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The Gift of Inner Peace

5 minutes of serenity. A movie by Joseph Bharat Cornell.

Learn to Meditate

with Swami Kriyananda. A detailed lesson on how to meditate.

Articles

The Battle of the Mind in Meditation: A Devotee's Journey

people often become discouraged by mental restlessness and give up after only a few attempts to meditate.

Meditation Instructions

Simple instructions for how to meditate, with a technique for relaxation and for watching the breath.

Guidelines for Meditation by Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda

“Many questions arise in the mind of anyone who wants to establish a daily practice of meditation. For example: How long should I meditate?”


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2017 September

Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training Online

  ceu credits Monday, Sep 4 – Tuesday, Nov 14

Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training Online
10-Week Online Certification Course

Be the Change that the world needs. Meditation teachers are in great demand, especially those who can teach people from any background, from secular to spiritual. Catch the wave, and share your passion and knowledge!
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

October

Ananda Spiritual Counseling® Training

  ceu credits Tuesday, Oct 17 – Sunday, Oct 22

Ananda Spiritual Counseling® Training

Learn how to develop your own intuitive abilities so that you can listen to others in the right way. What questions can you ask to help lead them to their own solutions?
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Mangala

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Oct 27 – Sunday, Oct 29

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

November

Deepen Your Divine Connection

Friday, Nov 3 – Sunday, Nov 5

Deepen Your Divine Connection

An experiential weekend that will bring the Divine more fully and completely into your life. Using practical tools to deepen your daily practices.
Nayaswami Diksha

Developing Intuition Retreat: How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Friday, Nov 17 – Sunday, Nov 19

Developing Intuition Retreat: How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Intuition is a human faculty deeper than thought – the clear inner knowing of what is true, a skill that can be learned and developed.
Nayaswami Mukti

The Science Behind Meditation Symposium

Friday, Nov 17 – Sunday, Nov 19

The Science Behind Meditation Symposium
How Meditation Can Change You—and the World

A deeper understanding of meditation: what actually happens physiologically, neurologically, metabolically, genetically, energetically, and quantum physically.
Dr. Amit Goswami, Joseph Selbie, Shanti Rubenstone, M.D., Dr. Peter Van Houten and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

Harmony in Relationships

Friday, Nov 24 – Sunday, Nov 26

Harmony in Relationships
Using the Chakras to Express Your Best Self

It is often subtle energy that is guiding the success or difficulty in our relationships. Learn how to direct your energy in a harmonious and supportive way. See how the magnetism of the positive energy you give, comes back to you!
Nayaswami Diksha

December

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

Wednesday, Dec 6 – Sunday, Dec 10

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

For disciples of Yogananda: a review and deepening of your practices of AUM technique, Hong-Sau in the spine, and other advanced practices to prepare you for Kriya Yoga initiation.
Sanjan Marks-Thelen

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Dec 8 – Sunday, Dec 10

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Living from the Inside Out Retreat

Friday, Dec 8 – Sunday, Dec 10

Living from the Inside Out Retreat
Find Solutions to Life's Challenges

Learn and experience powerful laws of Spirit for discovering your highest potential and positive approaches to life.
Nayaswami Mukti

Strengthen Your Kriya Yoga Practice Retreat

Sunday, Dec 10 – Tuesday, Dec 12

Strengthen Your Kriya Yoga Practice Retreat

For those who've had Kriya initiation—guided practices, personal help, and extra support for taking the technique deeper.
Sanjan Marks-Thelen

2018 January

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Jan 12 – Sunday, Jan 14

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

First-Timers' Retreat

Friday, Jan 19 – Sunday, Jan 21

First-Timers' Retreat

A perfect getaway—with a blend of relaxation, inspiration, yoga postures, meditation instruction, and delicious vegetarian food—in a beautiful atmosphere. You'll be amazed how much you can experience in one weekend.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

Deepen Your Meditation Retreat

Friday, Jan 26 – Sunday, Jan 28

Deepen Your Meditation Retreat
Take Your Hong Sau Practice to the Next Level

If your meditation practice needs recharging or restarting, this weekend retreat will re-inspire you. Deepening your experience of meditation will open doors to inner freedom.
Nayaswami Mukti

February

Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training Online

  ceu credits Tuesday, Feb 13 – Tuesday, Apr 24

Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training Online
10-Week Online Certification Course

Be the Change that the world needs. Meditation teachers are in great demand, especially those who can teach people from any background, from secular to spiritual. Catch the wave, and share your passion and knowledge!
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Feb 16 – Sunday, Feb 18

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Pranayama for Meditators

Friday, Feb 16 – Sunday, Feb 18

Pranayama for Meditators
Keys to a Quiet, Powerful Mind

Are you ready to take your meditations to the next level? This weekend you'll explore a variety of classical pranayama techniques specially tailored to help you control your mind and charge your meditations with power.
Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

March

Developing Intuition Retreat: How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Friday, Mar 2 – Sunday, Mar 4

Developing Intuition Retreat: How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Intuition is a human faculty deeper than thought – the clear inner knowing of what is true, a skill that can be learned and developed.
Nayaswami Mukti

First-Timers' Retreat

Friday, Mar 9 – Sunday, Mar 11

First-Timers' Retreat

A perfect getaway—with a blend of relaxation, inspiration, yoga postures, meditation instruction, and delicious vegetarian food—in a beautiful atmosphere. You'll be amazed how much you can experience in one weekend.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

  ceu credits Thursday, Mar 15 – Sunday, Mar 25

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

Meditation teachers are in demand— why not become one? Gain the skills and confidence to share your knowledge with people from all paths and backgrounds. With a highly trained and experienced teaching staff.
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

April

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Apr 6 – Sunday, Apr 8

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive

Sunday, Apr 15 – Sunday, Apr 22

Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive

A week of intensive meditation and exploration of Paramhansa Yogananda's techniques and teachings to prepare you for a life of deep Kriya practice..
Sanjan Marks-Thelen

Free Yourself From Stress Retreat

Friday, Apr 27 – Sunday, Apr 29

Free Yourself From Stress Retreat

Practice the techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda to help you to relax physically and mentally. Learn how to develop mental strength through concentration and meditation, to help you maintain calmness throughout the day.
Nayaswami Diksha

Living from the Inside Out Retreat

Friday, Apr 27 – Sunday, Apr 29

Living from the Inside Out Retreat
Find Solutions to Life's Challenges

Learn and experience powerful laws of Spirit for discovering your highest potential and positive approaches to life.
Nayaswami Mukti

May

Spiritualize Your Daily Life Retreat

Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13

Spiritualize Your Daily Life Retreat
Attitudes for Everyday Joy and Success

In two short days, you can literally turn your life around. You will leave feeling rejuvenated, with hope restored—from reconnecting with your own Higher Self.
Nayaswami Mukti

Kriyaban Retreat with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Wednesday, May 16 – Sunday, May 20

Kriyaban Retreat with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

For Kriyabans worldwide to come together to energize and inspire our practice of Yogananda's Kriya Yoga practice.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

June

Magnetism: The Power to Attract What You Need

Friday, Jun 1 – Sunday, Jun 3

Magnetism: The Power to Attract What You Need

Learn to activate the powerful laws of magnetism that determine success or failure in all areas of life. Taught by Naidhruva Rush, author of Change Your Magnetism, Change Your Life.
Nayaswami Naidhruva

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Jun 8 – Sunday, Jun 10

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

  ceu credits Thursday, Jun 21 – Sunday, Jul 1

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

Meditation teachers are in demand— why not become one? Gain the skills and confidence to share your knowledge with people from all paths and backgrounds. With a highly trained and experienced teaching staff.
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

Deepen Your Meditation Retreat

Friday, Jun 22 – Sunday, Jun 24

Deepen Your Meditation Retreat
Take Your Hong Sau Practice to the Next Level

If your meditation practice needs recharging or restarting, this weekend retreat will re-inspire you. Deepening your experience of meditation will open doors to inner freedom.
Nayaswami Mukti

First-Timers' Retreat

Friday, Jun 29 – Sunday, Jul 1

First-Timers' Retreat

A perfect getaway—with a blend of relaxation, inspiration, yoga postures, meditation instruction, and delicious vegetarian food—in a beautiful atmosphere. You'll be amazed how much you can experience in one weekend.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

July

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat

Friday, Jul 13 – Sunday, Jul 15

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat

Take a weekend for personal transformation. During this retreat, you will learn how to experience happiness within you, and learn to find it amidst the challenges of life.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Jul 20 – Sunday, Jul 22

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Spiritualize Your Daily Life Retreat

Friday, Jul 27 – Sunday, Jul 29

Spiritualize Your Daily Life Retreat
Attitudes for Everyday Joy and Success

In two short days, you can literally turn your life around. You will leave feeling rejuvenated, with hope restored—from reconnecting with your own Higher Self.
Nayaswami Mukti

August

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

Tuesday, Aug 7 – Saturday, Aug 11

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

For disciples of Yogananda: a review and deepening of your practices of AUM technique, Hong-Sau in the spine, and other advanced practices to prepare you for Kriya Yoga initiation.
Sanjan Marks-Thelen

First-Timers' Retreat

Friday, Aug 17 – Sunday, Aug 19

First-Timers' Retreat

A perfect getaway—with a blend of relaxation, inspiration, yoga postures, meditation instruction, and delicious vegetarian food—in a beautiful atmosphere. You'll be amazed how much you can experience in one weekend.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Aug 24 – Sunday, Aug 26

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

September

Ananda Meditation® Solutions

Sunday, Sep 2 – Sunday, Sep 9

Ananda Meditation® Solutions
Meditation Teacher Training Level 2

Deepen your personal spiritual life and intensify your daily meditation practices. Learn ways to help your students deal with difficult issues in their lives (health, relationships or stress).
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

Living from the Inside Out Retreat

Friday, Sep 7 – Sunday, Sep 9

Living from the Inside Out Retreat
Find Solutions to Life's Challenges

Learn and experience powerful laws of Spirit for discovering your highest potential and positive approaches to life.
Nayaswami Mukti

Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training Online

  ceu credits Tuesday, Sep 11 – Tuesday, Nov 20

Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training Online
10-Week Online Certification Course

Be the Change that the world needs. Meditation teachers are in great demand, especially those who can teach people from any background, from secular to spiritual. Catch the wave, and share your passion and knowledge!
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

Ananda Spiritual Counseling® Training

  ceu credits Tuesday, Sep 11 – Sunday, Sep 16

Ananda Spiritual Counseling® Training

Learn how to develop your own intuitive abilities so that you can listen to others in the right way. What questions can you ask to help lead them to their own solutions?
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Mangala

Experiments in Higher Consciousness

Friday, Sep 28 – Sunday, Sep 30

Experiments in Higher Consciousness
An Experiential Retreat

Yogananda's proven techniques will help you reconnect with your center of calmness, refresh your mind, and uplift your consciousness.
Nayaswami Krishnadas

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Sep 28 – Sunday, Sep 30

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

October

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Oct 5 – Sunday, Oct 7

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive

Sunday, Oct 7 – Sunday, Oct 14

Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive

A week of intensive meditation and exploration of Paramhansa Yogananda's techniques and teachings to prepare you for a life of deep Kriya practice..
Sanjan Marks-Thelen

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life

  ceu credits Friday, Oct 19 – Sunday, Oct 21

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life
Self-Transformation through Superconsciousness

New information on the brain, shared by Dr. Peter Van Houten, helps us engage our brain’s infinite capacity for change.
Dr. Peter Van Houten

Magnetism: The Power to Attract What You Need

Friday, Oct 19 – Sunday, Oct 21

Magnetism: The Power to Attract What You Need

Learn to activate the powerful laws of magnetism that determine success or failure in all areas of life. Taught by Naidhruva Rush, author of Change Your Magnetism, Change Your Life.
Nayaswami Naidhruva

First-Timers' Retreat

Friday, Oct 26 – Sunday, Oct 28

First-Timers' Retreat

A perfect getaway—with a blend of relaxation, inspiration, yoga postures, meditation instruction, and delicious vegetarian food—in a beautiful atmosphere. You'll be amazed how much you can experience in one weekend.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

November

Deepen Your Divine Connection

Friday, Nov 2 – Sunday, Nov 4

Deepen Your Divine Connection

An experiential weekend that will bring the Divine more fully and completely into your life. Using practical tools to deepen your daily practices.
Nayaswami Diksha

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Nov 2 – Sunday, Nov 4

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Pranayama Clinic for Kriyabans

Thursday, Nov 8 – Sunday, Nov 11

Pranayama Clinic for Kriyabans

Is it time to take your Kriya Yoga practice to the next level? Then come do exactly that, as you explore a spectrum of classical pranayama techniques that will bring a greater sense of flow and dynamism to your practice of Kriya—and to your practice of Hong-Sau and AUM technique as well.
Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat

Friday, Nov 16 – Sunday, Nov 18

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat

Take a weekend for personal transformation. During this retreat, you will learn how to experience happiness within you, and learn to find it amidst the challenges of life.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

Wednesday, Nov 28 – Sunday, Dec 2

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

For disciples of Yogananda: a review and deepening of your practices of AUM technique, Hong-Sau in the spine, and other advanced practices to prepare you for Kriya Yoga initiation.
Sanjan Marks-Thelen

December

Strengthen Your Kriya Yoga Practice Retreat

Sunday, Dec 2 – Tuesday, Dec 4

Strengthen Your Kriya Yoga Practice Retreat

For those who've had Kriya initiation—guided practices, personal help, and extra support for taking the technique deeper.
Sanjan Marks-Thelen


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