Calendar

Jun
15
Fri
Friday Group Meditation
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 15 @ 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

 

Jun
16
Sat
Saturday Morning Yoga
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Yoga @ Ananda Dallas Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

This class is a blend of relaxing, calm stretching and vigorous, strength building standing poses   

Classes usually begin with a simple 1-2 minute seated meditation followed by at least 15-20 minutes of stretching warm-ups before engaging in more strenuous sequences of sun salutations and warrior poses.  The most vigorous, portion is usually followed by balancing poses for a calming and cooling down and then back to the floor and ending with a 5-10 minute savasana. 

Warm up stretches are often geared toward a certain pose or body area that will be focused on during the class.  With the use of props such as blocks and straps the class is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced.   

Newer students are encouraged to find their own personal “edge,” not to push beyond their capacity and usually find, over time and with practice, their capacity increases and they can perform the more advanced versions of the pose. 

Yoga is not competitive nor is it about self judgment, it is about linking the body and the mind through the breath thereby finding that calm, quiet place where you are totally in tune and at oneness in body, mind and spirit.

Summer Special! 

4 classes for only $20 during June and July

Discipleship Explored
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Discipleship Explored @ Ananda Dallas Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

We have a divine potential within us-we are the perfect soul. So it is part of the Divine Law to show us that which we can become. That is goal of the guru…”
~Swami Kriyananda

$30 for two classes (6/16 and 6/23)
required text: Handbook on Discipleship by Swami Kriyananda
prerequisite class for aspiring Kriya Yoga initiates

We are living in an age where the thought of discipleship is not pleasing to most people…does everyone need a guru? How can you recognize your own guru? What does it mean to be a disciple? What is the meaning of discipleship?

Stemming from Latin origins, the word disciple relates to “pupil or student” but it come from the roots “to learn” and “to take hold of or grasp”. In this two class series, we will explore how discipleship relates to the spiritual journey and the role of teachers and teachings.

No matter what path you choose, this class will give participants a clear understanding of the concept of discipleship and what it entails. At the end students will also be given the opportunity to consider and take discipleship for the path of Kriya Yoga. Discipleship is a prerequisite and necessary step toward Kriya initiation. 

Required text: A Handbook on Discipleship by Swami Kriyananda.

Led by  Maitri Smithhisler and Supriya Chadwick

Meditation Intensive Workshop
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation Intensive Workshop @ Ananda Dallas Meditation and Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Unable to do a 4-week learn to meditate series? In need of a refresher? Then this 2-Hour intensive workshop may be right for you. You will receive all the information and tools you need to support your inner journey

You will learn:

  • Ancient yogic breath-based meditation techniques.
  • How to rejuvenate yourself through daily meditation.
  • How to relax the body while directing energy with concentration and awareness.
  • How to support your existing practice or begin a new one.

Bring a friend for FREE!

 

 

Jun
17
Sun
CCSA
Jun 17 @ 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
Jun 17 @ 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.

Jun
18
Mon
Postnatal Moms and Babies Yoga Session 1
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Postnatal Moms and Babies Yoga Session 1 @ Ananda Dallas Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Come join us for Postnatal Moms and Babies. It’s a chance for mom to start to tone her body through yoga specifically targeted for strengthening the core and to de-stress from the challenges of motherhood. You’ll also enjoy the camaraderie of other moms and the joy of doing yoga with baby.

Bring your mat and any baby accoutrements for a fun-filled, relaxing hour! Contact maitri@anandadallas.org for more info.

Session 1: 4 classes, June 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 2: 4 classes, July 9, 16, Aug 13, 20
Session 3: 4 classes, Aug 27, Sep 10, 17, 24

Great class and highly Recommended! We’ve been going there since my baby was about 4 months. She’s now 2 years old so she graduated to the toddler yoga class and we’re enjoying every bit of it!”  S. Murad

Maitri Smithhisler, E-RYT 500, has been teaching prenatal yoga for over 16 years around the Metroplex, postnatal yoga at Medical Center of Plano since 2006, and toddler yoga since 2014. She loves working with moms and kiddos, and has been facilitating the Ananda Dallas Kid’s Yoga camp for the past 4 years.

Toddler Yoga: Session I
Jun 18 @ 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Toddler Yoga: Session I @ Ananda Meditation Center of Dallas | Addison | Texas | United States

Come join us for a whole new definition of yoga! Bring your toddler to introduce them to the fun and benefits of yoga early on. In this creatiive class they will enjoy yoga play with other toddlers, interacting with mom while she models different poses and so much more!

Contact maitri@anandadallas.org for more info.

Session 1: 4 classes, June 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 2: 4 classes, July 9, 16, Aug 13, 20
Session 3: 4 classes, Aug 27, Sep 10, 17, 24

“Great class and highly Recommended! We’ve been going there since my baby was about 4 months. She’s now 2 years old so she graduated to the toddler yoga class and we’re enjoying every bit of it!”    S. Murad

Maitri Smithhisler, E-RYT 500, has been teaching prenatal yoga for over 16 years around the Metroplex, postnatal yoga at Medical Center of Plano since 2006, and toddler yoga since 2014. She loves working with moms and kiddos, and has been facillitating the Ananda Dallas Kid’s Yoga camp for the past 4 years.

Jun
19
Tue
Ananda Yoga
Jun 19 @ 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

 

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