The Art & Science of Meditation

Kriya Yoga offers the opportunity to prove and experience spiritual truths for oneself. By expanding the sense of identity beyond the limitations of the body to the infinite Spirit, we become able to perceive the essential oneness underlying all religions, and indeed, all of creation. A regular practice of Kriya Yoga will lead to becoming calmer, happier, more intuitive, more compassionate, and better able to face and overcome the challenges of life.

This online course presents a practical approach to meditation in the path of Kriya Yoga as taught by the great Indian master Paramhansa Yogananda (author of Autobiography of a Yogi). The techniques presented here constitute the first step towards Kriya initiation.

This two-week program consists of ten videos that offer clear and concise instructions on various topics related to beginning meditation and ways to build a personal practice. The course is sponsored by Ananda Palo Alto, one of the oldest and largest meditation centers in the San Francisco Bay Area that has trained over thousands in the art and science of meditation over the last 40 years. All the course instructors you will meet  speak from the depth of their personal experience gained over years of meditation practice.

The course provides a comprehensive curriculum built to help you establish a meditation practice at the comfort of your own home. It provides:

  • An overview of the meaning and purpose of meditation.

  • Scientific understanding of how meditation affects the brain based on latest research.

  • A basic meditation technique that works with your breath and helps relax at will.

  • Tips and tools to build a daily meditation practice

Post-course completion we provide ongoing support in sustaining your meditation practice through:

  • A wealth of online resources on various topics.

  • Personal support from trained meditation teachers.

  • Ways to deepen your practice further or pursue advanced lessons if you choose to.

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