Move from stress to stillness with Meditation Foundations
Duration: 4 Sessions
Primordial Sound Meditation is a form of mantra meditation where you use a personal mantra based on the time and place of your birth, to help you reach a heightened state of awareness and further connect with your truest self; the place filled with joy, peace, and infinite possibilities.
Join Deepak Chopra and Roger Gabriel to receive your unique Primordial Sound mantra and establish your own practice in this powerful meditation style.
Imagine meditating with the sound the universe was making when you were born.
Can you think of a better way to connect with your true nature?
Primordial Sound Meditation is a form of mantra meditation, which is rooted in India’s ancient Vedic tradition and revived by Deepak by conferring with Vedic scholars in India and the U.S. to bring this practice into the modern world and make it accessible to anyone who seeks its benefits.
Primordial Sound Meditation uses mantras as a vehicle to help your mind experience expanded levels of awareness to help you slip into the “gap,” which is the stillness between your thoughts and where that beautiful feeling of peace and calm exists. But in our Meditation Foundations course, you receive a personalized mantra, based on the sound the universe was making at the time and place of your birth.
When you chant this mantra aloud or repeat it silently during meditation, you will achieve a state of deeper awareness, which supports whatever intentions you set for your life—from healing and personal growth to inner awakening.
Want to learn to use mantra-based meditation to welcome more peace and purpose into your life?
Join us in Chopra Meditation Foundations: A 4-Session Online Training to Establish Your Personalized Mantra Practice led by Deepak Chopra and Roger Gabriel.
Join Meditation Foundations to unlock:
Your Primordial Sound mantra
Receive your own unique mantra, personalized to your birth date and time.
A new way to meditate
Discover Chopra’s signature style of mantra-based meditation, its origins, how it works, and what makes it unique.
Learn tips, practices, and mindset shifts from Deepak Chopra and Roger Gabriel, who have taught thousands around the world to meditate.
A consistent practice
Emerge a confident mantra-based meditator, having an established a daily meditation practice you can use anywhere, any time (no app or guide required).
Fear and lack of self-confidence almost stopped me from starting this life-changing journey. I took a leap of faith and am forever grateful to Deepak Chopra for introducing me to the importance of meditation and how beneficial it can be to ourselves and those around us.
Marilynn L., Graduate
Take a peek at what you’ll learn:
Session 1: Principles of Meditation
- Deepen your understanding of what meditation is and its profound physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits.
- Discover how to practice meditation as an antidote to stress.
- Understand that meditation isn’t about forcing your mind to be quiet; it’s about experiencing the silence that’s already there and making it a part of your life.
- Clarify your ultimate purpose for establishing a daily meditation practice.
Session 2: Mantra Instruction
- Understand what a mantra is and how it can support you in quieting your thoughts, focusing your attention and connecting to your true self.
- Prepare yourself and your space for mantra-based meditation.
- Receive your mantra.
Session 3: Perfecting the Practice
- Understand what experiences normally come up during meditation and how to deal with them when they arise.
- Practice the meditation mechanics of stress release.
- Practice using meditation to deepen your inner knowing.
- Meditate with Deepak.
Session 4: Higher States of Consciousness
- Understand what waking up to higher states of consciousness means and how meditation can help you do it.
- Learn the 7 states of consciousness and how to recognize each one.
- Meditate with Roger.
When you register you will receive immediate lifetime access to:
- 4 Training Modules, expertly led by Deepak Chopra and Roger Gabriel.
- 4 Knowledge Checks one for each module to ensure you’re integrating the material.
- 15 Downloadable PDFs to deepen your learning and provide extra guidance:
- We Are Multidimensional Beings
- The Gifts of Silence
- Stress Less with Meditation
- Why Meditate
- Primordial Sound Mantras and Meditation
- Meditation Will Set Your Mind Free
- You Can’t Have Too Many Thoughts
- Common Thoughts and Experiences During Meditation
- Answers to Common Meditation Questions
- Fine Tuning Your Meditation
- Create Daily Meditation Rituals
- Meditation: Our Path to Freedom
- Continue Your Meditation Journey
- Exploring the Higher States of Consciousness
- The Heart of Meditation
- 2 Guided Audio Meditations 1 with Deepak and 1 with Roger
Connect with meditators around the world
A beautiful benefit of Meditation Foundations is the connections you’ll make through our online forum. This is where you’ll share your meditation experiences, ask and answer questions, and learn from the meditation experiences of others.
Deepak’s Everyday Mindfulness Meditation Kit
Are you ready to release scattered, anxious thought patterns to feel stress-free, grateful, and fully present in any situation? Deepak’s Everyday Mindfulness Meditation Kit blends guided meditation with inspiring, yet practical, tools to help you bring a conscious quality of peace and acceptance to each present moment.
This meditation kit incorporates Deepak’s quintessential meditation style, as well as guidance for staying centered, focused, and aware in everything you do, so you can enjoy each moment to the fullest.
The kit includes:
1. Deepak’s guided meditation track “Peace and Presence: A Breathing Meditation” (15 minutes)
2. 10 Simple Ways to Practice Mindfulness in Your Everyday Life e-book
Deepak’s Finding Your Center Meditation Kit
Everyday Mindfulness and Finding Your Center are the perfect complements to any meditation program.Wouldn’t you like to feel grounded and gain access to an unshakeable sense of calm, no matter how chaotic daily life may be? Deepak’s Finding Your Center Meditation Kit will help you find freedom from mental agitation and emotional turmoil.
This meditation kit incorporates Deepak’s quintessential meditation style, as well as guidance for “awareness breathing,” a technique to harmonize body, mind and spirit during your practice.
The kit includes:
1. Deepak’s guided meditation track “Finding Your Center” (20 minutes)
2. Multi-size Centering Thought printable for daily inspiration and affirmation
3. Awareness Breathing instruction
4. Meditation Tips printable
Meet your teachers
DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a whole health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. For the last thirty years, Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution and his latest book, Total Meditation (Harmony Book, September 22, 2020) will help to achieve new dimensions of stress-free living and joyful living. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” www.deepakchopra.com
Born in Liverpool, England, Roger Gabriel spent his formative years in the United Kingdom and first learned meditation there in the early 1970s. It instantly became his passion and he soon trained to be a meditation teacher under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. After moving to the U.S., Roger began studying Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of health care. In 1985, while helping to establish centers for Ayurveda and meditation, he met and became friends with Deepak Chopra. Since then, Roger has assisted Deepak with numerous training programs, seminars, and workshops; taught thousands of people on all continents to meditate; and helped to train hundreds of people to become teachers of meditation, Ayurveda, and yoga. Roger has been blessed to meet and study with great teachers in India and the West, and he has traveled extensively in India. He incorporates much of what he has learned in his practices and teaching. In 2006, Roger received his spiritual name Raghavanand from Shree Satuwa Baba Maharaji of Varanasi, India. As time permits, he involves himself with charity programs in India and takes like-minded seekers on tours to some of his favorite pilgrimage sites there. Roger currently serves as a member of the Chopra Certifications’ Advisory Board and is a Chopra–certified educator who teaches regularly at the Center’s workshops, seminars, and teacher training programs. He lives in Encinitas, California. You can learn more about Roger on his website: www.rogergabriel.com.
Join Meditation Foundations
- 4 interactive sessions
- Your personal mantra, presented in a customized video from Roger
- Video lessons from Deepak and Roger Gabriel
- 2 bonuses: Deepak’s Everyday Mindfulness Meditation Kit and Deepak’s Finding Your Center Meditation Kit
- Access to online community where you can connect with your peers
Where did Chopra’s mantra-based meditation style come from?
Based on the ancient Vedic traditions from India, this technique and the mantras used in this technique go back many thousands of years. However, this technique was recently revived and updated by Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon so that it could be easily and effectively practiced in the world today.
Where do the mantras come from?
The mantras are made up of primordial sounds, which are the most basic, essential sounds of nature. The wind blowing through the trees, the waves crashing on the shore, and the laughter of children are all forms of primordial sounds. We use Primordial Sound mantras because they are the natural sounds that the universe makes during different times throughout the lunar cycle and they have the effect of taking our awareness within, to the most essential state of our being.
Is mantra-based meditation a religion?
It is not a religion. It is a spiritual practice that takes our level of awareness to the level of our spirit, which is the same spirit that connects everything in creation. In fact, many people of different religions now practice mantra-based meditation without any conflict with their religious views or practices, and they have found that the meditation enhances
their religious beliefs and practices.
What is the difference between Chopra’s mantra-based meditation and other meditation techniques?
The goal of Chopra’s mantra-based meditations is to take our awareness to a very quiet level where we eventually slip beyond thought into pure silence, pure awareness. The mantras used and the method by which they are selected, make this technique different from any other mantra-based meditation.
While most meditation techniques promote relaxation and stress relief, Chopra’s mantra-based meditation goes even deeper, helping you to also access the silent space between your thoughts and experience your true, unbounded self. In this practice you use a personal mantra based on the time, date and location of your birth, to take you beyond the mind into an experience of pure awareness. That mantra is calculated using Vedic mathematics to determine the vibration of the universe at the time of your birth.
Does everyone have a different mantra?
There are approximately 108 mantras. As the lunar cycle moves through all 108 mantras, they will then repeat. Depending on the date, time, and location of one’s birth, that person may have the same mantra as another person whose birth details lined up in the same way.
Is it okay to meditate with other people?
Yes! In fact, when we meditate we create a certain coherence, or a certain amount of positive energy around us. When we meditate with other people, we share in everyone’s coherence and positive energy. It has been reported that the effect of meditating with other people—the amount of coherence that is generated when we meditate in a group—is greater than the sum of the individual parts. If you enjoy meditating with other people, by all means we recommend doing it on a regular basis.
How long will it be before I start to notice the benefits of my mantra-based meditation?
The benefits will start to accumulate from the first time you start meditating. If you continue to meditate on a regular basis the benefits will come at whatever speed and at whatever rate is easiest for your body to assimilate them. Everyone progresses at his or her own rate. If you ask how long it will take to get to the top of the Empire State building, the answer will depend on what floor you get onto the elevator. Some people get on at the 10th floor and some people get on at the 25th floor. So it is with meditation. We all grow and evolve at whatever rate is most appropriate for us. Sometimes we notice the benefits immediately. Sometimes it is weeks or months before we really notice the changes. Sometimes it is other people who notice the changes in us before we notice them. As long as you are meditating regularly, the benefits continue to accrue.
Will I need to change my lifestyle when I practice Chopra’s mantra-based meditation style?
There are no required lifestyle changes. The only adjustment you will need to make is to allow the time to meditate regularly. Other than that, any changes in your life will come automatically and spontaneously. Some of the bad non-nurturing habits you have will start to drop off and other, better habits will come into your life.
Is meditation like being asleep or in a trance?
Not at all. Being asleep and being in a trance are both usually a state of restful dullness. There is very little awareness. When we meditate we are at a heightened state of awareness. The state of meditation is referred to as a state of restful alertness.
Is it okay to move and change my position during meditation?
Yes. Anytime you feel discomfort during your meditation simply change your position. If you need to scratch your ear, go ahead and scratch it. Just know that your meditations will be more comfortable if you start off in a comfortable position.
What if I forget my mantra at some point in the future?
We will provide you with a downloadable mantra card. It will have your personal mantra written on it. We suggest that you print it out and keep it in a place where you meditate.