Meditation for Peace-Of-Mind (Guided Meditation with Sita)

Enjoy a thirty-minute guided meditation with Ananda meditation teacher, Sita from Ananda Seattle. This meditation is appropriate for all levels, from experienced to brand-new meditators. Reading: Whispers from Eternity, Paramhansa Yogananda: “No loud of whispered words of prayer shall steal away my love. With the soul’s unspoken language I will express my hunger for Thee. Thy voice is silence, and … Read More

How Arjuna Got the Brahma Shiras, and What We Can Learn from It (with Murali Venkatrao)

One of the most inspiring stories from the Mahabharata is the story of how Arjuna acquires the mysterious Brahma Shiras astra, a weapon of unimaginable power, from Dronacharya. Others had tried, but failed. With determination and creativity, Arjuna alone triumphed. His accomplishment embodies valuable yogic principles that are relevant to anyone who seeks success in life, whether material or spiritual.

“Things are looking up!” — Guided Meditation with Sita

Most of us know to ‘look up’ or look at the point between the eyebrows when we meditate, but what does this mean exactly? “To concentrate at the point between the eyebrows, look upward – not crossing your eyes, but converging them slightly as though you were gazing at your thumbnail outstretched above you. The important thing is that your … Read More

Should We Pray to Saints?

In the Protestant reformation long ago, reverence, devotion and prayers to the saints were rejected in favor of going directly to Christ. Seems “logical” but is it perhaps too austere?

Quiet Mind: Tips for Meditators

Certain physical positions, mudras of hands, face and eyes can help us achieve quietness of mind both during sitting and during daily activity. Hriman shares a few things he’s learned over the years that not necessarily in classes or books.

Portable Paradise of Peace (Guided meditation with Sita)

“Portable Paradise of Peace,” guided meditation with Sita Who amongst us isn’t seeking peace of mind? As it says in the Bagavad Gita, “To the peaceless, how is happiness possible?” Meditation doesn’t add peace. The techniques remove the tension and restlessness that blocks our inherent state of peace. Yogananda said that once you practice meditation, you realize that all along … Read More

How Do I Manage My Screen Time?

There is no substitute for self-awareness, intention, and self-discipline. Whether social media, Netflix, romance novels, and any number of other distractions, we can exercise self-control.

Meditation for Health and Vitality

“Meditation for Health and Vitality!” with Sita Tocco Good health is often perceived as a mere absence of disease. But good health, as Swami Kriyananda writes, “is a radiant state of inner well-being.” Affirmation: “My body cells obey my will: They dance with divine vitality! I am well! I am strong! I am a flowing river of boundless power and … Read More