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May
18
Fri
Friday Group Meditation
May 18 @ 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

Ananda Book Club
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ananda Book Club @ See description below

Join us for the Ananda Bookclub satsang. We will be studying books by Yogananda and Kriyananda, Our current selection is from the Wisdom of Yogananda Series: How to Awaken your True Potential.

We will be meeting twice a month, on the first and third Fridays, at a community member’s home. Right now we are meeting at Bo Hale’s home: 

Address:

Bo Hale
6615 Shell Flower ln
Dallas, TX 75252 US

Future meetings may take place at different locations. Contact familyministry@anandadallas.org for directions and location. 

FREE – and open to everyone including families. (Kids will play together in another area) Come at any break time (see below). 

First Friday is Ladies’ Night

Third Friday Everyone Welcome!

Format:

6- 6:45 meditate

6:45-7:30 potluck dinner

7:30-8:30 book club

 

May
20
Sun
CCSA
May 20 @ 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
May 20 @ 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.

Meditation Teacher Training Spring 2018
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to teach others the joys of meditation! This interactive training will provide the instruction and tools for you to begin!

Class times for this course:

Fri, May 11, 7 – 9pm

Sat, May 12, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Sun, May 13, 1 – 4pm

Sun, May 20, 1 – 4pm

14 hours total

Teaching can be a doorway to deeper understanding for your own spiritual practices, and helping others to discover meditation is a wonderful gift to yourself and to society.

Why take this course?

The land of healing lies within, radiant with that happiness blindly sought in a thousand misdirections.”   –  Paramhansa Yogananda
Never has there been, in modern society, a greater need for individuals to learn to rely more on inner than on outer resources. Burn out, depression and stress are but symptoms of a widespread and vital need to build an inner, spiritual life based on the solid foundation of personal experience.
If you are a yoga teacher, a social worker, a student or in any other way interested in inspiring yourself and others with the practice of the ancient science and art of meditation, then this teacher training course is for you.

What basic techniques will you learn?

To the ancient teachings of Self-Realization that he adapted to Western needs, Yogananda contributed with a unique method to increase the awareness of the subtle energies in body and mind, the mastery of which constitutes a core ingredient for meditation.

In this course you will receive knowledge on which this method is built plus exercises that your students can take home to prepare their bodies and minds for meditation.

The core concentration technique you will learn to teach is known as hong sau, a mantra that, when associated with the in-and-outgoing breath, calms the nervous system and the heart beat, freeing the mind for meditation and higher, super-conscious perceptions of peace, calmness, bliss and other higher realities.  

Interactivity

Ample time will be given to each participant to gain actual experience by guiding the group in exercises, meditations and visualizations. Through shared, collective feedback and group discussions we will gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed to be a good meditation teacher.

Credits and certificate requirements

Participants receive 14 CEU hours with Yoga Alliance along with certificate of attendance: Course attendance must be complete (all 14 hours; see dates and times above) and the answers to a written exam, sent to the participants via email after the end of the course, must be approved by the trainers.

Other features of this course

-Aspects of consciousness: mind, intellect, ego and feeling, and how they relate to meditation

 -How to increase will power
-The three levels of the mind
– How to build a meditation routine that can be integrated into daily life     
 -Guided visualizations
-How to present your classes to a general audience…and much more! 

Participants receive 14 CEU hours with Yoga Alliance along with certificate of attendance.

Your Instructors:

 

Nayaswami Supriya Chadwick:  Supriya is the Spiritual Director of Ananda Dallas.  A minister and lightbearer, she has been on the path of Self-Realization for over 24 years. Trained as an Ananda Yoga® instructor, meditation teacher and Raja Yoga instructor, Supriya has taught yoga and meditation at Ananda Dallas for over 20 years.

 Maitri Smithhisler: Maitri has been part of Ananda since 1987. She came to Ananda Dallas in 1996 after living at Ananda Village in California for 8 years. She serves Ananda as a minister, leading Sunday Services, our special Family Services, and events year round. She has taught yoga and meditation for over 20 years and loves to lead chanting (Kirtan).

May
22
Tue
Ananda Yoga
May 22 @ 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
May 22 @ 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

May
24
Thu
Ananda Yoga
May 24 @ 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

 

Thursday Group Meditation
May 24 @ 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

May
25
Fri
Friday Group Meditation
May 25 @ 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

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