May our practice and our lives be dedicated to the momentum of awakening for all, including ourselves.
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Designed by Sahar Rokah


Meditation months ~ online courses of one month
with Jaya
next course:
15 March - 15 April 2020 

'Wilding and Unwinding'


Expand, enrich, transform, lighten up, ground, or start your meditation practice--
Every day, for 1 month.

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1 or 2 times a week join live online meditations and inquiry--from home-- with an international community and direct guidance from Jaya. Teachings are not generic or pre-recorded, but grounded in 30 years of meditation experience, diverse traditions, and skilful attunement with the group.
Dive into your own rhythm of daily meditation -- 20-60 minutes 1-2 times/day -- or more if you like. 
Devote an hour or a day to silence--whether full silence or "device silence."

Beginners and experienced meditators welcome.
Scholarships are available.


The month may help you to:

~establish a rhythm (whether you are new or experienced)
~have courage and ease to go more in depth

~work more closely with an experienced teacher on a sustained basis (longer than a 2-, 7-, or 10-day retreat)
~participate in a meditation community where you can share questions, meditation times, and simple human company
~ground your participation in the other online course with steady meditation

Time commitment: 1 hour/week plus your own practice.
You are also welcome to join for 2 hours/week.
Recordings will be available if you miss the live session or just want to enjoy it again.

~Why together?

~The teachings
~The timing
~The cost
~How to apply



Why do it together?
Our focus is on maturing individual practice--and learning to show up more honestly, fully, and effectively for our own practice. But meditation is never just about an individual.

There is a natural unfolding of the spirit --both intimate and common.
What fulfils a human being is both fresh and ancient, shared and unique.
Sometimes someone else asks a question you needed to hear. Or it is energizing just to know others are also meditating at the same time--or facing a challenge or birthing an insight.
Sometimes we just forget; sometimes we lose courage; sometimes we think we're supposed to know how already...
How to what?... how to let meditation be a living presence at the center of our lives.

Something happens when we human beings get together--we can feel it, and we need it. 



Jaya will offer live guided meditations 2 times per week--with time for questions and responses before or after.

A recording of the instructions and dialog will also be available after the live session.

You can also type and send questions to Jaya, as well as share anytime with the community via the online platform.

Optional additional support:
~ shared meditation times— you can also share the times you meditate with the group in case anyone wants to “join” you.
~ one-to-one meetings with Jaya over Skype.
~ incorporating the Japanese art of Jin Shin Jyutsu.


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The meditation instructions

There is infinite depth and vastness in the everyday and the ordinary, and the ultimate is nowhere out of reach.
Jaya's meditation instructions bridge the foundations and the profound. She ​encourages each person to discover, rather than imitate,

A monthly theme will lightly accompany us:
Just where we least expect to find our intelligence and connection, we may find surprising resources for living in contact with life.



Quality and quantity--good enough
We will let meditation come alive—in quality as well as quantity.
It is not just important to “show up” for practice--we will also engage questions of what and how you practice.


The timing

We hope that everyone can attend live at least once per week.
Meetings last 1 hour, with an extra 15 minutes when possible and wanted for extended dialog.
If you miss a live session, or if you just want to listen again, the recordings will be available.
Times are given in Indian Standard time:


The cost

Joining live meditations at scheduled times, access the recordings, and participate in the online forum ($25-$50 sliding scale)

Receiving recordings after the scheduled times and participate in the online forum ($25-$50 sliding scale)

Joining the meditations or listen to the recordings but do not participate in the online forum--links and recordings sent directly to your email address ($50-$75 sliding scale)

Only access the recordings of the sessions by email ($50-$75 sliding scale)

Donations towards teachings are separate. As usual, Jaya is offering the teachings on a completely donation basis. She doesn't receive any money from the course fee. The gifts you and others freely offer help Jaya cover the costs of daily living so that she can devote time to teaching. Not a nun but a mother of two children with the usual costs of home, car, health, education, fun, family and friends across the planet, she is very grateful for the generous support that allows us to meet and explore freely, without trying to put a price tag on the invaluable teachings of awakening.

How to apply
~ Please apply at least 5 days before the meditation month begins.
~ If you are accepted, we will let you know how to send your payment of $25-35 (22-30 Euros) by January 31st.
~ Once your payment is received, we will send you the access information and codes for the online platforms.

You are very welcome to register early so that you have more time to complete the process.


Here is the application form.

For any questions, please write to:



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Please note:
~You will obviously need to have a good internet connection to participate.
~We reserve the right to dismiss anyone from the group course at any time. If less than half the month has passed, we would refund the course fee.