Will Williams: Calm, Headspace, TM, Vipassana? What Works and Why
By David Newell
Will Williams is one of Europe’s leading Vedic meditation experts and founding teacher at Beeja Meditation, a London meditation centre committed to sharing the teachings of Vedic Meditation. He discovered meditation 11 years ago after experiencing stress-related insomnia. When he spoke to a friend whose life had been transformed by Beeja meditation, he gave it a go. He now dedicates his life to sharing the practice. To begin with he travelled for two and a half years meeting with meditation masters from across the world, receiving training from the pre-eminent master of ancient vedic knowledge, from which the Beeja technique derives. He discovered beyond rituals and rites of passage, the most powerful techniques were the simplest. It just required the right teaching. Will’s best-selling book ‘The Effortless Mind’ has been described as ‘game-changing’. He speaks regularly at summits and events across the world, and has been featured by The Times, The Guardian, Daily Mail, Sky News and the Evening Standard. He is the current wellbeing adviser to the OECD. In this episode we speak about the raft of meditation apps and modalities on offer, how each works, and how to pick the best one for you. Specifically covering: What is Beeja meditation Vipassana vs. Vedic meditation The difference between mantra and targeted approaches Limitations of meditation apps The gradual path of improvement Reaching transcendent states How to heal the deepest energy blocks Enjoy!