about access meditation

two powerful tools that can be used together or separately

We take both a “bottoms up” approach (body influencing the mind) through the breath and a “top down” approach (mind influencing the body) through meditation.

The first tool is version of a classical yogic breathing technique that is taught and performed in a specific way to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system to automatically reduce heart rate and induce relaxation. We may preform this breathing technique (or its variations) prior to meditating to set up a more profound meditation experience, or on its own in moments of acute stress. We call this tool Access Calm.

The second tool is a form mantra meditation that similar to both Vedic Meditation and Transcendental Meditation, but different in some very important ways. We call this tool Access Stillness.

Like both Vedic Meditation and Transcendental Meditation, Access Stillness is form of automatic self-transcending meditation, where the meditator sits comfortably with their back supported and eyes closed and silently experiences a particular sound, a mantra, that settles mind and puts the body into a deep state of rest automatically and spontaneously without any effort, focus, or concentration.


Reduced Stress and Anxiety

Decreased Depression

Reduced Insomnia

Improved Self-esteem

Better Decision Making

Lower Blood Pressure

Decreased Cholesterol

Reduced Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Improved Immune Function

Reduction in Pain

Decreased Health Care Costs and Utilization

Normalization of Body Weight

Improved Academics

Improved School Behavior

Reduced Substance Abuse

Increased Energy Levels

Improved Sports Performance

Improved Intelligence, Creativity and Learning Ability


The live programs, both online and in-person, consist of two two-hour sessions held on two consecutive days (one two-hour session per day).

A standalone recorded online video course will also be available in early 2019. Graduates of the live programs will also receive the video course as soon as its available at no additional cost.


Both Vedic Meditation and Transcendental Meditation have historical and cultural ties which constrain how those techniques are taught. Because the Access Stillness technique does not share these ties, it can be taught in multiple formats including in-person personal instruction, live online video instruction and a standalone recorded online video course (coming early 2019).

This makes the Access Meditation program extremely accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Access Meditation Calendar/Registration



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Vedic Meditation, Breathwork, Personal Coaching and other techniques and/or advice provided by Ben Turshen are not intended to be substitutes for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider regarding any medical condition.