Experience the Transformative Power of Meditation

Free Introduction to Meditation“Never accept the thought that meditation is not for you.” — Paramhansa Yogananda

This course can help you experience the transformative power of meditation, based on the universal teachings of Yoga as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda.

Our hope is that you find inner peace, joy, and fulfillment from within and discover that you can meditate. We’ve helped hundreds of people live more peaceful and happy lives. This course is spiritual, as well as scientific, in its approach. It is not belief based or religious.

Meditation can help you live in peace, happiness, and success. Get started right away and experience the joy and peace that is your true nature.

Topics Include:

  • How to relax.
  • Centered breathing.
  • Meditation keys for beginners.
  • Guided audio and video on meditation.

What You’ll Receive:

  • Digital text.
  • Audio learning files (mp3).
  • Digital video.
  • One-on-one support via e-mail or phone.

More About Course

Free Introduction to Meditation“Meditation is a process of returning to your own center. It is learning to relate to life and to your environment from who you are, and not from the way other people try to define you.” — Swami Kriyananda   from Meditation for Starters


This introductory course provides a solid base of understanding what meditation IS and how to apply the various techniques so that you experience deep states of peace within your own Self. You’ll learn the fundamentals of meditation so that you may begin developing a habitual practice. The essence of meditation is deep relaxation and concentration. This course presents various practices that help release physical discomfort while sitting and techniques to relax and focus the mind.
In this self-paced course you will have 30 days to complete three 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.

You will receive an email reminder seven days before your enrollment period expires. We offer enrollment extensions freely, so if you find you need more time to complete the course, you can let us know at admin@onlinewithananda.org.

Course Outline

  • Reading Assignment — What is Meditation?
  • Reading Assignment — Meditation Keys for Beginners
  • Reading Assignment — Swami Kriyananda on Meditation
  • Video — Meditation for Starters with Swami Kriyananda
  • Audio Recording — Physical Guided Relaxation (5 minutes)
  • Audio Recording — Guided Meditation (1 minute)
  • Homework for the First Week
  • Breathing Meditation Basics for Relaxation
  • Deep Relaxation
  • How to Sit Comfortably
  • Video — How to Sit Comfortably for Meditation
  • Audio — Guided Relaxation
  • Audio — Guided Meditation
  • Homework for the Second Week
  • The Art of Meditation
  • Practical Tips for Meditation
  • Importance of Environment
  • Audio — Guided Meditation
Additional Resources:
  • Daily Meditator Newsletter
  • Movie Trailer — Finding Happiness Movie
Associated Courses

Dhyan Davis

Dhyan 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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