Sanjan Thelen

Sanjan Thelen

Ananda Meditation Teacher


A long-time meditation teacher, Sanjan is the head of the Ananda Kriya Sangha for North and South America. He teaches the Preparation for Kriya Yoga Program, organizes the Kriya Initiations at The Expanding Light, and is willing to meet privately with guests who would like to explore the steps to prepare for Kriya initiation. Having experienced the accelerated spiritual growth that comes from practicing Kriya Yoga, Yogananda's most advanced technique, Sanjan is thrilled to help others enter into this ancient yogic practice and offer support along the way.

Sanjan has served at Online with Ananda—assisting with Ananda's Virtual Community, teaching Lessons in Meditation course (the first step on the Path to Kriya Yoga), and helping to manage various courses and classes He has taught throughout the United States. Sanjan is a monk (brahmachari) living at the Ananda Monastery at Ananda Village.

Programs scheduled for Sanjan Marks-Thelen: