Ananda Writers Group, Meditation

Finding Time to Meditate

Get up, wake up dear traveler, It is not night anymore. Those who sleep, they lose. One who wakes finds. I remember childhood days when my grandfather woke us by chanting lines from this ancient bhajan. These very words have an answer and incentive for the common dilemma, How can I find the time to meditate? Some may say the … Read More

Meditation, Spiritual Questions

Differences Between Kriya Malas and Others  

A mala is a string of beads that are used to focus the mind in japa meditation to count mantras, breaths, or prayers. For thousands of years, malas have been used to help spiritual aspirants with their religious and spiritual practices. Mala is a Sanskrit word that means garland. A full mala contains 108 beads and one guru or meru … Read More

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A Course in Meditation – Part 3 – Right Attitudes for Meditation – Swami Kriyananda

In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to lecturing and writing, helping others to experience the living presence of God within. He taught on four continents in seven languages over the course of 65 years. His talks, … Read More

Ananda Writers Group, Meditation

Why Should Children Meditate?

Meditation can have a positive effect on the overall well-being of children. We live in an age of information that can easily overwhelm many adults—but for children, it can be far more stressful, because they have yet to develop the proper coping mechanisms and the aptitude to compartmentalize their emotions in healthy and self-sufficient ways. Meditation can help children become … Read More

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Meditation for Health and Wellness: Meditation Therapy with Nayaswami Jyotish

Learn more about the benefits and practice of meditation for health and wellness. “The clearest, most practical, and inspiring guide on meditation I’ve ever read.” —Joseph Bharat Cornell, meditation instructor, author Sharing Nature book series This clear and concise guidebook contains everything you need to start your practice. With easy-to-follow instructions, meditation teacher Jyotish Novak demystifies meditation—presenting the essential techniques … Read More

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Meditation for Stress Reduction: Meditation Therapy with Nayaswami Jyotish

– Learn more about the benefits and practice of meditation for reducing stress. “The clearest, most practical, and inspiring guide on meditation I’ve ever read.” —Joseph Bharat Cornell, meditation instructor, author Sharing Nature book series This clear and concise guidebook contains everything you need to start your practice. With easy-to-follow instructions, meditation teacher Jyotish Novak demystifies meditation—presenting the essential techniques … Read More

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Meditation for Relationships: Meditation Therapy with Nayaswami Jyotish

Learn more about the benefits and practice of meditation for improving relationships.   On Nayaswami Jyotish’ book “How to Meditate”: “The clearest, most practical, and inspiring guide on meditation I’ve ever read.” (Joseph Bharat Cornell, meditation instructor, author Sharing Nature book series) This clear and concise guidebook contains everything you need to start your practice. With easy-to-follow instructions, meditation teacher Jyotish … Read More

Daily Meditator, Meditation

Meditation: The Key to Evenmindedness

The most important condition for lasting happiness is even-mindedness. Remain ever calmly centered in the Self, within. As a child’s sand castle disintegrates before invading waves, so does a restless mind, lacking strength of will and perseverance, succumb to the pounding it receives from the waves of changing circumstance. – Paramhansa Yogananda Today, perhaps more than any other time, we … Read More