Calendar

Sep
1
Fri
Friday Group Meditation
Sep 1 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

MeditationRetreat_400Drop in for a lunch time refresher! Friday can become a day of inner calmness and joy with a short group meditation at the Ananda Center  12:15 – 12:45.

These are open to all. Join in the powerful dynamic of group meditations and connect with your inner fountain of dynamic energy, spiritual connection and peace.

Come when you can. We understand that people have different availability. Bring your gear, or borrow a chair. Come and add your light to the group.

Cost:

Donation basis

Sep
3
Sun
CCSA
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
CCSA @ Ananda Dallas Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Child Centered Spiritual Activities are offered every Sunday in our center classroom during our Festival of Light service that is held in the adjoining temple space. The children are led in games, stories, crafts and simple yoga and meditation that uplift the consciousness and reminds them of their spiritual identity. Please contact us for more information.

Sunday Service
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service @ Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

The Sunday worship service at Ananda is inspired by the meditation tradition of the East and the ancient teachings of mystical Christianity, with inspirational readings from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. Service includes music, group chanting and meditation, an inspirational talk drawn from the writings of Paramhansa Yogananda, and a unique blessing ceremony called the Festival of Light.

Before service begins at 10 am, you are welcome to a period of silent meditation from 9 to 9:45 am. Those who wish can also participate in a ceremony of individual prayer for freedom or clarity about a personal challenge, called the Purification Ceremony. You may offer that prayer at the altar.

Our hearts and our sanctuary are open to people of all faiths, races, orientations, truth-seekers, people exploring meditation for the first time, and anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the meaning and purpose of life.

After Service, you are invited to meet the ministers and others in the congregation over snacks in the foyer.

Sep
5
Tue
Ananda Yoga
Sep 5 @ 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Ananda Yoga is a gentle and meditative approach to Hatha Yoga with emphasis on the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.  Learn more about Ananda Yoga here.

Our approach emphasizes dynamic relaxation through the various postures, combined with breathing techniques, affirmations and mental focus. Postures are adapted for individual needs and abilities and we encourage awareness and relaxation rather than physical strain. The result is physical rejuvenation, mental clarity and a deeper sense of inner peace.

Classes are suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing. Please come a bit early for your first class, to meet the instructor and answer questions. Mats and blankets are provided, but you may bring your own gear. 

*Preregistration is encouraged, but not required. Drop-ins are welcome.

  • No classes on Dec 26, 28 or Jan 2

 

Tuesday Group Meditation
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

MeditationRetreat_400Join us for our Tuesday evening group meditation from 7:30–8:30pm (right after Hatha Yoga).

These are open to all. Join in the powerful dynamic of group meditations. This is a wonderful way to decompress from your day at work and to finish the rest of your week with focused and dynamic energy.

We invite all to come for part of or for the entire hour. We understand that people have different availability. Bring your gear, or borrow a chair. Come and add your light to the group.

Cost:

Donation basis

Sep
7
Thu
Ananda Yoga
Sep 7 @ 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Ananda Yoga is a gentle and meditative approach to Hatha Yoga with emphasis on the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.  Learn more about Ananda Yoga here.

Our approach emphasizes dynamic relaxation through the various postures, combined with breathing techniques, affirmations and mental focus. Postures are adapted for individual needs and abilities and we encourage awareness and relaxation rather than physical strain. The result is physical rejuvenation, mental clarity and a deeper sense of inner peace.

Classes are suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing. Please come a bit early for your first class, to meet the instructor and answer questions. Mats and blankets are provided, but you may bring your own gear. 

*Preregistration is encouraged, but not required. Drop-ins are welcome.

  • No classes on Dec 26, 28 or Jan 2

 

Bansuri Bliss Concert
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bansuri Bliss Concert @ Ananda Dallas Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Ananda Dallas is blessed to present and share an evening of ragas by master flutist Pandit Rupak Kulkarni, accompanied by Maestro Hindole Majumdar on Tabla. Don’t miss this touring act from India when they visit Dallas! It will be an extroardinary night of musical bliss from these reknown Indian artists! For more information on the artists, please visit www.rupakkulkarni.com and www.hindolemajumdar.com

Biographies:
RUPAK KULKARNI: The “Classical” Rupak, with music blown into his breath by father Late Pt. Malhar Kulkarni, Rupak has blossomed under the finest tutelage of flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia to become an outstanding exponent of “Maihar Gharana”. As a “Ganda Bandh” shagird of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia since the tender age of 12, Rupak with arduous training and hard work, has mastered “Dhrupad, Khayal and Tantrakari ang” (style) equally well. In fact, his recital is always a rare treat combining Dhrupad and Khayal gayaki, melodious alap and scintillating “Tatkar” (tounging technique used for Jhala) innovative improvisation with mesmerising “Layakari”, superb breath control and dexterous finger work.
Rupak has had the rare distinction of having connoisseurs and music maestros such as Pandit Ravi Shankar and Pandit Bhimsen Joshi in his audience, who have lauded his music.
With concerts across the globe in countries such as Australia, America, Russia, Japan, Africa, England, France and others, Rupak has acquired a dignified maturity in his playing at an enviably early age. His concert at “Asian Super Flautist Festival” in Japan is particularly a memorable one.
In India, Rupak has performed at almost all prestigious music conferences. Be it, Sawai Gandharva, Pune; Tansen Samaroh, Gwalior; Vishnu Digamber Paluskar Samaroh, New Delhi; Times of India 150 years celebration concerts and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkatta; Hirabai Badodekar Smruti Samaroh and Gunidas Sammelan, Mumbai.
The “Filmi” Rupak: Rupak has lent his musical prowess to many melodies hitting the chart busters. Has worked with renowned music directors from Bollywood. Films such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam (K3G), Fiza, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer etc. have him playing in not just the main songs but also in the background scores, arousing emotions varying from pathos to exuberance.
The “Fusion” Rupak: Rupak has collaborated with many renowned musicians from the West to create scintillating music. Some of them being…
Piano – C. C. Kreusch (Germany); Oola Melander (Sweden)
Drums – Trilok Gurtu; Taufiq Qureshi; Reto Weber and Stephen Rigert (Switzerland)
Guitar – Marc Liebeskind (Switzerland)
Saxophone – Philip Harpen (France)
Djembe – Adama Drame (West Africa)
“Monsoon Magic” and “Unwind” are Rupak’s bold and successful endeavours with fusion music. Besides, he has composed and performed along with his own fusion group “Sonakshi”.

HINDOLE MAJUMDAR occupies a commendable position amongst the young tabla players of his generation. Inspired by his maternal grandfather, Late Sri Chittaranjan Roy, an ardent music lover, and his mother, Late Sunanda Majumdar, a teacher by profession and a Kathak dancer disciple of Pandit RamgopalMishra of the Jaipur gharana, Hindole started learning tabla at the tender age of 5. In his very first performance at the age of 10, he completely enthralled the audience.

He received his first formal training from Shri Shibshankar Karmakar, a disciple of Ustad KaramatullahKhan, Farukkhabad Gharana. He continues to receive training from the great tabla maestro Pandit SankhaChatterjee (of the Punjab and Farukkhabad Gharana) in a guru-shishya parampara.He has also had the opportunity to learn South Indian Rhythm style from the Mridangam exponent Pandit S.Shekhar.

Hindole now performs all over the globe accompanying various artists, and his work and experiment is critically acclaimed by music enthusiasts all over the globe. He has accompanied illustrious musicians of Indian Classical music like Ustad Shahid Parvez, Dr. N. Rajam, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Pandit VishwamohanBhatt, Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya, Pandit Rupak Kulkarni, Pandit Rakesh Chaurasia, Vidwan ShashankSubramanium, Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar, Pandit Jayteerth Mevundi, Vidwan Lalgudi Krishnan, VidwanGanesh Rajgopalan to name a few. He has collaborated with world music percussionists like Doyra player Abbos Kosimov, four time Grammy award winner Glenn Velez, and world renowned Mridangam exponent Legendary Trichy Sankaran.

Hindole has founded the Hindole Majumdar School of Music and Dance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in USA where he teaches Tabla and Indian Rhythm on a regular basis. He has also numerous CD’s audio and video albums released by various record companies including his own record label Sunanda Records.

Thursday Group Meditation
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday Group Meditation @ Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Join us for our Thursday evening group meditation from 7:30–8 pm.

*No meditation on Oct 19

These are open to all. Join in the powerful dynamic of group meditations. This is a wonderful way to decompress from your day at work and to finish the rest of your week with focused and dynamic energy.

We invite all to come for part of or for the entire hour. We understand that people have different availability. Bring your gear, or borrow a chair. Come and add your light to the group.

Cost:

Donation basis

Sep
8
Fri
Friday Group Meditation
Sep 8 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

MeditationRetreat_400Drop in for a lunch time refresher! Friday can become a day of inner calmness and joy with a short group meditation at the Ananda Center  12:15 – 12:45.

These are open to all. Join in the powerful dynamic of group meditations and connect with your inner fountain of dynamic energy, spiritual connection and peace.

Come when you can. We understand that people have different availability. Bring your gear, or borrow a chair. Come and add your light to the group.

Cost:

Donation basis

Sep
9
Sat
Free – Introduction to Meditation
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Free - Introduction to Meditation @ Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Why is meditation gaining popularity and acclaim across the world? The simple answer is that it is the perfect tool for us to reclaim balance, inner peace and connection to our true nature.  In a time when hyperstimulation and increasing complexity pulls our energy ever outward, meditation helps us rediscover what lies within. 

You will be led through fundamental meditation techniques to calm the breath, quiet the mind, release tension and experience a deep inner peace. Our teachers are experienced and are here to help you discover how meditation can help in every aspect of life.

All are welcome! No registration required.

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