Meditation Teacher Graduates

Sharing Ananda Meditation® with you

Ananda Meditation® is a practice for deep relaxation & stress reduction. The practices can become guiding lights on a spiritual Path, a lifestyle, for people interested in connecting with the Divine through various breathing and mantra practices. The introductory practice is for anyone seeking to feel more inward peace and express more outward compassion & joy.
Kriya Yoga is the comprehensive spiritual path that was brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. The Expanding Light Retreat joyfully shares the initial meditation practice of Kriya Yoga with all our guests – the Hong Sau technique. The resources on this page provide you experiential videos to watch, articles to read, and other ways to connect with the uplifting, life-changing facets of Ananda meditation.

You can help us make this site an ever-richer source of support. If you have something to share with other graduates—an article, a letter, a research result, a funny story, an inspiring experience, even a meditation-oriented cartoon or joke—please contact Diksha.

What does Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training qualify graduates to teach?

Graduates of Ananda Meditation Teacher Training are qualified to teach:

  • A variety of sitting positions
  • Various breathing techniques to relax the body and calm the mind
  • Use of affirmation and visualization
  • The Hong-Sau technique of meditation

But often that’s too long. You need a short name that will enable you to communicate your offering to the public. After all, other teachers of meditation have such names: Transcendental Meditation, Vipassana, Mindfulness, etc. What name could you use? Certainly using "Hong-Sau" would not be the best marketing approach.

Ananda feels that it is appropriate and truthful for you to say "Ananda Meditation," even though what you are qualified to teach is only a subset of Ananda Meditation, which also includes AUM Technique, Kriya Yoga, and a number of associated practices.

Meditation Teacher Graduates

Ananda is in the process of trademarking “Ananda Meditation,” so if you use the phrase “Ananda Meditation” or “Ananda Meditation Teacher,” please add the ® superscript: Ananda Meditation®. You don’t have to insert it for every occurrence; it’s fine to add it just once or twice on any document or web page, as we have done here.

Of course, if you mix Hong-Sau with other practices from outside the Ananda teachings, then it's not appropriate to call what you teach "Ananda Meditation."

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Resources at Ananda.org


Upcoming Programs

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 Meditation® Solutions

Sunday, Oct 8 – Sunday, Oct 15

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

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

2018 February

Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training Online

  ceu credits Monday, Feb 26 – Monday, May 7

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

March

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

June

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

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

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

Ananda is a worldwide movement to help you realize the joy of your own higher Self. It is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and was founded by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda in 1968.
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