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Advanced Knowledge Course

Exploring The Veda

Understand the Vedic worldview and its practical application in everyday life.

Once you have learned Vedic Meditation, you can expand your Vedic knowledge and deepen your practice with our immersive Advanced Knowledge course, Exploring The Veda, designed by our teacher Thom Knoles.

As Vedic Meditators we are so lucky to not only have access to an amazing meditation technique, but also to an entire body of profound wisdom. The only question can be where to find it? If we go to the source material itself – the ancient Vedic texts – we will likely come away none-the-wiser. They are indecipherable to most of us, even in translation. And surprisingly there are very few books at all which explore Vedic Knowledge in a digestible way.

Fortunately for us there is a brilliant course, ‘Exploring the Veda’, specifically designed by our teacher Thom Knoles to extract the most practical and relevant wisdom from the Vedas and present it in a way that is captivating and inspiring.

A note from Matt:

“Exploring the Veda is the singular most powerful course that I have found in 15 years of devoting myself to the search for wisdom.

Because of the unique way it is structured and the practical techniques it offers, you don’t just learn this knowledge, you become it.

‘Transformational’ and ‘Life-changing’ are terms thrown around a lot when people are selling knowledge courses, but I challenge you to find anyone who has completed Exploring the Veda who has not found their experience of life transformed for the better.”


Why should I take this course?

Even diligent meditators can have a tendency to hold onto old habits and old ways of thinking that keep us from enjoying the true peace and happiness which is available to us.

Why? The problem lies with the intellect. We trust our intellect to make decisions that we hope will make us happy. But the fact is that the intellect instead often leads us into suffering with its faulty thinking and unconscious beliefs. The Vedic texts refer to this as ‘Pragya-aparadh’ which translates as ‘the mistaken intellect’.

The way to move through this is to present the intellect with true wisdom based on the real laws of cause and effect. In the end it cannot argue with the superior logic. The intellect capitulates, is corrected and we meet our true potential.

This course is a prerequisite for Vedic Meditation teacher training with Thom Knoles in January 2023 Rishikesh, India. Contact us if you want to know more about becoming a teacher.

What to expect

Exploring The Veda is made up of 6 parts. Each part runs in-person from Friday evening to Sunday evening at Bondi Meditation Centre. When we listen as a group to the original recordings from Thom Knoles’ live teachings before delving deep into the knowledge together.  You will receive advanced techniques exclusive to the course and have the opportunity to connect with other meditators in the community.


You will learn to:

  • Embody expanded consciousness states
  • Correct mistakes of the intellect
  • Manifest fulfilling life experiences
  • Understand the role of evolution
  • Deepen restfulness in meditation

Course highlights include:

  • How to Live in Tune with the Laws of Nature
  • Understanding Time
  • Love and Relationships
  • Universality Within Individuality
  • How to Co-Create Your Reality

What you’ll get:

  • Learn Vedic Rounding – this is an advancement of the standard rounding sequence
  • Receive an Advanced Technique only available on Exploring The Veda
  • Learn an advanced pranayama technique
  • Hours of lively Q&A discussion with Matt and Mairead
  • Freshly prepared, organic ayurvedic meals as well as ginger tea, chai and snacks throughout

2022 Course dates

The 2022 cohort will be held in person at Bondi Meditation Centre on the following dates:

ETV 1: 1st – 3rd April
ETV 2: 20th – 22nd May
ETV 3: 8th – 10th July
ETV 4: 26th – 28th August
ETV 5: 14th – 16th October
ETV 6: 2nd – 4th December


It is a prerequisite for Exploring The Veda that you have learnt how to round. If you have not yet learnt to round you will need to learn prior to the course commencing. We will be offering a separate rounding workshop on Sunday 27th March for people who are enrolling in Exploring The Veda.

If you are unable to attend in person remote learning is available. Please email us for more information.

Course Fee

$700 per instalment 

$1,980 for 3 instalments  ($660 per instalment)

$3600 for all 6 instalments ($600 per instalment)

ZipPay is available for you to pay on your own schedule.

Book your spot

Numbers are limited. Email [email protected] to book your place now. A deposit will be required to secure your place.

“Exploring the Veda is a ‘must do’ program for anyone with even the slightest interest in the profound wisdom of the Vedas, and life itself for that matter. 
It will accelerate your evolution in ways you can’t even imagine and give you a deeper understanding of your place in the world and how you can live in accordance with your dharma.
Matt Ringrose and Mairead Ball at Bondi Meditation bring the program to life beautifully. Their style perfectly complements Thom Knoles content and they foster conversations that help you transfer the knowledge into practical wisdom.
You will not regret saying yes to Exploring the Veda at Bondi Meditation.”


– Brett Jarman, Business Owner, Podcast Producer, Aspiring Vedic Meditation Teacher

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