A Series of Six Urban Retreat Weekends

hosted by Hunter Cressman

Since Exploring the Veda, I see the world differently. I am floored by the depth and beauty of knowledge Thom reveals. Hunter is a wonderful host, answers questions with great understanding and depth, and the food he makes is AMAZING.
— Elissa Weinzimmer, Founder of Voice Body Connection, New York, NY
The retreat weekend is a great pause from day-to-day city life with good food, good company, and great Q&A with Hunter. Vedic knowledge has given me a different perspective on the relationships I have both personally and in work.
— Will Mayo, Entrepreneur & CEO, New York, NY
Exploring the Veda with Hunter is a totally unique and elevating experience. Not only does he serve as a patient, insightful guide as you explore deep knowledge together, but he also adds a personal touch to every aspect of the weekend. It’s easy to feel at home in Hunter’s beautiful urban ashram, and his homemade meals are nourishing in every way. Hunter is devoted to giving his students the fullest, most enriching experience possible.
— Arden Martin, Educator, New York, NY
Exploring the Veda has helped me experience more self-awareness. I notice the quality of my relationships and how to approach them more gracefully. I feel not only physically, but mentally and spiritually nourished.

I love the interactive aspect of the retreat weekend, where Hunter has a Q&A after each recording so that our questions are addressed in a timely and dynamic manner. Hunter is there for you every step of the way — there is a special intimate quality to the format that Hunter executed especially well. I also enjoyed connecting with other meditators at different stages of their journeys and learning about their various perspectives.
— Kathy Chen, Advertising Executive, New York, NY

Photo by Gerald Forster

What is Exploring the Veda?

First and foremost, the Veda is the ancient source of the arts and sciences of meditation, yoga, Ayurvedic medicine and Indian philosophy. This vast system of universal knowledge contains many practical applications to support a higher quality of living.

Exploring the Veda (EtV) is a series of six recorded seminars of advanced knowledge with preeminent master-teacher Thom Knoles (Maharishi Vyasananda Saraswati). Thom is recognized as one of the world's foremost teachers of the Veda's true meaning and application. He delves deeply into the Veda and draws out pearls of wisdom that are nothing short of life-changing.

The knowledge learned during these seminars is designed to accelerate the expansion of your consciousness in waking life. We'll uncover the laws of nature through the beautiful language of Sanskrit. You'll learn how to attune your life with nature and uplift your wellbeing.

Prerequisite: Vedic Meditation Course

How do the retreat Weekends work?

Exploring the Veda, Parts 1 through 6, are each offered as a full weekend urban retreat once a year. The series of six seminars are taken one at a time in sequential order. If a seminar isn't offered at a particular time it is possible to arrange home study on a case-by-case basis. Group seminars are recommended and preferred.

The retreat weekends are organized and course material facilitated by Hunter Cressman. During the retreat, Hunter will share deeper insight into the recordings and prepare Ayurvedic lunch and tea for the group.

To enroll in the next retreat, please complete the registration form below.




Friday, June 9 - 6:30-9:30pm

Saturday, June 10 - 9:30am-6pm*

Sunday, June 11 - 9:30am-4pm*

ETV, PARTs 2 and 3

Home study is available on a case-by-case basis.




Thursday, October 12 - 6:30-9:30pm

Friday, October 13 - 6:30-9:30pm

Saturday, October 14 - 9am-7pm*

Sunday, October 15 - 9am-5pm*



Thursday, November 2 - 6:30-9:30pm

Friday, November 3 - 6:30-9:30pm

Saturday, November 4 - 9am-7pm*

Sunday, November 5 - 9am-6pm*




Thursday, November 30 - 6:30-9:30pm

Friday, December 1 - 6:30-9:30pm

Saturday, December 2 - 9am-7pm*

Sunday, December 3 - 9am-5pm*

Parts 1-3 can be arranged this summer before Parts 4-6 begin in Fall 2017.


Ayurvedic meals and tea provided

$600 per installment

*Includes a morning home program in preparation for each day

Address: Private Residence, Downtown, NYC

Complete the Registration Form below to reserve your spot.


**Group seminars are always preferred over home study. However, home study arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis for earlier parts of the series prior to joining a group seminar.


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