“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.”
Learn to Meditate
In just a few weeks, you can 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. A multi-week class series is offered each month on Thursdays evenings. If time doesn't permit you to attend the full series, you may come to a single 3 hour Saturday session.
3 and 4-week meditation class series
|Sept 1-22||Thursdays||7:30 pm||$60||Register||Steven Manus|
|Oct 6-27||Thursdays||7:30 pm||$60||Register||Biraj & Lahari|
|Nov 3-17||Thursdays||7:30 pm||$45||Register||Asha|
|Dec 1-15||Thursdays||7:30 pm||$45||Register||Steven Manus|
|Jan 4-Feb 22||Wednesdays||7:30 pm||$95||Register||Biraj & Lahari|
$45 for 3-class series • $60 for 4 weeks • Pay on-line and receive a 10% discount
While we recommend the multi-week series, a single Saturday morning session is also an excellent way to get started with the practice of meditation.
|September 24||10 am-1 pm||$30||Register||Steven Manus|
|October 29||10 am-1 pm||$30||Register||Navashen Jones|
|November 19||10 am-1 pm||$30||Register||Biraj & Lahari|
|December 10||10 am-1 pm||$30||Register||Biraj & Lahari|
|January 28||10 am-1 pm||$30||Register||Biraj & Lahari|
Pay on-line and receive a 10% discount
Learn to Meditate
for inner peace, health, and as a profound spiritual practice
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.
Practiced on a daily basis, 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.
Ananda’s How to Meditate class will help you:
- Reduce tension and stress at will
- Feel happier, more relaxed, and at peace with yourself
- Improve your health, mental clarity, and vitality
- Develop a more intuitive, heart-centered way of life
- Discover and explore your inner spiritual nature
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.
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. Driving directions.
How to find us
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.