Learn Neelakantha Meditation – Natural, Effortless Deep Practice that Supports your Life


July 28, 2019

I am just back from retreat with Paul Muller Ortega and an extraordinary cohort of Neelakantha Meditation practitioners and teachers in the California desert highlands of Joshua Tree. After a busy year, including two trips to India this past winter, the retreat was deeply nourishing and furthering.
I’m looking forward to practicing together again locally soon.  I am most eager to support you in any way I can in your beautiful practice of deep tantric meditation, so effortless, natural and life-supporting.  Our practice as always is self-supporting and self-validating, and yet it is also profoundly uplifting and reenergizing to practice together.
If you have already learned your Neelantha Meditation practice, please join me at one an upcoming group practices. Location provided with your RSVP.  If you have not yet learned, please scroll down for more information about this natural, effortless practice that supports your life.
Thursday, August 1, 2019 5pm
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6pm
This session will include Neelakantha Meditation and additional Blue Throat Yoga practices.  If you are interested in sharing an optional potluck meal after our group practice is complete, please let me know.
Thursday, August 15, 2019 9am
My asana class resumes at The Left Bank in North Bennington, VT Tuesdays 5pm starting August 6, 2019.  These classes will conclude with 20 minute meditation and shavasana.
Those of you living in NH, I will be in Enfield, NH August 22-24, 2019 and would love to connect with you and practice together and/or talk about our practice midday or in the evening one of those days.  Please reply and let me know if you’d like to meet and we can arrange a day/time.
I’m also very much looking forward to participating in Paul Muller Ortega’s Immersion in Garrison, NY October 3-6, 2019.  If you are planning to attend you might let me know as we could all receive a $200 discount.  Probably the event will sell out so please let me know soon.  This event offers the opportunity to deepen and further establish your practice through more meditation and additional supporting practices with the founder of the Blue Throat Yoga meditation school.
At this past summer retreat the teachers worked hard under Paul’s guidance developing the possibility of offering local Meditation Mandala retreats.  I looking forward to sharing these profound events with you in the coming year.
Lastly I’m very excited to announce that my Winter Study Course in Neelakantha Meditation practice and study has been accepted by Williams College for this January 2020.  I will be offering informational sessions to the students in October and fees will be covered for aided students.  If you know of any Williams College students who might be attracted to this practice, please consider alerting them to this opportunity.  And I am most grateful to receive your good wishes for this upcoming teaching.
Faithfully yours,

Please contact Tasha at [email protected] for more information and to register, or to learn about upcoming course dates.

I am always happy to meet with you or talk on the phone to answer any questions you might have about learning this exquisite, easeful, deep practice of meditation.

Neelakantha Meditation as taught in Blue Throat Yoga with Natasha “Tasha” Judson:

Neelakantha Meditation is an exquisite, simple practice for going deep inside to the core of our being. We emerge refreshed, revitalized, and prepared for activity. The practice is natural, so it does not make use of harsh effort or concentration. Working with the nature of the mind, the practice locates our capacity to easily move inwards. We simply sit down comfortably, close the eyes, and begin. The body knows how to integrate and move towards wholeness.  Neelakantha Meditation facilitates this process.

Neelakantha Meditation works with the nature of the mind, so it is natural and easy to learn, featuring:

  • Comfortable sitting
  • Easy, natural, effortless practice
  • Individually tailored method
  • Adult spirituality
  • Integration of experiential and theoretical understandings
  • Support for householder life and livelihood
  • Nourishment for well being of the body and capacity of the mind
  • Daily, lifelong practice

This practice offers an access door to the current of awareness that carries us to the depths of our own unbounded and potent consciousness.  Bathing and steeping in this unconditional light clears away habits of contraction, allowing our light shine forth more into our lives. In this way we come to increasingly enjoy life with a greater sense of fullness, happiness, and efficacy.

Neelakantha Meditation practice is supported by highly developed understandings that assist us to land and integrate what is happening to us as we meditate.  Building on the long yoga tradition in India these teachings reached a fullness of expression in non-dual Shaiva Tantra, which informs this practice.  No beliefs, skills or talents are necessary for this exquisite practice to work fully.  Over time with regular practice, Neelakantha Meditation discloses greater access to the universal: sublime, unconditioned source and support for life.

This course in Neelakantha Meditation begins with individual formal instruction along with two sets of explanations to support your practice.  These teachings take place over over several days.  At that point you have learned the essential tools to maintain and support your beautiful, life-enhancing meditation practice.  Then your course proceeds with 18 months of support from your teacher as well as from Blue Throat Yoga:

  • You are warmly invited to participate in local meditation group practices with Tasha in Williamstown, MA and North Bennington, VT.
  • Please email questions and comments to Tasha at any time, or to set up a phone or in-person meeting to discuss your practice.

Through Blue Thoat Yoga:

  • Live tele seminars including Q&A with Paul Muller Ortega and the Neelakantha Meditation Initiates Guiding Group of Blue Throat Yoga.
  • Eighteen monthly Invitations to Inquiry, including short audio recordings and documents on a particular topic in support of your meditation practice.
  • Extensive online library of pre-recorded talks, FAQs, and translations by Paul Muller-Ortega, PhD.
  • Eligibility for Vibrating Silence Retreats.  Additional practices are taught that support your meditation.  Retreat circumstance of dedicated practice in the company of Paul and other meditators is a precious opportunity to deepen your practice and return to life renewed.
  • You are always welcome to attend any Day 2 teachings with an authorized teacher of Neelakantha Meditation, including Paul. There is no cost but it is necessary to pre-register.
  • Blue Throat Yoga is a school which in addition to meditation teaching offers retreats and study courses to support your practice.

To register for this course, please email [email protected].  We are happy to schedule your course at times that work for you.

Contribution:  Regular $450. Full time students 18-26 years old and seniors 75-85, $360. Over 86 years old, $0. 

Blue Throat Yoga is a school for meditation practice and study founded in 2006 by scholar and teacher Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega.  For more information, please visit the Blue Throat Yoga website and Blue Throat Yoga Facebook page.