Peter Johnston

Peter Johnston

Peter has used Vedic Meditation since his teenage years to progress from the point of almost committing suicide at age 18, to being happy, clear and sociable. Experience inner bliss that allows the nervous system to release stress and become efficient, dynamic and peaceful.


Peter grew up as the eldest of six boys in a family in Sydney’s north shore and started experiencing anxiety & depression as a teenager which progressed to the point of almost committing suicide at age 18, but something told him there was another way. Peter found this meditation technique which immediately turned his world around. He became happy, clear and sociable, and within a few years fell in love & married a lovely woman, started a family while studying and working in electronics and computers and raised two wonderful children who now have their own happy families. He went on lots of meditation retreats over the years, and finally trained as a teacher of Vedic Meditation with Thom Knoles in Flagstaff, Arizona and Rishikesh, India in 2007. Peter also completed a Yoga teaching course with Acharya’s in Sydney in 2009.

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Introduction to Vedic Meditation

In this session you will be introduced to a simple meditation technique, from a very ancient tradition, which enables anyone to experience a very deep state of relaxation within a few minutes, so deep that the mind very naturally connects with its source – pure silent bliss consciousness. This experience of inner bliss allows the nervous system to release stress that is not normally released during sleep or dreaming, so that the nervous system gets ‘tuned up’ and becomes more efficient, more dynamic, yet more peaceful.  Thinking becomes clearer, action more efficient, health improves, and our connection between our inner self and the outer world is strengthened.

Peter will share about the origin of this technique and some of its history, his own experience plus that of others who have learnt it, and some of the amazing research which verifies that its regular practice has profound benefits – immediate to long-term – on physical and mental health, our social connections and the whole environment.
Physical Intensity: Low – Suitable For Beginners

La Verna Room – Sat, 10.15am (60 mins)