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, Spiritual Growth

Is My Meditation Working?

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


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


What Is Actually Meant by “Deep Meditation”

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Celeste: I am a meditator, and I would like to understand what is actually meant by “deep meditation”. Are there signs of deep meditation, or a feeling one gets? I know what I feel like when I feel that I have gone deep in a meditation, but what would master say is ‘deep’? thank you.