Questions? Please don't hesitate asking, send an email to Rachel - rbATrevealingvajra.com

In this 30 Day Meditation Challenge we will investigate the mind. To get a sense of why we do the things that we do.
Meditation is the ultimate tool to increase our mental health and create more awareness in our daily life. Scientific evidence proves that meditation can be helpful to fight chronic illnesses and increase our mental stability. Meditation is a way to establish or re-establish your body-mind connection and to start feeling better, day by day.

Every session is 30 minutes long and given via Zoom.
For 30 days, every single day, I will hold the space for you and guide you.
15 hours of private meditation teachings.
At 7AM London Time. 

You can turn your camera on to connect with others, or not, it’s all good.
We will know that you are there, you will know that we are there.

 

In every session we follow the same pattern to get you into a routine, to establish patterns and to gently guide you through.
After a short introduction, I will explain the technique and we meditate together.

In my teachings, there is a strong influence from Tibetan Buddhism and the Yoga philosophy.
This means that I will introduce shamatha (concentration) and vipasyana (insight) techniques, as well as concentrative techniques from the Yoga traditions over the course of 30 days.

30 Day Meditation Challenge, 11th Edition!! Starts again soon!

During this 30 day Meditation Challenge, we will take the time to zoom into different techniques.
Different types of meditation will have different benefits and you will notice the difference.

This 30 Day Meditation Challenge is for both seasoned practitioners and for beginners. Even for people who have never meditated before!

Meditating together, with people from all over the world is a powerful and transformative experience.
And, I can assure you that you will feel better after these 30 days.
Everything you need is already inside of you‘, you just need to show up.

I hope to see you soon! If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate contacting me.

This retreat is now over for this year..

Please contact Rachel at rb@revealingvajra.com to find out about dates next year or other Revaling Vajra retreats.

How does it work?

Every day, at 7AM London Time /8AM CET, you can tune into a 30 Minute LIVE stream (private, secured link on Zoom) to Meditate together with people from all over the world. In our last program, we had people from 13 different countries, showing up, every single day!

The idea is to meditate every single day so the daily recording will only be up for 48 hours.

I will hold the space for you and guide you. By the end of the 30 days, you will have had 15 hours of teachings!
You can turn your camera on to connect with others, or not, it’s all good.

You can be in pyjamas, in bed or fully dressed up, really, it’s all good. We will know that you are there, you will know that we are there.

The actual meditation practise is between 15-24 minutes, every day we practice pranayama (breathing exercises). 

In every session we follow the same pattern to get you into a routine, to establish patterns and to gently guide you through.
After a short introduction, I will explain the technique and we meditate together.

30 minutes, every single day

COVERED MEDITATION TECHNIQUES

  • 4 Foundations of Mindfulness
  • Single Pointed Attention
  • Mantra Meditation
  • Visualisations
  • Deep Sleep, with Awareness – Yoga Nidra
  • Metta Wednesday – Loving Kindness on Wednesdays
  • Freestyle Friday – Silent Meditation on Friday morning, extra session at 1PM UK, guided
  • Surprise Saturday – Exploring ‘out of the box’ techniques

COVERED PRANAYAMA TECHNIQUES

  • Full Yogic Breath / Abdominal Breathing
  • Alternate nostril breathing
  • Ujjayi
  • Kapalbhati
  • Bhastrika
  • Seetkari
  • Sheetali

ALSO INCLUDED

  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Buddha dharma
  • Bandhas
  • Sharing of meditation music, poems, extra videos on breathing, stress management
  • Time for questions and sharing

To give you an idea, this is a live recording from Day 14 of the March Challenge.
I give a 4 minute introduction on the 4 obstacles we encounter during our meditation, followed by an Inner Smile meditation, inspired by Mantak Chia. Just press play, you can listen in the soundcloud app or right here.

Who is this for?

  • Anyone who wishes to meditate on a daily basis: complete beginner or experienced
  • Meditation practitioners who want to deepen their practice or learn new techniques
  • Yoga teachers who want to deepen their understanding of Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Philosophy
  • Mindfulness teachers, therapists and coaches who want to have more tools to assist their clients and patients

Your Meditation TeacherRachel Bonkink

For the past decade, my mission is to teach meditation and yoga to find a way to release anxiety and increase joy with as many people as possible.

With a degree in economics, a corporate career as a high fly COO and a passion for Yoga philosophy, I’m probably not your ordinary yoga teacher.

My teachings are highly influenced by lama Alan Wallace and every year, I follow at least 2-3 (silent) retreats or trainings as a student, to recharge myself. Luckily, the lockdown situation hasn’t changed that. I have followed more trainings on pranayama, meditation and yin yoga.

Teaching Yoga asana started, wonderfully cliché, in Rishikesh with a Hatha Yoga – Ashtanga teacher training about ten years ago. Ever since, I continued following teacher trainings with incredible teachers like Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Bernie Clarke, John Stirk, Gustavo Ponce and many more.

At the same time, I really enjoy attending manic events with Tony Robbins or catch up with Joe Dispenza‘s findings. It’s about gathering as many perspectives on Meditation, Yoga and personal development as I can.

Flex Your Mind Rachel Bonkink

I’m ridiculously excited about the release of my book, Flex your Mind.

It gives a roadmap to the ten principles of yama and niyama of the Yoga philosophy by Patanjali.

That might sound a bit stuffy but this is not a book for scholars, on the contrary, it’s there to make this ancient knowledge as accessible as possible! You can order it here.

If you want to read more about me, just go here.

This retreat is now over for this year..

Please contact Rachel at rb@revealingvajra.com to find out about dates next year or other Revaling Vajra retreats.

What to do next? Price

  • 75 Euro, 95 Euro or 150 Euro for 30 days of personalised mind training. there is time for Q and A and during the challenge, you can contact me for extra guidance as well.

If the price is an issue and, you are serious about a daily meditation routine, please get in touch with me and we’ll find a way to make it work. It is my personal mission to get as many people as possible into a routine of meditating regularly.

 

So why should you join this 30 Day Meditation Challenge?

It is scientifically proven that meditation heals.

Meditation can help you to feel more free, to lessen your anger and strengthen your physical and mental immune system.

Feel connected with a global community, with real people who you can actually see every single morning.

You will have a teacher there for you, every single day. Guiding you and holding the space.

If you miss the live at 7AM, you can still catch up that day with the recording.

Finally break through and go from trying to meditate every day to becoming a practitioner.

Release anxiety and sleep better.

You will feel better, stronger and lighter after completing the 30 days.