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Beeja Meditation

Stay calm in
times of stress.

Learn to meditate
with Will Williams.

Hey I’m Will Williams, the founding teacher at Beeja.

I discovered meditation over a decade ago, after burning the candle at both ends, and hitting the wall. I couldn't sleep and was totally stressed out, when a chance conversation on a night out led me to meditation. Two weeks later, my insomnia vanished.

I spent nine epic years travelling around the world, learning everything I could about meditation and how to create the best courses and classes for you. Now, by sharing my simple tools from our London meditation space, I want to help create a healthier, happier world.

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The Benefits of Beeja Meditation

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Greater clarity and calm
  • Increase focus
  • Enhance relationships
  • Sleep better
  • Feel energised
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Beeja participated in a trial by independent researchers on the impact of our meditation and obtained the following results:

  • 94%

    feel more positive
  • 92%

    have seen their concentration improve
  • 91%

    noticed increased energy levels
  • 87%

    reduced insomnia within 3 months
  • 85%

    have experienced an increase in productivity
  • 73%

    have experienced an increase in creativity
  • 67%

    saw an improvement in their anxiety within 3 months
  • 51%

    said their other health symptoms had mostly or completely alleviated

The
Effortless
Mind

A new book by Will Williams

Curve Curve
1. What makes Beeja Meditation so unique?

    There are numerous reasons why Beeja meditation really stands out:

  1. Ease

    One of the things people find most remarkable about this technique is how easy it is. We’ve taught many thousands of people from all walks of life, some complete novices, many who have dabbled, and some very advanced practitioners. They’re always really surprised just how easy the Beeja technique is.

    Having your own personalised sound (mantra) that resonates with your particular nervous system to bring about powerful meditation with minimal effort makes a huge difference to how much you enjoy it, and how much you get out of it.

    It doesn’t matter how busy your mind. Nor does it matter if you’ve tried meditation in the past and not really felt that you’ve succeeded. This technique can and does work for everyone. It’s a walk in the park, even 5 year olds can do it when trained by an expert teacher.

    Anyone can learn. Everyone can benefit.

  2. Efficacy

    What makes this technique doubly unique is the incredible results you get with it. The depth of meditation one experiences means there are far more fundamental shifts within your mind, body, and nervous system than most other techniques.

    Most importantly of all are the shifts that take place within your subconscious, which is where the vast majority of any stuck patterns, regressive tendencies and inner demons lurk. By having a personalised mantra that takes you to the very depths of your being, and helps you connect with the subtlest planes of existence, you get to feel totally revitalised while you’re system frees itself of all the muck that has been stopping you from living your best life. Things you might have been working on for years or decades begin dissolving, and things you have wished were different or improved start sorting themselves out with minimal fuss. In the words of one student, a former monk of 7 years:

    “I’ve spent many years in India and have done a vast array of meditative practices in my life, some pretty serious that have involved sitting in mud huts on the banks of the Ganges for months on end, meditating for days and days in Himalayan caves and visiting various ashrams and doing intensive programs there. And none of them have managed to hit the same level of consciousness and depth that this technique does. It is a beautiful practice – it’s the real deal” Pete, Graphic Designer, London

  3. Lasting Impact

    The lovely thing about achieving such powerful hits of rest and deep experience is how much you’re able to draw upon those lovely meditative vibes throughout the rest of your day. So many times we’ve heard from people who report that whilst they’ve enjoyed whatever practise they’ve been doing, a few hours later it feels like they’re back to the way they were. It’s more like an escape portal than an engine of meaningful change.

    By contrast, because this technique is super subtle, it means that rather than forcing yourself into an artificial state that cannot be maintained in day to day life, it just smoothes everything out so that you have all the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy you need to flow you through your day in a super effective way. It’s an absolute game changer.

  4. Portability

    Another super unique aspect of this technique is how well it works in the midst of the noise of modern living. You don’t need a quiet, dark space. You don’t need to sit in awkward positions, nor breathe or chant in ways that make it incompatible with public spaces. You can literally do it on the train, tube, bus or plane without anyone realising what you’re up to. When the weather is nice, a park bench is a gorgeous place to do it, even if there are lots of kids running around and laughing and playing. You can also do it in a busy coffee shop and in just about any place you can think of. The magic of the mantras is that they will work anywhere and that means you can fit it into your day and into your life confidently and consistently. And that makes it so much more sustainable than the vast majority of other practices, and that’s what helps to underpin the biggest and most profound results.

2. How can meditation achieve so much?

Simple. It’s all about nourishing your roots, rather than attending to the surface level symptoms each time they surface.

For example, if we want a really healthy plant, we all know we need to water the roots. This saves us having to run around trying to cure every leaf, branch or bud that develops a problem.

It’s the same with us humans. It’s just that we've lost touch with the ancient art of nourishing ourselves to the depths of our being and we’ve gotten lost in the noise of thinking we need to try and fix every symptom, or to try and pretend it’s not there. But we’ll always be miles away from our best if we take that approach, and we will waste endless time, energy and money as a result. The nature of the subconscious means every flaw, quirk or imbalance will find a way to infect our work, relationships, our joie de vie, and our health.

By utilising a personally selected mantra, you reach such a profoundly deep level of rest that every fibre of your being is nourished by goodness.

3. What is the most important thing meditation gives you?

It gives you a tool which allows you to always reset yourself, no matter what the circumstances. No matter how hard, or busy life gets, you always have this tool you can use. You’re not reliant on an app, online access, an instructor, or finding a quiet space. You’re totally self sufficient and you can literally use it wherever you like and it will always do the business. This is incredibly empowering, and it means you never need fear that life or circumstances will beat you, because you will always have the answer in your back pocket. It’s a very powerful way to live.

Beyond that there are numerous candidates for what it gives you specifically. For many people, they find themselves getting stressed more than they would like. That can soon be a thing of the past.

Many people also find it incredibly difficult to switch off. It’s because your nervous system is so stimulated, or because you’re carrying unprocessed traumas that are continually causing signals to race through your nervous system that result in an endless stream of inane (and unrelated) thoughts.

Another hugely important and foundational aspect of the human experience is good quality sleep. Hardly anyone has good quality sleep these days, and if you have a sleep monitoring wearable you will find an immediate 15-25% improvement in sleep quality literally from the first few days after learning.

And for those with insomnia, or problems getting back to sleep at 3am, that’s your body’s response to overactivated adrenals. And that is exactly what this technique will help resolve, by calming all your systems down and helping you have 25-35% less cortisol pumping through your system, and causing everything to spin out of control.

As a result, you will achieve much greater clarity, and that is so important to living a good life, because it helps you keep things in perspective, and make good decisions. Indeed, within 8 weeks of learning, the part of your brain that helps to mediate perspective - the temporal parietal lobe, will start growing much larger.

Then it is the intangibles such as feeling more connected to yourself, and to something bigger than you. Feeling more of a sense of purpose in life. Feeling more connected to other people, to nature and to the universe. Feeling a sense of greater belonging. Being able to see, perhaps for the first time, what your life path really is really about.

Most of all, it’s about helping you feel more joy, and humanity. Being able to feel more flow, to savour the present moment, without constantly being overshadowed by the events of the past, or distracted by ruminations about the future. You can feel totally tuned in to whats here right now, and invest yourself fully in the moment, giving your best to the people and projects you love the most, or simply to life

4. What if you're not stressed? I don't feel stressed

We all tend to carry more stress than we realise. It’s great if you don’t feel stressed but that stress might be internalised with your body’s cells and organs telling a different story. Even if you already feel great, the beautiful thing about meditation is that it enhances everything you do, helps you feel more creative and inspired, and become more in tune with yourself and the world. It will also work wonders in warding off stress for the future and forging a resilience for everything life throws at you.

If you’re unsure, you could read the brilliant book, The Body Keeps The Score, or Will’s book, The Effortless Mind to understand what’s really going on, and just how much more is possible.

5. Are online courses as good as in-person courses?

We were really not sure ourselves. As Will says, ‘I used to have the same belief because I was told it wouldn't work digitally, and that made sense to me. I even turned down an opportunity to teach 49 million people online because I had such a high conviction that it just wouldn’t be as good and I felt it was my duty to maintain the highest standards.

But then I started learning the art of distance healing, remote connections and all this other funky, esoteric stuff, and in many cases the work was more powerful remotely than in person.

Still, I didn't want to compromise the teaching, so I stayed faithful to my old paradigm not to teach remotely.

Then lockdown happened, and given how much distress people were going through, I decided to take what I'd learned about distance transmissions into the Vedic space and see if it worked. I can honestly tell you I'm blown away by how successful it has been, and more than anything else by the virtual retreats. it has been exceptional, and all that extra curricular work I've done has paid huge dividends. And I've actually concluded that teaching online works better than offline, so the likelihood is we will continue teaching the vast majority of our courses online for the rest of our days.

In addition, when we used to teach courses in person, there would always be two or three people who would dominate the group and ask all the questions, and many people would just sit there silently, not asking the questions I knew they wanted to ask. Whereas online, those little chat boxes mean everyone can ask their questions, to the group, or to me privately, and every question can now be answered more thoroughly, and also in a more digestible way because the flow of teaching is not being constantly interrupted by people jumping in halfway through a sentence with a totally tangential question.

And of course, in the old days people would fly in from Europe and other parts of the world because they’d been told such great things about it, or come from the four corners of the UK, and it was expensive, and time consuming and meant it was out of reach for a lot of worthy people. These days, people can plug in from wherever they are, and that feels so much more equitable.

Then there were the people who were so anxious, that they couldn’t face trekking across London to see us, or who had a disability that prevented them attending. Again, that was something that just didn’t sit well with me.

I’m pleased to say that whatever led me down all of those other paths, I’ve now been able to provide the teaching in a way that means equal access for all, and a superior experience as well. I’m so so happy.

It’s been a great lesson for me in not pre-judging a possibility without actually doing some dedicated and open minded research into the efficacy of it.

So if you’re like I was and assume that in person must be better, I challenge you to open your mind and put it to the test. I’m very confident it will vastly exceed your expectations.’

6. How long does the course last?

Our Beginners course is 7 hours over 3 days. You have an initial one hour session with Will on Day 1 at the time of your choice from a selection of options. On Days 2 and 3 you have a three hour group session led by Will on both days.

We're pretty flexible here though. If you are unable to join the sessions on Days 2 and 3 live we can provide recordings for you to view in your own time, or you’re welcome to do session 3 at a later date if that makes things easier

7. TM & Beeja

We teach a technique that has been passed down in its pure form from master to student for over 5000 years, when it was practiced widely throughout the extraordinarily advanced Vedic civilisation.

Transcendental Meditation is a branded form of Vedic/Beeja meditation that was popularised by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the ’60s and ’70s. It was originally known by the Sanskrit name of nishkam karma yoga, but in order to give it more descriptive value, it was later called transcendental deep meditation, and finally the abbreviated version TM that we see today.

Fortunately, the organisation’s bid to trademark this ancient technique was rejected in some countries and so we can all work in tandem, helping share this incredible wealth of ancient wisdom.

There are of course lots of similarities between Beeja and TM, but there are also key differences. At Beeja we are not constrained by a big organisational structure, so are able to grow and flow organically. It’s like we’re your friendly, local coffee shop, whilst TM are more like Starbucks. Each have their benefits, it just comes down to what feels right for you.

We are also very lucky to have access to intermediate and advanced techniques which are not usually taught outside of Beeja. And these make a huge difference to how much you get out of it.

If you’re unsure which approach is right for you, then it’s well worth joining one of our free intro talks to find out more.

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Beeja Meditation London

45 Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, London, N1 6PD

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Clockwise Lounge, 2nd Floor, 77 Renfrew St Glasgow G2 3BZ

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