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399 reviews for Ananda Course in Meditation (formerly Lessons in Meditation)

  1. 5 out of 5

    This is an absolutely wonderful and detailed course about meditation for spiritual upliftment. The instructors are very knowledgeable, caring, and polite. I would also recommend downloading the Ananda App as it has guided mediations that one can do along side this course. After some practice, I intend on coming back to take the Kriya Yoga course as well. The money you spend for taking this course is nominal considering the spiritual and material benefits you start to notice in your life from adopting the recommended mediation practice. Don’t put off taking this course for another second; jump right in!

  2. 5 out of 5

    This course is life changing and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in deepening their spiritual practice. Much gratitude to all the teachers and facilitators for their love, care and guidance through this course. I look forward to the next steps. Namaste

  3. 5 out of 5

    I found the course to be very helpful. I particularly liked learning about the energization exercises and the Hong Sau mantra. All of the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and supportive.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Absolutely wonderful experience! This course has been designed with a lot of deliberate consideration to allow for intellectual understanding and through experiential learning. The course paces well and does not overburden at any time. I loved that they gave us two weeks in the end to just soak in all the learnings and catch up if we fell behind at any point in the course. The week structure is also very well thought out. I looked forward to the live satsangs every week! The videos are extremely engaging and the content is very actionable. It’s amazing how every instructor always is encouraging lovingly to take the next step to advance our practices. For me, the biggest takeaway is a regular meditation practice which has become a non-negotiable now! So grateful to have found this path.

  5. 5 out of 5

    This course has been an amazing experience. Very good for a beginner like me who new not much about meditation.
    Without dogmatism which is important for me, it thought me solid basics I can rely on.
    I highly recommend this course.

  6. 5 out of 5

    I learned that deeper levels of meditation than I was aware of, were possible by incorporating the simple, yet profoundly effective techniques taught in this class. I felt the teachers’ Presence and enthusiasm motivating me to develop my practice.

  7. 5 out of 5

    This course in meditation will change your life. Like any skill, meditation requires a solid foundation of the basics to fully partake in the resulting rewards. The course may seem long at first, but it gives time to grow, is well paced and progresses rapidly. The quizzes are “expansive” and meant to help with comprehension and understanding of underlying principles. They are graded with kindness, and are not to be feared. This course is a good beginning to start one’s meditation journey —
    and will help with the rest of your life.

  8. 5 out of 5

    My heartful gratitude to all the siddh guru mandal for holding my little finger and took me to this amazing journey to my divine father. Thankful to all the masters from Ananda community who designed these programs for the thirsty souls like us who always look everywhere to look for divine majesty. Im doing meditatn from last 10 years everyday and this course has helped me more in opening my blockages and more awareness about my energy flow. Words will be less if i will write here but only i know i can feel that infinite presence inside me and im looking forward for my next step towards kriya yoga. Thanku thanku thanku …… love love ….

  9. 5 out of 5

    Exceeded my expectations! This course has been a life changer for me. The content, instructors, and delivery of classes were awesome.

    My Christian faith scriptures focus on prayer and meditation. Prayer has always been part of my life. Not so with meditation. I knew little to nothing about the what, when, where, and how of mediation. Just the thought of meditation was intimidating to me. Taking this course took away the intimidation.

    I loved the way the instructors embraced me and held my hand through the process of learning the basics of meditation.

    I now am on a path to understanding myself on a level that will bring me the clarity and oneness with the Divine that I have longed for. Incorporating the techniques and practices of mediation is something I now look forward to every morning.

    I highly recommend the course as a guide to living a life of harmony, energy, love and peace.

    Thank you Sagar and all the instructors.

    Peace and Blessings, Belinda

  10. 5 out of 5

    It is hard to start a sincere practice and I have start and stopped many times. I have tried many types of meditation and this is my second time through the Lessons in Meditation course. I have to say that the practices Ananda teaches are the most complete and effective meditation practices I have tried and I am committed to continuing because I deeply feel doing these practices with willingness is my surest way to grow and evolve.

  11. 5 out of 5

    This was a beautiful course with a very in-depth look at the practice of meditation. It gave me a new perspective on meditation. Even though I had been practicing meditation for quite some time, I had never heard of it described and taught the way it was in this course. I really believe these teachings are a gift, and I am Grateful to have come across them in my path.

  12. 5 out of 5

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the meditation course, and have learnt so very much from all the lessons. The instructors have been very helpful and supportive and encouraging. I look forward to going further with meditation and realise that this is a real gem on the path of growing in God. I am so thankful I came across this course. Thank you to all the instructors and God bless you all

  13. 5 out of 5

    There are no words I could ad to the wonderful exisiting reviews. I highly recommend: Just try this course and find out for yourself! Don‘t hesitate. 😉🙏🏾

  14. 5 out of 5

    This course has changed my life. Meditation has become a daily part of my life and is put before anything else. The teachings throughout this course ease you into the journey and it all comes together beautifully. The dedicated team at Ananda provide support all the way through and their words fill you with guidance to keep on going. With commitment and love, this course will change your life ❤️

  15. 5 out of 5

    Thank you to The One Great Spirit, the Kriya Masters, and the teachers at Ananda for propagating the holy truth—Sat Chit Ananda. The class helped me open a new perspective on the purpose of life and in humanity’s great potential for self realization.

    On a very practical level, I learned how to build better balance, concentration, will, and love into my daily activities. This ultimately helping me feel more unconditionally happy more often and taught me how to shift out of lower states faster.

    Physically, the consistent application of the energization exercises and meditation techniques helped me clear unbalanced energy in my body, rendering a more healthy state of “being.” I felt more awake, more physically integrated, and more focused on making changes in nutrition and lifestyle. I seek to serve friends and family do the same if they wish!

    Psychologically, I learned to observe the landscape of consciousness (subconscious thoughts, feelings, physical awareness) more clearly, internally and as a “mirroring” effect externally. I learned to first seek to understand and strive to refrain from hasty judgement (a work in progress), as our own psychology is deeply limited in knowing the grater reality. I learned to let go of unneeded judgement more often, while sharpening inner discernment through logic and creative intuition.

    In personal relationships, the meditation helped me feel greater unity with others, as a byproduct of my own shifting internal unity. Meditation helped me perceive the desire for happiness in all beings, and the need to let go of our collective misunderstanding on where happiness comes from. I felt greater compassion and more responsibility to “be the change” in our world through example, rather than blame and judgement.

    Spiritually, the class enabled me to set more meaningful priorities in my
    life. I have begun the most important personal and collective quest, to know God within the self, as one’s very own being, love, truth, beauty. Of all the things I learned, I cherish this the most.

    Whether you are new to the path or have practiced for decades, you can learn a lot in the class IF you devote your heart to it. I feel the practice is compatible with all religions and paths, and even enhanced my own inner knowing of the Christ, Krishna, Buddha, the Saints as the truth/love/beauty within my own world inner kingdom. I highly recommend the class to all!

    A. Arcturus

  16. 5 out of 5

    I’m loving these courses. I’m trying to get bearings on my new life after done major life changes, but I’m feeling quite settled at last and these courses are very grounding for me. I’m quite fascinated by this path. My relationship with God has always been a high priority for me and your teachings at Ananda are like a fresh breath.
    The joy and sincerity and accessibility of your teachers are exemplary. The material and teaching could not be better.
    So glad I’ve somehow found my way to a place where I can learn and grow with confidence.
    Can’t thank you enough. 🙏

  17. 5 out of 5

    This has been an absolutely wonderful course and I really enjoyed learning to meditate with these methods. The techniques are very useful and I especially enjoyed the additional information about how to set up a meditation space, how to carry oneself throughout the day, what to visualize, and helpful diet and exercise tips. Thank you so much for this wisdom! Much love.

  18. 5 out of 5

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I started doing meditation before taking this course. But hadn’t I taken this course, I would have missed out on powerful tools such as Hong-sau techniques, energizing exercises, relaxation exercises and many handy tips to concentrate and deepen my practice. The teachers are very helpful in their guidance and very prompt in their responses. I personally felt that this is not just about taking the course, getting the certificate and then relax. We have to keep up the practice and these techniques continually to reap the benefits of this course and our practice. This should be part of our routine and eventually do all these effortlessly. I am very thankful for the opportunity(which I heard from my cousin :) ) to take this course.

  19. 5 out of 5

    This meditation course provided step by step instructions and videos to help clarify the meditation process and techniques. I loved this course! It helped me deepen my meditation practice and the techniques provide an uplift in my life throughout the day. I highly recommend this course!

  20. 5 out of 5

    This is a fantastic course! I took a couple of other courses on meditation and by far this is the best. The structure is very logical and robust, from basics to more complex with very good focus and timing on each topic. On a personal level, I’m so happy and grateful I took the course, it has been really a life changer for me. There are also so many nice tips and resources and felt very engaged every week. The feedback I got from the quizzes from instructors were very valuable, personalized and I appreciate it very much.
    I am very motivated to continue this path and look forward to attending next one. You are all such a blessing. Thank you so much.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ananda’s medication course teaches the basic principles of Yogananda’s meditation techniques which gave me the foundation I needed to improve my practice. Each week’s lesson offered insights, with readings and videos, which provided the foundation of the teachings. The instructors are approachable and always available for support as needed. This is an amazing course for spiritual growth in one’s meditation practice.

  22. 5 out of 5

    This was an amazing introduction into the method of meditation espoused by Yogananda, and I greatly benefited from the united efforts of all our teachers and course material. My practice is growing more deeply in the area of devotion especially, and I am very grateful for the support of the group and teachers. Many, many thanks to Ananda. I hope to continue on this path. Namaste.

  23. 5 out of 5

    It was a totally different experience than the ones I’ve had before with meditation. I’ve been practicing for years and it took me to the next level. I had to study hard, read a lot of materials and watch videos. But it was worth it. I feel like I’m not alone anymore.

  24. 5 out of 5

    New to meditation, this course was absolutely wonderful, so happy for the experience, life changing and transformational.

    Thank you!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    I would highly recommend this course to all spiritual aspirants. There were a multitude of techniques that were taught comprehensively in this course that greatly enhanced my spiritual training and deepened my awareness of the Divine, elevating it to a whole new level. From the Huang Sau technique to energization exercises to visualization and chanting, the course, provides deep insights into the journey within, and helped accelerate my spiritual growth.
    The discourses provided by Swami Kriyananda in his customary, relaxed, and conversational way are so relaxing and enjoyable, one feels like they are in the company of their best friend, and yet so spiritually uplifting, effortlessly elevating one to a higher level of consciousness. If you are a seeker of the Truth and wish to transcend this material plane or level of consciousness and find your higher self, this course is for you. To me yoga or our union with the divine, starts with the ascension of the soul, and I felt that this course was one of the stepping stones to get there.
    We appear to be living in a world of turmoil, and those of us who are on the spiritual path, need to tap into every opportunity that will help accelerate our spiritual growth, create a transformative change within oursleves, and collectively, synergistically, we should aspire to raise the vibrations of our beautiful planet earth. This course would help harness that latent, divine power that dwells deep within every true, spiritual aspirant to achieve this goal.
    I also found all the teachers very pleasant, selfless, and truly committed to promoting the welfare of the student. They spared no effort to assist students in their spiritual journey. This course not only met, but may have exceeded my expectations!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars to all at Ananda who brought this wonderful course to us! The techniques taught in order to deepen and lengthen my meditations ended up being life changing for me. My spiritual connection helped me go deeper into myself thus helping me to realize that the outer me that everyone sees is not the inner me that I am. Not living my truth was causing health issues. I highly recommend this brilliant course which is easily navigated online.

  27. 5 out of 5

    I have enjoyed this course so much… It has accompanied me through a special time in my life and has brought me insight into myself and the beginning of a deep connection with my surroundings. The lectures were good to follow if you set aside some dedicated time and the instructors were so friendly, positive and helpful. Thank you for introducing these valuable lessons and techniques to us!

  28. 5 out of 5

    This course has been extremely useful for me. It has taught me the how-tos to deepen my concentration. Along with helping me build a meditation practice, it also gave me useful tools for life such as energization exercises, how to perceive and connect with the divine and other intelligent practices relating to nourishment of body and soul. The classes are conducted by dedicated teachers who provide gentle guidance without pressure. I plan to continue using what I learnt in this class in my daily routine and I hope to be back for more guidance.

  29. 5 out of 5

    It would be very hard to express in few words what this course has done for me, neither would words give justice. What I have received from this course is far beyond what I had expected. I am in deep gratitude to the lineage of all the kriya yoga gurus and to all the teachers of the course at Ananda.The structure of the course and the support from the teachers can help even a novice develop disciplined meditation practice. I really look forward to advance on this path and I encourage every one to experience this gentle yet profound approach to meditation. Forever in gratitude :)

  30. 5 out of 5

    This course has been a game changer for me. I’ve tried meditating in the past, but it never really worked for me; this course takes you step by step and it works! The teachers are very supportive and the comments I received following my quiz submissions were very helpful! I also loved learning to chant and I want to give a shoutout for the Ananda app., it’s been super helpful!

  31. 5 out of 5

    Life changing! It’s like going to the technical institute for deep meditation. They teach you the skills to reach multiple new and deeper levels of devotion. Ever asked “How do I meditate?…or “How do I go deeper?” Well, the answer is here. Peace!

  32. 5 out of 5

    The Ananda Course in Meditation is a gift of abundance. There is so much specific content on all the nuts and bolts of the practice that it is almost overwhelming at first. Having reached the completion of this course, I appreciate the richness of the practice received. All the instructors, and those who helped answer questions, and gave sensitive responses to my quiz answers were patient and always available. Thank you!

  33. 5 out of 5

    As a long-time meditator I was skeptical that I even needed this course and end up very surprised. My practice was shifted greatly from what, in retrospect, was a sparse and mechanical approach to something that touches me from the heart.

  34. 5 out of 5

    I am so glad I found this course. I never pay for any learning online but made an exception for this and was so grateful I did. The teachers are amazing, the content is amazing, and the practice I now have as a result of this course is finally a real meditation practice. Beforehand I knew I wasn’t understanding the meditation mindset and its benefits entirely, and this course confirmed my suspicion and taught me how to mediate correctly. Thank you Sagar! And all of the staff, each and every one of you are amazing!

  35. 5 out of 5

    I’d been meditating for five years before I took Ananda’s Meditation course. I didn’t enjoy my sessions because I was restless and couldn’t focus. But I felt good afterward, so I stuck with my practice.

    Now after taking this course, I love my sessions and look forward to my practice every day. Meditation brings me more peace and happiness, and I can feel God’s presence in my life more often.

    I recommend this course to anyone who wants to be more centered and calm. And for anyone looking for a deeper connection with God.

  36. 5 out of 5

    The Ananda Course in Meditation is amazing and packed full of loving support from the instructors. I chose this class, because I wanted to learn how to properly meditate, and begin my path to Kriya Yoga. Each lesson is similarly structured, easy to understand, with reading, audios, videos and supporting resources, including instructor webinars. The instructors are easily accessible, kind, compassionate, and supportive of each individual student. I truly felt lovingly guided on my 10 week journey, receiving feedback and recommendations, which have helped my new practice to blossom and amazingly grow into more than I could have ever anticipated. The various lessons build upon one another, providing a sound structure to develop a life-long meditation practice. The additional free resources available, provide an expanded wealth of tools and support, adding to the richness of my practice. I highly recommend this life changing class! It will provide a well rounded loving embrace of guidance and support to develop a life long commitment to a personal meditation practice.

  37. 5 out of 5

    I had no idea this course would do so much for me. With these meditation techniques, I feel a deeper connection to Divine love. The weekly lessons with the readings and videos are excellent guidance tools. The instructors are the most caring and helpful souls I’ve ever encountered. Thank you all so much.

  38. 5 out of 5

    It is a privilege to receive these lessons in meditation.
    It’s comforting to know that we all have the ability to use these principles and guidelines to go within to find inner peace, and be closer to God. What a blessing!
    It is with sincere gratitude that I thank all of the instructors who taught us in this course. You were all very committed to our success. I appreciated your humor and heartfelt moments all along the way. It also meant a lot to have your suggestions and encouragement week after week.
    I look forward to continuing on this spiritual journey with all of you.

    With Gratitude,

  39. 5 out of 5

    I am very grateful for this course, it has opened my eyes to what is possible. I have meditated, off and on, for years, but this course really gets to the heart, the root, of how to meditate – how to really connect to source. Religious preference plays no role – there is an aspect provided of how to connect to source, teachings of Yogananda, which calls to my soul, but any person of any religious background would benefit from this practice. My world has changed exponentially with this teaching, and the teachers are so loving and supportive. I HIGHLY recommend. 😁🙏🏼

  40. 5 out of 5

    I took this course to learn how to meditate. It’s a wonderful course and teaches so much. I’m very grateful to have taken this course. The teachers are kind, encouraging, and very good teachers.

    Marguerite Montesano

  41. 5 out of 5

    This course has been life-changing for me and I can’t speak highly enough of it. Recommended whether you have a long-established meditation practice or are just starting out. Recommended whether you want to pursue Kriya Yoga beyond this course or just want a one-off course, in which case you will have techniques to practice and hone for a long time to come. The instructors could not be nicer or more helpful.

  42. 5 out of 5

    I loved this course and am so grateful to have been called to set my feet on the path and look forward to the journey forward. Learning to relax and interiorize my consciousness/energy has been vital at this time in my life and I know that it will continue to serve me many lessons throughout life on the path.

  43. 5 out of 5

    This class was of great assistance in my gaining wisdom about myself and my relationship to all that is.
    Everything starts to connect then adding in the additional meditation, exercises and challenges the road begins to clear.
    If you are truly on the journey to enlightenment don’t skip this important step.
    Dr Dawn Lamb

  44. 5 out of 5

    My wife, Amanda, and I thoroughly enjoyed this journey. We drew closer to God and each other and are so grateful for the Ananda community. The instructors provide incredible content turnaround time on grading, and are consistent with webinars and curriculum. This is a fantastic way to relax, concentrate, and expand.

  45. 5 out of 5

    Oh wow! I’m at a loss for the proper words to say about Ananda. I signed up to learn more about meditation but received so much more. I found a spiritual community that not only is committed to your journey, but they really care about you! I have reached out for support to be welcomed by loving words and encouragement time and time again. I will definitely be taking more courses and look forward to greeting my instructors one day in person. Sign up for these courses… you won’t regret it!

  46. 5 out of 5

    It’s a wonderful practice, I m very grateful to all of you, for teaching me these techniques online it really helped a lot in my meditation, now I feel more stillness and calmness during meditation. I bow down to my Guru Shri Paramhansa Yogananda ji 🙏🙏thank you so much for showing the path to God.

  47. 5 out of 5

    I have been meditating almost daily for more than 16 years now. I love meditating. I always said: my way is meditation. In the last 8-9 years I have tried several different practices until I came cross to Ananda and taking this meditation course.

    This course has helped so much about the importance of concentration, will power and energy. The energy exercise and the Hong-Saw technigue are so profound. Since June I have beening practicing these (Hong-Song since August) on daily base. I will not miss that: my energy level and my concentration is raised. I feel much more happier…

    Now I intent to attend the Training as Meditation Teacher, even I have been given meditation course. I so look forward to it and am convinced that it will bring me much more understanding about meditation.

  48. 5 out of 5

    I have tried many medidation practises in the past but the ease with which Yogananda’s Transcendental meditation works and becomes a part of you is beyond a review. I am a mere mortal would be a a nobody to write a review what the expert master left for the word to learn but nevertheless my tiny bit: the technique of Hong Sau and curling of index finger , the breathing control are all amazingly simple but give miraculous results. I never thought visualization would be of any benefit to me but after practising with this course I find myself doing it anywhere and evrywher whenever I have an idle moment and I keep picking the vivid scenes from nature and keep them in my thoughts to recall whenever I want a calm mind. The expansion method of spreading peace within me and all around my environment and universe is soothening and blissful to say the least. A BIG THANK YOU to the WONDERFUL TEACHERS at Ananada and GOD ALMIGHTY for letting me a part of this unending, beautiful journey.

  49. 5 out of 5

    I just completed the Ananda Course in Meditation and would highly recommend it to beginner meditators as well as people that need a consistent meditation practice. The support from teachers, weekly webinars, individual feedback from teachers on quizzes, easy to follow website for an online course, very uplifting videos from Swami Kriyananda, Guided Meditations and lastly the duration of this course (10 weeks) has by far exceeded my expectations. Thank you Ananda and A Big Thank you to all the teachers.

  50. 5 out of 5

    The introductory meditation class helped me to develop and follow a daily routine for meditation. The course instructors provided very useful feedback through the weekly quiz notes and via email responses whether the issue related to the challenges of quieting my mind or working on one of the energization exercises. Though I’m still very much at the beginning of this process, the daily practice has clearly improved my way of dealing with the stressors of the day.
    The weekly virtual sessions were recorded for anyone who wasn’t able to join the live presentations. These were complimented by related weekly readings that are easy to either read online or download for off-line reading.
    The weekly readings are supplemented by optional short periodic readings.
    The goals of the course are laid out in a timeframe that makes them fairly easy to achieve as we stepped through the 10-week session.

  51. 5 out of 5

    This course gave me the framework to consistently commune with God. What a gift!

  52. 5 out of 5

    This class definitely exceeded my expectations. In only 8 weeks I have progressed from meditating very occasionally to a consistent and highly rewarding daily practice. The material provided is easily understood and the techniques taught make all the difference. I have been especially impressed with our teachers as they are very knowledgeable, personable and clearly care deeply about the subject. I also appreciate the consistency of the material as everything appear 100% consistent with the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
    This class would be very helpful and appropriate for anyone wanting to deepen their meditation practice regardless of religious or non-religious affiliation.

  53. 5 out of 5

    This was a wonderful comprehensive course in mediation. I especially appreciate all the support in the learning process. Thank you so much!

  54. 5 out of 5

    I have been meditating twice per day for eight years and learned a lot during week one of this course. I would considered advanced in some meditation organizations and I study the Yoga Sutras somewhat regularly. I have to say that this course helped to greatly increase my understanding. I’m really looking forward to the next course. This course helped increase my devotion and longing for God by having an immersive type effect given the webinars and other resources each week. I am grateful I found Ananda and, in some ways, wish I would have found it sooner in my journey. However, when the student is ready, the teacher appears. Thank you so much for this course. It has definitely been a springboard in my spiritual evolution.

  55. 5 out of 5

    I just completed the introductory course in meditation, and I can say it has been a transformative teaching. I’ve meditated for many years, but as I’ve come to realize in this course, without an effective framework. This course has provided an effective framework of practical, simple techniques combined with joy, willingness, and attention to routine, exercise, and good diet for wholesome health and vitality. I plan to continue on this path and see what adventures lie ahead. My deep thanks to the Ananda teachers and staff who have made this such a heart-warming and accessible practice.

  56. 5 out of 5

    I just finished Step 1 on the Path of Kriya Yoga and it has affected me in a profound way that I did not expect. I have taken meditation classes before but not with this depth of understanding from the masters and connection to God. Where I felt scattered before, I now feel a realignment and renewal happening. The step by step approach each week of exactly what to do is what I needed and it was like the instructors taking you by the hand to provide divine direction. The feedback from the instructors on the quizzes were so encouraging and loving I could feel that they really cared. Notable changes are happening within me and this is only after the first class. I am excited to take the next steps on the Path of Kriya Yoga and feel a stronger connection to God and a greater understanding in what we are all capable of.

  57. 5 out of 5

    My heart expands of deep gratitude to all of you, to all our masters, to God to the Divine. I’m deeply touched. Meeting this field of LOVE, is the deepest experience I ever had. There is a lot of changing in my behavior, in a simple way. In a grateful way. Many patterns are changing fluidly, without any effort! I’m so surprised of this.
    I’ll never leave this practice, never. Thank you all 🙏🙏🙏

  58. 5 out of 5

    I was pleasantly surprised at how personalized this course was despite the on-line format and size of the class. I felt support, encouraged, and accounted for during the whole process. Instructors were easily accessed and responded quickly to questions and comments. This has helped me establish a strong foundation for a new practice of meditation and better self care.

  59. 5 out of 5

    I enjoyed the resources such as Kriananda’s videos – They were very helpful! There was a whole wealth of information in this course…. Although face-to-face would be a more preferable option as opposed to online, the experience was it worth it

  60. 5 out of 5

    If you’re considering meditation in your life, this course is well worth the price and the effort it takes to complete. I was surprised how much they offer for the price–videos, written manuals, apps, exercises, weekly live meetings, and personal assistance. This course has given me priceless guidance for my meditation practice, and it has improved my life in surprising ways.

  61. 5 out of 5

    What a remarkable gift from the divine, to have the opportunity to study the great teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda via this fantastic fellowship. I am so glad that I did my research and decided that the Ananda fellowship was the way by which I wanted to study the teachings of Yogananda. It has already begun to have a great impact on my daily life, even only having completed course #1. I very much look forward to continuing down this beautiful and powerful path.
    Blessings on all of my teachers!

  62. 5 out of 5

    I am so grateful for this course, a step by step guide to creating my daily routine. I will definitely recommend to beginners and advanced practicantes. Every time I read the material I get something new. This course is a must take, at the end of the course I had my daily routine and confident that I will keep up with my meditation.
    Thank you to all the teachers and the community,

  63. 5 out of 5

    I remember how I felt when I discovered this online course – attracted, curious, excited, but at the same time fearful, filled with doubt, wondering if this course could help me. With its help, will I really be able to learn to practice meditation and create a routine, and a daily space for it? Will this help me to harmonize the way I feel inside with the way I behave outside, will I be able to manifest outside, in relation to life and other people, qualities such as compassion, patience, peace, strength, joy, qualities that I sometimes felt emerging in me, but I did not manage to cultivate them further. And now at the end of the course I can say with confidence and joy that this course was exactly what I needed. My inner garden begins to be richer and more fragrant with fine qualities and the presence of God, and it begins to spill outside of me, in everyday life. And for that I am deeply grateful, to be able to combine my aspiration and spiritual living with my everyday life. Thank you to everyone who contributed to bringing this course into the world, I recommend it from the bottom of my heart.

  64. 5 out of 5

    I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to the instructors of for their loving support throughout the course. I loved everything about this course, be it the weekly lessons and quizzes, the inspirational emails throughout, the online live sessions, all the course materials, the videos and most importantly the invaluable in-depth and wise suggestions from the instructors. The way the instructors provided feedback to the quizzes and answered any question via emails was amazing. I felt very connected. The step by step techniques and practices given are easy to follow and helps to become calmer. It not only supports the spiritual practices but also enhances the life experiences in a positive manner. I just can’t recommend this course highly enough.

  65. 5 out of 5

    Thank so much Ananda for the support and guidance in the meditation course. I had some “gaps” in my initial intro to Ananda meditation in ‘94 until ‘22. With spiritual counseling and beginner’s mind I opened to the potential of will to make a regular meditation schedule and refine techniques.

  66. 5 out of 5

    A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE! This meditation course exceeded my expectations. Here are some things I love about it: 1. It’s taught by knowledgable and kind instructors. 2. The information is presented and organized in a way that is easy to follow. 3. It was just the right amount of information each week (not too much or too little) 4. There’s a quiz each week, which I appreciated because it held me accountable. (Otherwise, I may not have prioritized my weekly assignments and readings). 5. The teachers responded to my quiz answers with incredible depth and care. 6. It helped me instill a morning and evening meditation practice that I enjoy and look forward to. 7. I feel the benefits of my practice and feel a deeper connection to God. 8. This did not limit the scope of discussion to only physical and mental benefits, but went into depth about the importance of the spiritual practice of helping you experience oneness with God. 9. Since I am interested in the the path of Kriya Yoga, this was a great way to begin. I would highly recommend this meditation program to anyone interested in beginning a meditation practice or deepening their practice. :)

  67. 5 out of 5

    The Ananda Course in Meditation has helped me to improve my level of consciousness through my meditation practice. The weekly lessons were thought provoking and resulted in changes that improved my meditation. The weekly quizzes were understood to be methods of reinforcing key concepts in the lessons. The instructors expanded my understanding of the key concepts through their responses to my quiz responses.

    Thank you and many blessings.

  68. 5 out of 5

    This course has been amazing. I’ve meditated for a while but the simple techniques I learnt on this course have deepened my practice immensely. Lots of helpful resources, tips, videos, support and more. I’ve really enjoyed this experience and I’m feeling so much more benefit from my meditation practice as a result. Thank you Ananda

  69. 5 out of 5

    This was a wonderful meditation training! Classes are concise, the material is well organized, the quizzes are relevant, and I especially enjoy the personal feedback because I have not had a teacher for a bunch of years now, something I was deeply missing. I have practiced 2 other types of meditation over the last 22 years and I can see clearly how they led to this. I am excited to see what is next on the path the Kriya!

  70. 5 out of 5

    This course is fantastic. I grew up with in a Tibetan buddhist family background and quite an intellectual approach to spiritual growth – this course has offered me a way to tap into the heart and access more of the physical side, as well as having wonderful lessons and wisdom that have been so beneficial to me. I will definately be continuing my journey of meditation and self realization with Ananda.

    Thankyou so much for helping to change my life!

  71. 5 out of 5

    This is an extremely well organized, easy to follow course for a beginning meditator as well as a great review of the techniques for renewing a practice. The videos of the Energization Exercises to be learned for each week and the in-depth Hong Sau practice and other information is incredibly helpful. The pace is pretty spot on: not too fast or slow. The teachers are knowledgeable and supportive. Their helpful suggestions and kind words are really appreciated when learning new material or brushing up on techniques. It is impossible not to feel the positive results from practicing. You can download most of the course material for future reference which is invaluable. All in all, I enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it!

  72. 4 out of 5

    Would recommend as an introductory course to the basic methods and ideas behind meditation. its delivered online, with helpful supervision provided by teaching staff. I attended in a different time-zone from the course teachers which didn’t appear hinder my course experience. If you are expecting to learn meditation without reference to a higher power (god) then this may not be the best course option for you. As the teachers suggest, your results will be directly related to the effort you put in.

  73. 5 out of 5

    Learned Effective, scientific Meditation techniques, exercises to use before meditation to make meditation more relaxing and enjoyable.Great practical steps to help beginners in meditation and even those with some experience.loved the reading materials, the guided meditations, energization exercises, and wisdom from the instructors. I felt like I could ask the teachers any spiritual or life related questions.much gratitude 🙏🏽

  74. 5 out of 5

    This has been a wonderful course, I have learnt so much, I liked the structure of the course. The instructors give detailed feedback on the quizzes, and are always supportive and available for questions. They managed to keep me engaged, curious and inspired.
    I would highly recommend this course to anyone, beginner or advanced.

  75. 5 out of 5

    Five years ago my university had encouraged staffs and students enrolled into a yoga and meditation class twice a week at noon hour, I joined the class, after joining the class I felt more calming and joyfully!

    During the pandemic I became isolated and started ti asking myself who am I? I spent more times in meditation, it was dry and goes no where! I needed a meditators to teach me how to meditate! I was thankful that I was directing to the online meditation course offered by Ananda Course in Meditation!

    I am impress by the quality of Ananda presentors Sagar, Suzanne, Jitendra and Ashima, they are genuinely care about your spiritual growth and well being, they also modified the technique to suit my injure muscle! Above all the course helps me develop a daily routine in meditation! The tools and technique that require for meditation was taught every week! It teaches me to deepen my concentration and help me connected to my Holly Spirit!

    In summary, I am still in learning phases, for the past 8 weeks of meditation practice I only encountered once’s that I was in deepening meditation that I felt I was touched by God’s holly hand with His unconditional loved! It brought tears into my eyes, my heart was filled with joy and healing!

  76. 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed this course so will definitely continue to do more courses from Ananda. It was well structured, and being interactive and having teachers there for you made the learning easy to follow and enjoyable. Thank you Ananda 😊

  77. 2 out of 5

    Deep gratitude to all the teachers who participated in putting all these amazing materials together.
    By taking this course you will have extensive, organized details about meditation and how to deepen your meditation if you are already on the path.
    what I like the most about this course is that you don’t only learn how to meditate, you learn how to love meditation, thus, connect with God on a deeper level, and when that happens you will live happily and die happy.
    This course has literally changed my life and the vibration of those around me, I highly recommended it to all people anywhere, and everywhere.
    Truth is the only tool that can unite humanity, learn it and share it with others, so we can keep the flame of education and knowledge ever in perpetual motion. ✌🏾💖

  78. 5 out of 5

    This is a great course to start your meditation journey. It gets you started with right posture, right technique. Also, it teaches you the energization exercises which helps me get into deep state very quickly. Since the course, I have been meditating 1/2 hr. in the morning, 1/2 hr. in the evening and 1/2 hr for energization exercises daily. I lead a busy and hectic technology startup life style but surprisingly I am able to find time for meditation. I can feel the energy flow all the time and find myself centered around the core more often than not. It has made a huge difference in my day to day life. You have to try this class out and realize it’s benefits yourself. The instructors were very caring during the course. I felt at peace during the interactive sessions. There was tremendous help and feedback with lots of patience which allowed me to learn the technique at my own pace. I never felt hurried. I felt as if I am taking this class 1-1 and everything is being personalized for me. I love the chant “I free, ever free!, in myself I am free” and play it all day long because it is very up lifting. Thanks you.

  79. 5 out of 5

    This course is wonderful and the instructors make the experience warm and personable with individualized attention, feedback, and suggestions. The first time I took this course brought depth and gave a process to my meditations. Now I just took the course a second time in preparation for the second course of Kriya path, and I’m very glad I did. I had not stopped meditations but did start losing depth and restored the process for me. Also, I was able to get more out of the course this second time through. I highly recommend!

  80. 5 out of 5

    The course of mediation, is one of the most remarkable things which i choosed to do and fullfil my own path of self-realization.

    Everything in this course which we learned – the techniques, energization excersises, postures, chanting, focusing and etc. it’s so simple but simultaneously with that amazingly effective for every day use, determined in my practice of them feels of great joy and happiness.
    Not only that ,but for 2 months, i have inwardly evolutionary change so big and astonish, that i know and see with my heart the divine connection with God .
    And just because, i feel this sense in deep emotionally level, that means the course of Mediation is perfect tool for everybody ho wants to go and reveal the parth of self-realization and connection with the soul.
    Many blessings !!!

  81. 5 out of 5

    This wonderful course far exceeded my expectations. I felt so inspired by the course content that I often enjoyed watching the videos several times. The practices are deeply effective and simple to learn and follow. The instructors are very supportive. There is a lot of love and care shared in this course and the Ananda organisation.

  82. 5 out of 5

    Deep gratitude to all the teachers who participated in putting all these amazing materials together.
    By taking this course you will have a very large, organised details about meditation if you want to start, and how to deepen your meditation if you are already on the path.
    what I like the most about this course is that you don’t only learn how to meditate, you learn how to love meditation, thus, connect with God in a more deeper levels, and when that happens you will live happy and die happy.
    This course has literally change my life and the vibration of those around me, I highly recommended to all, anywhere, and everywhere.
    Truth is the only tool that can unite humanity, learn it and share it with others, so we can keep the flame of education and knowledge ever in preptual motion.✌🏾💖

  83. 5 out of 5

    Certified for 1st step towards Kriya Yog today. It was an awesome experience!!! Thank you to Sagar, Jitender, Ashima and Susen for your selfless love and blessings with step-by step support. The course added value to my life and get necessary tools towards diving deeper in my meditation practice. Deeply touched by ” Autobiography of yogi” which was inspiration to join the class.
    Looking forward to be connected with Ananda to be an aspirating yogi in true sense!!
    Recommend this course to all with confidence!!!!! with Joy and Love.

  84. 5 out of 5

    This class has been such an awesome experience for me, it has changed my life in many ways. started 1st step towards Kriya Yog. Thank you to all the tutors for step-by-step support along the way. It made a huge difference and effected the results. The course added value to my life and I have obtained necessary tools to apply in the path of self-realization, with lots of selfless love and blessings form Sagar, Jitender, Ashima and Susen.
    Deeply touched by ” Autobiography of yogi” which was inspiration to join the class.
    Happy to be an aspiring yogi and inspired to perfecting and diving deeper into meditation practice daily.
    Recommend this course to all with confidence!!!!!

  85. 5 out of 5

    This course provides the perfect balance of time and technique to bring you to a point where you can meditate successfully. It also provides you with the first step on your journey to fulfilment we all have been looking for, I encourage everyone to undertake this course.

  86. 5 out of 5

    The class was amazing. It gave me more than I expected. The team was very helpfull, kind and engaged. Thank you so much!

  87. 5 out of 5

    This meditation course serves the needs for beginners as well as experienced meditators. If we speak from Essence of what meditation is, the teachers transfer the Knowledge and practical Insights which are neccesary to make progress on the Spiritual Path. By following the instructions, as they are learned, i felt a deep wish and security of following the right Path.

  88. 5 out of 5

    Just completed Ananda’s Course in Meditation. Thank you to all the tutors for step-by-step support along the way. It made a huge difference and effected the results. The course added value to my life and I have obtained necessary tools to apply in the path of self-realisation.
    Deeply touched by the content, the soulful integration of the principles.
    Happy to be an aspiring yogi and inspired to perfecting and diving deeper into meditation practice daily.
    Recommend this course to all with confidence!

  89. 5 out of 5

    This course on Meditation has been a great experience. As a novice to meditation, I appreciate the sound information, guidance, quizzes and most importantly the feedback from our very knowledgeable Teachers. The human touch to this online learning has made this experience more accountable and very enjoyable. This is a great course and I highly recommend to anyone who is serious about learning how to meditate the right way. Thank you to all the amazing Teachers and for getting me started on this journey.

  90. 5 out of 5

    It is a very easy to follow structured course. I really learned a lot and it definitely changed and challenged my views on spirituality, in the best way possible.

  91. 5 out of 5

    This course is very well structured. The Hong Sau practice is very powerful.
    I was waiting every week to get the new instructions.
    In the beginning, the energization exercises seemed useless, but with time, I need them everyday to feel good. They are really a nice way to help your meditation and concentration.
    All the teachers are just so deep in what they teach. I strongly recommend this course to whoever has been meditating or wishes to meditate

  92. 5 out of 5

    I was expecting a regular meditation course. It was far beyond “regular“ as it surpassed all of my expectations.

    Sagar and Jitendra are wonderful instructors. They gave practical & insightful live presentations. . .
    teaching how to recognize and maximize our internal spiritual connection using special techniques and exercises for concentration and energization.
    Loved it! 🙏🏼💜🙏🏼

    I especially enjoyed the live group meditations as I felt a tremendous increase in spiritual energy from others on the path.

    Even if you meditate five minutes a day you will find the techniques very helpful on the personal path of self realization.
    You will definitely want to expand your practice. You’ll realize what you value most!
    Many Blessings 💜🙏🏼💜
    Mary Ann Rosman

  93. 5 out of 5

    Why, What, Who, When, Where and How? In this course I got all the answers so that I can finally enjoy my meditation practice, and I have already experienced the huge benefits on my daily life. I feel so blessed and grateful to have enrolled in this course. My heartfelt thank you to all the teachers, who shared Yogananda’s teachings with so much joy and wisdom. Joy to you all.

  94. 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed this class. The instructors were very informative and knowledgeable. The class had a lot more information than I expected. It was much more work than I expected , but it was well worth it. There is a lot more to meditation and the path to God than I expected. I learned so many things that I never expected to. My life has already started to change because of these practices. I am very excited about the future. Thanks to everyone involved!

  95. 5 out of 5

    This course came to me at just the right time on my journey. I felt curiously drawn to the path of Kriya Yoga for some months prior to taking the course and was looking for more information on this path.

    I am very new to meditation and had only been practicing regularly for a few months before taking the course so I was fortunate to be able to come to it with no expectations and an open mind. I had taken a couple of guided meditation courses just before which were really great but I felt I needed to develop a good practice on my own.

    I received many graces during the 10 weeks of the course and I left so extremely grateful for the entire experience and with a good meditation routine. I simply cannot recommend this course highly enough, for anyone curious about meditation or any truth seeker on the path to self realisation, I think you will find it, as I did, a great stepping stone on your path. The instructors are so warm and friendly and I felt very welcome and supported right from the very first lesson.

    So a big thank ‘Irish’ ☘️ thank you to; Brahmachari Sagar, Nayaswami Nefretete, Jitendra Guindon and Marissa Riojas for all their help and support and to Nayaswami Gyandev for his much needed help with the Energisation Exercises!

    “Go n-éirí an bóthar leat (May the road rise up to meet you/may success meet you)
    Go raibh an ghaoth go brách ag do chúl (May the wind be always at your back)
    Go lonraí an ghrian go te ar d’aghaidh (May the sun shine warm upon your face)
    Go dtite an bháisteach go mín ar do pháirceanna (May the rains fall softly upon your fields)
    Agus go mbuailimid le chéile arís, (And until we meet again)
    Go gcoinní Dia i mbos A láimhe thú. (May God hold you in the palm of His hand.)”

    Much Love, Appreciation and Gratitude! -Nuala ❤️

  96. 5 out of 5

    I loved the meditation course and all the teachers are amazing. This course has been an amazing experience for me. The best online course. I am very happy and I highly recommend. Thank you, Ananda

  97. 5 out of 5

    This meditation course encouraged me to pay closer attention to my practice. The instructors beamed when they conducted the classes and the positive energy was palpable. I have been meditating for sometime and this course demonstrated ways for me to deepen my meditation. I am inspired to pray and chant to expand my heart. My daily Energization Exercises are more focused and I am encouraged to mediate twice daily. My thanks to all the great instructors.

  98. 5 out of 5

    When I found Ananda Meditation course, I said to myself, “I have struck gold.” This course is a true spiritual treasure. I have found Ananda Meditation Course to be holistic and complete. My one stop spiritual shop :). At a nominal price the instructors commit to us for 10 whole weeks, bestowing upon us many spiritual treasures at a well-guided pace. The instructors are patient, supportive, kind, responsive, thoughtful, and ever encouraging. I feel immensely blessed to have found this blissful course. Joy to you. AUM Peace Amen.

  99. 5 out of 5

    This is an absolutely brilliant course! Outstanding motivation is provided by the teachers. The instruction is superb, for instance the detail and clear, unhurried pace of instruction on the energization exercises. The content is definitely overall way more ‘than what it says on the box’. This is also true in terms of input by the teachers and the feedback you get on the quizzes at the end of each week. Activities and expectations are very well balanced, with very clear instructions for each week, and not demanding. Also, the course illustrates beautifully the development of devotion. I highly recommend it for anyone. It would also be an excellent course to do before the Ananda Online Meditation Teacher’s course. -with heartfelt thanks, joy & blessings

  100. 5 out of 5

    This is a phenomenal course. I highly recommend it.

    I did not have a system in past and struggled with meditation. Now, I feel like I have a system. This course will get you started on the journey (which I think is the first and perhaps a difficult step). Course pace is doable and I personally did bare minimum but still learnt a lot and I want to revisit the lessons to refine what I have learnt.

    Thank you Ananda team and all the instructors.

  101. 5 out of 5

    Excellent course! In just a few weeks, you receive enough instructions to setup your regular practice. Very recommended! The reading material and videos are very helpful, the assignments are useful and relatively short, compatible with a busy schedule. Then, of course, it is up to you to make the commitment and start the wonderful journey of meditation ….

  102. 5 out of 5

    I thought I meditated , I took this course and I learnt I didn’t know what meditation is, I followed the instructions and now I am starting to meditate.
    There is a technique for starting meditation and one must learn it, otherwise it’d be difficult, still possible (God always lead us to Him) but it’d take longer and most people would lose the safety way.
    This course instructors dedicate heart full to teach us the technique, they really open themselves from deep inside, simply offering their best, which you may believe me is not less.
    if the course was great – and it was – I wasn’t expecting anything else but then the conclusion arrived this morning and I found myself meditating… so beautifully that I can hardly express it ( besides English is not my mother lenguage as you may have noticed).
    Lessons are deep and charmful messages sent from Paramansaji from another dimension, reaching not just our minds but our hearts.
    I understand this is only the beginning…
    Thanks Masters, deep thanks
    Peace be with You.

  103. 5 out of 5

    This course provided the perfect balance of teaching and self-inquiry. The step-by-step type lessons compassionately created the formation of habits to practice meditation in small and brief yet powerful steps. The course then built upon each lesson to reach the ‘end-goal’ so to speak of a full practice, including Energization Exercises, Chanting, and Meditation in a way that inspired versus being overwhelming. The lessons, teachings, and guidance created space within my heart, mind, and spiritual life. I notice deeper understandings, inspiration, devotion, and commitment to this path. The teachers were very warm, caring, and supportive. You never feel alone despite the online venue.

  104. 5 out of 5

    This course has offered me the structure and enthusiasm, but especially the depth to meditate effectively. The explanation during the online sessions, supported by all videos and study material, offered me a lot of insight. The quiz at the end of every week, stimulated me to think carefully about my progression and where I still had to work. I ‘medited’ for several years. But now I have made a huge developmentimg in 10 weeks. My physical attitude has progressed, I have become more calmer, I am much more aware of what I think and I feel much more. highly recommended.

  105. 5 out of 5

    The structure of this course is the best I’ve seen in on-line courses. Each week one aspect of meditation is taken up, making it possible to gradually add aspects without feeling overwhelmed. The weekly quizzes truly helped me confirm my learning. Being able to contact teachers at any time with questions was another plus. I am very happy with the meditation routine I am now doing.

  106. 5 out of 5

    This course is truly for anyone everyone who wants to meditate. My personal experience before I joined this course. I was doing wrong meditation with bits and pieces of information. I use to pray to God to teach me and this course appeared at right time.
    This course has brilliant teachers with so much patience to answer all questions. This course takes you from ground zero from posture, thoughts, methods, readiness and diet. After completing this course I strong believe these methods to connect to Divine in the form of yoga should be learned with at most patience, love, humility and gratitude. The more detailed we are, merrier for us. The content, the videos, instructors, teaching, instructions has everything you would need to get started and I would say it’s the best with all humility.
    If you are like me, having the desire to learn from heart and want to go in depth, please take a dive here. I wish and pray this course sails you through the coast of divine.
    I highly recommend this course, please study in detail, pray to God for grace and have faith in process.

  107. 5 out of 5

    I had been “meditating” for several years before I took this course based upon techniques taught in previous meditation classes, but was feeling a bit frustrated with my progress. I saw this class and my first reaction was “I know how to meditate; what’s this going to teach me that I don’t already know?”.

    Eventually I decided to sign up for the course, somewhat reluctantly, and I must say that it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made – I learned so much and now have a daily practice that I really look forward to. From a practical standpoint, the course is very comprehensive, well-organized, and rigorous. The techniques taught have really helped me to quiet my ever-wandering mind and deepen my meditation practice; but beyond that, I have developed a deeper sense of spiritual devotion by incorporation the principles taught into all aspects of my life (the wonderful instructors teach you how to do this – this goes beyond just a meditation class!). I am so grateful to Sagar, Jitendra, and Sambhava Burke for their love, personalized support and attention, feedback, and encouragement, and for their mastery of the course content – God bless all of you for sharing this gift with us!

    Love and blessings,

  108. 5 out of 5

    I can’t say enough about this life changing course. The instructors are beyond amazing and truly care. I am constantly in awe as to how they take the time to provide personalised feedback and words of inspiration after each weekly quiz. The supplemental class materials provided weekly are phenomenal. As a trainer in the business world, I am so impressed with the set up, delivery, materials, and follow up support provided. This is my second time taking the class and I will be going through all the materials and lectures again to really absorb the tools and wisdom shared. I want to thank Sagar and all the instructors for all their support, guidance and encouragement during this journey. I now feel like a clear path has been shown to me as to how to properly meditate. You will truly see and feel yourself transform every week. I

  109. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary Serluca-Foster
    My restless mind can behave like a rambunctious toddler! This meditation course is the first one that I have taken where I received experiential tools, techniques and guidance that actually work in helping me to focus, concentrate and finally enjoy the stillness that has alluded me my whole life. Beyond the wonderful meditation and energization techniques, I feel my life forever changed by the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and Jesus Christ, which were beautifully imparted in the course. The course gave me a beginning road map for living a spirit-filled life and I am forever grateful. Plus, the teachers are super supportive, engaging and available for guidance throughout the course.

  110. 5 out of 5

    This course was a game changer for me in many ways. In addition to learning concrete methods of proper meditation, I also saw a huge lift in my energy and my physical health has significantly improved. Of course the biggest gift has been drawing myself closer to God. Whether you are a diligent seeker or just need guidance on how to relax, this course is likely to serve you well. Enjoy!

  111. 5 out of 5

    This course is great and so are its teachers, all together these are entering deep into my life and my heart. I do recommend this course to all people – my brothers – as meditation is the way to our inside, that is the place where God lies. Do not wait more and just join us.

  112. 5 out of 5

    This course has and continues to radically transform my practice and thus radically transform my life. I would recommend this class for anyone who is serious about going beyond through meditation. It is an exciting journey that is priceless.

  113. 5 out of 5

    This is a Great Course, Learnt a lot, and the support and Love given by instructors is tremendous!

  114. 5 out of 5

    I enrolled in this course after my kindred spirit friend inform me of it. What a gift for my soul and my life.

    Having lived a life of self reflection and deep love for God and also periods where I wasn’t paying much attention to my soul’s calling, letting the stress of adversity overwhelm me with anxiety and deep sadness. At 76, I felt a great desire in my heart to reconnect with my souls desire,to be closer to God and follow the path to self realization and God realization.This Ananda course has rekindled my spirit of heart felt devotion and a more profound love of God.

    The teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda have helped me to learn more profound methods to achieve deeper understanding and awareness in my meditation practice.The Energization exercises have contributed to expanding my time of devotion, increasing the energy that flows through my body and mind. I really feel these exercises provide an increase in the depth of my meditation and help me to focus better.This course has provided me with the right means to a more meaningful and deeper meditation,with precise lessons,quizzes, webinars and energization exercises. I find myself looking forward to my devotional practice of meditation on a daily basis.

    Thank you amazing teachers for your heartfelt instructions and guidance on this extraordinary journey to self and God realization.God bless you for helping me and all spiritual seekers to further enrich our spiritual lives. Naomi

  115. 5 out of 5

    The first step for me was to watch Swami Kriyananda on YouTube. Then I went online and found Ananda Village, and this meditation class was about to start.
    I felt the desire to return to a way of life that I had over 50+ years ago. Taking the class’s, learning the Energization exercises was the next turning point for me.
    I (had) nightly leg and body cramps from a bad auto accident some years ago. After a very short time of doing the exercises, the cramping began to be less and less.
    I am sure combined with the breathing exercises and working with Hong Sau breathing at the beginning of meditation, my body responded and feels healthier than it has in years! There were lots of printouts, videos, lots of help with questions, this class is well developed with dedicated teachers who want you to learn. This has been the start of a journey home for me. I am looking forward to the next step. Thanks to All Of the Teachers who have helped along the way. I am also thankful to have heard the voice of my own soul calling for this help and healing. Namaste,

  116. 5 out of 5

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Course in Meditation. Before, I had a somewhat regular meditation practice, but this course enlightened me in ways I never imagined. The online instruction was always interesting and supportive. The depth of the additional material, as well as the material and videos available at Ananda online, is amazing. This course has shed light on a path that didn’t know was there, and I’m on my way. I’m so looking forward to the next step. -Jim in California.

  117. 5 out of 5

    Prior to taking this course, I felt that meditation had plateaued. This course offered numerous techniques which helped me deepen my meditation.
    The biggest takeaway for me were teachings and practices to combine spiritual life with day to day life. With the techniques and teachings that I learned in this course, I can stay centered for longer period of time. It is also helping me to make better decisions in calm and centered way rather than reacting to situations. I also feel more energized after doing different practices.

    All the instructors are very caring and helpful. They provided useful and meaningful guidance whenever I was stuck or had any questions. The material provided in the course is very thorough and covers lot of topics like how to sit for meditation, different ways to meditate, etc. Very well designed structure.

  118. 5 out of 5

    New to meditation or In a rut with your current meditation then this is truly the course for you! I have been on and of with my meditation for years, and mainly off I would say. With this course you are submerged into so much valuable teaching and insight into the superconsiousness that through the process I felt my heart open and a deep change occur. I have always had the desire to connect with god and this really helped me with my practice. The change was subtle, but towards the end I noticed what the effects of the learning material and the practice of meditating had made in me.

    The course is laid out in your dashboard when you log in and each week you recieve the weeks teaching with vidoes and pdf’s of the vidoes and a short quiz which helps solidify your knowledge. Sometimes I had resistance to doing the work but that is actually covered in the course. Things like how to sit, what to do when in a rut, really great techniques for deepening your meditation and lots of inspirational quotes to really reach out and speak to anyone who is struggling on their journey. There are also lots of emails, additional information and group zooms to join so you can do a group meditation together. I never managed to do the zooms, but there are recordings for you if wish to participate. There was a lot of supplemental information, so should you want more there is plenty of resources offered, but the course itself was enough for me time wise.

    All the teachers are very kind and friendly and I felt part of the Ananda family during my course. It was a spiritually changing course for me to know more of my higher self and strengthen the connection with the Divine. I will continue to practice. I have printed out the lessons so I can re-read them to keep me on my path. This is a really insightful and great foundation for anyone who wants to start meditation or go deeper into meditation.

  119. 5 out of 5

    I came across and enrolled in this course while reading the Autobiography of a Yogi. But now I realize that it was actually the vibrations in the book and my soul’s calling that led me here.
    Before taking this course, I had been through a couple of different spiritual practices but it was here that I learned how to meditate properly, the true meaning of prayer and how to connect with the Divine. I found the wisdom and the messages shared through the lessons, videos and the live webinars each week truly inspiring and I could see the difference in the length and the essence of my meditation with each passing week.
    But what made this course truly worthwhile were the amazing teachers. From going over the lessons, sharing words of wisdom and singing chants that deeply touched the heart in the live webinars to giving personalized feedback on the quizzes, encouraging responses to our questions and sending humorous but inspiring emails throughout the week, the teachers motivated us each day to keep going, to keep moving forward and not to give up. 
    My life has changed since taking this course. It hasn’t become easier or more difficult but now I find myself responding rather than reacting to the adversities that come my way. I’m looking forward to continuing this spiritual journey with the next course.  

  120. 5 out of 5

    I have tried meditation several times in the past, with different groups and techniques and was not able to continue for very long afterwards. It is the first time that I found a course so comprehensive so clear and so well structured. The instructors are very experienced, knowledgeable and supportive. They practise what they preach and they are present and reachable. I am a long way from where I want to be but I do feel that I am on my way, that the journey has finally started.
    A heartfelt thank you to the organizers and instructors for this online course.

  121. 5 out of 5

    Reading Paramahansa Yogananda’s ”Autobiography of a Yogi” made a deep impression on me. So, when I saw Ananda Meditation promoted online, I decided to enroll. The 10 week structured course with graduated lessons and quizzes attracted me. After signing up, I was pleasantly surprised by the emphasis on Breathing Techniques and Energization Exercises teaching us how to relax the body and mind to enable quality meditation. Video and audio recordings are most helpful, because they lead by example. Prayer, Visualization, and Chanting is promoted to further develop devotion to God.

    Overall, I find this introductory 10 week course most helpful in teaching us how to meditate. Many thanks to all the dedicated instructors for gently leading us on the way. A sure all-time winner!

  122. 5 out of 5

    When I started the course, I aimed to meditate regularly and be together with like-minded students from everywhere in the world. Not only my desires fulfilled I got the most significant gifts from this course:
    -The instructors are experienced, kind, and understanding. They reach out all the time, and I genuinely think I would not have come this far without their support. The course is online, yet I felt the warmness of face-to-face.
    – I can not emphasize enough the course material. It was a delight to study and learn.
    – There is a lot of interaction through forums and webinars.
    -My most significant intake from the course is the joy; I am committed to further study and doing service. I am motivated and inspired by Ananda Course in Meditation.

  123. 5 out of 5

    If your looking to deepen you meditative practice or are just starting out, this is the course for you. My only regret is that due to the timing I couldn’t join the live webinars. But they are recorded to view later. I can’t wait to start the next step in the process to Kriya yoga!

  124. 5 out of 5

    I have so enjoyed this course in meditation, receiving great understanding and wisdom on the structure of Meditation, like never before, it was like an ” A HA” moment in my life, this is what meditation is truly about, there was so much to build on, but with patience and joyfullness. Thank you to our teachers Sagar, Jitendra and Sambahva, who were so impeccable with their presentation and teaching, bringing such heart energy and their own journeys to the table. I have been deeply touched by this course and Ananda, I would recommend to anyone that wants to deepen, renew or begin their meditation journey, that you will not be disappointed. My life has changed and I am so grateful, I am excited by this journey!

  125. 4 out of 5

    The Lessons in meditation course was essential in building the container for a meditation practice. Adding prayer, chanting , affirmations and daily review to a sitting practice made for a lasting daily impression. I had never before had a deep base to pull from. I found myself chanting throughout the day and finding depth of experience in my every day routines. The instructors were very thoughtful and full of heart.

  126. 5 out of 5

    This is both a rich introduction to meditation as well as a wonderful beginning to Kriya Yoga. I wholeheartedly recommend signing up for this course to start the journey. The teachers are knowledgeable, supportive, and compassionate, meeting each student wherever we are and providing excellent learning materials and engaging live sessions. This course has enriched my life and I look forward to taking the next steps together. Thank you Ananda.

  127. 5 out of 5

    I am very grateful that I somehow learned about this course on Facebook and joined it after completing the translation of Holy Science into Turkish and receiving the first published copies. All of the teachers are great and very helpful. I deeply trust in them. The techniques taught in this course helped me to improve my meditation for longer periods. I never get bored when I repeat Hong Sau. I think it will bring greater benefits to me on the long term, since I am quite new in this technique. Thanks a lot to all who put efforts into this wonderful course.

  128. 5 out of 5

    For some reason I am only able to put four stars instead of five stars–but do not be deceived! This is truly a five-star course.

    I did not utilize all of the offerings available—such as the videos and talks. I did not read all of the answers to questions that were published for the benefit of the online community—and some of the answers were quite illuminating. It is abundantly clear, however, that a tremendous amount of work by the sadhaks has gone into the course material and delivery–and it shows.

    The instructors are absolutely dedicated and sincere, and we are fortunate to have them. A heartfelt thank you to you all!
    The lessons represent a tiny window opening onto the vastness of God; this is beyond priceless.
    The answers to the quizzes show a concern and warmth that is remarkable for an online experience.
    Thank you, again!

  129. 5 out of 5

    When I got an email about this meditation course, I signed up on impulse because I was struggling with my meditation practice again. I have been meditating on and off trying different meditation practices most of my adult like, but have never been able to sustain a regular practice over the long term. This course has truly helped me beyond meditating twice a day. The techniques and teachings have deepened my practice and I feel more peaceful and connected to Spirit throughout the day. The teachers are helpful and kind and good at clarifying the lessons. Thank you Sagar, Jitendra, Sambhava. I am grateful for this course and would like to continue further on this path.

  130. 5 out of 5

    Sincere thanks to all the teachers as they supported us at each step in this course. Enrolling in Ananda course on Meditation has been a great experience. We learnt about various techniques to calm our body and mind, techniques to open our heart and above all developed a daily routine of meditation. I have been noticing positive changes in my health and also in managing day to day events with calmness and peace.
    The structure of course has been great where we could attend virtual sessions , weekly webinars to review techniques in detail.
    I am really looking forward to our second course in Rajyoga that would help us in moving towards path of kriya yoga. Thank you Ananda team and Masters for grace and guidance

  131. 5 out of 5

    Thank you to all teachers! This course was exactly what I needed to get me back into loving and wanting to meditate
    More often and for longer periods. It has done exactly that and I am so thankful to have stumbled upon this class. I was
    Actually researching Hong Sau and energization exercises when I found this course! I am looking forward to the next class!
    Anyone with a desire to know God and love life should take this course!
    With gratitude to all❤️❤️
    Meredith Smith

  132. 5 out of 5

    As the first step in the path to Kriya Yoga, this course has provided a wonderful and friendly structure. The instructors went above and beyond any expectations, so much support is given, it is admirable.
    The techniques learned are invaluable, I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn to meditate. I did not know how to properly meditate myself, so I am so glad that this has helped me in such an amazing way.
    But I will go back to the techniques, and how much they actually translate into full results. Who knew that a 2-month course could be so beneficial?
    Thank you all for these past 2 months. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

  133. 5 out of 5

    I have been having the thought of what should we live for. My answer to that has been that we should strive to bring peace and contentment in the world which will lead to maintaining the earth the way God created. There are many efforts of various kinds for it but I strongly believe that more and more people following the path of Yoga is the most fundamental approach to it, though it is daunting in magnitude. This course was excellently paced with instructors who we can look forward to listening and getting feedback and holistically prepares the student for the Yogic path with small step every week. I already observe the benefits of what I learnt in my present day to day tasks which proves that it is real and we don’t need to wait for years to see any kind of benefit.
    Truly appreciate the work Ananda is doing to spread the teachings and techniques of the great masters.

  134. 5 out of 5

    After meditating daily for three years with no instruction, I signed up for this course, wondering if it would be a bunch of fluff or useful. While I did my best, I was not perfect in every aspect of mindfully completing quizzes or taking the proper time to do a particular exercise. Nevertheless, I noticed improvement in my meditation easily within the first week. Also I noticed a greater sense of calm during the day between meditations. My perception of others shifted a bit in a positive direction, albeit sporadically. One of the instructors, Sagar, with whom I had the most interaction, has a genuineness and authenticity that brought this course to life. My plan was to bulldoze through the 4 steps of Kriya Yoga no matter what, but I have already gained something of great value to me. I am trying to quell my expectations for the next stages!

  135. 5 out of 5

    Enrolling this wonderful course was one of the best decisions that I took in years!
    For months I was struggling with anxiety and panic attacks. Besides that also trying to develop a meditation routine.
    Today both situations are solved! The most important is, that little by little, meditation is growing in our family as a life style.
    About the teachers, I just have to say: they are the best! Sagar, Jitendra and Sambahva, made all the difference during the path.
    They are loving, caring, joyful and supportive. Always open to ours questions and give excellent feedbacks!
    I really recommend this course to those that are looking for inner peace and joy.
    With all gratitude I’m looking forward to take the next step with Ananda!

  136. 5 out of 5

    Great Course with Great Friendly Instructors. I went from never Meditating in my life to being able to Meditate or begin to Meditate for an hour rather easily.
    Immediate benefits were had with an enhanced State of Peace for me. We get the benefits of our effort that we put into it. Sagar, Jitendra, and Sambahva Burke were always happy to answer questions and made it Fun to learn. After reading Autobiography of a Yogi it is hard to not want to learn from Paramehansa Yogananda’s teachings, atleast for me. I am very Grateful to him, Swami Kriyananda and the instructors for this easy to do and wonderful introduction into Meditation and Yoga.

  137. 5 out of 5

    My experience of this fully guided meditation course has been a complete blessing. I joined it at a time when I was longing to join a fully integrated online course in meditation. During my school days I had seen the book ” Autobiography of a Yogi ” in libraries , at home but never got the motivation to read the wonderful book . Finally I think it was time for me to get to know about Shri Paramhansa Yogananda ji and the amazing teachers of this course. I truly believe that Ananda organization is doing great and pure service to human society by helping man to come closer to GOD and realize ” the infinite consciousness” . Truly the search for the infinite consciousness should the most important aspect of human life which can transform the whole earth into wonderful place to live . I bow with folded hands and seek blessing of all gurus to give me the power and blessing to enlighten my soul in the journey of searching for the ultimate peace and joy ! Om Shanti Shanti Shanti !!!

  138. 5 out of 5

    This Course has provided all the building blocks of spiritual techniques and practises to create a successful meditation practise. I purposely did not try to practise meditation before I had a good foundation in the techniques, why’s, what’s, where and how’s of meditation. This course provides all that, and more. The instructors were compassionate, energizing, and I always felt valued and supported. I am looking forward to taking more courses and learning/practising what I have learned. Commitment is key.

  139. 5 out of 5

    A great course at a great value! I have a regular meditation practice and I like to explore additional ideas and techniques to keep the practice evolving. This filled the bill perfectly for me and I’d recommend it for a beginner or the seasoned practitioner alike. There are also many tools aside from the weekly lessons which makes this a great value for the cost. If you were on the fence in making the decision to join this course, just do it, it’s worth your time!

  140. 5 out of 5

    I am grateful to have found this course at a time when I feel ready to absorb its powerful lessons. It is brimming with important information on how to meditate deeply and effectively and, at the same time, it gives very practical guidance on how to explore our own direct experience.

    Sagar and Jitendra, you are truly gifted teachers. Your depth of knowledge, heartfelt enthusiasm and sincerity made the live webinars interesting and fun. Thanks also to Bandhu and Suzanne for your helpful and encouraging feedback on the quizzes. This has been an incredible adventure so far and I am looking forward to the next step. Many blessings!!

  141. 5 out of 5

    I found the structure of the course very intuitive. Online lessons, videos and interactive responses from experience meditators. Also personal questions answered by email.
    The course has many techniques to integrate one’s practice. Energization exercises, are a awesome prerequisite before meditation practice. They really set the tone for a deeper and enriching meditation. At first they may appear to be a lot to remember, but with the help of a smartphone, apps and online videos, they become effortless in time.
    For me the biggest component of these teachings are how one’s heart and mind can become attuned to our innermost being. God spirit.
    Chanting and prayer for me, is making the journey much more fruitful! I really love it! It’s been the missing component in my previous meditation practice.
    One may ask, How on Earth can a lineage of deceased yoga Masters help me in my daily life? Like any scientific experiment, I say to you; Give it a try, it works! Chanting is a great fertilizer!
    Lastly, the course instructors are awesome, they are always there with open hearts to be of service to there online members.
    The price of this 10 week course, is so minuscule for what one receives, both mentally and spiritually, I highly recommend. Thank you Ananda team!

    Blessings Stephen

  142. 5 out of 5

    This course has been life changing for me. My husband passed away this past year leaving me with a void and distant form the Divine. I know finding this course was a gift. This has given me a new perspective on meditation and the tools and support needed on this path. The teachers are wonderful and provide resource, guidance and love. I have looked forward to the daily emails and live sessions, which I will miss. Another gift was completing reading Autobiography of a Yogi. I highly recommend this course.

  143. 5 out of 5

    This course seems to have quite an impact on the intensity and frequency of “meditating”. Doing the energization exercises is rather much in the beginning, but exercising daily helps a lot in the end. I am so glad to have joined this course, because the meditation is much more relaxed than usual, which as was mentioned by you, brings more joy and easyness and can be maintained for a longer time. I only did the energization exercises somewhat too intensely, which resulted in some overstretched muscles, so now I have to pause for some time to recover. However, I certainly intend to go on with them, only a bit more intelligently. And many thanks to the friendly and helpful instructors, who did quite a good job. I am very interested how we will proceed with the Kriya course. Thanks for everything!

  144. 5 out of 5

    This course was amazing! All of the instructors were so informative, thorough and very supportive throughout the course and provided useful feedback that will help me on my path. I learned so much about the proper techniques of meditation, from having the correct posture to adding chants and mantras to enhance the meditation experience. It’s been an exciting and rewarding experience and I cannot recommend taking this course enough. Peace, Om, Amen!

  145. 5 out of 5

    I decided to seek Ananda after reading “Autobiography of a Yogi”, as is the case with many others that have gravitated to taking these courses. I genuinely did not even imagine I would get as many tools as I did for meditation. Since joining this course, I can see a significant difference in the way that I go about my daily life. We received an abundance of content to learn from including videos, live sessions, and reading materials. The instructors are available to help support everyone.

  146. 5 out of 5

    If you are looking for a sign to take this class, this is it. Please do yourself and your soul a favor and take this course. I have done other types of meditation for many years and this is the technique I will use from now on. I found it profoundly rewarding, creating more joy, more calmness in my daily life and bringing me closer to God. The teachers are wonderful and take a personal interest in their students. I am very thankful to Sagar who helped me with dealing with the grief over the loss of my son that I have been struggling with. I agree with the other students that I feel like I have found a church home and family after taking this course.

  147. 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed this course, it’s given me so much joy practicing the techniques ! I’ve been meditating for years and encountered some challenges on my spiritual path, which impacted on my daily meditation practice. This course has given me a fresh, new perspective and new experiences. The consistent loving support of the instructors and the inner guidance I received from the Masters, helped me to reconnect and to re-establish a daily meditation routine . For this I am very grateful, thank you! I look forward to continuing my journey with the wonderful Ananda community.

  148. 5 out of 5

    The instructors are really really supportive! The feedback I receive from each assignment are very helpful.
    Though I started practicing meditation a few years ago and have learned some of the techniques, this course really refreshes my understanding and reminds me the importance and details of different perspectives.
    The course materials are rich and powerful.
    With much gratitude.

  149. 5 out of 5

    This course, for me, has been life-changing, life-affirming, and life-challenging. The techniques and teachings have been given with clarity, kindness, intelligence, humor and depthless respect for the sacred subjects. Wonderful instructors who can address the subject at whatever level the student needs. The integrity and sincerity of this group of people is a boon to our world. I came to the fountain thirsty, and an continuing to find nourishment. I would recommend this to anyone searching for keys to life fulfillment.

  150. 5 out of 5

    If you are looking to get started with meditation and with your own sadhana in a proper, systematic way, this course is an ideal aide. It starts with teaching one how to sit for meditation, and at least for me, it clarified all my misconceptions about sitting on the floor in a yogic posture, which I always found distracting beyond 20 minutes. You will learn about the stages of meditation, how to systematically develop your practice with chanting, japa, concentration and a breathing technique called Hong Sau. You will also learn to energize or use your will power to draw prana/life force within the body. I loved the detailed and well organized course structure. There are several resources at your disposal as well, from chants to videos. The only issue I had was that most of the satsangs were organized as per PDT and I live in CET time zone. I had the recordings at my disposal, but it would have been nice to be there live and online as well. That said, all the instructors are super approachable and open and always available when you have a question. Go for it and get started seriously with your sadhana!

  151. 5 out of 5

    I have been meditating for years, but found a new perspective with these powerful tools and a new deeper level in my meditation.
    The course offers a lot of tools and beautiful meditations, as well as wonderful quotes and stories from Yogananda.
    I can only recommend everyone to book this course for a deeper experience in meditation and a better guidance through the techniques and recommendations. Also there is a support team who answer all questions, which is really wonderful.

  152. 5 out of 5

    An amazing class!
    I didn’t know what to expect and was gratefully surprised to find meaningful, logical tools to use in my day to day life!
    This course has opened my heart to the path of Yoga.
    The instructors Love for Paramhansa Yogananda is clear and the lessons reflect that Love!
    I look forward to continuing to learn on this path and could not recommend this class more…. For everyone!
    If you are wondering at all if it’s for you… Try it, it is!!

  153. 5 out of 5

    What an extraordinary journey !

    If you feel the time has come for you to go deeper on your spiritual path, this course is an amazing opportunity.
    The teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda are a wonderful gate for anyone who is seeking inner joy.
    It is like an invitation to eventually meet your true self.

    These 8 (or 10) weeks have been really transforming for me. Not at all as I was expecting ! As I have discovered, God always gives you what you need, and definitely not what you think you need. Eventually, I have been blessed all along by countless delicious fruits.
    Thank you Sagar, Jitendra, Suzanne for being so committed, so present, so helpful, so inspiring.

    It is hard to choose between all my favorite things… !
    But I guess I just loved waking up in the morning and checking new emails from Ananda. So many inspiring words to read throughout my days.

  154. 5 out of 5

    The course was challenging because it gave an idea of what is really involved in persuing the spiritual path. The tools presented were helpful. What was most helpful for me was that it gave an idea of the commitment involved if you wanted to progress on the spiritual path. Loved the teachers, I will miss them
    They helped get through the week.

  155. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful course! I had taken the meditation teacher training course through Ananda and didn’t think I would learn much more out of this course but I was mistaken. This course was very robust with tons of great content, amazing instructors and excellent video and audio material. I have to say my practice has become more meaningful and devotional after taking this course. Very good for beginner and experienced meditators. So very grateful for the caring instructors and the people at Ananda who put these quality courses together. Amazing work that lights the world!

  156. 5 out of 5

    I’m profoundly grateful for the opportunity to take this class and get started in my journey of meditation. I appreciate the pace and structure of the course and the ongoing support and guidance; someone is always available to answer your questions. I highly recommend this course to everyone.

    I first became interested in meditation when I discovered a video of Nayaswami Maria’s “Getting started with meditation,” her calm demeanor and easy-to-understand explanation made me try it. I was pleasantly surprised that after only the first time, I saw immediate benefits, including reducing my elevated blood pressure to better-than-normal levels and then coping with stress better. That led me to find out more and sign up for a class.

    It was also synchronicity that just two weeks earlier, I had seen the film “AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda” and was inexplicably drawn to his image, particularly his eyes; it was a feeling of familiarity. Funny how things work out because I did not immediately make a connection to “,” and it was only after I signed up for the class that it all made sense; why am I here? Why have my spirit guides led me here? it is exactly what I needed.

    I’m happy that meditation is now part of my daily routine; I could not imagine starting the day without it now. It has become more intuitive, and I feel that over time I will gain even more control over my wandering mind.

    A special thanks to the course instructors: Brahmachari Sagar, Suzanne Ilgun, Jitendra Guindon, and Sambhava Burke.

    Blessings! … Javier

  157. 5 out of 5

    Dear All,
    I express my utmost gratitude to the team of Ananda Sangha for this course- Sagar, Jitendra, Suzanne and Sambhava. This opportunity for me is truly a yoga, a blessing of multiple life times that I feel I have experienced after grave sufferings. It is with great grace and mercy that I have encountered this in my life. Just like the great souls appear on this planet only a few times in different yuga’s , I have been truly blessed to have felt the presence of Paramguru Yogananda in my life. I appreciate all the time given by Sagar and Jitendra, and the heartfelt devotion I experienced in me with the webinars. This is a journey of many life times and I am truly grateful to these precious souls who have offered me unconditional love and guidance with Swami’s teachings, and that I am truly humbled with the wisdom of being homeward bound with Ananda Sangha in a timeless space of bliss!!!
    Many thanks and joy to you all. May the Lord keep us all safe!
    Appreciatively, Ashwini

  158. 5 out of 5

    This course has brought some tremendous information and guidance that I know for certain I will use in my life and my soul journey. The teachers are absolutely wonderful and I will miss the live webinars – OMG I could listen to Sagar all day!!!
    But truly – the teachers are amazing and will give you more resources throughout the lessons – I was so grateful to receive the little “extra’s” – (resources, advice, etc.). I know I will be reverting back to the lessons and re-read certain parts to keep me on track.
    I started meditating two years before learning about Ananda and this course and I can’t believe the difference in my practice. A true blessing to have found Ananda!!!

  159. 5 out of 5

    I think this might be the best thing I have done in my life. I have been on the Spiritual path and meditating for many many years and probably could say I only THOUGHT I was meditating. The knowledge I have learned in this course and related materials have given me such a tremendous new dimension to my understanding and practice of meditation and self-realization as to be virtually invaluable.

    This course goes way beyond the mere title. The information and knowledge is presented in such a clear and practical manner that one cannot help but gain new insights and vision. I highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to learn about meditation or simply to deepen their understanding of self-realization. I offer my thanks to Ananda and their staff for the wisdom they graciously share. Thank you!

  160. 4 out of 5

    This class helped me considerably in setting a routine, learning techniques to help me focus and concentrate, and providing some valuable insights into the connection between Christianity and other religions. The online Zoom meditations twice weekly were also of great value. I especially was happy that they could be accessed later, as the time difference was not always convenient for me.

    The one thing that I was not so pleased with was insistence that all of the steps HAD to be followed in order to meditate properly. Getting wrapped up in too much technique and dogma is exactly what stifles progress, and is one of the biggest barriers to acceptance in any religion. The techniques and teachings are supposed to be guidelines and principles to assist in helping people along. It absolutely is NOT necessary to do all or any of the energization exercises in order to meditate properly. It is just one of many techniques that can help a person.

    I really appreciated the feedback all of the instructors gave and felt Brahmachari Sagar was especially good in the online Zoom meditations. Thank you to all of you!

  161. 5 out of 5

    Just what I needed to get me more firmly established In a daily meditation routine. Thank you.

  162. 5 out of 5

    This class, and accompanying readings, have changed my life more than anything else I’ve ever done or studied in my 33 years. I’m nearly speechless thinking about the tremendous gift I’ve received of discovering all this. I am on the path to self-realization in a realer, more devoted, and more attainable way than I could have imagined, and cannot wait for my practices to deepen over the years until I reach my ultimate goal of Union with the Divine, which I now feel is entirely possible and exciting. PLEASE do yourself the huge favor of taking this class. It could be the most important thing you ever do.

  163. 5 out of 5

    I am fairly new to *true* meditation, I have dabbled in sensationalized/Westernized meditation and yoga but did not understand the inner workings. This course opened my heart to the meaning or “why” of meditation and yoga. This course is for everyone (all inclusive), however, I can see how it would be difficult for many to complete, especially if they don’t understand what they are getting into.

    This course can be challenging and there is a lot of deep material to cover. For the price of the course, you get that much material and more. If you approach this course with an open heart, willingness to learn, and dedication to God, you will find many benefits. If you are looking for easy answers and/or a quick way to learn meditation without much effort then this course may not be for you, *yet*.

    The instructors, Sagar & Jitendra, are wonderful and gave very knowledgeable and wise webinars. Their feedback along with the feedback of Eleni and Bandhu was very helpful throughout the course and they all respond in a timely manner. I sent a couple emails directly to the instructors during the course and they responded promptly and they put a lot of thought into the response, not just a standard reply, which I greatly appreciated. You learn a variety of techniques including Energization Exercises demonstrated excellently by Gyandev.

    The teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda are beautiful and wise and I am forever grateful for finding this community. I am definitely going to take more courses, continue reading the books, and I look forward to learning more! Thank you all.

  164. 5 out of 5

    This is a course of discovery that relies on self discipline and will power. The teachings and practices will test your devotion and appetite for God while the live group session will show your heart you don’t need to follow this path alone. Highly recommended to the seekers interested in different disciplines and teachings.

  165. 5 out of 5

    This course delivers all that it promises and more. It has created many positive effects in my life–I’m calmer, less prone to moods, more focused, and more optimistic. All the instructors were positive, kind, supportive and knowledgeable. I particularly enjoyed that the teaching went beyond just technique. Learning what we’re doing and why we’re doing it has changed my entire understanding and experience of meditation (as well as how it fits into the greater whole of our spiritual life).

    Whether you have experience with meditation or are a total beginner, this course is comprehensive enough for anyone to find value. If you are serious about change and dedicated to putting in the work, this course is highly recommended. It has definitely set me on a new path.

  166. 5 out of 5

    I found my way to Ananda at the end of 2020 in answer to prayer. Despite a life-long yearning for God, my life had been dysfunctional, strewn with much unhappiness and many losses. At Ananda I found a community of individuals devoted to service to the Divine, people who actually practice what they teach, and without prejudice.

    LESSONS IN MEDITATION is for everyone, whether pursuing a spiritual path, or the desire for a healthier physical body, a calmer lifestyle and more mental clarity. This course has provided patient, compassionate teaching and guidance, persistent encouragement to stay on-track, and powerful tools to assist me in attaining deep states of meditation; these have changed my life, ushering in a calm I had never known before and more joy than I ever thought possible. I highly recommend this course.

    In closing, I must add that I also took TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE. I found this, a powerful companion course and recommend taking these side by side. You will not regret it. Joy and blessings to all; Elisabeth R.

  167. 5 out of 5

    I am so very grateful to my daughter who gifted this course to me as a birthday gift. I have been meditating for almost 5 years, this course has given me tools to intensify my meditation experience. Tools like energization exercises, relaxation techniques, building correct attitudes and habits taught in this course are indeed invaluable.
    The interactive forums and personal attention paid by the well experienced instructors were really big help and kept the momentum going. Weekly quiz and review posts for your answers kept the journey interesting and focused.
    Thank you for guiding us in this spiritual adventure. Looking forward for the next step.

  168. 5 out of 5

    This is a wonderful course, whether you are new to meditation or just looking to deepen your experience. The teacher’s are amazing and the teachings are powerful and well organized. I have been a long-time meditator, initially following Yogananda through Ananda many years ago. Although not new to the teachings, I found the class instrumental in deepening my meditation and relearning some of the techniques. I’m enthused once again to start my day with my morning meditation and truly enjoyed each week’s lesson. Although it was online, I felt the energy of the wonderful Ananda instructors. Highly recommend!

  169. 5 out of 5

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this online meditation course. I have been meditating for many years and this course has deepened my practice. Sagar and Jitendra are truly down to earth great teachers and are very helpful every step of the way. The feedback on my assignments by Eleni and Bandhu were very encouraging and informative. The Energization Exercises video by Gyandev was a wonderful guide in performing the exercises correctly. I have learnt so much from the inspirational webinars and materials offered in this course. The lessons are well structured and easy to follow. I will be continuing my spiritual journey with the next step of Kriya Yoga. Namaste!

  170. 5 out of 5

    This was my first meditation course. I am semi retired and I was thankful that I didn’t have to work full time as I think I may have struggled to complete the course. It does require time and commitment. To me, it is so much more than just an online course in meditation. It is life changing potentially as it seeks to alter how you live your life and provides a path to discover ones own divinity. It is hard work which I hadn’t realised which goes to show just how much I didn’t know. I’m aiming to learn more by going onto the next stage.
    The instructors are fantastic and respond to questions quickly and with sincerity. I will genuinely miss them. The material was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed the webinars although as I’m in the UK I couldn’t take part in the live events and had to watch the recordings. I would recommend this course wholeheartedly. Thankyou so much.

  171. 5 out of 5

    this course is a beginning of a deeper journey into ourselves.
    I am really happy to have found it and I am looking forward to continue my exploration into these wonderful teachings

  172. 5 out of 5

    Enrolling in the course was one of the best decisions I have made. My meditation practice has deepened and is now focused. I am looking forward to continuing the journey towards initiation. Sagar and Jitendra are top-notch instructors and I feel so fortunate to have learned from them.

  173. 5 out of 5

    The course is fantastic. It is structured very well. It is not too demanding and yet it is not too loose. It provides a great introduction to what meditation is and what it is not, a distinction I believe is important today because of the nature of the dominant global culture to misinterpret ancient teachings. In the last 10 weeks, I have learned a lot, theoretically and experientially, not just in meditation but in other techniques that are provided within the course. The techniques offered are indeed simple, yet really powerful and should be respected and utilized the way they are thought. The instructors/teachers have proven themselves to truly be of service and it was a joy communicating with them. The only thing I deem missing but do not mind and find fault in it because I understand the limitations is the lack of a group chant in one of the webinars. I have done some group chants before and find them of immense value and recommend them to all. I want to thank the team that provided this opportunity as well as Yogananda and his lineage, they have opened new doors in my life and in my understanding. Joy to all. Peace

  174. 5 out of 5

    This is my second time taking this course. I have been meditating and practicing presence for many years. While have taken breaks from regular practice, I have always come back to meditation and my spiritual roots. This course is much improved from the original one that I took through Ananda. The teachers and leaders always respond very quickly. What I found especially that their words always hit where I needed it most. I absolutely love the fact that All the materials needed for the course were available online. I also liked the fact that the resources were abundant, and that there were so many resources available to help me to be successful not only in this course, but in our daily practice.
    The bottom line is this; no matter if you are brand new to meditation, an old hand in meditative practice, this course will truly deepen your spiritual practice and understand of the understanding of the science of yoga and meditation. Thank you!!

  175. 5 out of 5

    The Lessons in Meditation has been a great gift of peace, joy, love, and light for me. I had meditated on and off for many years but this course gave me the depth of understanding and practices that have brought my meditation practice deeper and deeper. Inner transformation began with the first lesson and is still continuing. It is my deep longing to continue on to the Path of Kriya Yoga. Thank you Ananda and all the beautiful souls who have helped me on this amazing journey.
    Blessings of Joy to you all!

  176. 5 out of 5

    This meditation online course is transformational and it came into my life exactly when I was ready. I am so grateful… now my life is transforming and everything is aligning to the greater reality. The one and only divine in oneness . I am blessed to have meet incredible teachers with so much to share and a humble attitude of love is apparent in how they relate and create harmony with their teachings. I am so grateful beyond words.

  177. 5 out of 5

    I’ve been practicing meditation in my younger years, but never was instructed.
    After some harsh years I decided that I wanted to learn to meditate really well and be guided by very experienced people.
    After reading The Autobiography of a Yogi I contacted Ananda for lessons in meditation and started in januari.
    The lessons are very well built up and guide you step by step to the techniques of meditation and how to connect with the Divine, based upon the knowledge of Kriya Yoga, brought to the West by Paramahansa Yogananda. The people who guide you are very dedicated, friendly and experienced.
    I highly and warmly recommand this course of lessons in Meditation!

  178. 5 out of 5

    I feel so grateful for all the teachings that I got from this course.
    It is organised very well. I liked very much the fact that you can access a new lesson every week, you have a week time to complete the lesson and do the test.
    So you have time to go deeper with the teachings of every sessions and do the test, before entering a new one.
    You are offered live sessions very useful, twice a week, and a lot of written material.
    My practice really deepened a lot and become a lot more joyful.
    The best meditation course I’ve ever done.

  179. 5 out of 5

    I enjoyed this class because it allowed me to explore meditation in a deeper way. I never felt rushed and found it helpful to have deadlines for quizzes to help me stay on track. The material itself was useful , inspiring and everlasting. Thank you to the instructors and the wonderful handouts and tidbits of wisdom and inspiration.

  180. 5 out of 5

    This course has been the best course in meditation. I have learned meditation elsewhere. This course gave me the answers to the questions I had for a while. What makes the course complete is the reading material it provides with a quiz which ensures we learn the key concept followed by the class where you get the experience. You also get the experience when you do the homework.
    Please keep aside an additional 4-5 hours a week (at least) as the course involves quizzes and meditation practice. I gave more time than this as I wanted to do more meditation.

    The teachers are all excellent especially Sagar. The entire staff is very friendly and helpful. They go out of their way to make you successful. I will be taking more courses with Ananda in the new future.

  181. 5 out of 5

    I am an infant in yoga and meditation. I have a long way to go. I have learned a great deal in the course. I will live it, eventually. I will continue the path and enjoy myself. good health and bliss to all

  182. 5 out of 5

    Thank you, Jitendra, Saghar, Ananda team of instructors! The lessons in meditation are very heart centered, focused on our relation with God – wonderful to know there are many people committed to Yogananda´s legacy and passing the real teachings on. The spirit of surrender to God and giving away more and more of the ego is always present and no other aspect is so much emphasized. I move on with much more confidence in spirit. I intend to continue in this path and one day to go personally to the community. Looking forward to the next course. Many blessings!

  183. 5 out of 5

    After being on the spiritual path for most of my adult life and having spent a few summer months at Ananda I decided it was time to seriously work mediation into my spiritual practice. So Ananda was chosen for my further training because I know the Ananda Community knows how to meditate and could provide solid foundational teachings.

    The lessons were exactly what was needed. Refreshing the details to Hang Sau concentration and the energization exercises were exactly what I was looking for.

    Adding the expanding light to my daily meditations has been a practical way to anchor my sometimes far flung visualizations.

    Thank you to the instructors. Keep up the good (and holy) work.

  184. 5 out of 5

    I took the on-line meditation teacher training course over two years ago. It was excellent! In following the path to Kriya Yoga I needed to take this course, Lessons in Meditation. I wasn’t sure that I needed to take it since I had taken the other course. All I can say is that I continue to learn! The instructors are wonderful, caring and patient souls. This course is excellent whether you are a beginner or have meditation experience. The pace of the course is doable and not rushed. I highly recommend it if you want to learn how to meditate and or dive deeper into your current meditation practice. Thank you and many blessings to Sagar and Jitendra for your wisdom and guidance!

  185. 5 out of 5

    I am so happy to have completed this meditation course. I have been looking to deepen my meditation practice for some time now and this practice, with accompanying chants and energizing movements along with self-care and dietary suggestions has been a map for living the rest of my life. The teachers I interacted with were patient and kind and easy to follow when explaining the words and ideas of the great teachers we studied in Paramahansa Yogananda’s work. I am grateful for this course and hope to study further on this path.

  186. 5 out of 5

    I want to express my gratitude to the entire teachers team for their extraordinary way of teaching these lessons. A special thanks to my wife for inspiring me to do this course. My thanks goes also especially to Sagar, not only for his friendly, inspiring way to meditate but also to read the works from our Guru Paramahansa Yogananda and Kriyanandas publications.I have great confidence in my meditation practices and I’m hopeful to expands this in the upcoming classes.
    Once again I’m grateful for the experience and wish all my co- students all the best in their future endeavors.
    Joy is within you Om.

  187. 5 out of 5

    I have been trying to meditate from last few years. I did so much google and read many blogs/websites. But at the end nothing was happening. I was not getting any direction. I was not able to build a routine for meditation or even sit relaxed eyes closed for 5 minutes. Suddenly one fine day I saw this course, and thought to give it a try. And let me tell you this course has been a life changer for me. In last 2-3 months, I learned clear directions step by step, beginning from the basic how to sit properly, how to relax, great Hong Sau technique, energisation exercises etc. I am able to build a morning routine now.
    The benefits of this meditations are so many. I feel more calm, feel peace during my work. I feel less worried. I am able to plan things better, focus on one thing at a time. There are so many benefits, and it’s hard to explain. But I guess you get the meaning.
    Course structure is so well planned. Each week opens a new chapter, all the materials are provided. Course contents are well planned. There are pdfs, audio, video, weekly routine and quiz.
    Instructors are great. They provide guided meditation and teach each week’s lessons. They provide answer to all your questions during course lecture, or via email response.
    Overall I can’t thank enough to this course and instructors. I am looking forward to have deeper relation with Ananda.
    Blessing to all.

  188. 4 out of 5

    Thank you for this course in meditation. I have more than doubled my meditation time and it seems sustainable and has allowed me to go deeper. The materials and videos were quite helpful and I appreciated the clarity from Swami Kriyananda. This experience was more than worthwhile, despite it’s limitations in connecting with other students.

  189. 5 out of 5

    I really wasn’t sure how much I would really learn from an online meditation class. I am pleasantly surprised. I have to write this is one of the best classes I’ve had the pleasure to join. My meditation practice has become exponentially better, stronger and more focused. I am so very glad for the instruction of Sagar, Mukti and Jitendra. I feel inspired by their passion and wisdom. Truly very grateful to them for what I have learned during this class!

  190. 5 out of 5

    I feel its a tremendous blessing from God and the line of Gurus, especially my beloved Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda to be drawn to these lessons. They are really amazing and the instructors have made the process so organized and simple for the beginners to easily assimilate and follow. The pace of the lessons is also appropriate and would definitely demand commitment and absolute dedication to keep up with the weekly instructions. I used to eagerly look forward for the live webinars and it was such a joy to learn more about God and the scientific tools and techniques , well tested and recommended by the Avatars to all the truth seekers. I tried many times to learn to meditate but couldn’t succeed.These teachings provide us with a step by step approach along with chanting, prayer and energization exercises , cultivating devotion and the importance of physical,mental and social diet too. The instructors are very patient and friendly, would respond promptly and their sincere efforts are highly commendable . I would absolutely recommend this course to all the sincere and earnest seekers of Self realization.

  191. 5 out of 5

    I absolutely loved this course. I thought I was already close to God before, but this has allowed me to sit quietly every morning and just stay focused, with pure intent to love God even more. All of the teachers were wonderful and I appreciated their feedback, but Sagar in particular was a joy to listen to every week. His wealth of wisdom and pure spirit were exactly what I needed to fall in love with meditation. I will continue to do this for the rest of my life, and there was a time I couldn’t imagine doing it for a minute. Thank you teachers; you have a dedicated follower.

  192. 5 out of 5

    Everyone must do this course! What’s not to like? The wisdom; the techniques; the super friendly, understanding and helpful instructors provide all the support one could want. It feels like family and I didn’t want this course to end! I have so much confidence in my meditation practice now and I am throughly enjoying cultivating my own personal relationship with the Divine. Don’t hesitate, sign up for this course. You won’t regret it!

  193. 5 out of 5

    This is an excellent meditation class. It’s well structured with reading material, audios, forums for questions, and twice a week webinars. There’s a lot to learn in just a few weeks but keep at it and you will have established your meditation practice. The instructors are excellent and very willing to help you along the way.
    I’m grateful for the experience and deeper understanding of meditation. Thank you

  194. 5 out of 5

    TAKE THIS COURSE. No matter where you are with meditation – whether you are a beginner or have been practicing for years – you will benefit.

  195. 5 out of 5

    This is one of the best courses of this type that I have ever experienced. First, the practices come from Paramahansa Yogananda and I began to feel the power of that source material as the lessons progressed. Secondly, though not less importantly, the instructors are amazing. They are always available to help, friendly, and knowledgeable. Lastly, I found the course design to be very thoughtful and well structured. I have found that maintaining a meditation practice can be a challenge. These Lessons in Meditation are, in my view, an ideal approach to creating and maintaining a daily practice.

  196. 5 out of 5

    A wonderful course. Highly recommended. For everyone who is searching for self realization, calmness and inner peace. This course is well structured and supported by great teachers who lead you through the 10 weeks. This course has already had a big influence of my personal transformation. It has brought me to a deeper connection to my inner self and to God. I feel much gratitude for this experience. I´m very much looking forward to continue the path and to deepen the teachings of Yogananda. Thank you very much for all your support.
    Many blessings and much love from Germany.

  197. 5 out of 5

    So grateful for this class. I am experiencing greater aliveness in the core of my body while meditating and increased ability to focus.
    I carry this feeling of warmth, aliveness and well being with me throughout the day.

  198. 5 out of 5

    I have been meditating for many years, struggling, like most, with the “monkey” mind. The techniques presented in this course have been invaluable in assisting me with lessening mind interference during my meditation practice. For this I am very grateful.
    The information presented was thorough, abundant, interesting and inspiring. It was my first, extensive on-line course. I was not sure what to expect. It surpassed any preconceived ideas that I had.
    I want to thank my teachers Brahmachari Sagar, Nayaswami Susan, and Eleni for their carefully crafted guidance in response to my quiz submissions. The comments were pertinent, encouraging, helpful, and further thought provoking.
    I am looking forward to continuing my Kriya Yoga journey.
    Blessings to all!

  199. 5 out of 5

    I’ve practiced many types of meditation over the years beginning with TM, being a devotee of Osho and his meditation techniques, and currently meditating weekly with a local group. Despite all that, establishing a regular daily practice of depth has been elusive. The solitude brought by the Covid pandemic made that need even more intense. So I feel blessed to have discovered this class. I now look forward to my daily meditations with anticipation, even when my ego self is dragging its feet! This is hands down the best online learning experience I’ve had. Such variety of information structured to perfection and abundant personal attention is a rare find. Two weekly live Zoom sessions with Sagar and Jitendra were so helpful for connecting. I loved that Sagar introduced particularly deep topics that I often contemplate…the cosmic light show, death and “kicking the frame”. Also the thoughtful feedback from Nayaswami Susan and Eleni and the added information they provided when grading my quizzes was wonderful. I also use the Ananda app to time and journal my daily meditations. Don’t hesitate to sign up. This course is way beyond expectations.

  200. 5 out of 5

    After reading “Autobiography of a Yogi” and watching the documentary “Awake”, my interest in self realization began to grow immensely.
    After a rough patch in 2020 I knew I needed something life altering that would help me with struggles to come, something I could carry into practice the rest of my life, something that wasn’t prescribed by a doctor.
    I joined the website and through doing so, learned of an upcoming class introducing Kriya Yoga. I have since completed the class and thoroughly enjoyed the journey. I have benefitted, already, in a short time and plan on taking any additional classes offered.
    New to meditation and new to any “On Line” based class, I found the classes easy to navigate and the instructors and helpful and patient. I couldn’t recommend this class higher.

  201. 5 out of 5

    I have learned & implemented a willingly energizing exercise & meditation routine for myself that is helping me reach great PEACE…
    This course has help me realize the understand the importance of devotion and commitment to reach Omnipresence for self realization…

    I am forever grateful for this opportunity to explore meditation at a deeper level …

    Thank you , Thank you , Thank you

  202. 5 out of 5

    This online course is much more than Lessons in Meditation. It is a commitment to yourself to change your daily life and become more joyful. Sagar and Jitendra are both devoted teachers whose webinars and emails keep you interested and are easy to receive. Their knowledge and delivery of the material for each lesson was interesting and you felt like they were talking to you. I looked forward to those webinars each week. The lessons and other materials available insured that you were given the opportunity to learn each step of the journey and the feedback on quizzes was excellent. The lessons was organized so that each subsequent lesson built on the one before so that you could learn at your own pace . The only problem I had and this may be personal, Is the as the lessons progressed, I started to feel that there was greater emphasis on Christianity in prayers. This made me uncomfortable as I am not Christian.
    Still the meditation techniques affected me is such a way, a deep way, that I felt God within myself and I looked forward to my meditations twice a day. I plan to take the next course and see how things evolve.

  203. 5 out of 5

    This is one of the greatest gifts I have given myself. The best $100 I have ever spent!
    I have been meditating on and off for some years now, this course is incredible.
    For me personally it completely fine tuned everything so precisely, gives you all the tools and techniques to succeed.
    I love the format and structure of the course. The instructors are wonderful Sagar and Jitendra energy is radiant and they are wonderful conduits for divine energy to flow. I look forward to the webinars every week. I have learnt so much on this course, I feel I have truly deepened my meditation practice and spiritual path, it has helped me to dive deep into the Center of my being, and for sure i am embarking daily on a marvellous journey into my true self as a result of this course, I feel such a positive shift in myself, definitely elevated my energy, without a doubt has expanded my consciousness and heightened my awareness, it has also aided my willpower and consistency. It has been such a joyful dedication for me.
    I cannot recommend this course enough.
    A wonderful awakening.
    Blessings to all on your path
    Monica Canney

  204. 5 out of 5

    Sagar and Jitendra were extremely knowledgeable and I was surprised to learn so much in such a short period of time. The resouces for each lesson provided lots of information and I look forward to continuing my journey.

  205. 5 out of 5

    I absolutely loved the way this course is structured. Even with a busy lifestyle I was able stay motivated and encouraged. My life and mindset has changed for the good and I know this is only the beginning. Thank you to the amazing teachers for openheartedly sharing these teachings. I look forward to the rest of the courses in Kriya yoga!

  206. 5 out of 5

    Greetings. I found the Lessons in Meditation enjoyable and uplifting. I’m someone who likes to “dive deep” on the intellectual level of a subject (e.g., books, papers, lectures, etc.). Reacquainting myself with the Inner Voice was a challenge. Sagar and Jitendra were excellent guides for this journey. The lessons, exercises, quizzes and guided meditations have opened my heart and mind. The material is designed to lead the student step by step and in understandable increments. Questions are welcomed and encouraged. I recommend any person who has ever asked “What’s the point?” or “What does it all mean?” to take this course. It will be Life affirming. Blessings.

  207. 5 out of 5

    This course is very well taught and both the instructors are very enthusiastic, kind and patient. The lessons and webinars go hand in hand and they will help us dive deep into spirituality. I struggled a lot to meditate in the past but now I can meditate for 40 to 45min without any difficulty. Can’t wait to join the next part of this course. The energization exercises keeps me active throughout the day and my posture while working has improved a lot. Many thanks to all the teachers for advising me throughout the course and for answering my questions. Many Blessings, thank you!

  208. 5 out of 5

    Ever since I have started using the Hong Sau meditation and Energizations Exercises taught in this wonderful course, I have found immense change in my life both physically and mentally. For the last few years I have been suffering from breathing problem due to asthma and had to use an inhaler quite frequently.. After practicing the Energization Exercises combined with Hong Sau meditation, the breathing problem has reduced considerably. Now I have to use the inhaler only very rarely. Thanks to the dedicated instructors who have been a great source of inspiration for learning the teachings of Paramhamsa Yogananda

  209. 5 out of 5

    Very well done course. I especial appreciate the sound approach of educating with emphasis on scientific techniques, explicitly taught and broken down into digestable amounts for each lesson, that I could “get my arms around” each week and complete. The lessons are thoughtfully put together such that a foundation was set for me, and every week the new lesson built on the previous ones. The course was well balanced with scientific principles and spiritual teachings, and the care and detail the instructors gave in their weekly feedback was tremendous. I found the course to be practical, connecting of heart, and in no way fanatical. I feel I have learned a skill I will practice daily… with more to come!

  210. 5 out of 5

    This course has been a life changing experience that will only grow as I strive for self-realization. I used to feel animosity, anger, and ill feelings towards people that hurt others (including animals). I realize that harboring such animosity in life only causes me grief and unhappiness. Letting go of negativity and revenge allows me to feel a level of happiness that I’ve never encountered before. If there is one word that has left a powerful impact on my life, it would be compassion. I realize good or bad, we are all children of God and having compassion for everyone, allows me to see the good in everyone. I am thankful to Sagar and his support, as well as all of the staff members who contributed to my growth. I am excited about the future and where meditation takes me. Peace , love, and joy to all.

  211. 5 out of 5

    I loved this course. The instructors were absolutely delightful, they all demonstrated great kindness and patience. Each was loving, encouraging and supportive in their own unique ways. The course itself and material was tremendous in every aspect. All new info was in bite size pieces so was very easy to incorporate. Each week built upon the previous one with a new practice that deeply enhanced the previous ones. I especially loved how there were many different resources to easily available to access for gaining greater understanding of the science or practice. I honestly don’t think they could do anything more to be of help. I encouraged others to do it because they would learn both coping skills and life enhancing tools to last a lifetime. I have been meditating off and on for over 40 years however the joy, increased energy and focus I gained is immeasurable. It’s the best meditation course by far. I am filled with gratitude. THANK YOU!!

  212. 5 out of 5

    This course has been a blessing for me. I have practiced on and off for many years, but this course helped me to really develop a routine practice. The methods help me to meditate more deeply and I’ve incorporated the other resources and techniques in my daily life. As a result, 10 weeks later, I feel more joy and overall calm. The instructors of this course are so encouraging and responsive. Thank you all for your support and encouragement!

  213. 5 out of 5

    I found the Lessons in Meditation online course to be truly inspirational. The course was a fantastic support which allowed me to make real progress in my meditation practice. I also really enjoyed the online twice weekly satsang events, which imparted a sense of community. I will miss my time with Sagar, Jitendra, and Nayaswami Susan! All in all, I know I wouldn’t have been able to make the progress I did without the support of this course and its caring teachers. The benefits of this course will last a lifetime, and I am thankful for the gifts that I have received through my participation. I am excited to continue on the Path of Kriya Yoga, but even if this were the only Ananda course I took, it would be life changing as a stand alone experience. Many blessings, and thank you!

  214. 5 out of 5

    I have enjoyed this course very much. It is clearly structured and builds logically on each other, everything is comprehensible. The website is well done, the instructional videos are from high to very high level, the personal attention is really personal, warm and very helpful. The quizzes at the end of each lesson are manageable and consolidate what has been learned. There is always a personal and helpful feedback to the answers. I was able to name my difficulties and resistances openly and always got hints that helped me. The weekly Satsangs have almost become a habit and my wife and I will miss them. My goal was, after all these decades of half-hearted meditation, to get a daily meditation routine that would take me to greater depths and further heights and I have achieved this goal. In this respect I would like to thank you very much, God bless you!

  215. 5 out of 5

    I have loved this course from start to finish. I have been meditating for a long time but the Hong Sau Technique is something very special. I have found this technique amazing and I would recommend to anyone who wants to have a much deeper experience with their meditation it is so blissful and the concentration has helped me to be much clearer and centred when I am working. The energisation exercises are incredible, I have so much more energy and my soul is so nourished. I use to have a bit of pain in my neck and back before I started these exercises but now it is completely gone. Imagine if everyone in the world did these techniques, everyone would have so much more spiritual awareness and happiness, energy and so much more.

  216. 5 out of 5

    I had been meditating for few years, but never made any progress. This course helped me immensely, as lot of my misconceptions on meditation got cleared. Both Sagar and Jeetenda’s webinars along with Swami Kriyananda’s videos were an eye- opener for me. Also doing the tasks and quizzes contributed a lot in revisiting the lessons and gave a good insight into meditation. Thanks to the teachers for patiently replying to all queries on meditation. The course does have lot of information for a beginner and l am slowly learning to absorb and apply in my real life. Heartfelt thanks to each and everyone in the Ananda community who made the course possible and accessible online.

  217. 5 out of 5

    Highly recommend this reverent meditation course. I really enjoyed the live Satsang and meditations. The outline for the course work was well structured. I started mediation many years ago, so I am grateful to have found Ananda and let go of my old style of meditation and embrace a new style. The teachers were supportive, the resources were exactly what I needed to read, watch, and listen to. Being an intellectual and head person, I aware of my heart opening more in a way I have never been aware of. I am looking forward to taking the next step, witnessing what unfolds, and placing my trust more in the grace of the Divine.

    Thank you all so much, blessings peace, and joy to you all.

  218. 5 out of 5

    This course has been tremendous in my spiritual progress. It has done for me in 2 months what I was trying to get/understand most of my life in spiritual seeking with other practices and teachings. All the teachings are one essentially, but there are many different approaches. With this teaching from Yoganandaji, it has brought all the aspects that are essential for me, devotion, mystical aspects, the science behind the work and the philosophy….it brings it all together in a cohesive teaching. I felt almost right away, in the beginning weeks of the course that this was for me because it talked about all the deep, esoteric points I’ve been exposed to through other teachings for many years, but in a much more accessible, devotional, humble and scientific way. I knew that this was the path because it touches all 3 aspects of human experience: feeling – through devotion and heart opening aspects; scientific – through ancient yogic teachings and kriya yoga; and mind – through philosophical and universal truths.
    I’m touched by the humility of the teachers and their understanding of the subject. It was very helpful and inspiring with all the information available in the course to reach a higher level.
    Thank you!!!

  219. 5 out of 5

    I have always been curious about meditation and could never figure out where to start, this course has been a perfect start for my meditation journey, this course has truly made me understand the real meaning of meditation. The techniques that were taught are a blessing. Sagar ji and jitendra ji’s zoom sessions are so joyful and insightful at the same time, I simple loved those zoom Satsang’s. This course has everything to start our journey to reach god.

  220. 5 out of 5

    Sometimes God directs us to a path we need to follow and that’s what happened for me. I want to thank Jitendra Guindon, Nayaswami Susan and Brahmachari Sagar. (Brahmachari Sagar double thanks for being so understanding and supportive during my difficult time.) I really benefited from the Lessons in Meditation, the readings, chants, videos, energizing exercises, the feedback on quizzes, and comments by all who attended. The two weekly zoom sessions were great and I enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions, make comments and learn from so many participants. I really appreciate that we can listen to the videos afterwards and have access to the website.

    I am able to see and feel the connection with the great universe of God and all Beings. It’s a path I will continue to follow. I am hopeful to meet all of you someday and visit the beautiful Temple of Light. I was honored to walk through during construction just before the opening. I have ordered many books and will continue to read, meditate, chant, sing and be in touch. Beautiful Ananda Village and the loving people there are simply Amazing. Namaste.

  221. 5 out of 5

    I have dabbled in meditation on and off for several years, mostly in the mindfulness variety. However, those techniques were ineffective when I faced a personal tragedy due to the 2020 pandemic. This course has single-handedly pulled me out of my abyss and did what several grief counselors could not do – helped me heal holistically. The meditation techniques introduced here have been around since ancient times, but they are blended well in the modern format. I had never experienced the mental calm and peace like I did throughout the past few weeks in this course. The joy and wisdom shared by Sagar and Jitendra during the weekly Satsangs have been the highlights of this course for me. The helpful insights from them and Nayaswami Susan for the weekly quizzes were very motivating. Last but not the least, much gratitude to Paramhansa Yoganandji for bringing back such effective meditation techniques to the modern world. I now look forward to my daily meditation sessions, which before felt like a chore. I hope to never lose this motivation and to continue this spiritual journey for the rest of my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and God bless!

  222. 5 out of 5

    I have just completed a purely wonderful experience through the Ananda Lessons in Meditation course. I have been meditating for many years but felt the need to deepen my meditation practice. This approach to meditation is so all encompassing. The presented preparation for meditation is so thorough and through the practice I was able to increase my focus and purpose as well as connection to the Divine. I so appreciated the instructors in the webinars for their enthusiasm, knowledge, support and warmth. I am inspired to continue exploring the Path to Kriya Yoga. I highly recommend this course for both new and experienced meditators.

  223. 5 out of 5

    This seemed to be a very informative, well structured class; the weekly quiz for reading comprehension was really helpful I think. The teachers are great, both Sagar and Jitendra seemed kind, sensitive and knowledgeable. I’m a little mistrustful of organized religion but the non-secular techniques they teach are applicable to m/any religious frameworks and what I’ve learned has taught me to feel more grateful and closer to deity.

  224. 5 out of 5

    Great course! I’d recommend this for everyone who are looking to begin their spiritual journey or are looking to get formal training in meditation. The meditation techniques you will learn in the course are really effective and helps you run your daily chores in a calm and composed manner. The instructors are highly knowledgeable and supportive. You can always reach out to them with any questions you may have. Sagar was very friendly and did a great job in helping me better understand the flow of energy. You are sure to get inspired!

  225. 4 out of 5

    I would highly recommend this course! This is my first time meditating. The Course was well organized indicating for me, that it was designed by those who were experienced in Meditation themselves, and who enjoyed the experience on a daily basis. Gradually techniques were introduced. Both Sagar and Jitendra were not only able to share in their deep understanding of meditation but also to inspire us to never loose sight of the ultimate goal of knowing God and ourselves. Thank-you to all of you.

  226. 5 out of 5

    Anastra Madden

    I have taken a fair number of meditation courses over the years. This Ananda course, however, expressed a beautiful and comprehensive educational/experiential and spiritualized approach that exceeded all others. I loved the readings, the audios, the guidance offered in the weekly routines and, yes, even the quizzes ~ and the clear, transparent feedback. The cumulative threads of each class felt grace-filled that permeated through the physical and spiritual cellular tapestry of one’s soul. My gratitude carries tones of joy and blessings for myself and especially for others in the guided expansiveness of this practice. If anything were to improve my experience, I would have benefitted in lengthening the weekly class to two weeks in order to have a deeper experience in establishing a more secure foundation of this profound meditation path. A five star rating is an understatement! With deepest appreciation and joy to all!

  227. 5 out of 5

    This first course definitely tore-down the walls that confined me in a box of how limited my understanding and relationship with GOD. My questions and continuing search for answers are gradually being revealed to me. I am truly grateful that I took the opportunity to listen to Paramahansa Yogananda’s Path of Kriya Yoga.

  228. 5 out of 5

    I am so glad I took this course. I feel that I have finally started on my path after starting and stopping and starting over for many years. I have a good routine now and felt and still feel fully supported in my journey. Thank you so much.

  229. 5 out of 5

    I have been meditating over last few years and the Hong Sau technique is a feather in the hat for meditators old and new! I would higly recommend this course to all! Thankyou Ananda! My Gratitude towards all masters past ,present and future who continue to teach us these techniques to master ourselves and our lives!!

  230. 5 out of 5

    I learned so many useful techniques in this course. Highly recommend it to anyone wanting a deeper dive into their meditation.

  231. 5 out of 5

    The first-class “Lessons in Meditation” was exactly what I needed at this point in my spiritual journey. It has truly focused my approach to preparing for and conducting my meditation practices. Thank you to the gracious instructors for their guidance and love during this first class. I am excited about step 2 and the continuation of my initiation in kriya yoga!

  232. 5 out of 5

    I have been meditating for about 6 years now and never understood why or how better than I do now after taking this course. I would definitely recommend this for anyone interested in this path. Looking forward to the next class!

  233. 5 out of 5

    This is my first meditation course and I am glad that I took this course.Jitendra and Sagar were friendly , dedicated and awesome teachers .The subject material ,the weekly Satsangs and the videos offered were in depth and vast and I felt that I got more than what I signed up for , in a good way. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone who wants to live a wholesome life.

  234. 5 out of 5

    I am very humbled with this course and it has immensely benefitted me with my practice. The structure is easy to follow and it has been very transformative as has guided me with my spiritual journey. Truely enjoyed the Weekly Satsangs and the emails from Sagar and it has helped me keeping to a routine. I really get excited when I receive the emails and enjoy reading the articles that’s being send. I would recommend this course to anyone who is wanting to learn to meditate or to learn to centre themselves.

  235. 5 out of 5

    I thought the course was outstanding in every way. Sagar and Jitendra are fantastic teachers who are very dedicated. The course is very well organized. I learned so much from taking this course – I am grateful! Each week’s lesson is important and teaches something very worthwhile. The quizzes are a good tool for learning and accountability. I love the webinars – that was my favorite part of the course. Sagar and Jitendra do a great job leading them. The course is very profound. It has amazing things to teach and this is largely because of the Vedic tradition – of which there is nothing like it in the world – and Yogananda who was extremely wise. I give this course my highest recommendation. As for me, I plan to continue to learn Kriya Yoga one day.

  236. 5 out of 5

    Excellent course, I highly recommend it. Great support from the team of facilitators, who make the course enjoyable and fun. Two Satsangs each week with guidance, meditations, questions and answers. Short reading and video assignments to build understanding of principles and techniques. Great for beginners and people wanting to review and deepen their meditation practice.

  237. 5 out of 5

    I would highly recommend this course. I am a bit of a skeptic regarding anything online so i was fortunate that my brother took the course before mine and suggested it to me. It is fast paced but the support is there, and the connection is there! I am calmer, happier, and more settled.

  238. 5 out of 5

    Couldn’t recommend it more. I found the course well-structured and easy to follow. My meditation practice became so much deeper after just 8 weeks. The staff was absolutely wonderful, and the amount of material provided in this course was well above my expectation. I am so grateful I got to this course and I am now looking forward to learning more with Ananda.

  239. 5 out of 5

    I had many deep and enlightening moments while taking this course. The instructors are very attentive, friendly and helpful.

  240. 5 out of 5

    From the beginning to the end: inspiration, quality and openheartedness ! Thank you again for this beautiful deepening of meditation.

  241. 5 out of 5

    I benefited greatly from this course, i have been doing meditation since 4 years and i felt i need to advance in my practice to higher level now. After i read “Autobiography of a yogi” i decided to try doing this with Ananda group online. It was really amazing and wonderful the experience and the knowledge i have gained through this course, my practice has improved and i can tell from the state of mind and the state of being while doing meditation. I definitely recommend this course for anyone who wants to progress or start meditation in his life. My thanks to all the wonderful teachers of this course for their effort and dedication.

  242. 5 out of 5

    If you are looking to understand the principles of meditation and be given the structure and tools to put them into practice with ease, then this course is for you! It was a great pleasure to delve into the essential, profound teachings of Yogananda with the help and direction of the course instructors. The weekly webinars were such a wonderful highlight to my week. It’s also great to have access to the course materials once it is over. Many thanks for your support and encouragement and we are incredibly grateful to feel “connected” to your community during this time.

  243. 5 out of 5

    The Lessons in Meditation course gave me so much more than the simple, occasional practice I had been following. It added many techniques to help focus and made me feel that I really can meditate deeply. I enjoyed every class and felt that the teachers were experienced, helpful, and genuinely cared that we succeed. They made the information enjoyable and friendly while displaying reverence at the same time. Following along with their chanting and prayers was always helpful and encouraging.

  244. 5 out of 5

    I loved the course. I like the format and framework of the course. I benefited from all aspects of the course. I was not able to access the webinars, however I did access the recordings. I am grateful for the attitudes of the Course Instructors, and their love for what they do, and how that is communicated.
    I highly recommend this course if your soul is nudging you to take another step in your souls journey. There are practices.This course will not disappoint. Peace.

  245. 5 out of 5

    I think the course is absolutely fantastic. The material is extremely profound and even sacred. The teachers are very dedicated and wonderful. I have learned so much. The course manages to be both profound and practical at the same time. My only suggestion is to have a week in the middle that is for catch up or review because it moves very quickly. Also, let us have access to the course materials after it’s over.

  246. 5 out of 5

    I have learned so much about turning inward to meet God and find peace I can carry with me the entire day or, at least until my next meditation time. The Course Instructors are dedicated to student progress and very supportive and always available to answer questions. I have enrolled in the next course on meditation and very much looking forward to enhancing my meditation tecniques!

  247. 5 out of 5

    Lessons in Meditation is an amazing course. The instructors are wonderful and selfless. They take great care to give excellent feedback on the the tests and during all the webinars.
    You will discover that devotion is definitely required to complete this course, which is beautiful! There is nothing wrong if you do not complete the course, as you simply get the opportunity to see where your devotion currently is.
    The first time I took the course, I got to discover that I put other things ahead of my meditative practice. The second time I took the course, I wanted to put my meditative practice before other things. Everything that I learned and gained from the first time I took the course made it possible for me to complete the course the second time I took it. In other words, you can’t go wrong… what you learn in this course, whether it takes you 1 time or 10 times to complete it, it’s all absolutely worth it! Take the course! Don’t wait.

  248. 5 out of 5

    Lessons in Meditation is a wonderful course. The course provides so many resources for learning and make ancient yogic meditation techniques extremely accessible. The course provides plenty of information but is not overwhelming. The weekly structure makes it very easy to stay on track. The instructors are extremely supportive and the live webinars every week are so interesting and fun to tune into. I feel that I’ve made a lot of progress in my meditations through this course, and I definitely recommend it to anyone seeking to dive deeper into meditation and the spiritual path.

  249. 5 out of 5

    The purpose of life is to find happiness, wisdom, and peace. I took to spiritual path a year ago, a process of change introduced by life’s events.
    This course “Lessons in Meditation” with Ananda, has helped me further to improve my efforts towards better understanding to life’s experiences, and pointing the way to the next.
    It has been an integrated experience, a journey of inward reflection. In the silence and solitude of deep meditation I have discovered many tools to gain inner calmness, openness of heart, union will all, and attune to God’s love, joy, guidance, and beautiful presence our life.
    Our outer life is a reflection of our inner thoughts. It’s only when the mind is calm it is easy to perceive anything. By the way of this course I have gained techniques of concentration, mindfulness and even-mindedness to gain better control over restless thoughts and feelings, and ability to use discriminative judgement to arrive at better decisions in my life. The dedication and guidance of the instructors along with well devised course content makes this course very compelling. It has changed my life for better which feels more fulfilling, balanced and joyful. I would recommend this course to everyone who wants to embark on this amazing journey towards finding higher realities of life and Self and discover the source of eternal wisdom & peace. With many thanks and regards to all instructors. Vivek Bisht, 19th Aug 2020.

  250. 5 out of 5

    I took this course with little expectations and I was quite eager to see what I would learn. It was an amazing experience overall that I would recommend to anyone seeking clear guidance on understanding what meditation is and isn’t. The course is filled with an abundance of information via literature, videos, and practical exercises to help one develop their practice of meditation. The course also provides ongoing contact with supportive staff and weekly live guided meditations and teaching moments. The overall content and experience went above and beyond what one would expect from a 8-10 week online course. It had a tremendous impact on me and I will forever be grateful.

  251. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful course even if you have been meditating for many years. It helped me to deepen my practice. I especially enjoyed the classes given by Brahmachari Sagar and Jitendra Guindon. They are both thoughtful and knowledgeable instructors. Live classes are available as videos which can be done at anytime of day or night. I took this course during the pandemic. It took a lot of the sting out of the quarantine. Thank you Ananda!!!

  252. 5 out of 5

    This course is absolutely amazing. I was a “newbie” coming into this course, having very little knowledge of meditation practice, and zero on Kriya Yoga. The 10-week course has opened my mind and soul to new possibilities, and I learn new things about myself each day! I have made incredible life changes even just within this 9-week span due to the teachings and support of the Ananda crew. The webinars are wonderful, with joyous and sincere hosts, and interactive to stimulate the spiritual quest. I look forward to more lessons with Ananda and have sent my praise to my loved ones.

  253. 5 out of 5

    I thought going into this course that I could do this all myself and did not need a class if I had the proper discipline. Not true, I needed this class, and feel like it came to me at the exact right time in my life. It was really important to have the teachers, the webinars, the videos, and all of the provided written materials all in one place. This class really broke things down, even how to sit without pain or numbness, but also covered more advanced ideas. I am very pleased I decided to join this class, and now feel more comfortable joining my local Ananda group once I am able to do so safely (due to the pandemic). Best of all, my meditation routine is truly transformed for the better.

  254. 5 out of 5

    This course didn’t feel like a typical course, despite it being set up like one. The two teachers who were wonderfully welcoming and so knowledgeable. The course made me want to set up a routine, follow through and at the end I learned things to last a lifetime, if only you choose to make it that way. Definitely recommend this course to anyone and everyone looking to learn more about inner peace and yog or achieve a higher level in their meditation practice or get back into it. Especially for people who don’t know where to begin, this is it!

  255. 5 out of 5

    I would unreservedly recommend this course for anyone who wants to begin meditating or who wants to develop their meditation practice. As you attend the sessions you begin to realise that a lot of thought and intelligence has gone into creating the course, the magic ingredient being that it is based on Paramhansa Yogananda’s inspiring and life-changing teachings; and the teachers themselves, in the most natural way, somehow communicate to you their own devotion to the path – you sense their sincerity, and it awakens something inside you. It has opened my heart and improved my meditation practice considerably and I feel more clear than ever that this is the path I want to be on.

  256. 5 out of 5

    I was looking for the meditation course for a long time after I read “Autobiography of a Yogi” few years ago. One day I received an email from Crystal Clarity Publishers and learned that Ananda is offering the online courses for the “Lessons in Meditation”. I immediately signed up this course. This course is well structured and scientifically organized and presented via written lessons, videos, audios, and webinars. It started with relaxation techniques for body and mind, followed by single-pointedly concentration technique (Hong Sau) on the object of meditation and expansion techniques. In addition to the techniques, the training focused on developing devotion toward God through visualization exercises, prayer, and chanting. Energization exercises as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda to recharge body, mind and soul were covered in the training. Finally the course explained the benefits of meditation into daily life to connect to God.
    Instructors of the course – Jitendra, Brahmachari Sagar, and Nayaswami are encouraging, knowledgeable, highly experienced and supportive. The webinars were very useful and group meditations were very effective. Weekly quizzes were intended to know if students follow the lessons and instructors provided feedback to uplift meditation practices and understanding. This is a life changing course and is beneficial to people of all backgrounds who want to practice meditation. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and learned new techniques of meditation.

  257. 5 out of 5

    This course was extremely helpful. Thank you so much for everything, can‘t await to continue. Blessings to you all!

  258. 5 out of 5

    This was a great introductory course on meditation; I thoroughly enjoyed the weekly readings, exercises, and satsangs with Sagar and Jitendra. I highly recommend this to any spiritual seeker or person wanting to learn basic meditation practices. Personally, I noticed so much interior growth during the course of these classes. The techniques that you will learn and the guidance you will receive are truly invaluable tools for gaining deeper relaxation, peace, and expansion in your meditation practice.

    Many Blessings,


  259. 5 out of 5

    There are no words….Thank You!

  260. 5 out of 5

    I have been reading Yogananda’s books and slowly applying his teachings to my life over the past 13 years. Meditation, though practicing on and off for years, was always the one aspect of Yoga that never quit made its way into my daily practices. It often times felt simply impossible! When Covid-19 struck, I felt there were no longer any excuses to hide behind, and without thinking, I made the commitment to dedicate myself to the Meditation Course for the 9 weeks…no matter what! I am so glad that I did! The course taught yoga as a scientific process: the hypothesis that God exists and can be experienced, and the techniques as the scientific experiment itself-using spiritually proven techniques first taught by Yogananda who had attained the highest state of consciousness. I stuck to the scientific program as any scientist would in an experiment, and the results of the experiment were undeniable. After 13 years of thinking I could not meditate, thru this course and its techniques, I have been meditating twice a day and incorporating a meditative attitude to everything throughout my day. I felt like I had support and community, which made all the difference, and I had specific techniques to use no matter what the mediation “problem” was of the day. Meditation is never easy, the Divine wants you to fight for Him-Her, so getting the right tools to even attempt the life-long experiment or journey toward Divine union seemed of the utmost importance. This is what the course did for me…it gave me the specific tools to use on my journey. The outcome of the experiment is in the journey itself. My experiment, the pilgrimage, continues!

  261. 5 out of 5

    Best course to learn the basic steps to meditation. It an all encompassing approach independent of you religious affiliations. You will fall in love with the instructors Jitendra and Sagar: motivating, inspiring and genuine. I certainly did…
    If you want to take the first step into a connection to your real self, this course is it.

  262. 5 out of 5

    To all those reading the reviews wondering whether they should take the course, I say Take it because the course and its instructors will teach/ help you remember all those ingrained truths hidden in your soul. It gives your meditation practice a solid foundation. Brahmachari Sagar, Jitendra and Nayaswami Susan are super nice people, very helpful and approachable.

  263. 5 out of 5

    The Lessons in Meditation course was so enlightening. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to delve deeper into the practice of meditation. It helps you to see yourself more clearly and draws you closer to the Spirit. If you are interested in pursuing the path of Kriya this is where to start. The instructors are knowledgeable, personable, and understanding. Thank you Ananda for offering such an amazing course!

  264. 5 out of 5

    If you are one who has been struggling to find a constant and reliable routine in meditation, this course is for you. If your mind is in a constant whirlwind or commotion, this class is for you. If you’ve been practicing for years but feel that you stall out and hit a wall, this course is for you. If the meaning of life has been lost in worldly pursuits, this class is for you. If you are beginning to lift the veils of maya, this class is for you. Once you become a truth seeker this class will find you. Thank you Ananda.

  265. 5 out of 5

    I was a beginner in this spiritual journey and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Teachers were amazing and their guidance has been very helpful. I have seen a positive change in my life after practicing the techniques in this course. I will look forward to continuing on the next steps. Thank you so much !! I highly recommend this course.

    Many blessings !!


  266. 5 out of 5

    This was a Amazing course and the teachers are wonderful! This course has taken me to the next level of my practice without a doubt.
    Thank you all


  267. 5 out of 5

    This is an excellent course for anyone wishing to dive deeper in meditation practice and/or begin/continue down the spiritual path.

    As someone who experimented with meditation for a number of years I can easily say that this course has aided my practice greatly and the new techniques I have attained through this course are now vital parts of my daily routine.

    Susan, Sagar and Jitendra are excellent course instructors and help greatly throughout the course in providing guidance and support.

    I look forward to continuing down the spiritual path with Ananda!

  268. 5 out of 5

    I have meditated irregularly for several years but always with the sense that I wasn’t quite doing it “correctly”. Having recently read two of Paramahansa Yogananda’s books, The Second Coming of Christ and Krishna Talks to Arjuna, I was amazed to then discover this meditation course was available introducing Kriya Yoga. I felt it was coming from the highest source and would lead me further along the path I have been walking. It has been a marvelous experience. The material and presentation and support was excellent and I felt the presence of my instructors and fellow aspirants throughout. Thank you Jitendra, Brahmachari Sagar and Nayaswami Susan for your sweet example and guidance.

  269. 5 out of 5

    This course was great, I learned so much of over the 8 weeks about how to deepen my meditation. Highly recommend!

  270. 5 out of 5

    I feel blessed for having decided to take this course in this precise moment. I felt compelled to conclude what I had interrupted twenty years ago, when I did not go all the way with my initiation into Kriya Yoga. I am deeply grateful to my Divine Presence and to the Yoga masters.
    I am also grateful to the instructors Sagar, Jitendra, and Susan for their inspired teachings and the beautiful energy they radiate.
    May the Divine Mother bless you all.

  271. 5 out of 5

    I am new to meditation, not the concept but the practice of meditation. I am very happy that I found this course. The teaching is so methodical starting with how to sit in the first week. All I had to do was to do the activity suggested for the week. I could not sit for more than few minutes in the first week. By Week 7 I was able to sit and meditate for more than 30 minutes! The teachers are all very responsive. I highly recommend this course.

  272. 5 out of 5

    This course provided me with an excellent re-boot for my meditation practice. Through the excellent webinars, videos, writings, emails, and suggestions, I have not only intensified my current practices but added new techniques to improve them. The course instructors obviously are completely dedicated to their mission and to guiding the students on their spiritual journey. Their caring attitudes easily were manifested through the computer screens. My favorite parts of the course were meditating “together”. One could feel the energy and comradery with the instructors and the fellow students despite the physical separation. I highly recommend this course to both beginners and old-timers like me.

  273. 5 out of 5

    I am new to the practice of meditation and I am a happier person at the end of the course. This course is so perfectly designed and implemented that I never got any genuine doubt to ask or seek clarification. The principles and techniques of meditation, as reflected theoretically in the reading material lessons, and practice of the techniques of meditation and related aspects, as brought out in the satsangs, videos, emails and discussion of topics, make relevant things crystal clear. This course is for those who want to make a beginning by learning and practicing the fundamentals of meditation and also for those who want to deepen the practice for elevated states of experience. At once, this course caters to one and all and such is the beauty of the course that the art and science of meditation is conveyed brilliantly through a series of steps, constructed with the benefit of the experience and guidance of great masters. During the course, the periodical review conducted is also scientific as the progress of the participant is considered at two levels, theoretical and practical. For all of this, I have to first thank and express my gratitude to the wonderful instructors of the course Jitendra Guindon, Nayaswami Susan and Brahmachari Sagar. The recorded videos, chants and devotional songs of Swami Kriyananda are very touching and magical. I am grateful for getting a glimpse of the wisdom of Swami Kriyananda. I was able to complete the course in spite of my hectic schedule and few hurdles and this has been possible only with the blessings and grace of the great master Paramahansa Yogananda. In Bhagavad Geeta, Lord Krishna declared that Meditation is the highest form of human activity that can be performed. This course truly reflects the beginning of such a thrilling journey. Joy to all !

  274. 5 out of 5

    I’d like to pay my gratitude and love to the course teachers and moderators. This is a well supported online course. The feedback from our assignment submissions were awesome too, and where corrections were required to our understanding, it was delivered in a very loving, kind and non-judgemental way. Thank you so much Brahmachari Sagar, Brahmachari Jitendra & Nayaswami Susan for all your guidance, love and support!

  275. 5 out of 5

    This course came in as such a blessing! It helped me through some rough times. Although I grew up learning meditation as part of my culture, undertaking a course formally has taught me many more things and expanded my understanding of what knowledge I had when I begun the course. The weekly practices kept me going positively to tackle stress and challenging environments. My connection with the Divine was further strengthened. My connection with myself has also elevated to a better spiritual space. I now see every being, situation and object with Divinity in them. My previously ‘tight’ breathing is now so much more regulated and stable every moment of the day. Thank you for developing this course….everybody needs to do this!

  276. 5 out of 5

    This course is wonderful. I started my meditation practice 3 years ago in Mexico thanks to my husband who has been part of this Ananda family for 5 years. Every teacher and meditation group have been a blessing. I was exited to start this lessons to understand deeper every technique. I really enjoyed this course and I only get more desire to continue learning and keep experiencing all the good things this practice brings to your life.

  277. 5 out of 5

    I cannot thank the teachers and students enough for this gift. The classes were interesting, extremely meaningful and diverse. Each guide had their own joyful and so positive attitude which put us at ease and encouraged us to learn more. I felt like I could work at my own pace and any and all questions were fully and readily answered. I look forward to learning with you again! I would just like to add, our guides gave us beautiful feedback and it felt like you were learning in a one on one situation as they were careful, honest and so supportive. Thank you for all you do and all you are. ❤

  278. 5 out of 5

    For me, taking this course was like coming home!
    I have always been spiritually inclined, having spent my childhood knowing the Divine Anandmayi MA, often visiting her ashram in Haridwar, India.
    With the passage of time, my physical connection with divinity dimmed , and although I lived a very fulfilled and rewarding life, I always felt like something was missing.
    I have practised yoga asanas and meditated off and on, but knew that I needed more. Last year, I finally got around to reading Autobiography of a Yogi! I loved it and felt an instant connection with Paramhansa Yogananda . I became a little obsessed with the idea of learning Kriya Yoga , but didn’t know how to go about it, as we recently relocated to
    Hong Kong from Mumbai.
    One day I found an email regarding this course, and I was ecstatic! I enrolled immediately and here I am , seven weeks later, writing a review.
    How this changes my life, will reveal itself slowly, but I know that it has taught me to meditate more sincerely, deeply, and more importantly, twice daily.
    I feel happier, calmer and blessed!
    To sum up my experience I will say – I have walked on the path of Yoga
    (as a way of life) but it was a dimly lit one and this course has shone a magnificently bright and beautiful light on it!
    Would highly recommend it to all seeking a meaningful life.

  279. 5 out of 5

    When I joined this course at the recommendation from my friend, I did not know what I am getting into. In just a few weeks, I could see a positive changes in myself. If I look back, the change is vast and happened just because of this course. The course is structured. Teachers conduct two online sessions in a week and send information to read throughout the course. Quizzes help us to build the knowledge. I will also recommend the app while meditating. I am using customized option while meditation. Join this course to make positive difference within yourself.

  280. 5 out of 5

    I am so happy that I signed up for this course. I am new to meditation and I found that this course help me a lot by teaching me many techniques to help me understand and go deeper into the meditation . It’s very informative and very clear in each lesson where they guide you step by step on this journey. It helps me understand the importance of meditation in my life and most of all form a lifelong practice . Thank you to all the instructors and the Ananda school.

  281. 5 out of 5

    Really enjoyed this course. It was very informative in understanding the nuts and bolts of meditation practice as well as guided me to move deeper in to my meditation experience. Thanks!

  282. 5 out of 5

    I loved this course so much. It gave me a much deeper understanding of the importance of meditation. I learned how I can relax my body and mind so that I can sit still for a longer period of time, I learned how one an learn to control prana and how essential it is to master it. And I learned how to look for God’s presence all the time throughout the day. The course is very well structured, the weekly amount of material to read and videos to watch perfect and the teachers were very kind and helpful.
    I am so gratefuI that Ananda makes Yogananda’s teachings so easily available to us and I look forward to taking the next online course with them.

  283. 5 out of 5

    Words can not express how much I appreciate this course and the lessons I have learned. As a person who thought they were an experienced meditator, I can say that I learned more than I ever expected and have become humbled by this first course alone. This course and my new journey with the Ananda School has been life changing and I will forever be grateful.

  284. 5 out of 5

    This is the best properly organized meditation course I have ever participated in. I now have different techniques to improve and I shall surely take the next and continuing courses.

  285. 5 out of 5

    As a first course in meditation, it went beyond all my expectations. While taking us step by step through the first stages of meditation, it also took the bull by the horns and dove deep into the big questions to broach the ‘heart of the spiritual path’. The single minded dedication of the 3 teachers/presenters was tangible, as well as their compassion and sense of humor. I often found myself challenged, amused and moved to tears. So thank you. Highly recommended.

  286. 5 out of 5

    This course is provides a number of valuable tools for progressing on one’s spiritual path of meditation, alignment and connection to the higher consciousness or God. It is very well structured, with different mediums, useful exercises and a helpful quiz after each section. The teachers are great, encouraging and always there for support. Highly recommended.

  287. 5 out of 5

    I am still absorbing all the great lessons, techniques, insights, poems and chants, oh and cartoons that were shared in this course. Every lesson, each instructor is so generous of heart and spirit. I recommend this course for anyone. It is more than meditation techniques if you want it to be. On-line learning has a lot of advantages, and their setup with email reminders and extra videos, readings and routines allow the course to be as filling as you want. Feeling full, and tremendously grateful.

  288. 5 out of 5

    I enjoyed the mixture and combination of readings and videos. Also, the diversity of exercises from meditation, yoga, chanting/singing, and energy movements was great and a new experience for me in many ways. I felt very happy and enjoyed the relaxation that this program brought to my life. The course allowed me to learn at my own pace and I appreciate that so much and I’m grateful for the easy to navigate online interface. The instructors were very experienced and knowledgeable and provided a great vibe in addition to high quality content. I liked how simple and fun meditation was made throughout the course and I enjoyed discussing the course with friends and family. Sharing what I learned was a great pleasure as well and I believe has inspired them too. Thank you.

  289. 5 out of 5

    I’ve learned so much about human consciousness, attuning with superconsciousness and experiencing stillness of mind through concentration and expansion through an open heart. I find my practice of meditation in daily life uplifting. Grateful that I took the program. Hope to continue with the next steps. It’s been delightful, the instructors are kind and helping.

    Much love and joy,
    Manshweta kuniyal

  290. 5 out of 5

    Loved this comprehensive course of Lessons in Meditation. The weekly support and structure of the course is well laid out so I felt guided from every angle towards deepening my practice. The wisdom that is taught and the content provided is absolutely priceless.

  291. 5 out of 5

    Ever since I read “Autobiography of a Yogi ” I’ve been eager to learn the meditation techniques taught by Yogananda. I suddenly found this Ananda site and immediately decided to take “Lessons in Meditation”, but I’m glad I took it. The details of the instruction were detailed and easy to understand, and the teachers were very loving and kindly supported me. I appreciate it very much. Since I’m Japanese, there were many places where I couldn’t hear the English in the video, but it was saved because everything was written and received in PDF. I am deeply grateful to you for providing such a wonderful distance learning.


  292. 5 out of 5

    I tried meditating about 18 years ago and just was told to sit and watch my thoughts. I got tired of watching my thoughts and after a couple of years I stopped meditating. In 2019 I tried listening to hemi-sync guided meditations and tried very hard to concentrate on the words being spoken but again I had a wondering mind and I felt empty. Then I read Autobiography of a Yogi by Yogananda and felt very connected to him. While taking this Meditation Class with the wonderful instructors, I gained a deeper understanding of not only meditation but of what is really important in my life. I plan on continuing my journey and getting in touch with my own divinity hoping someday to meet Yogananda and God.

  293. 5 out of 5

    This was a great all encompassing course. I loved how they included all religions. I also greatly appreciated the links to videos for kids knowing I had small children. It had lots of material – some old videos some new – as well as webinars that allowed me to fully understand the techniques. The instructors we also personable and replied quickly to any questions. Thanks a lot for giving me better life tools.

  294. 5 out of 5

    This is the first course of its kind for me and I am happy to report that it has helped me to develop a practical approach for daily meditation and a much deeper understanding of the ultimate goal- realizing oneness with God. Sagar, Susan and Jitendra did such a fantastic job interpreting and giving life to the course material as well serving as relatable examples of what can be achieved with this practice. I look forward to the next course!

  295. 5 out of 5

    I experienced a lot of growth with this course. I enjoyed the weekly videos and assignments. I learned many new things and my daily spiritual practice has grown enormously. It is sad to have this course come to an end, but I am looking forward to growing and deepening my practice even more with the next lesson. Many thanks to our course instructors. I have truly enjoyed spending time with you.

  296. 5 out of 5

    Dear Brahmachari Sagar,
    Thanks for congratulating me on the completion of the course on Self Realization. I also congratulate all for putting such a nice course out there for mankind to learn from. The course came just in time for I needed to know all I have known now from the course, in other to develop myself. The course was very awesome and straight to the point. Anybody that needs a course on Self-Realization I recommend should take this course. The quiz questions were very well set in other to know if the students were following the teachings. Well done to all of you.

  297. 5 out of 5

    This course has forever changed my life. I have done different types of meditations for the past 2 years. They are very beautiful too. This course though taught by Sagar, Jitendra, and Susan helped me to still my mind and relax my body, and bring vital energy to my life force. I make an appointment with my myself, Yoganada, and Our Divine Mother and Father every day to find again my true self. The journey is more beautiful with these wise and pure teachers.
    Many blessings to Ananda.
    Michelle Leonard USA CT

  298. 5 out of 5

    This Course not only helped me establish a consistent meditation practice, but it has opened my heart to devotion and incorporating spiritual teachings into my daily life. My initial frustration over how hard meditation seemed has now given way to a more patient desire to apply what I learned to the best of my ability and allow things to unfold naturally. Over the course of nine weeks, learning these techniques coupled with reading about the lives of Great Masters has put the world into a different perspective, which brings me much more peace than I’ve known before. The instructors are wonderful – they answer questions and provide support with utmost care and love. The webinars they conducted were so useful, I always gathered some pearls of wisdom and encouragement. I very much look forward to deepening my practice and continuing down this path.

  299. 5 out of 5

    If you are looking for a course to set the foundations for a good meditation practice that promotes the union with God, this is the perfect course for you. This course not only teaches meditation techniques—how to sit, relax, breath, concentrate, expand your consciousness, and energize your body, mind, and soul—but also provides the underlying science and philosophy supporting these techniques. The course requires a high level of commitment, discipline, and dedication; and the instructors are there to support your journey and help you on the way.

    I highly recommend this course.

  300. 5 out of 5

    This was such a great course for me. It helped me learn ways go go deeper in my meditation. I recommend it highly!

  301. 5 out of 5

    This is the best course for any one who wants to dive into deeper meditation. It brings out all the good in you. I never had any idea about how to meditate. but now I could meditate for longer hours and enjoy the peace ,joy and the calmness. The Teachers really guides us to this path. The step by step path helps everyone to enjoy the course. I recommend this course.

  302. 5 out of 5

    This class was literally a Godsend for me. I played with meditation for a long time but without consistency so I had, let’s say a quantity problem. In my attempts to meditate I was unable to achieve the deeper states that I knew and felt were available….I simply didn’t know how to do it. That we can call the quality problem. This course provided all the information I needed to improve both quantity and quality of my meditation practice. I am able to call it a “practice” now because I “practice” it daily. The structure provided for the process including the breathing, the chanting, the prayers, Hong Sau technique, and the energization exercises all have allowed me to place a framework around my spiritual practice.
    I cannot say enough about the support provided by the instructors for this class. They have been with us all, each and everyday, as we moved thru the classwork and the practical exercises. Without them I would not have succeeded. For me it is not enough to just read a book on how to meditate, I needed the insight and personal experiences shared by the instructors to really allow me to maximize the learning. Each of them are excellent in their own way and a blessing to all of us on our spiritual path.
    I would, and have recommended, this class to anyone interested in beginning a meditation practice or starting down a spiritual pathway. It was a TEN out of TEN!!! EXCELLENT and FUN.
    Thank You All. I look forward to continuing on the Path of Kriya with all of you.

  303. 5 out of 5

    I found the course material to be very helpful to me in establishing a consistent meditation practice. I was impressed to see that when I asked a clarification question, one of the course facilitators responded in less than a day. I would recommend this course for beginners like me.

  304. 5 out of 5

    A wonderful first step for beginners like me. A clear takeaway is the definite and noticeable positive transformation of self . And it doesn’t stop at that.The sense of calmness and well being just gets better with constant practice. Esoteric aspects aside, I found this course to be a very practical and useful one for daily life. One doesn’t even have to believe in God to benefit from the course. Heartfelt gratitude for all the instructors. Their guidance was invaluable. thank you.

  305. 5 out of 5

    I feel blessed to found out about that online meditation course and Ananda.
    I was looking for a meditation course that deepens my already existing knowledge and practice of meditation – and I found even more than what I was looking for.
    This course is not only about meditation as a technique itself. It´s about the understanding of ones own divinity. Besides Meditation there are many other offers, practices, techniques and advices to help you to build up an uplifting meditation routine in daily life and and and … so much more!
    Take part and be surprised.
    Even though you will learn and practice a lot, the weekly course material isn´t too much in quantity. It´s like the spiritual path generally, what I also learnt here on Ananda: Practical and Joyful!

    Take part and enjoy!

    from Germany

  306. 5 out of 5

    100% recommend this course to anyone and everyone looking to enhance their lives. It has helped my a lot with my meditation and I already feel amazing. I feel that I am actually retaining information from here and really appreciate the hard work of each and every instructor. The overall course is easy to follow and understand, tasks are all very organized and audios are clear. The interactive platform is very helpful and the assignments are a perfect review.

  307. 5 out of 5

    I took this course as step 1 on the path toward Kriya Yoga. I had been meditating for years so I really didn’t expect to learn much. To my amazement, I learned more about meditation and how to achieve better results than I thought possible. The format was easy to work with and being able to return and watch recordings at a later time was invaluable. The instructors were all excellent! They each provided comments and suggestions to questions and from quiz results and clearly drew from their own experience and wisdom. I can easily recommend this course, whether you are working toward Kriya Yoga or just wish to get more from your meditation practice.

  308. 5 out of 5

    I have been doing meditation for the last 2 years. However, I never know if I am doing it correctly and what to expect from meditation. This course and the teachings of Yogonanda give the precise technique for meditation and energy raising and made me confident what I am doing it correctly and I am on the right path. Kriya Yoga is a powerful tool and a shortest way to spiritual development.

  309. 5 out of 5

    I’m very happy with this course. The teachers are with you every step of the way and are there to help you in any way. Since starting this course I have become more calm and I would recommend this course to any one, be a long time meditator or just a beginner, this is an amazing course to try.

  310. 5 out of 5

    This course has been invaluable to my meditation practice. The techniques taught brought me much deeper than I’d anticipated. The readings and satsangs with the teachers have been incredibly inspirational. I recommend this course to anyone looking to deepen their meditation practice, anyone looking for a close relationship with God, and anyone moved by Autobiography of a Yogi. I’m excited to continue forward.

  311. 5 out of 5

    Excellent Course! Packed with wonderful teachings

  312. 5 out of 5

    Joy is me! This Course has been a wonderful beginning of my journey into Meditation. I want to express my gratitude to the instructors, Susan, Jitendra and Sagar for their guidance and support, their inspiring feedback,guided meditations and webinars, that inmersed us in the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda. I am looking forward to the next steps in this Path!

  313. 5 out of 5

    This is a very helpful course. I learnt a lot and enjoyed all the videos.

  314. 5 out of 5

    Great meditation course, i highly recommend it for beginner to intermediate. I’m a beginner at meditation myself and I learn so much during this course. Well worth the price!

  315. 5 out of 5

    The course was very easy to follow along with, just the right amount of course materials for the time given. The instructors were encouraging and kind and the techniques were approachable and highly effective.

  316. 5 out of 5

    I learned so much in this course. I am very gratefull to had the opportunity to join this course. The teachers did a great work and helped us with wisdom, inspiration, love and devotion. Thank you for your help!!!

  317. 5 out of 5

    Taking this course has been a turning point in this life. Never before have I meditated as often nor as deeply. I feel I am awakening to God and connecting to everything at a different level. The guidance provided by the instructors was wonderful. I never knew an on-line experience could be so profound. I highly recommend this course!

  318. 5 out of 5

    Thank you for an incredible journey to a deeper level of attunement with God.

  319. 5 out of 5

    This course has brought a lot of transformation in my life.
    It allows to go further and deeper in the meditation process.
    The teachers are very caring and helping. Many thanks for them and their investment.
    An experience to live … for the best and a complete uplifting of the mind.
    It has changed for ever my vision of the life.

  320. 5 out of 5

    I have tried many times before to start a regular and consistent meditation practice both on my own and from other online courses but in Lessons in Meditation is the first time I have been able stick with it and create changes not only in daily routine but in attitude, energy and happiness in all areas of life much beyond the meditation cushion. The teachers here are clearly practicing what they teach and it shows greatly in all the aspects offered in this course. Highly grateful for the work continued on by all those who keep these courses going. Thank you!

  321. 5 out of 5

    For the first time, I am meditating regularly. I now understand how to address physical and mental restlessness. Taking the time to learn and put these this instruction has paid off for me. This is just what I needed to start a meditation practice. Thanks Ananda folks, you do important work!

  322. 5 out of 5

    I learned so much from this course. Before when I meditated and I would just focus on my higher self, a kind of consciousness feedback loop as it were. That was fine as far as it went, but there was something missing; it was kind of sterile and it didn’t really go anywhere.
    Lessons in Meditation added depth and breadth to my practice. At first, I wondered if the postures and breathing exercises were necessary, but they do help in calming the body and focusing the mind. It’s hard to argue with thousands of years of development, after all. The practices helped me create a space where I could deepen my devotion to the Divine, and that’s where this class really shined.
    More than once, something in the reading or the webinars would answer questions that I had been pondering as if in answer to my prayers.
    Many thanks to all the teachers. Now, it’s on to Raja Yoga!

  323. 5 out of 5

    I Just completed the “Lessons in Meditation” course. Having read “Man’s Eternal Quest” and “Autobiography of a Yogi” (in that order), I was convinced theoretically -more than 20 years ago- about the purpose of life as explained by Paramhansa Yogananda; to find never ending happiness! Then getting sucked into life made this a second priority ! But now after so many years I am back again, more than convinced that never ending happiness is not to be found in the material world. We are willing to spend hours watching TV or practicing piano etc, years studying to become a Doctor or Lawyer thinking it will bring us permanent happiness, but very little or no time in Meditation, which will bring us the never ending, ever changing joy we all long for. This course has set me on the right path again! The welcoming and understanding teachers have made this course an absolute pleasure. In Sagar, you will find one of the most accomplished teachers. If you have a burning desire to understand the mysteries of life, read the above books and join this course that will culminate in learning Kriya Yoga.

  324. 5 out of 5

    It took me quite a while to decide whether I was ready to take this course and commit myself to the time and effort required. As soon as the course began I knew I had made the right decision. The teachers were excellent and showed great care for the students. I received great feedback and all of my questions were answered. The course material was extremely well organized and presented via written lessons, videos, and live discussion. There was a great deal of depth in the content which made it suitable for novices, for experienced meditators, and for those who have taught meditation. I see the Lessons in Meditation course as a great gift that has been given to me and I am excited to continue and to grow my meditation practice and understanding. I highly recommend this course!

  325. 5 out of 5

    What an excellent program ! The teachers make it so as they take a firm interest in seeing you progress in your practice and that you understand the material. They deliver exceptional value and the structure is flexible yet directed toward your development in joy and union. Highly recommend this class !

  326. 5 out of 5

    I am so glad I found this course, it really helped to start from the basic building blocks of meditation and learn proven techniques from past masters. The instructors were always on hand for any questions and I really felt part of a family during the course. Thanks a million. Looking forward to the next one…

  327. 5 out of 5

    Great course. The instructors are helpful and supportive. Thank you!

  328. 5 out of 5

    I was pretty new at meditation an wanted to deep my knowledge on the subject. This course has given me a new perspetive on meditation and in life, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this course, the instructors are great, always there to guide us. I took this course while being a mon and working full time, I did it and it has helped me in many ways, I highly recommend this course! :) I am very grateful for the opportunity I had to do this course.

  329. 5 out of 5

    Thank you for the care, consideration and love that went into this course. It has deepened my meditation practice and allowed me to incorporate it into my everyday life. The techniques are all practical and achieve a result. The support of the Teachers has been fantastic and while I was one of many on the course I felt that they took time to connect through the weekly quiz and the online support network. Much Love and Light to all of you special Beings.

  330. 5 out of 5

    I cannot express enough how much I loved this course. I have always loved the Idea of meditation, but never really understood the why’s and the hows. I learned So much here. The instructors are Fabulous! Always available to answer questions in a detailed, expressive way and very supportive! I took this course while very, very busy but I still learned so much. Thank you for the opportunity!

  331. 5 out of 5

    This is really a great course with a wide variety of tools and techniques which are so helpful. I was deeply impressed about the wisdom , the totality and the heartful connection in this course. This was really uplifting and so helpful ! Thanks for this opportunity .

  332. 5 out of 5

    Yes. Sign up now. Great organization (both in terms of how the information was presented, as well as the entitiy of Ananda itself). The materials were presented in depth, with a nice range of formats (regular interactive, live stream satsangs, which were also recorded for viewing convenience; video lessons with accompanying PDF transcripts; printed material from Ananda books; chanting. Good instructors and good instructor interactions at a number of levels, including personalized feedback for each lesson quiz. Easy enough not to be an added burden in one’s life, while also challenging enough to actually learn many good tools. The many interlocking aspects of meditation that were presented (including body, mind, soul, and spirit) added to, and greatly enriched what I had previously thought of as simply a struggle just to sit and attempt to clear the mind. I continue to deepen my practice and understanding of the movement of prana, and the Energization Exercises are elegantly simple and hold potential for a process of ongoing deepening and appreciation of the importance of prana. Having become more appreciative of chanting over the last few years, it was a pleasant surprise to know that Yogananda said that “chanting is half the battle.” Like I said, Yes! Sign up now….

  333. 5 out of 5

    This course has been more than I would have ever imagined. I began as part of my sacrifice for Lent and was 100% committed to putting every ounce of my effort into this course. I believe that made a big difference. Also the reason I was willing to put all of my effort towards the course was because I had read Autobiography of a Yogi and was drawn to this teaching. But I can’t stress enough how important effort and willingness is. In the 8 weeks it took me to complete this course, my daily experience has changed dramatically. I used to have to drag myself out of bed each morning because I had no energy or excitement about my day. I used to highly depend on distractions and escapes just to make it through my days and weeks. By the time I was halfway through this course, I was able to wake up each morning with a positive outlook and let go of most of my distractions and escapes. For me, this was absolutely miraculous because I had been in this state of functional depression for at least 7 years and nothing had worked. But through this course I experienced an inward sense of peace and joy that I had been looking for outwardly. I’m really looking forward to course #2.

  334. 5 out of 5

    This is a great course and accessible way into Kriya yoga. The course is well structured and easy to follow and lays out the foundations in a clear and concise way. It’s enjoyable and inspirational. Although the course takes places in a virtual way – I found there was a very is a strong energetic transmission from the videos containing Swami Kriyananda which is truly a gift. Highly reccomended.

  335. 5 out of 5

    It been really special to witness how discovering ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’, followed by the ‘Lessons in Meditation’ courses found me at the perfect phase in my life. I had become very interested in finding the right teachers and teachings that could guide my spiritual practice, help me to get the most out of my daily commitment and inspire my spirit with continued enthusiasm for meditation throughout the rest of my life. I’m happy to say that I couldn’t be more enchanted by the course lessons and teachers in this first class. Everything that I’ve read, listened to and practiced with over the past several weeks has continued to stoke my inner fire more and more each week. I’ve signed up for the next round of courses without a single hesitation because I cannot wait to continue along this delightfully curious adventure with Paramahansa Yogananda and the Great Saints of East and West as delivered through their incredibly inspiring living disciples at Ananda. Thank you for doing this work!

  336. 5 out of 5

    Great message and wonderful support as I navigated the tools and techniques to learn understand and feel the message!

  337. 5 out of 5

    The course was well run with great content and exceptional and attentive teachers. You get great support throughout the course. I have been meditating for a few years already, but learned new and valuable techniques on the course. This course is great value for money.

  338. 5 out of 5

    I am truly Grateful to have had this opportunity to take up this course . It has been extremely informative, filled with techniques and wisdom to help me with my daily practice and take it to deeper levels. . The teachers have been Great and easily accessible whenever I have had questions to clarify. Thank you so much and God Bless

  339. 5 out of 5

    I truly believe these techniques in meditation are the airplane ticket to god realization. They are simple and effective. I have not experienced more joy and peace from any other methods. I know that if these lessons were the only literature I had, I would not be needing anything else. God bless any of you who are fortunate enough to try them out or to pick up one of their books.

  340. 5 out of 5

    I’ve been involved in the meditation practice for over 30 years and have taken tons of courses online as well as workshops and I have to say that this by far is the best meditation course available online. The lessons in meditation course are absolutely wonderful and the additional live discussions and meditations added so much dimension to the course. I was going to go self-paced course route but the live interactive courses really added a bit of pressure for me and that allowed me to push forward and actually get the practice exercises done in a timely matter. Love you guys!!

  341. 5 out of 5

    i really enjoyed the course and appreciated the feedback i received from the instructors. i would recommend the course for anyone wanting to learn to meditate.

  342. 5 out of 5

    Excellent class, and I don’t say that lightly. Sure, the topics and materials were great, but what really made this an extraordinary experience was the patience, wisdom, insight, and hands-on support of the instructors (an enthusiasm of my fellow students!). Have I incorporated every new tool I learned into my practice? No. But with the feedback and guidance from Susan, Sagar, and Jitendra, I feel much more open to incorporating techniques that I otherwise would have simply brushed aside out of lack of initial interest and/or frustration (e.g., energization exercises; thanks Susan!). I will be unpacking these lessons and continuing to use them to deepen my practice for a long time to come. Many, many thanks.

  343. 5 out of 5

    A most wonderful way to start your journey of meditation. The pace allowed for everyone to keep up-but there was also lots of great information given out. I feel like I’ve stepped into a brand new world and left the old, negative, tired, unhealthy me behind. I feel much more joy in my spirit-every day is now a new adventure because my attitude has changed. The instructors and the other students are so positive and uplifting.
    This meditation class has started me on a new road to God-and I could not be happier.
    Thanks to everyone at Ananda. I highly recommend you take this course.

  344. 5 out of 5

    This course has gone way beyond my expectations. The teachers seem very sincere, and dedicated. This was my first attempt to take an on line course, and wasn’t sure how it would work, but I would not hesitate to continue on. I am meditating twice a day.. morning and before bed, and this routine has become very important to me. thank you for all that do. IDF, Jane Runkle

  345. 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed learning the principles & techniques within Lessons In Meditation.
    It gives a very complete experience for both beginner & seasoned people practicing meditation.
    The 3 instructors were very knowledgeable and prompt in replying to questions & emails.
    I loved the way the info was provided via PDFs, audios, videos & webinars.

    I had several realizations during the course that have deepened my perceptions
    and opened my heart to new possibilities — truly a life-changing experience!

    It was awesome to get to know 70+ other Dear Souls on their journey back to Oneness!

    I highly recommend everyone take this course — The course & the people I interacted with
    were both filled with Divine Wisdom & Uplifting Energy!

    It will definitely send your life in a positive direction with tools you can use
    to deepen your connection with your body, mind & soul.

    The Energization Exercises alone are a PRICELESS GIFT
    that will raise your energy level. health & your level of consciousness!

    Peace, Stillness & Joy to you All,

    Leonard (Canada)

  346. 5 out of 5

    I was nudged to pursue the path of Kriya Yoga and was more motivated to take the meditation course, I am embarrassed to admit, by the fact that I had to, than by a deep desire to learn more about meditation itself.
    However, I am very grateful that it’s an obligatory course on the journey to learn the Kriya technique, because I have gained so much from it! It is very useful and has taught me, not only a bunch of user-friendly, pleasant and pertinent meditation techniques that enhance my spiritual life, but it has also given me invaluable experiences and skills, such as discipline, an ability to instantly find Joy and it has helped bring a calmness to my life that wasn’t there before.
    I got way more than I ever expected to from this course and would suggest it to anybody who wishes to deepen their relationship with the Divine!
    Also, the people who teach it are so loving and are great at answering any questions and offering pertinent support all throughout the course! I felt their sincere love and desire to serve as our guides with these materials!
    May you find your way as pleasant or even better! :)

  347. 5 out of 5

    I have been searching for God all my life but still was wandering. I recently read The Physics of God, which I found fascinating and convincing so I did some research on Joseph Selbie . Among other things, I found his connection with Ananda . I brought up Ananda’s website and found that they would be starting a Course in Meditation. I signed up, and so happy I did. I tried meditation years ago but it did not become part of my life. Now, through this course and the instructors I feel that I have found what I have been looking for. I liked the way the course was structured and the support and caring of the teachers. I have noticed changes in the way I deal with various aspects of life and how much peace it has brought me. Thank you !

  348. 5 out of 5

    I’ve always wanted to become more disciplined in following my spiritual path and this course has enabled me to do exactly that. The lessons were well-structured with more than enough supporting information like articles, videos, downloadable lessons and mp3s. The teachers were very responsive, kind, encouraging and inspiring, always trying to provide personalized guidance whenever possible in the kindest and gentlest of ways. And the teachings were very practical, even for beginners without being pedantic or preachy in any way. One can feel the sense of inclusion, love and sharing in this school of spiritualism.

  349. 5 out of 5

    I think you’ll be hard pressed to find anything negative about this course. It’s simply a positive and uplifting environment to deepen (or start) your meditation practice.

    I had added feedback on various issues or questions I could come up with outside of the course, with suggestions on free resources to check out (like asking questions about back strengthening exercises and such).

    As some of the others have mentioned, I was unable to attend most of the live sessions due to time constraints but it’s all recorded for you and if you have questions you can talk to the instructors directly.

  350. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic course with an abundance of resources.

    Due to time zone issues, participating in the ‘group’ online sessions was not possible – however these are all recorded and available to view (for when your time zone allows).

    Bumped into ‘issues’ when participating in the course, however these issues can be addressed and explored with the functionality of the website/tuition portal.

    My spiritual journey has evolved tremendously due to the guidance provided and I cannot highly recommend enough. So much so that I have already enrolled in Step 2, and await the next stone to place my feet upon.

    Many thanks Sagar, Susan and Jitendra :)

  351. 5 out of 5

    This course brought more “life” into my life. I have learned about my relationship with God, others, and myself.
    Having to complete the weekly quizzes helped keep me accountable and follow through on meditation on the days I just didn’t want to. Allowing 9 weeks to complete the 7 week course was also beneficial. I didn’t think I’d need the extra time, as I am usually a driven student. I found that this material really required me to follow a different pace – more loving and subtle.
    The Satsang online was really helpful. Feedback was so valuable and encouraging.
    I also truly enjoyed reading from the other participants. There is so much knowledge and diversity. I was also humbled and grateful to learn there are so many others in this world truly seeking the Divine.

  352. 5 out of 5

    I’ve learned a lot throughout this course. Before the course, I was just “meditating” passively whereas this course taught me meditation is actually a very active concentration.

    The live satsang were also a great addition to deepen the practice.

    Thanks everyone for making this course happen :)

  353. 4 out of 5

    Very good class, structured well. I utilized it to create a daily habit of meditation. The energization exercise were helpful in keeping me awake during meditation time. I do plan on taking the next class. William Diedrich

  354. 5 out of 5

    An excellent course that has really helped me to make meditation a part of my daily life. The consistency of my practice that the course has helped me to cultivate has given me the benefit of a much greater sense of peace and calmness, not just while meditating, but throughout my daily living. The course is well-structured and the variety of educational material (reading, audio, video, live webinars) helped to keep me engaged. The instructors devotion to the spiritual path, and to their students, is very apparent, and greatly appreciated.

  355. 5 out of 5

    This course has allowed me to take my meditation practice to the next level. Using the tools and techniques learned in this course, I am able to meditate longer and go deeper in my meditations. All the Instructors were wonderful and the weekly webinars complemented the lessons. I would highly recommend it for people learning how to meditate.

  356. 5 out of 5

    It is written that Kriya yoga techniques will rapidly accelerate spiritual development and encender a profound state of tranquility and God-communion. These words should not be taken lightly. I was curious to know how this could be possible. Take this course and your life will be profoundly changed regardless of your intentions for joining.
    Paz, Paz, Paz, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

  357. 5 out of 5

    I had a good number of watershed moments during my weeks studying Lessons in Meditation. The course offered a wonderful variety of video, audio and literary resources and offered plenty of interactive support from the instructors along with loads of extra resources. All my questions were handled promptly and thoroughly by the instructors, whom I found to extremely knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and genuinely caring. Highly recommended.

  358. 5 out of 5

    Each experience I have with Ananda and the classes I take enrich my life and spirit! The flow, simplicity and feedback are well beyond my expectations. I felt supported and the suggestions and insight by the 3 instructors was helpful to integrate into my daily routine. Meditation is a regular spiritual practice for me now and this journey with Yogananda and Ananda and the Expanding Light is my path and I look forward to Raja Yoga and the next step in kriya yoga. Tami from Tahoe

  359. 5 out of 5

    This course exceeded my expectations in every way! I was a little uncertain about the “coldness” of an online environment and also due to a big time difference whether I would feel a part of the community, but the recordings of live sessions made that possible with nothing lost. Yoganada’s warmth was (and is) ever-present. The structure was very beneficial in helping me maintain a regular practice, and the techniques are ones I will be using the rest of my life. I’m very grateful.

  360. 5 out of 5

    It changed my life. I added in unexplainable words to the journey I was in. The desire is even more now.

    Blessings and Gratitude to Divine Mother and Ananda!

  361. 5 out of 5

    I loved this course. It is an amazing value for the price and I now have so many tools to help me keep on my meditation path and to deepen my spiritual life. I am so thankful to Online with Ananda who have made it possible for me to learn, even from deep in the rainforest, and feel connected! I highly recommend this course. Blessings

  362. 5 out of 5

    If you are looking to discipline yourself on the subject of meditation, this is the course you should take. It is precise, concise and to the point, besides reminding you of basic themes to have a true spiritual advance, – emergency for everyone in this life. After this course, I have the tools to continue on the path of meditation and internalization. Infinite thanks.

  363. 5 out of 5

    I felt a magnetic pull to this course whilst revisiting Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi and despite a decade of established meditation practice I just knew I had to sign up. Over the years meditation has gifted me inner peace through unifying the Father God and Divine polarities of both my inner and outer worlds and the techniques, support and guidance provided with Lessons in Meditation has deepened and enriched my journey in ways I’d only previously dreamed of! Feeling deeply grateful.

  364. 5 out of 5

    I loved this course ! It’s in the same time practical, theoretical and motivational, It goes to the essence by giving you simple but very efficient tools to connect with your inner self. I also loved the guidance from the teachers. Thanks a lot for all this wisdom, love and joy !

  365. 5 out of 5

    My life is enriched with meditation. It is wondrous how one can connect on so many levels through virtual contact. I am inspired by the engaged and thoughtful responses to questions, discussions and comments by the instructors and by fellow classmates. I look forward to continuing my path to kriya.

  366. 5 out of 5

    This course has meant so much to me. I have always loved God, but had no one to teach me, though I have sought wisdom. The teachers in this course or so loving and their very faces reflect knowledge of the divine. Also the course is very well designed, so that one can grow at a pace that works with a busy lifestyle. Words are inadequate for expressing my gratitude for instruction received. Joy for life is definitely much greater for me than before taking the course.

  367. 5 out of 5

    I have been meditating for some years, learning from various schools. i was at Barbados till 15th of October,2018. I was passing through a torrid time due to the financial scandal and misdemeanour of the CEO of the university. I did my best for the students of the medical school and then came back to Hyderabad, following a circuitous route. i was down financially as well. Somehow, i know that I will be able to come through the ordeal. After reaching home, I was laid up with viral fever. Being a physician and teacher, i have served my best to the downtrodden people and thus , even at the age of 72 yrs, I am not financially sound. i have been going through this meditation course. it has definitely fortified my will power . i am still passing through stormy time. I hope that, what I learnt from this course will definitely help me in attaining salvation and joy for ever. I wish to learn further.
    Thanks and regards,
    DrPVPrabhkar Rao

  368. 5 out of 5

    I was in a state of total distress when I began this course and the progress I have made in terms of my ability to connect with the infinite, with myself, and with my path has given me a sense of security and confidence I have never before experienced. The freedom of being open and honest about my experiences with the teachers and receiving loving and supportive feedback was monumental. Thank you very much.

  369. 5 out of 5

    I may have attended an “online” course, but it felt anything but. The level of care and support extended by the instructors makes you feel as though you are a part of an extended family who genuinely care about your spiritual growth and well being. Despite the immense wisdom and experience shared among the people teaching this course, there was never a moment of superiority or ego displayed by these model citizens for humanity. I was encouraged to fully engage in the course but the method of encouragement resulted in greater enthusiasm rather than a feeling of obligation. The content was very clear and the course was structured in a way where the teachings built up each other without every feeling overwhelming. There was 100% support from the fully present instructors every step of the way. The readings, audio, video and tools such as the ananda app provide your with a solid foundation to work with. I live close to one of the centers and visited ananda twice for 2 days each visit during the duration of the course, which enhanced the experience and what I was able to get out of the program. This is so much more that just a “lesson in meditation”, it’s a framework clearly laid out that shows you how to begin a clear, happy, functional and productive life. The residents and Ananda and instructors are living proof that what they are doing actually works. They really walk the walk. The joy and peace that they radiate are what I can strive towards achieving through this program and I am so grateful to have these roles models who can help me navigate out of the disfunction into a state of bliss.

  370. 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed this course. The coursework was easy to follow and the instructors were genuine. Thank you for all your inspiration and kind words. I can’t wait for the next course.

  371. 5 out of 5

    This is a wonderful course for spiritual seekers and meditators at all levels of skill and aspiration . First , it sets the framework for a strong daily practice involving meditation , visualization , prayer , affirmations , daily living and lifestyle . Much emphasis is placed on developing your Prana (life-force ) in a very positive manner . Topics such as personal magnetism , vibrations , positive affirmation and the power of prayer are all taught with enough detail to implement them in your daily life . The podcasts are of great value , extremely informative and inspiring . The Gurus teaching this course are very approachable and actually reach out to their students on their own initiative to assist them when needed . No matter what meditative or religious tradition someone is from , this is an amazing course that is taught by sincere and talented teachers . Thank you to all the Gurus involved with this course and at Ananda Sangha . You have been a great help !

  372. 5 out of 5

    What a blessing! It’s incredible to feel that from here in my little home in New Hampshire I feel completely embraced by and part of this global community of seekers. The world has become a smaller and friendlier place since joining this course and connecting with so many other precious drops in this vast ocean of oneness, with special gratitude to our teachers Sagar, Jitendra and Susan. I still have a busy mind and a long way to go (a path I can travel right here with all of you since I will be signing up for the next course in January) but I now feel I have a firm grounding in my practice, greatly increased equanimity, and expanded compassion for myself and others on this path (and for those not yet on it, or at least not consciously). I have a set of practices that have become familiar to me and that I trust will continue to deepen. Best of all, Paramahansa Yogananda comes increasingly present to me each day. I highly highly recommend this course.

  373. 5 out of 5

    Some years before I started this course, I have had a good meditation-Practice, with Buddhist Vipassana meditation. But this I lost through private circumstances. As I started this course my main goal was, to find a way…. and to strengthen my less spiritual discipline.
    The books of Paramhansa Yoganananda inspired me. This course, the step 1 of the path, was maybe the most important step in my life. I could restore my discipline and could thanks the very motivating support and care of a friendly team find more inner peace. Now I’m strong motivated to go further. Thanks for the great help.

  374. 5 out of 5

    Everything was top notch. You can tell the attention and care that the instructors put into this course. It is not only an online course but much more. It will deepen your understanding of meditation in a life applicable practice. It will offer you a community from all over the world who you will be able to relate to, kinder souls like yourself. You don’t feel alone in your spiritual journey.

  375. 5 out of 5

    I have learnt a lot about meditation and really enjoyed the course set up. I appreciate it that it was in an online format, yet each model opened weekly. This way it was easier to commit following and completing the course. I’m looking forward to learning more in the next step on the path. Namaste

  376. 5 out of 5

    This course is simply amazing with the quality of instruction that is given and the level of information that is conveyed by each of the teachers ! Each one of the teachers is extremely knowledgeable and very approachable . I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn meditation and to seasoned meditators who want to develop new and worthwhile practice skills .

  377. 5 out of 5

    This course is a really thorough experience, not only offering an incredible wealth of techniques, ideas and explanations in the forms of text, video and life events. It is also something that you can rarely find: The creation of a real community, where participants help and inspire each other. I was especially surprised and pleased with the possibility to ask questions anytime, the teachers being supportive, friendly and very knowledgeable. All of this is invaluable and goes far beyond anything that the word “course” would describe adequately. Thank you!

  378. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful! Beautiful spirits enlightening us in such a unique and soul-enriching, soul-pleasing way. Thank you for the awesome experience. I am continuing onward and will take the teacher course this spring to share this wonderful work with my local community.

    Many blessings to you. Namaste!

  379. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful! There was so much more offered by this course than I ever expected. I am very thankful to all involved, and I am continuing onward to the next course!

  380. 5 out of 5

    Very professional course, with plenty of course materials and practical video tutorials. The tutors are quick in their response to our assignments, providing us with detailed comments and instructions where needed.

  381. 5 out of 5

    I am so grateful and blessed to have taken this course on meditation and self-realization. Even though I had the book for about a year and went through it several times, this online course really helped to clarify and enhance my practice of meditation. The instructors were very caring and helpful and all the added videos and live events and writings were truly inspiring. I plan to continue on my path of practicing Kriya Yoga and learning as much as I can and living it.

  382. 5 out of 5

    I give this course 5 stars. The instructors have been so caring and supportive of my learning. The meditation course has been better than I ever dreamed it would be. Stumbling upon Ananda and the Kriya Yoga path has been a true blessing to me. I am joyful about finding the community online and so grateful to all of its members who have touched my life thus far. Namaste.

  383. 5 out of 5

    I have been a student of Self-Realization for four years. I took this course to recap and make sure all was done properly. Thank you. I have enjoyed and found it very good to refresh all the things I learned from this four year journey. Everything I have learned has been useful in every aspect of my life in this world.

    I found this late in life and feel the changes have made me more aware of my surroundings and others feelings and emotions. I feel blessed to have found this beautiful spiritual journey.

  384. 5 out of 5

    I couldn’t be more pleased with this online course in meditation. The source materials, videos, webinars, weekly guided meditations and, wonderful instructors all add up to a really in depth and highly informative introduction to meditation. The videos with Swami Kriyananda , in and of themselves, are a real treasure. The instructors are invaluable as well. Real people really living the path as Paramahansa Yogananda presented it. I couldn’t ask for more and feel greatly blessed that this opportunity to learn and grow spiritually exists.

  385. 5 out of 5

    I’d been practicing meditation for about a year before finding the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda through Swami Kriyananda. I knew instantly that whatever Swamiji and Ananda had to offer was what I’d been searching for my entire life. I can honestly say that Ananda and this course are a gift from God. Never have I been so inspired by such teachings, or experienced such love from the teachers in the online course.

  386. 5 out of 5

    A journey begins….when the time is right. Want to thank the team for their dedication in guiding the students step by step. It is overwhelming living in NYC but everyday is spent in gratitude and love for God – getting a step closer.
    Thank you again.

  387. 5 out of 5

    I did TM for 35 years and believe Kriya Yoga is the next step up! This first course on the Path of Kriya Yoga was beyond my highest expectations!

  388. 1 out of 5

    Enjoyed the lessons and liked the format of presentation. I have taken my meditation to the next level. The teachers are very helpful. namaste.

  389. 5 out of 5

    Really nice looking website. There’s all kinds of free content on the Ananda Meditation app. Lessons In Meditation is great for getting full instructions on the techniques in the Ananda Meditation app.

  390. 5 out of 5

    I am so happy that I joined this course. I am meditating for more than two years now but meditating without proper learning the process is like trying to read books without learning abc.
    After doing this cource, I am enjoying the meditation for longer period of time. I can spend time alone and feel happy most of the time. I enjoyed the course and getting guidance from the teachers inspired me to follow this path. Thank you all for your feedbacks and guidance. Namaste.

  391. 5 out of 5

    Even though I had been meditating for several years before attending this course; the methods, techniques, and inspiration shared by the instructors have helped me immensely. Where my practice was sporadic, it is now consistent. Where it was at times a struggle to relax and go deep, it is now nearly effortless. Where my meditation once provide only a fleeting calmness in my life, it now pervades my days. Many great gifts were conveyed during these teachings and I feel blessed to have been included.

  392. 5 out of 5

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course on the first step towards Kriya Yoga. Many and almost all of the teachings of this course I have included in my daily practice. Especially the breathing techniques have improved my sense of calm. Life throws so many challenges at us and we are overwhelmed by those challenges. Meditation has helped me cope with those challenges to a great extent. I have realized that meditation must be practiced every day for it to be effective. I thank the team at Online with Ananda and wish you good luck in the future.

  393. 5 out of 5

    My life has been enriched through the practices taught in this course and through the caring support of the instructors. I enjoyed the varied sources of information (readings, webinars, guided meditations, recordings) and being personally connected to a community of like-minded people. The guidance of Swami Kriyananda, through his audio and video recordings, brought depth and richness to the study of these practices. I will carry these lessons forward into my daily practice of yoga.

  394. 5 out of 5

    I am so grateful that I took this course. It has really step changed my meditation. I have learnt a lot that’s useful and it has really helped me to deepen my connection. The pace of the course as well as the guidance of the teachers is really supportive to learning and internalising as you go.

  395. 5 out of 5

    The course has a clear progression so the learning is manageable and straight forward. The learning material is good with some inspiring videos and audio talks. The practices are clear and very helpful. The teachers are caring and warm, certainly a good advocate for the quality of Kriya Yoga. Overall a quality course, now it is up to me to make sure that I bring what I have learned into my everyday life.

  396. 5 out of 5

    This class has been such an awesome experience for me… has changed my life in many ways. I am so grateful to all of our wonderful instructors. I plan to continue on with Ananda on line as a member and with some of the other classes. Thank you all so much!! You are all such a blessing!

  397. 5 out of 5

    I enjoyed this course and went from meditating sporadically to meditating daily.
    The amount of support material was more thorough
    than many other online courses I’ve taken, which cost twice as much.
    The material was presented in a step by step way that was easy to follow
    and the exercises to do each week were clearly delineated.
    The teachers responded quickly, thoughtfully and in an encouraging
    manner. Being able to download the .pdf’s and .mp3’s was very convenient.
    All of this helped to make the course was very inspiring and made me want to continue
    with the next in the series. My sincere thanks to the teachers!

  398. 5 out of 5

    I loved the course. I am very impressed with the love and care of the teachers. I did have problems connecting with some live web events and my device does not support the software for the recordings. Very happy though thankyou

  399. 5 out of 5

    I have been meditating for the past 5 years on and off. I am so happy that I took this course. It gave me a deeper understanding of meditation and also taught me techniques to help me go deeper. I now look forward to meditating everyday. The instructors were super friendly and extremely helpful as well. I feel like I have become a part of a new family.

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