Inspiring interviews with meditators, talking about what their meditation practice means to them.

Why I Meditate — Vibha

Vibha, a government administrator, and Ananda Gurgaon devotee on why she meditates. “I was trying my best to achieve the best everywhere. But it was just not working. And I was at my wit’s end, I struggled to work longer hours and it was not coming together. So when I was having all this stress in my life, a natural … Read More

Why I Meditate — Mickey

Mickey, gemstone specialist, astrologer, and social activist, on why he meditates. “It’s part of my life. This is like you got something very good. You know, it’s very difficult to explain, why I do meditate. I meditate because I’m enjoying meditation. And I think I chose meditation for this path, and without meditation or without reading, doing yoga it’s not … Read More

Why I Meditate — Madhureeta

Madhureeta, an Ananda Gurgaon devotee, film director, writer and producer talks about why she meditates. “The question of why I meditate would be something that maybe would have been better for me to answer before I started meditating. Now, you know, the answer is the question: “Why not meditate?” I think my mind was unclear, muddy. Before I started to … Read More

Why I Meditate — Jayeeta

Jayeeta, an Ananda Gurgaon devotee, on why she meditates. “Namaskar, I’m Jaeeta. Meditation started with me when I was in a very turbulent emotional phase of my life. That is when I got into meditation. When I started meditating, within the first week I could feel that I was feeling more peaceful. I was feeling much more filled with joy, … Read More

Why I Meditate — Dipti

Dipti, an Ananda Gurgaon devotee and Director of Finance at Philips-Consumer Lifestyle, talks about why she meditates. “I’m the head of finance for a multinational corporation, and it requires me to take make decisions involving crores of rupees for the organization. And if I’m not concentrating, you know where I can go with all that money. Fundamentally, my tendency to … Read More

Why I Meditate — Devendra

Brahmachari Devendra on why he meditates. He co-directs Ananda’s activities in Gurgaon, practicing and spreading the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. “I think one of the greatest benefits of meditation to me is that it opens the heart. And I could connect with other people much more easily. The other thing about meditation is that it brings joy in life, the … Read More

Energy and Focus

Dr. Harpreet, an Ananda Gurgaon devotee and heart surgeon, explains how meditation helps him stay energetic and focused when doing surgery and seeing patients. “Being in this profession, and working for almost 10 to 15 hours a day, six days a week, and operating on three to four patients daily, I sometimes wonder: “What is it which gives me so … Read More

Superconscious Music Making

Mediation is key to tuning into unlimited stream of musical inspiration. “Meditation is the key to inspire performance. My name is David Eby, and I’ve been playing cello since I was six years old. And music has always been a part of my life. Meditation has brought out the best that music has to offer. Many of the great composers … Read More

True Peace and Lasting Fulfillment

Trying to find peace and fulfillment from things will yield temporary results. True peace and lasting fulfillment can only be found within. “Well, when I was eight years old, I remember thinking that the one experience I wanted was peace. I always grew up thinking that if I really had a job that served other people, that if I had … Read More

Opening My Heart to the Flow of Nature

By listening and watching in the stillness of meditation, Ananta opens his heart to the flow of nature. “My favorite quote about plants is – Luther Burbank said that “the secret of improved plant breeding (apart from scientific knowledge) is love”. I’ve been meditating for over 40 years, and I meditate twice a day. I always meditate before I come … Read More

Knowing Where to Look for Balance

Prakash shares how meditation helps him find balance by knowing how to find his center. “All my life, I wanted to try to find balance inside myself, because I didn’t experience it. It was, it was too fast or too slow or too upset or too depressed. And when I came into meditation, I was able to find a place … Read More

Music & Consciouness

Mediation is central in creating music from an inner experience. “I consider meditation to be central to everything I do with music. Every song, everything comes from that inner experience. And I just find that’s the only way it really has any meaning, that to found a song and something that’s real, like something that’s actually changed me or moved … Read More