Learn to Meditate - The Path of Kriya Yoga, Level 1
Starts on Sunday, 1 October, 11:15 am - 2:30 pm
Paramhansa Yogananda wrote, “Meditation is the highest form of activity a person can perform.” It is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. It gives a direct, intuitive experience of higher consciousness, and is the cornerstone of deep spirituality. It also brings balance, rest, and growing inner peace.
This course is open to anyone who wishes to learn to meditate, regardless of religious or spiritual background. Whether or not you are new to meditation, these lessons can help you establish and develop a deep, consistent practice and help awaken within the peace, joy, and divine love that are a part of your true nature. It’s step one out of four on the Path of Kriya Yoga but can be done also as a standalone course.
About The Course
This course is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. The techniques given by Yogananda are highly scientific and don’t require any belief system to practice. They are simple yet profoundly effective and have been taught by yogis for millennia in one form or another.
In two classes of three hours each, we will cover:
Paramhansa Yogananda’s Hong Sau technique of concentration
Workings of the conscious, subconscious, and superconscious mind
Superconscious Living Exercises
How to sit comfortably for meditation
How to still the restless mind
The Roadmap to meditation
The importance of breath/mind connection and the power of the focused mind
Basic principles for controlling and increasing your physical and mental energy
How to take experiences of peace and joy in meditation into daily life.
How to establish and meditation routine
The Course Fee: ₹ 1500/-
The course fee includes:
- Two in-person classes with guided meditations, lecture, and Q&A
- A simple lunch following each class
- “Lessons in Meditation” textbook
- Downloadable audio file of guided meditation
- (Optional) Personal mentoring: Your personal mentor will be available to guide you in your practice and answer your questions. We encourage you to stay in touch with your mentor throughout the duration of the course.
Completion of the Course:
Completion of this course is a prerequisite for enrolling Kriya Yoga Meditation - The Art and Science of Raja Yoga (Level 2).
This course is highly comprehensive and you will learn the basics of meditation from “how to sit comfortably in meditation” to “experiencing feelings of deep peace and joy”.
Sign Up For
Learn to Meditate - The Path of Kriya Yoga Level 1 (in-person)
Class 1 - Sunday, 1 October, 11:15 am - 2:30 pm
Class 2 - Sunday, 8 October, 11:15 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Ananda Sangha Delhi, N-100 Panchsheel Park, New Delhi
Limited space. Register in advance.
₹ 500 for the repeat.
(No pre-registration is required. Please come to the registration table on the day of the class.)
In case you are not able to join in-person, you can sign up for our self-paced, online version of Learn to Meditate course.
About The Teachers
Aarti Verma is a certified Ananda Yoga and Meditation teacher and a Sharing Nature facilitator. She is certified in speciality yoga including Chair Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Aarti has been conducting specialized workshops and classes for Ananda Sangha Delhi since 2016. The recent class topics include karma and free will, and overcoming harmful emotions. She is also a sound therapist with a keen interest in aiding people to balance their energies.
Hari Sudhan has been serving at Ananda Sangha Delhi full time since 2016. He is one of the main teachers for Kriya Yoga Meditation Basic Course and the Art and Science of Raja Yoga. Hari works closely with students in and outside of the class, assisting them to prepare for receiving Kriya Yoga Initiation. He has been practicing Kriya Yoga since 2008. Previously, Hari worked as an architect for 10 years. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from Anna University.
Sachi Vajani joined Ananda Sangha Delhi in 2016. She has been a Kriyaban since 2017, and a Yoga Alliance certified Ananda Yoga teacher. She regularly leads yoga, meditation and other special classes and workshops. She also serves as part of the Healing Prayer team. Sachi has been also instrumental in coordinating seva activities at the ashram. Professionally, Sachi is an artist specialized in canvas painting.
What Others Say About This Course
Choosing to do basic course turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. It helped me understand basics of meditation like proper posture, different ways of sitting and how to breathe correctly. It also introduced me to Superconscious Living Exercises with which I could feel instant upliftment of energy. This course helped me set up a daily meditation routine and view life from a different lens. I started feeling calmer, happier, special and inspired inside. The inner smile and gratitude stay longer and keep me strong even in challenging times. This course is like enrolling oneself in school of life and is for everyone.
Whether you are a beginner at meditation or an 'experienced' meditator, you will find the Ananda Sangha approach to meditation and spirituality a most refreshing one.
It's a blessing to be a part of Ananda Sangha. The meditation courses offered here are most organised, detailed and most importantly a combination of theory and practical teachings. Even though I took the classes online, this wasn't like other online meditation courses. All the teachers here are very energetic and eager to help at any point in time. You not only learn meditation but also get tools to sail through this life. I made lots of like-minded friends here. I highly recommend this course to anyone and everyone.
Who we are
Ananda Sangha Delhi is a place dedicated to sharing the spirit and teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of “Autobiography of a Yogi.” We offer classes for the path of Kriya Yoga, Sunday Satsang, morning and evening guided meditations, healing prayer sessions, Ananda Yoga workshops, and workshops for students, corporate workers, children and more. You will also find ongoing support in the form of like-minded souls and members of Ananda Delhi.
Whether you’re interested in managing stress or exploring the spiritual aspects of meditation, you will find our environment highly conducive to your search for peace and truth. Our ashram in Panchsheel Park is a spiritual oasis in the heart of Delhi. Many who come here are fascinated by an instant feeling of joy and calmness cultivated through years of meditation by thousands of practitioners.
Ananda Sangha is a global movement, a worldwide non-profit organization, based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, who showed how everyone can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality. Ananda was founded in 1968 by Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, one of the leading spiritual teachers in the world today. He left his body on 21 April 2013. His spiritual successor, Nayaswami Jyotish, along with his wife Nayaswami Devi are the current spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide. Read more about them here.