanced tools to expand your consciousness and find deeper connections in your practice. Ultimately, you let go of fear and become more content with life the way it is, which allows you to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
— Sophie Shieff, Manager, Auckland

The Veda is an ancient body of knowledge; the source of ayurveda, yoga and our own Vedic Meditation technique. Thom Knoles is recognized as one of the world’s foremost teachers of the Veda’s true meaning and application.

In a six-seminar course of 73 hours recorded over a two year period, Thom Knoles delves deeply into the Veda and draws out wisdom that is nothing short of life-changing. Students of Exploring the Veda learn techniques for deepening meditation, for correcting the mistakes of the intellect, and for manifesting the life experiences that reveal true fulfillment.

Completion of Exploring the Veda instalments 1-6 is a prerequisite to become trained as an Initiator – a teacher of Vedic Meditation.

The complete Exploring the Veda programme consists of six instalments.  Each instalment is conducted in a non-residential setting over a weekend, roughly in the following format:

Friday – 5.00pm to 9.30pm
Saturday – 12.00pm to 6.30pm
Sunday – 12.00pm to 6.30pm

Each of the seminars can be enjoyed individually, with no obligation to complete all six. However the course must be completed in sequential order as one instalment leads naturally into the next.

In order to undertake Exploring the Veda, students must have completed a rounding retreat or have been taught how to Round from their teacher.

Auckland – Exploring The Veda Course

Veda 1

16, 17, 18 August 2019

Veda 2

20, 21, 22 September 2019

Veda 3

October 2019

Veda 4

December 2019

Veda 5

March 2020

Veda 6

May 2020

Course Fee

The course fee includes all tuition, notes, a light Ayurvedic dinner on the Friday night, snacks, sweets and teas, as well as group meditation.

$700 per instalment


$2025 for instalments 1 to 3 (i.e. $675 per instalment)


$3,900 for instalments 1 to 6 (i.e. $650 per instalment)

If you have any enquires, please email us.