Meditation, Spiritual Practice

‘I Meditate!’ How Meditation Changed My Life

It is 6 a.m. and before I can open my eyes, my stomach is churning with dread. A mass of anxiety has settled in the pit of my belly like swamp-floor sludge. The muck has pinned me to the bed and I want nothing more than to stay here and allow the day to pass by without my participation. However, … Read More

Meditation, Spiritual Growth

A Meditating World

In this article we will fly high, soaring on the wings of visualization and imagination. Our wings will be the dream of a world in peace. We will picture a globe that is following the wise words of the Dalai Lama: If every eight-year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one … Read More


Meditation for Kids: The Antidote to Screen Time

Children today are bombarded with an overwhelming amount of media. The average American child consumes a little more than two hours of screen time every. single. day. My kids get screen time, too. I am practical in my idealism and am not a purist about this issue. In the “old days” TV ads were the family nemesis, transforming children into … Read More


Why Is There Never Time for Meditation?

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Marcela Ries: I live alone — so there is only one person to do all that is required to do life….. I know that meditation can help prioritize — yet — (especially in summer — with a very large garden) I have to accept that I never feel like there is time to have a conscious lifestyle (including meditation, kriya, exercise, conscious food purchase and preparation, enough sleep) plus all … Read More


Too Much Kundalini Rising

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from sandeep hiray: Dear sir while meditation my head will go upward and strong kundalini shakti will raise in body. but i am not able to handle it. it create pressure in body and i hold it and sudenly i relise it. then my head get vibrate and i get hugh jurk. how to handel this


Experiences in meditation

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ryan: Good evening. This question actually stems from an experience nearly 20 years ago when I first took up a personal meditation practice. Once while in deep meditation my visual field went totally white and as my concentration increased I felt as though I was travelling back in time. I have no other way of explaining it, really. What happened to … Read More


Is Too Much Meditation Dangerous?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Buddha: Is too much meditation dangerous? Recently i’ve been meditating a lot forgetting about my body totally recently i meditated for 2 days continuously and it was like 2 minutes have passed for me but my mother is tensed for me she starts getting worried that what i’m doing and how do i sustain that long without eating and drinking. Actually … Read More


Karma and Meditation

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Garry Jenness: I have meditated off and on for over 53 years. My efforts have been, shall we say, not so fruitful. Lately, I have given a more heartfelt effort. Now it seems the floodgates of my karma have opened wide. What, if anything, can be done to keep me from letting the “world” win? I have been an Ananda member, I … Read More


How Can I Have an Experience of Babaji?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Sharath Kutty: Sir, I so much want to have an experience of Babaji. I mean, I believe in them very much, but I don’t have any experience. Please let me know how I can have a great experience of Babaji. Please suggest to me any mantras or chants to him.


Joy Is Beyond Phenomena

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from vinod kumar dudani: I have started practcising Hong-sau technique since Jan.2017. I do follow the technique honestly and reach the state of breathlessness which prolong to 30-45 seconds but at this stage I feel my bowels are filled with air. Is it natural or unnatural? My second question is that during Hong-sau practice, I some time visualise a flow of black clouds with … Read More