“Daily meditation will lead you to the peace you’ve been seeking so long.
The peace of your soul awaits you at the center of your own being.”
—Swami Kriyananda

 

meditatingLearn to Meditate

Experience the benefits of meditation in your life—inner peace, health, and spiritual awakening. Ananda is one of the oldest and largest centers for meditation training in the Bay Area. Thousands of people from every walk of life have learned to meditate in Ananda classes over the past fifty years. Learn more below...

 

 

 

Wednesday night meditation class series (2-4 weeks)

 

Nov 7-28 Wednesdays 7:30 pm $45 Register Sharmila
Dec 5-19 Wednesdays 7:30 pm $45 Register Saiganesh
Jan 9-30 Wednesdays 7:30 pm $60 Register Saiganesh
Feb 6-27 Wednesdays 7:30 pm $60 Register Steven

Pay on-line and receive a 10% discount

 

Saturday meditation classes

 

November 17 10 am-1 pm $30 Register Saiganesh
December 1 10 am-1 pm $30 Register Lakshmi
January 19 10 am-1 pm $30 Register Sharmila
February 23 10 am-1 pm $30 Register Lakshmi

Pay on-line and receive a 10% discount

 

 

Learn to Meditate
for inner peace, health, and as a profound spiritual practice

Required course text: How to Meditate (book), by Jyotish Novak, $14.95
You may buy at the class, or bring your own copy

Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. It gives direct, intuitive experience of higher realities, and is the cornerstone of true spirituality. It also brings balance, rest, and a growing inner peace. While its highest and original purpose is to help us awaken our inner, spiritual nature, the benefits to body and mind are well established by medical research.

Meditation produces profound results on all levels of your being—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It connects you with your own inner powers of vitality, clarity, and love.

Learn to relax your body, quiet your mind, awaken intuition and experience greater joy and creativity in daily life. This course includes in-class practice, tips on establishing your practice at home, online guided meditations, written instructions, unlimited (no-charge) re-take policy, and ongoing support in-person or online. In this class you will learn how to:

Ananda’s How to Meditate class will help you:

Whether you are interested in managing stress or in exploring the spiritual side of meditation, you will feel welcome. Small classes and experienced instructors provide a quality learning environment, with time for individual questions and in-depth exploration. Each class includes guided and silent practice time.

Meditation is for everyone and requires no outward affiliation or belief system. This class is open to all, and there are no prerequisites. Our instructors are dedicated, longtime meditators.

See the schedule above and choose a class that's convenient for your calendar.

Ananda is located in Palo Alto on the Peninsula, just a few blocks south of Stanford University. We are a convenient drive from anywhere in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and San Jose.
Ananda Teaching Center (orange building behind Temple) 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Actividades & Meditación en Ananda Palo Alto en Español
paloalto.anandaespanol.org/actividades/ o escribir Eloisa

Grupo de Meditación en Español
los miércoles de septiembre a noviembre de 7:30 pm a 8:45 pm, gratis (sin clase 11/21) 
Ananda Palo Alto patrocina un grupo de meditación en español. El objetivo del grupo es brindar apoyo a todos los que buscan desarrollar una práctica constante de meditación. Las sesiones son gratis. Nos reunimos los miércoles de 7:30 pm a 8:45 pm. Te invitamos a que te unas al grupo. Para más información llama al (650) 503-4417 o escribir Eloisa.
Instructors: Eloisa Fuentes, Esther Cortona, and team
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Cómo Controlar Las Emociones
Sábado, 17 de noviembre, 10 am-1 pm, $45    Register
Si hubiera un sistema que te ayudará a controlar tus emociones, ¿estarías interesado en conocerlo? El taller presencial “Cómo Controlar Las Emociones” te ayudará a:

El curso será impartido por Bhaktimarg (Marga) Domínguez-Goering y Gloria Ramirez, profesoras del Ananda Instituto Internacional de Meditación y Yoga.

 

Aprende posturas de Yoga y Meditación
(Curso de Meditación Nivel 1)

Enero 8, 15, 22 y 29 del 2019, 7-8:45 pm, $100      
(cupo limitado, descuento del 10% si te registras online)
 

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¿Te gustaría tener más vigor, enfoque y compasión en tu vida? En este curso experimentarás el poder de la meditación y posturas de yoga para aliviar la tensión en el cuerpo, calmar y concentrar la mente, y despertar la compasión por los demás. Comenzaremos la clase con posturas de yoga, por lo tanto se recomienda que los participantes usen ropa cómoda que facilite el estiramiento y la relajación del cuerpo. No se requiere ninguna experiencia previa de posturas de yoga o meditación. Costo $100 por este curso. Para más información llama al (650) 503-4417 o escribir Eloisa.
Instructoras: Adriana Buenaventura, Eloisa Fuentes y equipo

 

Cómo Atraer Más Prosperidad
Sábado 19 de enero de 2019, 10 am-1 pm, $45
(descuento del 10% si te registras online)  

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El taller "Cómo Atraer más Prosperidad" te ayudará a expandir tu consciencia de prosperidad de forma que puedas atraer más abundancia a todos los aspectos de tu vida. También te dará herramientas y prácticas que te ayudarán a tener una actitud positiva hacia el dinero y a sentirte merecedor de la abundancia del universo. Para más información llama al (650) 503-4417 o escribir Eloisa.
Instructora: Gloria Ramirez

 

Cómo integrar la Meditación y Posturas de Yoga en tu Vida Diaria (Curso de Meditación Nivel 2)
Febrero 5, 12, 19 y 26 del 2019, 7 pm - 8:45 pm, $100
(cupo limitado, descuento del 10% si te registras online)

El éxito en cualquier cosa, desde la escuela, los negocios, y la familia requiere una mente calmada y enfocada. Desafortunadamente el mundo de hoy ofrece un sinfín de distracciones que muchas veces sabotean nuestras intenciones de meditar. En este curso compartiremos estrategias que te motivarán a profundizar tu práctica de meditación, aprenderás cómo usar afirmaciones para transformar tu vida y exploraremos unos conceptos espirituales que dio Yogananda. Los conceptos espirituales son universales y no se requiere, ni se espera ninguna afiliación con Ananda. Comenzaremos la clase con posturas de yoga, por lo tanto se recomienda que los participantes usen ropa cómoda que facilite el estiramiento y la relajación del cuerpo. Para más información llama al (650) 503-4417 o escribir Eloisa.
Instructoras: Adriana Buenaventura, Eloisa Fuentes y equipo

 

Cómo despertar la alegría interior (Curso de meditación nivel 3)
Marzo 5, 12, 19 y 26 del 2019, 7 pm - 8:45 pm, $100 (cupo limitado, descuento del 10% si te registras online)
La mayoría de personas buscan la felicidad o el éxito en cosas externas como más posesiones, mayor fama, o un placer más intenso. A través de los años se dan cuenta que aun cuando sus posesiones o metas son alcanzadas, la felicidad que les brinda no es duradera. Y luego se preguntan porque no sienten alegría, porque no se sienten satisfechos. El Curso “Cómo Despertar la Alegría Interior” te enseñará cómo encontrar dentro de ti, esa alegría que estas buscando afuera. Aprenderás sobre:

Las llaves para el éxito, y el bienestar Señales del progreso espiritual Comenzaremos la clase con posturas de yoga, por lo tanto se recomienda que los participantes usen ropa cómoda que facilite el estiramiento y la relajación del cuerpo. Para más información llama al (650) 503-4417 o escribir Eloisa.
Instructoras: Adriana Buenaventura, Eloisa Fuentes y equipo

 

Introducción a Los Chakras
Claves para entender tu vida

Abril 9, 16, 23 y 30 del 2019, 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm, $45
(descuento del 10% si te registras online)

Los profesores de meditación te invitan a “ir hacia adentro” para obtener fortaleza y claridad. Pero ¿qué significa "ir hacia adentro"? En este curso aprenderás acerca de la filosofía de los chakras, nuestra anatomía astral. Conocer esta antigua ciencia de la India te servirá como clave para entender mejor tu vida. Estudiaremos su filosofía y enseñaremos cuáles son las herramientas para trabajar con los chakras.
Instructoras: Esther Corona, Eloisa Fuentes y equipo

 

Drop-in meditations

Tuesday-Friday, noon–12:30 pm
A refreshing mid-day meditation during your lunch hour. The meditation is guided by an experienced, long-time meditator, with a prayer, a short chant, and 20-25 minutes of sitting in silence. We’ll end with guided healing prayers. Everyone is welcome. Late comers: enter quietly if the meditation has already begun.
Ananda Teaching Center (orange building behind Temple) 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

Wednesdays, 7:30–9 pm
Deepen your meditations with the support of a group. Wednesday evening meditation includes energization, prayer, chanting, meditation, and ends with healing prayers. The meditation is one hour; you may leave earlier if necessary. Come even if you have not learned Yogananda's Energization Exercises, and a staff member will support you and answer your questions. All levels of experience are welcome.
Ananda Teaching Center (orange building behind Temple) 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

Bhakti Walk & Meditation
Thursdays, 7-8 pm
 
Walking naturally opens the heart, calms the mind and activates energy in the spine. Practicing some select, time-honored yogic techniques while walking, creates a meditation that can uplift one into peaceful, invigorated joy. It increases ones intuition and creativity while also helping one deepen their sitting meditation practice.

7 pm Brief introduction for newcomers (no charge).
7:15 pm Walking meditation along local residential streets.
7:45 pm Sitting meditation in the community meditation room

Hosted by Eric Munro, who has been practicing these walking meditations for over 8 years.
Yogananda’s Shrine, Ananda Community, 240 Monroe Drive, Mountain View   Directions

Sunday, 9–9:45 am
This meditation is accompanied by a fire ceremony, so it is only partially in silence. But you are welcome to come and meditate throughout, or participate as you wish.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

More group meditation opportunities

Learn about advanced meditation classes.

 

How to find us

Directions

Map of Ananda grounds, so you can easily find your way around once you arrive.

Even if you registered ahead of time, please stop by the Teaching Center to sign in, so we can greet you and direct you to the right classroom. The Teaching Center is located just behind the large temple on El Camino. Enter the courtyard from College, and the building will be on your right. If it's your first time, you may appreciate having the Ananda grounds map handy.

 


Testimonials

“During the practice session, even though I was surrounded by other people, I felt alone, in a profound state of peace. It was a wonderful experience. I have a great deal of stress in my life, and this will be a significant help to me.”
—Susan H. Daly City
“This class has helped me immensely, both on a personal and a professional basis. I am amazed at the difference only a few weeks of meditation has made.”
—S. Donahue, Sunnyvale
“It was a very enlightening, calming, and awakening experience. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to find the inner peace within themselves.”
—Roop Uppal
“What a wonderful experience. After meditating alone daily for 11 years, it was great to be in a group and hear new explanations and ideas.”
—Randy Brown
“Enjoyable and calming. A wonderful combination of exercise, technique, and spirit.”
—Beth Locatelli
“The instructor is very well informed about meditation and a real pleasure to be with. He deals with questions in a very enthusiastic and compassionate way.”
—Jim Orr
“It’s like being given the right key that fits the door to your soul. Truly life inspiring!”
—L. Cowie, Saratoga
“This was a wonderful introduction to meditation. I have learned to go beyond my usual mental patterns. When I face negativity or challenges now, they seem more like a minor momentary distraction. I can continue evenly with my life. Bringing myself inward through meditation or chanting helps me see things from a much broader, universal standpoint.”
—Lydia H., San Jose
“An adventure into my inner self. This class is a spiritually uplifting experience, and a journey to self discovery.”
—Rose R., Fremont
“I talked, I listened, I laughed, I breathed. It was wonderful.”
—D. Calvert, Burlingame
“This is the most scientific, profound, and effective meditation workshop series that I have ever come across.”
—Amalendu Haldar, San Jose
“I have done meditation by myself for two years. I thought I knew what I was doing. This class taught be techniques, fundamentals, and attitudes that helped me get to a deeper state of realization.”
—Li Wang, Palo Alto
“This class taught me how to find respite in a hectic world. My daily life is much calmer and more peaceful now that I am practicing the techniques learned here. Thank you!”
—Julie Willard, Mountain View
“A thoroughly fun and exciting class. You must try it!”
—Siddharth Raghuraman
“No matter how hard my day was before the class, afterwards, I always left feeling great.”
—C.B. Stanford