Meditation

Meditation: The Key to Evenmindedness

The most important condition for lasting happiness is even-mindedness. Remain ever calmly centered in the Self, within. As a child’s sand castle disintegrates before invading waves, so does a restless mind, lacking strength of will and perseverance, succumb to the … Continue reading

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Is Jesus Christ a Guru?

Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Jesus Christ is one of the gurus on the Ananda path of Self-Realization. Paramhansa Yogananda stated that in the divine plan, Jesus Christ was responsible for the evolution of the West, and Babaji, … Continue reading

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The Longing To Be Free

Tips for getting closer to God, by Swami Kriyananda To desire salvation sincerely, even once, is to enter upon the path to eventual freedom. For all desires must be fulfilled. Even so, this one desire, once entrenched in the heart, … Continue reading

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Panic over breath stopping

A commonly asked question about meditation Q: As I practice Hong-Sau, my breath slows down, and sometimes it seems it’s going to stop completely. That’s when I start to get more and more anxious. I feel like I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Meditation

The practice of Meditation brings many benefits. One important benefit is healing of the nervous system. Meditation gives peace. Inner peace is like a lubricating oil that enables the machinery of our lives to function smoothly. Without mental peace, our … Continue reading

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25 Days Off the Ground

In January of 2019 my husband, Gyandev, and I traveled to India. He went to northern India to share Ananda Yoga at the Ananda centers in Delhi, Pune and Mumbai, while I headed to the Ayurvedic resort in Kerala, in … Continue reading

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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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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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“I am calm, I am … an EU official”

by Dijana Zorić, Brussels, Belgium In October 2017 I had an opportunity to teach meditation at the Council of the European Union, where I had been working for the last four years (since Croatia’s accession to the EU). Some EU … 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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