Monthly Archives: February 2016

Meditation Is Not Easy

I think this link can be important for both meditators and meditation teachers. It describes a study done on high school science students. One group was told of the many important scientific breakthroughs of Albert Einstein. A second group was … Continue reading

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Meditation and Mental Health Issues

From Ananda Meditation Teacher Training graduate Nathaniel: A colleague of mine reached out to me, as he’d been struggling with mental health issues. He had just come from the psychiatrist, who was planning on putting him on prescription medications. He … Continue reading

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Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training graduate Adrienne’s Success Story: I taught a middle-aged woman, mother of 5 with major medical issues. When we started, she had dangerously high blood pressure and saw a doctor every week for her condition. Each time … Continue reading

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An Ananda Yoga and Meditation Teacher’s Success Story

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training graduate Phoph Dechabenjarat is an accomplished teacher in the martial arts, having practiced martial arts since he was a teenager. He came from Thailand to attend the Ananda Meditation and Yoga Teacher trainings at The Expanding … Continue reading

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Rucha’s Meditation Student

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training graduate, Rucha, says: I have a friend who after purchasing the Shanti Path Meditation Kit that I sell as part of my business, began a daily practice of meditation. She was guided by my YouTube videos … Continue reading

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Meditation Students’ Healing Experiences

From Ananda Meditation Teacher Training graduate Ines Hudson: I’ve had many students who have seen major positive changes in their lives after starting the practice. Some that come to mind are: A woman who used to suffer from anxiety and … Continue reading

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Just 1% More

I recently sat down in my meditation room one morning to get ready to meditate and noticed a sun beam shining through the window. The light beam shone at an angle that hit our altar table where my husband and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Peace

One bright summer afternoon, friends and I hiked and swam at the beautiful South Yuba River. It was a lively day at the river, with many other visitors happily calling to one another, swimming, splashing, and sunbathing nearby. After some … Continue reading

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College Students Respond to Meditation Class

From Ananda Meditation Teacher Training graduate Laurie’s college course on Meditation and Mindfulness: “I have found that after this class I am always in a better mood. I have a more positive perspective and I am more centered. I have … Continue reading

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The Power of the Hong-Sau Experience

From Ananda Meditation Teacher Training graduate Dhyan: There was one man who came to our Level 1 series who was highly intellectual and very much in his head. He seemed to have studied the various philosophers and seemed very rooted … Continue reading

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