Take Your Meditation to a Deeper Level

Deepening MeditationThis course covers all aspects of meditation. It offers guidance on how to refine our meditation practices, until eventually, we can go beyond technique, entering into the deep stillness within. It is taught by some of Ananda’s most treasured teachers — each bringing nearly 50 years of meditation experience to each presentation.

What You’ll Receive:

  • 6 ninety-minute video classes (listed below).
  • Audio mp3 downloads of each class.
  • 3 bonus audio mp3 talks by Swami Kriyananda.
  • Reading assignments (pdf).
  • 5 assignments to help you take your meditation to another level.
  • Personal support (via email or telephone).
  • Certificate of Completion.

More About Course

Deepening Meditation Online Course

“A devotee was having difficulty receiving the results in meditation that he wanted. One evening he found the Master alone, and said to him, ‘Sir, I keep trying and trying, but I’m not going deep. Am I not trying hard enough?’ The Master shook his head. ‘You are trying too hard,’ he said. ‘You are using too much will power. It becomes nervous. Just be natural. As long as you try hard to meditate, you will not succeed—just as, if you try hard to fall asleep, you won’t be able to do it. Will power should be applied gradually; otherwise it can be detrimental. That’s why it is good in the beginning to emphasize relaxation.” — Paramhansa Yogananda 

Learning techniques of meditation is simple, refining the ART of our practice is a life long process. In this course, we’ll explore ways to deepen our existing practice, expand our understanding of the techniques and how they can take deepen our experience, and ways to stay inspired so that meditation grows into a life skill. The ancient practice of Kriya Yoga will also be introduced, as well as many ways to keep your meditative efforts strong and ever-heading towards your divine goals.
In this self-paced course you will have unlimited access to the material to complete the six lessons. We encourage you to complete one lesson per week and to dedicate some time every day to your study so that you may get the most from the material. Take full advantage of the interactive forums to share your thoughts and inspiration with other participants, and the course instructor is available to support you throughout your journey.

Videos Included:

  • YogaWhat Does Deepening Your Meditation Mean?

    with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

  • YogaStrengthening your Meditation Techniques

    with Nayaswamis Gyandev and Diksha, Nayaswami Bharat

  • YogaKriya and Devotion

    with Nayaswami Jaya and Nayaswami Anandi

  • YogaSeclusion is the Price of Greatness

    with Nayaswamis Savitri and Sudarshan, Nayaswami Durga

  • YogaObstacles to Meditation

    with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

  • YogaPanel of Ananda Young People and Long-Time Devotees

    with Indra Kaufman, Kalamali Lee, and Nayaswamis Ananta and Maria

Course Outline

  • Video — What Does Deepening Your Meditation Mean?
  • Audio Recording — What Does Deepening Your Meditation Mean?
  • Reading assignment — Class 1 Presentation
  • Video — Strengthening Your Meditation Techniques
  • Audio Recording — Strengthening Your Meditation Techniques
  • Reading assignment — All Spreading AUM
  • Class 2 Presentation
  • Class 2 Assignment
  • Video — Kriya and Devotion
  • Audio Recording — Kriya and Devotion
  • Class 3 Presentation
  • Class 3 Assignment
  • Video — Seclusion is the Price of Greatness
  • Audio — Seclusion is the Price of Greatness
  • Class 4 Presentation
  • Class 4 Assignment


  • Video — Obstacles to Meditation
  • Audio Recording — Obstacles to Meditation
  • Class 4 Presentation
  • Class 4 Assignment
  • Video — Panel of Ananda Young People and Long-Time Devotees
  • Audio Recording — Panel of Ananda Young People and Long-Time Devotees
  • Class 4 Presentation
  • Class 4 Forum Assignment
After achievement of required scores in assignments 2-5, you will receive your Certificate of Completion.
Associated Courses

Dhyan Garcia-Davis

Dhyan Garcia-Davis grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Ananda Village back in 2010. Immersing himself in the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, he finally discovered what had always been missing in his life: inner joy. Through the power of Kriya Yoga and service to others, Dhyan has dedicated his life to spreading the universally applicable teachings of yoga and meditation to other truth seeking souls. Being a certified Ananda Yoga and Meditation teacher, he has lived and taught these liberating techniques of yoga both in America and India. Earnest in his search for truth and in his love for others, Dhyan extends his friendship to soul friends everywhere.

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