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Ananda Course in Meditation (Testimonial by John)

September 23, 2021

An attendee to the Ananda Course in Meditation bolstered his existing, but inconsistent, practice of meditation. John shares about his experience with participating in the course, previously called Lessons in Meditation.



Hello, my name is John, and I'm an investigative social work supervisor. I live in Pennsylvania.

Life-Changing Results

When I found the Ananda Lessons in Meditation course, I thought that it would be perfect for me because my daily practice was not really where I wanted it to be. And so, I was hoping that if by taking the course, I might be able to bolster that practice. And, in fact, that's exactly what happened.  This course, for me, was absolutely life-changing. And it's really led to so many good things. I'm so happy that I took it.

The instructors are wonderful, the people are full of joy, and they are really happy to share the teachings. And so that made me want to dig deeper into them.

What You Receive During the Course

And the lessons are written in a way that is very easy to understand. There are supplemental videos and audio, which really drive the point home. And then there's this whole community, which is really beautiful of like-minded souls who are taking this course. And we're able to interact through live satsangs. And we were also, you know, able to ask questions, both in class and outside of class, to our instructors. So really, it was just beautiful.

And by the time the course wrapped up, I felt like I had really gained so much, but mostly a daily practice. And there wasn't a lot of pressure to do that. It happened very gradually.

Family and Friends Notice a Before and After Difference

I had friends coming up to me when the course was over, saying "What's changed about you? Something’s different." My family had said they noticed a difference. I used to feel like a very negative person. But through this course and the teachings and just spending the time and meditation, I realized that the person who I used to think was me is not me, and there was something deeper behind that.

So I really encourage you to take this course. It's a beautiful opportunity to spend some time in meditation and to really get to know who you are. And so I wish you the best.

Namaste. Joy to you.

Learn Paramhansa Yogananda’s Scientific Meditation Techniques

Whether a beginning or experienced meditator, take this meditation class to develop or deepen your daily meditation practice and connect with your higher Self.

The Powerful Tool of Daily Meditation

Daily meditation helps us overcome our limitations and achieve our highest potential. Meditators worldwide testify that meditation helps transform commonly experienced emotions such as stress, fear and anxiety into the peace, calmness and joy. Regular meditation also naturally enhances our concentration, energy levels and creativity.

For the past 50 years, Ananda has taught Paramhansa Yogananda’s meditation techniques that show us how to attain optimal well-being on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. With our Ananda Course in Meditation (formerly Lessons in Meditation) you, too, can learn to meditate deeply and consistently and can reap all the benefits of a vibrant meditation practice.

Why Take This Meditation Class?

Make Daily Meditation a Reality

Our 10-week online meditation class is structured to guide you step-by-step through the various tools and meditation techniques you need to create a sustainable practice. Weekly assignments and inspiration will help you build a routine that works for you.

Receive Caring Support from Experienced Instructors

We all face unique challenges with our meditations. Your instructors are there to answer your questions, to offer individual feedback, and to encourage you as you learn to meditate or deepen your existing practice.

Learn Meditation Techniques for Self-Realization

These universal scientific techniques taught by Paramhansa Yogananda are for mind, body, and soul healing. But most of all, they will help you connect with your higher Self, the Divine, or God. This course is also the first step toward learning Kriya Yoga, Yogananda’s highest technique for Self-realization.

Join a Worldwide Community of Truthseekers

With our cohort model, you will go through the course and meditate online with like-minded classmates from all over the world. Upon completion of the course, you will also receive a free one-month membership with Ananda’s Virtual Community.

What You’ll Receive in This Meditation Class

- A structured curriculum of 8 lessons in meditation with 2 additional weeks to pace your learning

- Weekly live webinars with guided meditations, discussions, and Q&A recorded for offline viewing

- Downloadable PDF of each meditation lesson

- Weekly assignments and quizzes to guide your understanding with personalized feedback

- Audio MP3s, videos, and inspiration accompanying each week’s meditation lesson

- Inspiration and sharing through online forums by our top meditation class instructors

- Certificate of completion

- Lifetime access to course material upon course completion

- One time free re-enrollment (within 2 years of course purchase) for students who are unable to complete the course