79 reviews for Lessons in Meditation

  1. 5 out of 5

    I have been meditating for the past 5 years on and off. I am so happy that I took this course. It gave me a deeper understanding of meditation and also taught me techniques to help me go deeper. I now look forward to meditating everyday. The instructors were super friendly and extremely helpful as well. I feel like I have become a part of a new family.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I loved the course. I am very impressed with the love and care of the teachers. I did have problems connecting with some live web events and my device does not support the software for the recordings. Very happy though thankyou

  3. 5 out of 5

    I enjoyed this course and went from meditating sporadically to meditating daily.
    The amount of support material was more thorough
    than many other online courses I’ve taken, which cost twice as much.
    The material was presented in a step by step way that was easy to follow
    and the exercises to do each week were clearly delineated.
    The teachers responded quickly, thoughtfully and in an encouraging
    manner. Being able to download the .pdf’s and .mp3’s was very convenient.
    All of this helped to make the course was very inspiring and made me want to continue
    with the next in the series. My sincere thanks to the teachers!

  4. 5 out of 5

    This class has been such an awesome experience for me…..it has changed my life in many ways. I am so grateful to all of our wonderful instructors. I plan to continue on with Ananda on line as a member and with some of the other classes. Thank you all so much!! You are all such a blessing!

  5. 5 out of 5

    The course has a clear progression so the learning is manageable and straight forward. The learning material is good with some inspiring videos and audio talks. The practices are clear and very helpful. The teachers are caring and warm, certainly a good advocate for the quality of Kriya Yoga. Overall a quality course, now it is up to me to make sure that I bring what I have learned into my everyday life.

  6. 5 out of 5

    I am so grateful that I took this course. It has really step changed my meditation. I have learnt a lot that’s useful and it has really helped me to deepen my connection. The pace of the course as well as the guidance of the teachers is really supportive to learning and internalising as you go.

  7. 5 out of 5

    My life has been enriched through the practices taught in this course and through the caring support of the instructors. I enjoyed the varied sources of information (readings, webinars, guided meditations, recordings) and being personally connected to a community of like-minded people. The guidance of Swami Kriyananda, through his audio and video recordings, brought depth and richness to the study of these practices. I will carry these lessons forward into my daily practice of yoga.

  8. 5 out of 5

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course on the first step towards Kriya Yoga. Many and almost all of the teachings of this course I have included in my daily practice. Especially the breathing techniques have improved my sense of calm. Life throws so many challenges at us and we are overwhelmed by those challenges. Meditation has helped me cope with those challenges to a great extent. I have realized that meditation must be practiced every day for it to be effective. I thank the team at Online with Ananda and wish you good luck in the future.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Even though I had been meditating for several years before attending this course; the methods, techniques, and inspiration shared by the instructors have helped me immensely. Where my practice was sporadic, it is now consistent. Where it was at times a struggle to relax and go deep, it is now nearly effortless. Where my meditation once provide only a fleeting calmness in my life, it now pervades my days. Many great gifts were conveyed during these teachings and I feel blessed to have been included.

  10. 5 out of 5

    I am so happy that I joined this course. I am meditating for more than two years now but meditating without proper learning the process is like trying to read books without learning abc.
    After doing this cource, I am enjoying the meditation for longer period of time. I can spend time alone and feel happy most of the time. I enjoyed the course and getting guidance from the teachers inspired me to follow this path. Thank you all for your feedbacks and guidance. Namaste.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Really nice looking website. There’s all kinds of free content on the Ananda Meditation app. Lessons In Meditation is great for getting full instructions on the techniques in the Ananda Meditation app.

  12. 1 out of 5

    Enjoyed the lessons and liked the format of presentation. I have taken my meditation to the next level. The teachers are very helpful. namaste.

  13. 5 out of 5

    I did TM for 35 years and believe Kriya Yoga is the next step up! This first course on the Path of Kriya Yoga was beyond my highest expectations!

  14. 5 out of 5

    A journey begins….when the time is right. Want to thank the team for their dedication in guiding the students step by step. It is overwhelming living in NYC but everyday is spent in gratitude and love for God – getting a step closer.
    Thank you again.

  15. 5 out of 5

    I’d been practicing meditation for about a year before finding the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda through Swami Kriyananda. I knew instantly that whatever Swamiji and Ananda had to offer was what I’d been searching for my entire life. I can honestly say that Ananda and this course are a gift from God. Never have I been so inspired by such teachings, or experienced such love from the teachers in the online course.

  16. 5 out of 5

    I couldn’t be more pleased with this online course in meditation. The source materials, videos, webinars, weekly guided meditations and, wonderful instructors all add up to a really in depth and highly informative introduction to meditation. The videos with Swami Kriyananda , in and of themselves, are a real treasure. The instructors are invaluable as well. Real people really living the path as Paramahansa Yogananda presented it. I couldn’t ask for more and feel greatly blessed that this opportunity to learn and grow spiritually exists.

  17. 5 out of 5

    I have been a student of Self-Realization for four years. I took this course to recap and make sure all was done properly. Thank you. I have enjoyed and found it very good to refresh all the things I learned from this four year journey. Everything I have learned has been useful in every aspect of my life in this world.

    I found this late in life and feel the changes have made me more aware of my surroundings and others feelings and emotions. I feel blessed to have found this beautiful spiritual journey.

  18. 5 out of 5

    I give this course 5 stars. The instructors have been so caring and supportive of my learning. The meditation course has been better than I ever dreamed it would be. Stumbling upon Ananda and the Kriya Yoga path has been a true blessing to me. I am joyful about finding the community online and so grateful to all of its members who have touched my life thus far. Namaste.

  19. 5 out of 5

    I am so grateful and blessed to have taken this course on meditation and self-realization. Even though I had the book for about a year and went through it several times, this online course really helped to clarify and enhance my practice of meditation. The instructors were very caring and helpful and all the added videos and live events and writings were truly inspiring. I plan to continue on my path of practicing Kriya Yoga and learning as much as I can and living it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Very professional course, with plenty of course materials and practical video tutorials. The tutors are quick in their response to our assignments, providing us with detailed comments and instructions where needed.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful! There was so much more offered by this course than I ever expected. I am very thankful to all involved, and I am continuing onward to the next course!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful! Beautiful spirits enlightening us in such a unique and soul-enriching, soul-pleasing way. Thank you for the awesome experience. I am continuing onward and will take the teacher course this spring to share this wonderful work with my local community.

    Many blessings to you. Namaste!

  23. 5 out of 5

    This course is a really thorough experience, not only offering an incredible wealth of techniques, ideas and explanations in the forms of text, video and life events. It is also something that you can rarely find: The creation of a real community, where participants help and inspire each other. I was especially surprised and pleased with the possibility to ask questions anytime, the teachers being supportive, friendly and very knowledgeable. All of this is invaluable and goes far beyond anything that the word “course” would describe adequately. Thank you!

  24. 5 out of 5

    This course is simply amazing with the quality of instruction that is given and the level of information that is conveyed by each of the teachers ! Each one of the teachers is extremely knowledgeable and very approachable . I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn meditation and to seasoned meditators who want to develop new and worthwhile practice skills .

  25. 5 out of 5

    I have learnt a lot about meditation and really enjoyed the course set up. I appreciate it that it was in an online format, yet each model opened weekly. This way it was easier to commit following and completing the course. I’m looking forward to learning more in the next step on the path. Namaste

  26. 5 out of 5

    Everything was top notch. You can tell the attention and care that the instructors put into this course. It is not only an online course but much more. It will deepen your understanding of meditation in a life applicable practice. It will offer you a community from all over the world who you will be able to relate to, kinder souls like yourself. You don’t feel alone in your spiritual journey.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Some years before I started this course, I have had a good meditation-Practice, with Buddhist Vipassana meditation. But this I lost through private circumstances. As I started this course my main goal was, to find a way…. and to strengthen my less spiritual discipline.
    The books of Paramhansa Yoganananda inspired me. This course, the step 1 of the path, was maybe the most important step in my life. I could restore my discipline and could thanks the very motivating support and care of a friendly team find more inner peace. Now I’m strong motivated to go further. Thanks for the great help.

  28. 5 out of 5

    What a blessing! It’s incredible to feel that from here in my little home in New Hampshire I feel completely embraced by and part of this global community of seekers. The world has become a smaller and friendlier place since joining this course and connecting with so many other precious drops in this vast ocean of oneness, with special gratitude to our teachers Sagar, Jitendra and Susan. I still have a busy mind and a long way to go (a path I can travel right here with all of you since I will be signing up for the next course in January) but I now feel I have a firm grounding in my practice, greatly increased equanimity, and expanded compassion for myself and others on this path (and for those not yet on it, or at least not consciously). I have a set of practices that have become familiar to me and that I trust will continue to deepen. Best of all, Paramahansa Yogananda comes increasingly present to me each day. I highly highly recommend this course.

  29. 5 out of 5

    This is a wonderful course for spiritual seekers and meditators at all levels of skill and aspiration . First , it sets the framework for a strong daily practice involving meditation , visualization , prayer , affirmations , daily living and lifestyle . Much emphasis is placed on developing your Prana (life-force ) in a very positive manner . Topics such as personal magnetism , vibrations , positive affirmation and the power of prayer are all taught with enough detail to implement them in your daily life . The podcasts are of great value , extremely informative and inspiring . The Gurus teaching this course are very approachable and actually reach out to their students on their own initiative to assist them when needed . No matter what meditative or religious tradition someone is from , this is an amazing course that is taught by sincere and talented teachers . Thank you to all the Gurus involved with this course and at Ananda Sangha . You have been a great help !

  30. 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed this course. The coursework was easy to follow and the instructors were genuine. Thank you for all your inspiration and kind words. I can’t wait for the next course.

  31. 5 out of 5

    I may have attended an “online” course, but it felt anything but. The level of care and support extended by the instructors makes you feel as though you are a part of an extended family who genuinely care about your spiritual growth and well being. Despite the immense wisdom and experience shared among the people teaching this course, there was never a moment of superiority or ego displayed by these model citizens for humanity. I was encouraged to fully engage in the course but the method of encouragement resulted in greater enthusiasm rather than a feeling of obligation. The content was very clear and the course was structured in a way where the teachings built up each other without every feeling overwhelming. There was 100% support from the fully present instructors every step of the way. The readings, audio, video and tools such as the ananda app provide your with a solid foundation to work with. I live close to one of the centers and visited ananda twice for 2 days each visit during the duration of the course, which enhanced the experience and what I was able to get out of the program. This is so much more that just a “lesson in meditation”, it’s a framework clearly laid out that shows you how to begin a clear, happy, functional and productive life. The residents and Ananda and instructors are living proof that what they are doing actually works. They really walk the walk. The joy and peace that they radiate are what I can strive towards achieving through this program and I am so grateful to have these roles models who can help me navigate out of the disfunction into a state of bliss.

  32. 5 out of 5

    I was in a state of total distress when I began this course and the progress I have made in terms of my ability to connect with the infinite, with myself, and with my path has given me a sense of security and confidence I have never before experienced. The freedom of being open and honest about my experiences with the teachers and receiving loving and supportive feedback was monumental. Thank you very much.

  33. 5 out of 5

    I have been meditating for some years, learning from various schools. i was at Barbados till 15th of October,2018. I was passing through a torrid time due to the financial scandal and misdemeanour of the CEO of the university. I did my best for the students of the medical school and then came back to Hyderabad, following a circuitous route. i was down financially as well. Somehow, i know that I will be able to come through the ordeal. After reaching home, I was laid up with viral fever. Being a physician and teacher, i have served my best to the downtrodden people and thus , even at the age of 72 yrs, I am not financially sound. i have been going through this meditation course. it has definitely fortified my will power . i am still passing through stormy time. I hope that, what I learnt from this course will definitely help me in attaining salvation and joy for ever. I wish to learn further.
    Thanks and regards,
    DrPVPrabhkar Rao

  34. 5 out of 5

    This course has meant so much to me. I have always loved God, but had no one to teach me, though I have sought wisdom. The teachers in this course or so loving and their very faces reflect knowledge of the divine. Also the course is very well designed, so that one can grow at a pace that works with a busy lifestyle. Words are inadequate for expressing my gratitude for instruction received. Joy for life is definitely much greater for me than before taking the course.

  35. 5 out of 5

    My life is enriched with meditation. It is wondrous how one can connect on so many levels through virtual contact. I am inspired by the engaged and thoughtful responses to questions, discussions and comments by the instructors and by fellow classmates. I look forward to continuing my path to kriya.

  36. 5 out of 5

    I loved this course ! It’s in the same time practical, theoretical and motivational, It goes to the essence by giving you simple but very efficient tools to connect with your inner self. I also loved the guidance from the teachers. Thanks a lot for all this wisdom, love and joy !

  37. 5 out of 5

    I felt a magnetic pull to this course whilst revisiting Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi and despite a decade of established meditation practice I just knew I had to sign up. Over the years meditation has gifted me inner peace through unifying the Father God and Divine polarities of both my inner and outer worlds and the techniques, support and guidance provided with Lessons in Meditation has deepened and enriched my journey in ways I’d only previously dreamed of! Feeling deeply grateful.

  38. 5 out of 5

    If you are looking to discipline yourself on the subject of meditation, this is the course you should take. It is precise, concise and to the point, besides reminding you of basic themes to have a true spiritual advance, – emergency for everyone in this life. After this course, I have the tools to continue on the path of meditation and internalization. Infinite thanks.

  39. 5 out of 5

    I loved this course. It is an amazing value for the price and I now have so many tools to help me keep on my meditation path and to deepen my spiritual life. I am so thankful to Online with Ananda who have made it possible for me to learn, even from deep in the rainforest, and feel connected! I highly recommend this course. Blessings

  40. 5 out of 5

    It changed my life. I added in unexplainable words to the journey I was in. The desire is even more now.

    Blessings and Gratitude to Divine Mother and Ananda!

  41. 5 out of 5

    This course exceeded my expectations in every way! I was a little uncertain about the “coldness” of an online environment and also due to a big time difference whether I would feel a part of the community, but the recordings of live sessions made that possible with nothing lost. Yoganada’s warmth was (and is) ever-present. The structure was very beneficial in helping me maintain a regular practice, and the techniques are ones I will be using the rest of my life. I’m very grateful.

  42. 5 out of 5

    Each experience I have with Ananda and the classes I take enrich my life and spirit! The flow, simplicity and feedback are well beyond my expectations. I felt supported and the suggestions and insight by the 3 instructors was helpful to integrate into my daily routine. Meditation is a regular spiritual practice for me now and this journey with Yogananda and Ananda and the Expanding Light is my path and I look forward to Raja Yoga and the next step in kriya yoga. Tami from Tahoe

  43. 5 out of 5

    I had a good number of watershed moments during my weeks studying Lessons in Meditation. The course offered a wonderful variety of video, audio and literary resources and offered plenty of interactive support from the instructors along with loads of extra resources. All my questions were handled promptly and thoroughly by the instructors, whom I found to extremely knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and genuinely caring. Highly recommended.

  44. 5 out of 5

    It is written that Kriya yoga techniques will rapidly accelerate spiritual development and encender a profound state of tranquility and God-communion. These words should not be taken lightly. I was curious to know how this could be possible. Take this course and your life will be profoundly changed regardless of your intentions for joining.
    Paz, Paz, Paz, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

  45. 5 out of 5

    This course has allowed me to take my meditation practice to the next level. Using the tools and techniques learned in this course, I am able to meditate longer and go deeper in my meditations. All the Instructors were wonderful and the weekly webinars complemented the lessons. I would highly recommend it for people learning how to meditate.

  46. 5 out of 5

    An excellent course that has really helped me to make meditation a part of my daily life. The consistency of my practice that the course has helped me to cultivate has given me the benefit of a much greater sense of peace and calmness, not just while meditating, but throughout my daily living. The course is well-structured and the variety of educational material (reading, audio, video, live webinars) helped to keep me engaged. The instructors devotion to the spiritual path, and to their students, is very apparent, and greatly appreciated.

  47. 4 out of 5

    Very good class, structured well. I utilized it to create a daily habit of meditation. The energization exercise were helpful in keeping me awake during meditation time. I do plan on taking the next class. William Diedrich

  48. 5 out of 5

    I’ve learned a lot throughout this course. Before the course, I was just “meditating” passively whereas this course taught me meditation is actually a very active concentration.

    The live satsang were also a great addition to deepen the practice.

    Thanks everyone for making this course happen 🙂

  49. 5 out of 5

    This course brought more “life” into my life. I have learned about my relationship with God, others, and myself.
    Having to complete the weekly quizzes helped keep me accountable and follow through on meditation on the days I just didn’t want to. Allowing 9 weeks to complete the 7 week course was also beneficial. I didn’t think I’d need the extra time, as I am usually a driven student. I found that this material really required me to follow a different pace – more loving and subtle.
    The Satsang online was really helpful. Feedback was so valuable and encouraging.
    I also truly enjoyed reading from the other participants. There is so much knowledge and diversity. I was also humbled and grateful to learn there are so many others in this world truly seeking the Divine.

  50. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic course with an abundance of resources.

    Due to time zone issues, participating in the ‘group’ online sessions was not possible – however these are all recorded and available to view (for when your time zone allows).

    Bumped into ‘issues’ when participating in the course, however these issues can be addressed and explored with the functionality of the website/tuition portal.

    My spiritual journey has evolved tremendously due to the guidance provided and I cannot highly recommend enough. So much so that I have already enrolled in Step 2, and await the next stone to place my feet upon.

    Many thanks Sagar, Susan and Jitendra 🙂

  51. 5 out of 5

    I think you’ll be hard pressed to find anything negative about this course. It’s simply a positive and uplifting environment to deepen (or start) your meditation practice.

    I had added feedback on various issues or questions I could come up with outside of the course, with suggestions on free resources to check out (like asking questions about back strengthening exercises and such).

    As some of the others have mentioned, I was unable to attend most of the live sessions due to time constraints but it’s all recorded for you and if you have questions you can talk to the instructors directly.

  52. 5 out of 5

    I’ve always wanted to become more disciplined in following my spiritual path and this course has enabled me to do exactly that. The lessons were well-structured with more than enough supporting information like articles, videos, downloadable lessons and mp3s. The teachers were very responsive, kind, encouraging and inspiring, always trying to provide personalized guidance whenever possible in the kindest and gentlest of ways. And the teachings were very practical, even for beginners without being pedantic or preachy in any way. One can feel the sense of inclusion, love and sharing in this school of spiritualism.

  53. 5 out of 5

    I have been searching for God all my life but still was wandering. I recently read The Physics of God, which I found fascinating and convincing so I did some research on Joseph Selbie . Among other things, I found his connection with Ananda . I brought up Ananda’s website and found that they would be starting a Course in Meditation. I signed up, and so happy I did. I tried meditation years ago but it did not become part of my life. Now, through this course and the instructors I feel that I have found what I have been looking for. I liked the way the course was structured and the support and caring of the teachers. I have noticed changes in the way I deal with various aspects of life and how much peace it has brought me. Thank you !

  54. 5 out of 5

    I was nudged to pursue the path of Kriya Yoga and was more motivated to take the meditation course, I am embarrassed to admit, by the fact that I had to, than by a deep desire to learn more about meditation itself.
    However, I am very grateful that it’s an obligatory course on the journey to learn the Kriya technique, because I have gained so much from it! It is very useful and has taught me, not only a bunch of user-friendly, pleasant and pertinent meditation techniques that enhance my spiritual life, but it has also given me invaluable experiences and skills, such as discipline, an ability to instantly find Joy and it has helped bring a calmness to my life that wasn’t there before.
    I got way more than I ever expected to from this course and would suggest it to anybody who wishes to deepen their relationship with the Divine!
    Also, the people who teach it are so loving and are great at answering any questions and offering pertinent support all throughout the course! I felt their sincere love and desire to serve as our guides with these materials!
    May you find your way as pleasant or even better! 🙂

  55. 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed learning the principles & techniques within Lessons In Meditation.
    It gives a very complete experience for both beginner & seasoned people practicing meditation.
    The 3 instructors were very knowledgeable and prompt in replying to questions & emails.
    I loved the way the info was provided via PDFs, audios, videos & webinars.

    I had several realizations during the course that have deepened my perceptions
    and opened my heart to new possibilities — truly a life-changing experience!

    It was awesome to get to know 70+ other Dear Souls on their journey back to Oneness!

    I highly recommend everyone take this course — The course & the people I interacted with
    were both filled with Divine Wisdom & Uplifting Energy!

    It will definitely send your life in a positive direction with tools you can use
    to deepen your connection with your body, mind & soul.

    The Energization Exercises alone are a PRICELESS GIFT
    that will raise your energy level. health & your level of consciousness!

    Peace, Stillness & Joy to you All,

    Leonard (Canada)

  56. 5 out of 5

    This course has gone way beyond my expectations. The teachers seem very sincere, and dedicated. This was my first attempt to take an on line course, and wasn’t sure how it would work, but I would not hesitate to continue on. I am meditating twice a day.. morning and before bed, and this routine has become very important to me. thank you for all that do. IDF, Jane Runkle

  57. 5 out of 5

    A most wonderful way to start your journey of meditation. The pace allowed for everyone to keep up-but there was also lots of great information given out. I feel like I’ve stepped into a brand new world and left the old, negative, tired, unhealthy me behind. I feel much more joy in my spirit-every day is now a new adventure because my attitude has changed. The instructors and the other students are so positive and uplifting.
    This meditation class has started me on a new road to God-and I could not be happier.
    Thanks to everyone at Ananda. I highly recommend you take this course.

  58. 5 out of 5

    Excellent class, and I don’t say that lightly. Sure, the topics and materials were great, but what really made this an extraordinary experience was the patience, wisdom, insight, and hands-on support of the instructors (an enthusiasm of my fellow students!). Have I incorporated every new tool I learned into my practice? No. But with the feedback and guidance from Susan, Sagar, and Jitendra, I feel much more open to incorporating techniques that I otherwise would have simply brushed aside out of lack of initial interest and/or frustration (e.g., energization exercises; thanks Susan!). I will be unpacking these lessons and continuing to use them to deepen my practice for a long time to come. Many, many thanks.

  59. 5 out of 5

    i really enjoyed the course and appreciated the feedback i received from the instructors. i would recommend the course for anyone wanting to learn to meditate.

  60. 5 out of 5

    I’ve been involved in the meditation practice for over 30 years and have taken tons of courses online as well as workshops and I have to say that this by far is the best meditation course available online. The lessons in meditation course are absolutely wonderful and the additional live discussions and meditations added so much dimension to the course. I was going to go self-paced course route but the live interactive courses really added a bit of pressure for me and that allowed me to push forward and actually get the practice exercises done in a timely matter. Love you guys!!

  61. 5 out of 5

    I truly believe these techniques in meditation are the airplane ticket to god realization. They are simple and effective. I have not experienced more joy and peace from any other methods. I know that if these lessons were the only literature I had, I would not be needing anything else. God bless any of you who are fortunate enough to try them out or to pick up one of their books.

  62. 5 out of 5

    I am truly Grateful to have had this opportunity to take up this course . It has been extremely informative, filled with techniques and wisdom to help me with my daily practice and take it to deeper levels. . The teachers have been Great and easily accessible whenever I have had questions to clarify. Thank you so much and God Bless

  63. 5 out of 5

    The course was well run with great content and exceptional and attentive teachers. You get great support throughout the course. I have been meditating for a few years already, but learned new and valuable techniques on the course. This course is great value for money.

  64. 5 out of 5

    Great message and wonderful support as I navigated the tools and techniques to learn understand and feel the message!

  65. 5 out of 5

    It been really special to witness how discovering ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’, followed by the ‘Lessons in Meditation’ courses found me at the perfect phase in my life. I had become very interested in finding the right teachers and teachings that could guide my spiritual practice, help me to get the most out of my daily commitment and inspire my spirit with continued enthusiasm for meditation throughout the rest of my life. I’m happy to say that I couldn’t be more enchanted by the course lessons and teachers in this first class. Everything that I’ve read, listened to and practiced with over the past several weeks has continued to stoke my inner fire more and more each week. I’ve signed up for the next round of courses without a single hesitation because I cannot wait to continue along this delightfully curious adventure with Paramahansa Yogananda and the Great Saints of East and West as delivered through their incredibly inspiring living disciples at Ananda. Thank you for doing this work!

  66. 5 out of 5

    This is a great course and accessible way into Kriya yoga. The course is well structured and easy to follow and lays out the foundations in a clear and concise way. It’s enjoyable and inspirational. Although the course takes places in a virtual way – I found there was a very is a strong energetic transmission from the videos containing Swami Kriyananda which is truly a gift. Highly reccomended.

  67. 5 out of 5

    This course has been more than I would have ever imagined. I began as part of my sacrifice for Lent and was 100% committed to putting every ounce of my effort into this course. I believe that made a big difference. Also the reason I was willing to put all of my effort towards the course was because I had read Autobiography of a Yogi and was drawn to this teaching. But I can’t stress enough how important effort and willingness is. In the 8 weeks it took me to complete this course, my daily experience has changed dramatically. I used to have to drag myself out of bed each morning because I had no energy or excitement about my day. I used to highly depend on distractions and escapes just to make it through my days and weeks. By the time I was halfway through this course, I was able to wake up each morning with a positive outlook and let go of most of my distractions and escapes. For me, this was absolutely miraculous because I had been in this state of functional depression for at least 7 years and nothing had worked. But through this course I experienced an inward sense of peace and joy that I had been looking for outwardly. I’m really looking forward to course #2.

  68. 5 out of 5

    Yes. Sign up now. Great organization (both in terms of how the information was presented, as well as the entitiy of Ananda itself). The materials were presented in depth, with a nice range of formats (regular interactive, live stream satsangs, which were also recorded for viewing convenience; video lessons with accompanying PDF transcripts; printed material from Ananda books; chanting. Good instructors and good instructor interactions at a number of levels, including personalized feedback for each lesson quiz. Easy enough not to be an added burden in one’s life, while also challenging enough to actually learn many good tools. The many interlocking aspects of meditation that were presented (including body, mind, soul, and spirit) added to, and greatly enriched what I had previously thought of as simply a struggle just to sit and attempt to clear the mind. I continue to deepen my practice and understanding of the movement of prana, and the Energization Exercises are elegantly simple and hold potential for a process of ongoing deepening and appreciation of the importance of prana. Having become more appreciative of chanting over the last few years, it was a pleasant surprise to know that Yogananda said that “chanting is half the battle.” Like I said, Yes! Sign up now….

  69. 5 out of 5

    This is really a great course with a wide variety of tools and techniques which are so helpful. I was deeply impressed about the wisdom , the totality and the heartful connection in this course. This was really uplifting and so helpful ! Thanks for this opportunity .

  70. 5 out of 5

    I cannot express enough how much I loved this course. I have always loved the Idea of meditation, but never really understood the why’s and the hows. I learned So much here. The instructors are Fabulous! Always available to answer questions in a detailed, expressive way and very supportive! I took this course while very, very busy but I still learned so much. Thank you for the opportunity!

  71. 5 out of 5

    Thank you for the care, consideration and love that went into this course. It has deepened my meditation practice and allowed me to incorporate it into my everyday life. The techniques are all practical and achieve a result. The support of the Teachers has been fantastic and while I was one of many on the course I felt that they took time to connect through the weekly quiz and the online support network. Much Love and Light to all of you special Beings.

  72. 5 out of 5

    I was pretty new at meditation an wanted to deep my knowledge on the subject. This course has given me a new perspetive on meditation and in life, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this course, the instructors are great, always there to guide us. I took this course while being a mon and working full time, I did it and it has helped me in many ways, I highly recommend this course! 🙂 I am very grateful for the opportunity I had to do this course.

  73. 5 out of 5

    Great course. The instructors are helpful and supportive. Thank you!

  74. 5 out of 5

    I am so glad I found this course, it really helped to start from the basic building blocks of meditation and learn proven techniques from past masters. The instructors were always on hand for any questions and I really felt part of a family during the course. Thanks a million. Looking forward to the next one…

  75. 5 out of 5

    What an excellent program ! The teachers make it so as they take a firm interest in seeing you progress in your practice and that you understand the material. They deliver exceptional value and the structure is flexible yet directed toward your development in joy and union. Highly recommend this class !

  76. 5 out of 5

    It took me quite a while to decide whether I was ready to take this course and commit myself to the time and effort required. As soon as the course began I knew I had made the right decision. The teachers were excellent and showed great care for the students. I received great feedback and all of my questions were answered. The course material was extremely well organized and presented via written lessons, videos, and live discussion. There was a great deal of depth in the content which made it suitable for novices, for experienced meditators, and for those who have taught meditation. I see the Lessons in Meditation course as a great gift that has been given to me and I am excited to continue and to grow my meditation practice and understanding. I highly recommend this course!

  77. 5 out of 5

    I Just completed the “Lessons in Meditation” course. Having read “Man’s Eternal Quest” and “Autobiography of a Yogi” (in that order), I was convinced theoretically -more than 20 years ago- about the purpose of life as explained by Paramhansa Yogananda; to find never ending happiness! Then getting sucked into life made this a second priority ! But now after so many years I am back again, more than convinced that never ending happiness is not to be found in the material world. We are willing to spend hours watching TV or practicing piano etc, years studying to become a Doctor or Lawyer thinking it will bring us permanent happiness, but very little or no time in Meditation, which will bring us the never ending, ever changing joy we all long for. This course has set me on the right path again! The welcoming and understanding teachers have made this course an absolute pleasure. In Sagar, you will find one of the most accomplished teachers. If you have a burning desire to understand the mysteries of life, read the above books and join this course that will culminate in learning Kriya Yoga.

  78. 5 out of 5

    I learned so much from this course. Before when I meditated and I would just focus on my higher self, a kind of consciousness feedback loop as it were. That was fine as far as it went, but there was something missing; it was kind of sterile and it didn’t really go anywhere.
    Lessons in Meditation added depth and breadth to my practice. At first, I wondered if the postures and breathing exercises were necessary, but they do help in calming the body and focusing the mind. It’s hard to argue with thousands of years of development, after all. The practices helped me create a space where I could deepen my devotion to the Divine, and that’s where this class really shined.
    More than once, something in the reading or the webinars would answer questions that I had been pondering as if in answer to my prayers.
    Many thanks to all the teachers. Now, it’s on to Raja Yoga!

  79. 5 out of 5

    For the first time, I am meditating regularly. I now understand how to address physical and mental restlessness. Taking the time to learn and put these this instruction has paid off for me. This is just what I needed to start a meditation practice. Thanks Ananda folks, you do important work!

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