Author Articles: Nayaswami Diksha

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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Letter from Diksha: The power of meditation

The practice of daily meditation is essential for our well-being, and our ability to remain calm and centered in the midst of life’s challenges. I find that even a few minutes of practicing the Hong-Sau technique during the day, and … Continue reading

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Teaching Meditation in High Schools

By Ananda Meditation Teacher grad Susan Wilk According to reports from the American Physiological Association (APA), teens experience stress at levels similar to adults, and at even higher levels during the school year.  From teaching adults, I knew the powerful … Continue reading

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Overcoming Speaking Anxiety

By Ananda Meditation Teacher Beverly Abel, June 2016 Today I started a 4–series class on “Introduction to Meditation” at the library where I work. I had been dreading this a bit, and my stomach was starting to knot up during … Continue reading

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The Joy of Heaven

Swami Kriyananda offered a number of “secrets of meditation.” This one has recently been very helpful to me: “Pray not as an outsider to heaven, but as one whose true home is heaven.” Especially when life is busy and it’s … Continue reading

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