I’ve just been meditating with Nayaswami Jyotish, the Spiritual Director of Ananda. He led a prayer, played a chant, and guided us into meditation. It felt like he was actually there.
In fact, we weren’t meditating together in person but through the new free Ananda Meditation app. I was watching his meditation video, “Expand Your Consciousness,” one of the 14 already published. (We’ll be adding new meditations every couple of weeks.)
So instead of an inspirational letter this month, we wanted to invite you to try this app. The guided meditations from long-time meditators are the centerpiece, but there’s a lot more that I think you may find valuable:
- Lessons in meditation, including one on creating a daily meditation routine
- Silent meditations, set to a specific length or open-ended
- The ability to build your own custom meditations
- A stats page for tracking your meditation time
- Talks on meditation from Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda
Guided meditations can be heart-opening and expansive, and can even help to re-inspire a current practice. A friend told me recently that she planned to use this app to help strengthen her evening meditations. Others have said that they want to share this app with their meditation students.
Here’s a video to show you more about how it works:
If you feel to, take a few minutes to try it out and explore.
Suggestions from other Daily Meditator subscribers have helped the app’s progress and development, so also please don’t be shy to let us know what you think.
May your meditations be blessed,
P.S. If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, some of the guided meditations are also online — take a look at the YouTube account for the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation.