Tag Archives: Inspiration for Your Meditation Teaching

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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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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Spiritual Pledge for Students

by Paramhansa Yogananda Here is a copy of Yogananda’s original spiritual pledge that he had his students sign. Yogananda has such a genius for making the daunting task of Self-realization into simple, practical steps that seem doable. Here are some … Continue reading

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Reflections and Lessons from Teaching Meditation

By Kelly Sierra, Beavercreek, Ohio. MTT Graduate July, 2014 Sept 2014 Upon returning from MTT in July, I began thinking about how I could introduce people to Hong-Sau by offering the four-week meditation class.  I felt confident about teaching meditation, … Continue reading

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Taking God Out of “God”: A Crash Course in Semantics

by Kyle McDonald As Ananda-trained yoga and meditation teachers, many of us find ourselves teaching in environments where our language skills are put to test, particularly in replacing or avoiding the word “God.” This year, I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Teaching Hong-Sau Technique Correctly

Some teachers misunderstand Hong-Sau and miss its subtlety and power. Hong-Sau helps us develop concentration by observing the natural movement of the breath. We want to let the breath flow without controlling it in any way—not trying to breathe diaphragmatically, … Continue reading

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Teaching Meditation in the Hospital

by Christi Harsono I taught the Ananda Meditation Class at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. It was presented in a package as a part of Integrative Care Program, which included: Future of Health Care Acupressure: Jin Shen Jitsu Aromatherapy; Self-care techniques … Continue reading

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