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Think Calm

Dhwani Dhyana

For building mindfulness

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About the course

What will I learn

The offering involves a rhythmic recitation of sacred Vedic mantras or hymns with focus and intention along with chanting, deep listening, concentration, and resonance with the vibrations of the sounds. A flutist, if interested can choose to learn to combine flute playing with meditation techniques such as focused breathing, mindfulness or mantra repetition.

Benefits of this course

By immersing in the meditative act of Vedic chanting, the practitioner will create a space for inner stillness, peace, and harmony, allowing the vibrations to resonate within and promote a sense of deep inner tranquillity. Since Vedic chanting requires concentration and focus on the sounds, pronunciation, and rhythm of the mantras, its regular practice can enhance the ability to be present in the moment, cultivate mindfulness, and improve the capacity for sustained attention.

Incorporating in my life

The practitioner must practice this art form for around 30 min per day on a light stomach in a routine manner.

About the specialist

Dr. Hari Prasad Paudyal, Vedic chanting specialist & Indian Classical Music Flutist, holds a doctoral degree in Music from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. In his hometown in Varanasi, he learned to play traditional musical instruments at a very early age. When he was 10 years old he was sent to Varanasi to study Vedic chanting and Sanskrit at a residential 'Gurukul' system school. Later he continued to study Music at Banaras Hindu University Varanasi. His unique offering is a combination of Vedic chants along with the music of the flute.

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Ancient & scientific relevance

Ancient texts that refer to this

The Rig Veda is an ancient Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns and it is one of the four sacred canonical Hindu texts known as the Vedas.

Vedic chanting as recognised by the Rig Veda, can enhance mental focus, reduce stress, foster a spiritual connection, and promote a sense of wellbeing.

Modern research & publications

Research paper: Effect of Vedic chanting on memory and sustained attention

Journal: Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 2006

Authors: Sripad Ghaligi, Hr Nagendra, Ramachandra Bhatt, Swami Vivekananda

Abstract: Research has shown that Vedic chanting can have a positive impact on memory and sustained attention. Regular practice of Vedic chanting has been found to enhance cognitive abilities, including memory retention and recall.

Introductory session

30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory session with Dr. Hari Prasad.

The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.

Plan for the intro session

Understand the importance and benefits of Chanting followed by a guided chanting practice

Experience a calm & soothing flute music and meditate on it

Engage in an interactive Q&A session ask questions, gain deeper insights, and clarify doubts about the course

Pre-requisites for the intro session

A high-quality speaker will help to fully immerse in the intricacies of musical notes during practice.

Plan for overall course

The specialist will be tailoring the course for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.

The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this course in to your regular life by yourself.

Live 1:1 online course
4 sessions
Duration of each session
60 mins
Course price

Session 1

  • Introduction to Veda, Flute, and their collaboration with Vedic chanting
  • Practice Pranayama for deep breathing and engage in meditation

Session 2

  • Advanced Pranayama practice
  • Learn correct pronunciations of Vedic chanting and incorporate flute sounds
  • Conclude with a meditation session

Session 3

  • Introduce the four Vedas: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Atharva Veda, and Sama Veda, providing detailed information about each
  • Explore the differences between chanting the four Vedas and singing with musical notes
  • Discuss the importance of chanting and differentiate between Vedic Mantras and Shlokas
  • Introduce the Bhagavad Gita and highlight the significance of music for good health.
  • End with a meditation session

Session 4

Explore different breathing techniques and practices
  • Learn techniques to control and calm the restless mind and manage stress
  • Combine mantra and shloka chanting with flute music
  • Engage in Nada Yoga practice
  • Conclude the session with a meditation practice

Frequently asked questions

  • Is this a flute teaching class?
  • This is not a flute teaching class however in this class you will be doing a rhythmic recitation of Vedic Mantras and the sound & the vibrations of that will help you to focus & concentrate.
  • Why does this practice needs to be personalised and done in a 1:1 setup?
  • As the specialist plays a custom flute music and decides specific mantra based on the context of the client, the session can be done only in a 1:1 setup.
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Conducted by

Dr. Hari Prasad

Accomplished Flute Artist and Vedic scholar

Course price
4 sessions • Weekly
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