Exploring the Veda: Part 1

July 27, 2020

You are invited to take an advanced knowledge course;

Exploring the Veda: Part 1 - by Thom Knoles

Facilitated by Jamey Hood & Michael Olvera

Our course will take place at Jamey's private residence in Venice over

Labor Day Weekend, Friday, September 4th - Sunday, September 6th.


851 Venezia Ave

Venice, CA 90291

The course schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 4th - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday, September 5th - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday, September 6th - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Please Note

There will be a long meditation program to practice outside of the above scheduled times; before and after Saturday's schedule, and before Sunday's start time. Details and instructions will be provided on Friday evening.

About Exploring the Veda: Part 1

Exploring the Veda: Part 1 is an advanced knowledge course for Vedic Meditators conducted by our teacher, Thom Knoles, in a retreat setting and recorded for our benefit. We will use these recordings as the basis for our own weekend retreat. On this course you will learn: - An introductory understanding of the Veda, including a few Sanskrit terms and phrases and their meaning. 

- How to harness this understanding in order to progress naturally from 

Yogi to Rishi; one who "yokes" individuality to Universality, to one who Sees.

- An eyes-closed technique to add to your daily meditation practice designed to enliven Cosmic Consciousness.

- A beautiful eyes-open practice that cultivates a more intentional relationship with Nature.

- And much, much more!

This is an in-person course with limited space. Health and safety guidelines will be observed based on credible recommendations at the time of the course.

Vegetarian meals will be prepared and served during the course:

Friday dinner, and Saturday & Sunday lunch.

Snacks, tea, and treats will also be enjoyed daily!

If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly.

Course Contribution: $600 for first time participants. $197 for second time (or more) participants. ETV1 is available to anyone who has learned Vedic Meditation. 

A note from Jamey and Michael: On a weekend when one may have the impulse to "getaway," we see an opportunity to safely get together in a suburban retreat setting to enjoy Supreme Knowledge and Community. What if this Labor Day Weekend your "getaway" is absolutely Cosmic? What if one weekend of immersive study, an enhanced meditation practice, and new techniques, can set the wheels in motion for becoming an agent of Progressive Change? What if this year your "getaway" is a "get-in-tune" with Nature's Intelligence? We invite you to spend your holiday weekend with us and allow us the privilege of guiding you through what is designed to be a transformative experience.  To RSVP, or to ask any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

info@michaelolverameditation.com (Or call Jamey at (310) 270-5055.)

With Love & Jai Guru Deva, Jamey and Michael PS. If you are in New York or Seattle and are interested in taking the course, please contact us and we will put you in touch with a wonderful local teacher who will guide you through the material. 

Your teachers:

Jamey and Micheal are both SoCal natives who completed their Vedic Meditation teacher training with Thom Knoles together in India in 2018. Jamey is an active theatre artist, speaker and meditation teacher, and Michael has happily transitioned out of 16 years in retail management in order to travel and teach meditation full time.

To learn more about Jamey click below.

Jamey Hood

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