Author Articles: Nayaswami Diksha

Teaching Meditation at a Retirement Home

  By Nicola Pitt, Alice Springs, Australia Even though I completed the Online Ananda Meditation Teacher Training course last year, I hadn’t put it into practice until the beginning of this year when a few of my colleagues at work … Continue reading

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The Promised Land

Jerusalem, Israel As a child growing up in Israel in the Jewish faith, I believed that Israel was the Promised Land. In my early twenties, as I started to practice yoga and meditation, I began to question whether the Promised … Continue reading

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God’s Zone

What is God’s zone? His zone is superconsciousness. He is Infinite, and the infinite Source of answers to all of life’s challenges. Paramhansa Yogananda said: “God is omnipresent. Man’s soul, made in His image, has in it the seed experience … Continue reading

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Wisdom of The Heart

Painting by Dana Anderson (DanaLynneAndersen.com) Wisdom is the power of the soul to know truth. By thinking with the rational mind, we will not be able to comprehend truth. It is through the heart that we perceive and understand the … Continue reading

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A receptive meditation class for the Chico Brain Injury Coalition

From Connie Massie, CA, (MTT graduate – March 2018) I started teaching meditation after I finished the training, and it has been really wonderful, and people have been very receptive.  I have been teaching the Hong-Sau meditation technique, during my … Continue reading

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The Journey of a new Ananda Meditation Teacher

by Lara Ferrarotti It has been nearly a year since I completed the Online Ananda Meditation Teacher Training, and I am so grateful I made that decision! I think I have been truly blessed and I believe I received a … Continue reading

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Be actively calm and calmly active

Paramhansa Yogananda’s advice to be actively calm and calmly active is so important for our well-being and success in life. Yogananda wrote:  Apply the experiences of peace and poise received during concentration and meditation to your daily life. Maintain your … Continue reading

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Observations of a Newly Certified Ananda Meditation Teacher

From Ananda Meditation Teacher Training graduate Mare Baranski: In terms of physical proximity to Ananda Village, I live in a remote outpost called Cocoa Beach, Florida. It’s a four-block wide island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River, a … Continue reading

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My Nurturing Experience of Ayurvedic Treatments in Kerala, India

Diksha McCord’s account of her 2017, Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala. This was our eleventh year leading a yoga retreat in Kerala, India. Our group of 13 people were wonderful, and open to learn and experience India’s traditional, … Continue reading

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Learning to Breathe

By Ananda Meditation Teacher Graduate, Lori Allen, LCSW, RYT I was first introduced to meditation while trekking in Nepal at age 21. My best adventure buddy and I spent six weeks trekking the Langtang and Annapurna regions of the Himalayas. In … Continue reading

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