Course: Temple Grounds

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Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?

You’re not alone. In the modern world, we’re all running low on time and energy while the stressors, toxins, and extra weight stacks on. It’s a slippery slope that we all have to deal with and modern medicine has absolutely failed in helping us with this issue. In fact, most people feel less vitality each year and this has nothing to do with “natural” aging. Something is wrong and we can all feel it. When that spark of life is missing, our health, our relationships, our careers, and our moods are all impacted in a negative way.

Ancient Practices To The Rescue

When I was a young man in the martial arts, I’d go to tournaments with my teacher regularly. He’d point out the legends in the room. One would be walking with a cane. Another limping on a bad leg. The hard hitting martial arts guys were all beat up and injured. Then I’d see a healthy and robust looking person gliding across the room and I’d ask, “Who’s that?” The answer was always “oh she’s a Tai Chi master” or “he’s a Qi Gong guy.” That quickly changed my mind about my path. I wanted to be healthy, happy, and full of life through my training- not beat up and achy all the time.

I became the senior student of a Taoist master and studied Qi Gong diligently for the next couple decades. I learned Tai Chi, yoga, meditation, and spent several months traveling through India, Nepal, and Thailand studying with various masters. I studied with the Dalai Lama, the Karmapa Lama, and several others along my path. The practices I learned from these enlightened men and women are powerful- calming and invigorating at the same time. They boost vitality and lighten one’s spirit.


These practices changed my life and I began teaching them to students and patients locally. In turn, their lives were changed for the better and I could see the positive energy rippling through their lives and those of their families. As I was busy in my healthcare career, it dawned on me that teaching people “how to fish” through these practices was the single most important thing I could do. I began recording them in order to preserve their integrity and then I began teaching them more broadly in my Urban Monk Academy. They all live in a course called “The Temple Grounds” which I consider the inner sanctum of all I teach.

If you’re tired of reading about it or listening to lectures, it’s time to get to work and bring these practices into your life. It’s the most important step you can take towards personal power and independence. It’ll bring you back to life and fuel your dreams and aspirations. No kidding. I can show you the practices but you’ve got to do the work.

Are you ready?

The Way is the Training

Module 1

Meditation Practices

The section has several meditation practices from various traditions. There are guided tracks, traditional instruction, and brain wave-embedded tracks as well. There’s a new meditation added each month. These are powerful practices that come from unbroken lineages.

Module 2

Alignment Practices

These Qi Gong and Tai Chi practices are designed to help align the muscles, joints, and viscera so the body works in harmony. They enable the smooth flow of energy and help move it to the vital organs so they can function better. If you’re sore, beat up, and stiff all the time, this is where you should start. Once you’re feeling better, move to the other practices.

Module 3

Performance Practices

Hailing from the Shaolin Kung Fu tradition, these practices help boost vitality and virility. They can dramatically improve athletic performance and stamina. These practices are what powered the Shaolin Monks and became the story the Jedi Knights are built on. Once you start doing them, you’ll start to feel more energy coursing through your body and you’ll never look back.

Module 4

Health Practices

I’ve studied with Qi Gong masters from all over the world and I’ve compiled the best practices into this section for health. You’ve got nothing if you don’t have your health so these practices should become a core part of your daily routine. As my students begin their practice, this section is their mainstay until they’re feeling robust and full of energy. I personally do one of these exercises everyday and it’s what keeps me healthy.

Module 5

Enhancing Consciousness

The deeper practices come from the temple training. These breathing exercises allow you to wash away your perception of who you are or who you think you need to be so you can discover your true nature. This is really the only game in town and we live in a culture that distracts us into being mental slaves to someone else’s vision of reality. To truly be happy, you need to explore the nature of your own consciousness and ask the deepest questions like “Who am I?” and then keep digging. These practices will help you on that journey.

Module 6

Additional Resources

There's a growing list of resources I always add as my students have new needs. The Temple Grounds is always evolving with new tools, meditations, and practices I add on a monthly basis. It’s a living, breathing body of work and the member’s area reflects this.

A Powerful Academy with Several Courses


This course is part of the Urban Monk Academy which is filled with valuable resources and teachings that can help you on your journey. You can choose to enroll in this course individually, or subscribe to the whole Academy and enjoy all of the content under one low subscription. You get to choose!

The Life Garden

Temple Grounds

Healthy Pets

Raising Healthy Kids

Gut Healing Masterclass

Healing Emotional Trauma



Oral Healing Masterclass

Cooking for Vitality


Dream Yoga

Functional Fitness

Self Healing

Deep Sleep

Astrology 101

A guided Academy filled with
excellent modules and robust resources—

Work at your own pace

Weekly calls with Me, Dr. Pedram with Live Q&A

The Life Garden Workbook

Listen in the car or while working out

Access to new courses - A new one every 2 months!

Productivity tools for better time management

Monk’s Kitchen Cookbook

Exclusive private community

$100 off quarterly retreats

Access to protected content not available to the public

Video resources including, exercise, recipes, sleep tips, yoga exercises and more Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructions with detailed videos & Live monthly new practices

Meditation tracks, brainwave training and new meditation tracks added each month

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Frequently Asked Questions—

What is the time commitment?

Go at your own pace. The modules are in video format - pause and rewatch all you want. Take your time and go through them - practice until you have them memorized.

Will You Take Questions?

This is a recorded course and not live. You’re welcome to pose questions in the member’s area where Pedram routinely answers them. The community is very helpful- you’ll get your answer.

Can I access the course material from my phone?

Absolutely! The members area can be easily accessed from any device.

What format do the courses take?

All the practices are laid out in the member’s area and ready for you to view in their entirety.

If I'm having trouble navigating the members area, is there someone who can help me?

Our customer service team is hands on and available to answer any questions you have. The member’s area is intuitive and easy to use but we’re here for you if you have any issues, whatsoever. You’ll have their email address to send feedback and questions where a real person will reach out to help you.

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