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Meditation — Yoga Classes — Chanting and Kirtan
Sunday Service — Healing Prayer Circle — and much more!
“Above all, cultivate the habit of meditation. This is the inner switch you turn on to connect yourself with the Infinite.“~ Paramhansa Yogananda
Meditation is the heart of our spiritual tradition at Ananda. We offer meditation throughout the week. Some meditations are at the end of a Yoga Class, and others are separate programs. All Meditations are guided and no previous experience is necessary. View Full Meditation & Yoga Schedule
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Purification Ceremony 1st Sunday, 11:00-11:15am
FIRE CEREMONY – A purification ceremony to help the spiritual aspirant release negative energy and attract positive energy. We gather around a small fire, chanting the Gayatri Mantra and the Mahamrimunjaya Mantra while pouring ghee (symbolic of our devotion) and tossing rice (seeds of our past karma) into the fire. Participants are invited to burn a small piece of paper containing their spiritual intention.
Long Meditation (1.5 hrs) , 2nd Sunday, 12:45-2:15pm
LONG MEDITATION – Lead by Ananda Minister Kyle Mcdonald. P. Yogananda counseled sincere meditators to have at least one longer meditation per week in addition to what they practice daily. He said a longer meditation serves as an opportunity for the spiritual aspirant to dive deeper into the silence within where true intuition is experienced. Practicing in a group is also a valuable opportunity to meditate with those who have more experience.
Healing Prayer Circle, Last Thursday of the Month, 6:00-6:45pm
HEALING PRAYER CIRCLE– We use the Divine Will Healing techniques taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. Guided Prayers, Affirmations, Visualizations and other healing techniques – helps in opening the hearts and minds of all who participate and bring many blessings to those who receive. Everyone is welcome! Learn More
Monthly Kirtan: Group Chanting Last Sunday 12:45-1:45pm
“Chanting is half the battle!” -Paramhansa Yogananda.
You cannot take one step on the spiritual path without devotion. Chanting is the most effective way to awaken the hearts natural love. Kirtan is the practice of chanting spiritual songs together in a group and meditating on their effects. Join us the last Sunday of each month from 1:00-2:15 p.m. for group chanting. Learn More
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