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People Love the Ananda Meditation App

Nabha shares about the free Ananda Meditation App, which features guided meditations and techniques for IOS and Android, based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. – Start a new practice or inspire your current one – Learn techniques, ancient and new – Inspire your practice with guided meditations by experienced meditators – Use a timer to help you focus … Read More

Meditation, Spiritual Growth

Group Discussion: What’s Your Meditation Story?

My path to becoming a daily meditator was a bumpy one. (In fact, it still is! — see How to Meditate with a Newborn Baby.) There are struggles we all have to face, and we all do it our own unique way. So I have a question for you: How did you start meditating? What have been your successes? What … Read More

Ananda Writers Group, Meditation, Spiritual Growth

What Really Happens When You Meditate?

All over the world in ever-increasing numbers, people find their way to the practice of meditation.  They discover how amazingly it increases the quality of their lives. In this article, we will explore what really happens when we meditate, how meditation may impact our lives, and how we can potentially maximize our efforts. Scientific research The effects of meditation have … Read More

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Kriya Yoga – The Airplane Route to God

What is Kriya Yoga? Paramhansa Yogananda popularized Kriya Yoga through his book, Autobiography of a Yogi, and through his public teaching in the West. According to Yogananda, Kriya Yoga is the most effective meditation technique available to mankind today for reaching the goal of Yoga: union with the Divine. The Kriya Yoga technique is taught by Ananda Sangha Worldwide through initiation … Read More

Ananda Writers Group, Meditation

21 Reasons to Meditate

Meditation is like a precious diamond. It shines with countless facets and benefits for body, mind, and soul. Here are 21 facets and reasons to meditate. If you are feeling ambitious, why not consider focusing on one each day over the next few weeks as a sparkling motivation to develop or deepen your practice. 1. HERE AND NOW Happiness can … Read More


Who Are You Meditating With?

Who are you meditating with? This is a very important question because we are very much influenced by the company we keep. Throughout his life, Paramhansa Yogananda always sought out the company of saints. He wanted to be in their presence, treasuring the inspiration that he received through their states of consciousness. When we meditate, we should begin by feeling … Read More

Meditation, Spiritual Growth

Is My Meditation Working?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? If so, welcome to the club! Whenever we are trying to reach a goal or destination, we want to see signs along the way that we are headed in the right direction. We generally want to know that we are making progress so that we can be encouraged and remain motivated. Otherwise, the … Read More

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Expand Your Light – Visualization and Affirmation by Swami Kriyananda

Connect with the light of your heart, and let it expand to fill your whole being, body, mind and feeling. Continue to expand your light, transforming all darkness into light, and blessings all creatures, in this short powerful guided visualization and affirmation on expanding your light by Swami Kriyananda, read by Nayaswami Diksha. Here you can find more information about … Read More