Meditation

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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Worshiping Our Mistakes

In the early days of Paramhansa Yogananda’s work in Los Angeles, a small group of disciples lived with him at his Mount Washington ashram. Despite this blessing, one young woman was drawn to leave the ashram and marry. After a … 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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Teaching Meditation

By Anandi Gray, Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Graduate Recently, my friend Diksha asked me a question, “How many people have you taught to meditate?” As I considered my 30 years of teaching, I was surprised to realize the answer is: … Continue reading

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Peace and Harmony Prayer

“My fellow teacher is asking me to do her work and then complaining to co-workers that I’m to blame for her problems. I am so angry at her that I can’t sleep, I can’t even acknowledge her presence when I … Continue reading

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Online Meditation Teacher Training

Ananda’s comprehensive meditation teacher training (MTT) is now available in a 10-week, 100% online format. OMTT (Online MTT) incorporates the very best practices of modern distance learning. As a result, trainees have been amazed at how supported they feel, because … Continue reading

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Ananda Meditation Teacher’s Success Story

Beth Cohen completed the Ananda Meditation Teacher training in October 2002. Since then, she has taught meditation to approximately 10,000 individuals. As the director of the UC Davis’ Faculty and Staff Counseling Center for 9 years, Beth taught meditation to … Continue reading

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More Meditation Success Stories

From Ananda Meditation Teacher Training graduate Anandi Gray’s meditation college courses: 1. It was common to hear from meditation students who had young children at home. After several weeks of classes, the parent would tell me that their kids were … Continue reading

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