What is PSM?
Primordial Sound Meditation is derived from an ancient meditation system. Deepak Chopra MD and the late David Simon MD consulted with meditation masters in India and revised an ancient meditation technique to make it more accessible to the busy Western mind. In Primordial Sound Meditation (PSM), people are given a specific sound or mantra to silently repeat during their meditation. The mantra chosen is fundamental to their human makeup. When we allow this sound to resonate in our awareness, we move beyond the noisy thought chatter in our minds and experience a deeper realm of stillness and silence. Accessing this field of silence in meditation on a regular basis leads to making choices that enhance our health, wellbeing, relationships and happiness.
PSM is easily learned, even for people with no prior meditation experience. Mind-wandering happens to everyone in meditation and is not a barrier to meditation.
- Class 1 – either Monday 2/12/18 at 7:00 pm and Friday 2/23/18 at 7:00 pm
- Class 2 – Saturday 2/24/18 private appointments scheduled from 12:30 pm on
- Class 3 – Sunday 2/25/18 at 12:00 – 2:00pm
- Class 4 – Sunday 3/11/18 at 12:00 – 2:00pm
- $199 early bird (2 weeks before 2/24/18)
- $250 day of Class 2 (2/24/18)
Free Introduction to Meditation Class
Class 1 of Meditation Training
Discussion of the principles of meditation, the health benefits of regular practice & the role of mantras in quieting down the mind & body. The origin of PSM & the structure of PSM instruction classes will be discussed.
Personal Instruction in Primordial Sound Meditation
Class 2 of Meditation Training
Each student is privately given a PSM mantra with instructions how to meditate with it. This is followed by a 20-minute meditation with the new mantra.
Saturday 2/24/18 private appointments scheduled from 12:30 pm on
How to Create a Meditation Practice
Class 3 of Meditation Training
Students are invited to share their early experiences with meditation at home. We will discuss experiences in meditation, the practical aspects of creating a daily practice and answer any questions. First group meditation (20-30 min).
Sunday 2/25/18 at 12:00 – 2:00pm
Mapping the Path to Higher States of Consciousness
Class 4 of Meditation Training
We will review the principles of PSM, have a group meditation & answer any questions. We will then discuss what neuroscientists & psychologists have learned about mind-wandering both in meditation & in activity. Regular meditators spend less time mind-wandering in daily activities, leading to more mindfulness & contentment. The Vedic or yogic path of higher states of consciousness will be described as part of our human birthright.
Sunday, 3/11/18 at 12:00 – 2:00pm
Michael Farley, MD
Michael Farley, MD is a retired physician who enjoys teaching meditation to people who want to become healthier and happier. In 1970, Farley took a leave of absence from college to study Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for 6 months in Europe. After medical school, Farley completed residency training in two fields: pediatrics and ophthalmology. In 2003, Farley was forced to retire from ophthalmology practice after developing visual complications from arthritis medications.
Once a new arthritis medication helped him starting walking and driving again, Farley went to the Chopra Center for Wellbeing to study meditation and Ayurveda with Deepak Chopra MD and the late David Simon MD. As Farley began to heal, he became a certified instructor in Primordial Sound Meditation (PSM) and in Perfect Health and a certified Ayurvedic Consultant. Farley helped at the Chopra Center to train new teachers in PSM and the Perfect Health program for 7 years. In 2009, Farley also began teaching weekly meditation and wellness classes at the Friendship Shelter in Laguna Beach. Because of this experience with homeless clients, Farley became a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, so he could share this knowledge with those facing difficult circumstances.