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:
6615 Shell Flower ln
Dallas, TX 75252 US
Future meetings may take place at different locations. Contact email@example.com 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!
6- 6:45 meditate
6:45-7:30 potluck dinner
7:30-8:30 book club
Open to kriyabans only – those who have been initiated into the kriya technique as taught by by Paramhansa Yogananda.
Join other Kriyabans to strengthen your own meditations and the energy of Ananda Dallas.
Group meditations for kriyabans are held monthly at the Ananda Center. Some are guided meditations, others are silent. Please contact the center for more information.
“The Kriya Yoga which I am giving to the world through you in this nineteenth century,” Babaji told Lahiri Mahasaya, “is a revival of the same science which Krishna gave, millenniums ago, to Arjuna, and which was later known to Patanjali, and to Christ, St. John, St. Paul, and other disciples.” – Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda
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.
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.
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.
This interactive class is based on “Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras” as taught by Swami Kriyananda. The class will outline the practical aspects of Patanjali’s teaching and the daily application to living a healed life.
The class will provide opportunity for students to understand how yogic principles can be used to solve life’s problems.
The class will provide students tools to develop daily practice of meditation and mindful living, overcome obstacles, create successful relationships and live a healed life.
The class will allow students to create and develop:
Develop right understanding
Develop right thought
Develop right communication with self & others
Develop right action
Develop right effort
Develop right focus
@ Ananda Dallas Meditation and Yoga Center
September 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 pm
September 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Online follow up
October 3rd from 7:30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
October 10 from 8.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m.(Satsang with Ananda Village Leaders)
October 17 from 7:30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. (Meditation & Discussion)
Demystifying Patanjali: The Yoga Sutras (Aphorisms) by Swami Kriyananda
Al Mahesh and Rashmi Varma
About Rashmi Varma:
Rashmi was born with tremendous spiritual abilities since childhood. She has combined her knowledge of quantum physics and mathematical principles with her spiritual experiences to provide a broad understanding of ancient Hindu texts like Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Vedic scriptures and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. She studied Sanskrit at High School level and provides clear vibrational pronunciation of Sanskrit words & Mantras.
2016 Women In Technology Award winner
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Proven leadership and people management skills
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Come begin your week with this balancing yoga class! A combination guided relaxation, affirmations, and postures come together in a nurturing environment where you can explore movement and express your unique asana practice in a safe place.
*This class meets on Monday evenings. Please check the calendar for dates.
NO CLASS on these Mondays:
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
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.