The annual meditation course includes accommodation, all meals and meditation practice.
Maximum number of participants is 20.

This is a practical course, where the ancient meditation technique (omkar dhyana) is taught. The price for accommodation and food is 149€. Training is by donation at the end of the course (optional according to personal satisfaction).
The course program and its activities are compulsory for all participants. There are separate dorms for males and females. Please bring a blanket or sleeping bag, bath towel, alarm clock, flashlight, comfortable clothes and shoes and meditation pillow (if you don’t have a meditation pillow, please let us know when booking the course). Vegetarian food only will be provided. Silence is to be respected during the entire course.

Target audience: individuals that already practice meditation, or that have done so in the past, that are aware of its benefits and able to remains seated during a period of about 2 hours.
Corse duration: 4 days

Dates: 4,5,6 and 7th September 2014 – Quinta do Anjo Ashram (Tomar, Portugal).

Course schedule:
Day 1
10:00 – Welcome and accommodation
12:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Meditation practice
16:00 – Break
17:00 – Meditation practice
19:00 – Dinner
20:30 – Meditation theory and practice
22:00 – Rest

Day 2 and 3
05:00 – Wake up
06:00 – Meditation practice
08:00 – Break (silent walk)
08:30 – Meditation practice
11:00 – Lunch
12:00 – Rest
13:00 – Meditation practice
14:30 – Break
15:00 – Meditation practice
17:00 – Dinner
18:00 – Q & A time with the teacher (optional)
19:00 – Meditation practice
22:00 – Rest

Day 4
05:00 – Wake up
06:00 – Meditation practice
08:00 – Break
08:30 – Meditation practice
11:00 – Lunch
12:00 – Rest
13:00 – Meditation practice
15:00 – Group discussion and feedback
17:00 – End

Rules and Regulations
1. Meditation course – level 1, organized by European Association of Oriental Therapies, runs during the course of 4 days. It is taught every year and it teaches the theory and practice of meditation ancestral techniques.
2. Meditation is nourishment for the mind. Recent scientific experiments have shown that the brain is nourished and rejuvenated during the meditative process. Although not much is known about the human brain, it has been confirmed that one that meditates regularly has more inner peace, less disease, and it achieves higher spiritual goals.
3. This course is aimed at healthy adults. A healthy person is one without serious illness (physical or mental), that could somehow hinder permanence during a somewhat long period of meditation.
4. Participants should attend the entire course and participate in all activities. Only with patience can one change habits and advance in meditation practice, obtaining results. There is no physical exercise practice during the course.
5. Participants should observe silence during meditation practices, and should not question the teachers or the techniques taught. At the end of the course participants will be able to express their opinions, publicly or privately. If anything seems inadequate during the course, participants can request a private meeting with the teacher.
6. In order to create an healthy environment for the practice of meditation it is paramount that other techniques are not practiced, that there is no consumption of alcoholic beverages, tobacco or drugs. Food is vegetarian and clothing should be comfortable. For obvious reasons, mobile phones and other electronic portable devices (including cameras) are not allowed. Ideally participants should not read books, or to engage in any other activities rather than those of the course. This is not due to any philosophical reason but rather because it will lead to energetic dispersion with not so important matters. There are separate dorms for males and females. Participants should have a positive attitude, inner peace and balance and accept all that surround them.
7. Application forms need to be filled in. For reasons of space management and vacancies, participants cannot give up after the application has been confirmed. In cases of non-attendance, or quitting up to 45 days before the beginning of the course, there will be exclusion from other courses (unless agreed by the teachers).
8. Rules and Regulations can be changed, if need be.