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Jun
23
Sat
Discipleship Explored
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 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 (8/12 and 8/19)
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

Aug
12
Sun
Discipleship Explored
Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 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 (8/12 and 8/19)
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

Aug
19
Sun
Discipleship Explored
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 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 (8/12 and 8/19)
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

Sep
15
Sat
Kriya Retreat Day
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Kriya Retreat Day @ Ananda Dallas Meditation and Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Dear Kriyabans & new Initiates,

You are invited to a kriya initiation retreat day at the Ananda Center. We are experimenting with a new kriya initiation schedule that will make the entire day one focused on kriya!

Please note: This event is for Kriyabans and new initiates only.

Schedule:
10 a.m. Pre-initiation meditation (please arrive before 10 a.m. and be seated for meditation)

10.30 a.m. Initiation begins (no one allowed in after ceremony begins)

12:30 p.m. Estimated end-time for ceremony

12:45 p.m. Simple lunch served (Donation basis)) in SILENCE

1:30 p.m. Review of (first) kriya, including questions and discussion

2:30 p.m. Guided kriya practices including: energization, Hong Sau, Navi Kriya, Aum technique, Maha Mudra, first kriya, Jyoti Mudra. Analysis and discussion will be included.

4:30 p.m. Approximate end time.
Break

5:00 p.m. Review of higher kriyas (for eligible Ananda kriyabans)

6:00 p.m. Approximate end time

Please come dressed for the initiation (wearing white if possible); bring fruit, flower and a donation (in an envelope). (Extra fruit, flowers, and envelopes will be available for those who need it). Times will be adjusted as required so please plan to allow for later times just in case our discussions require it.

Please note: This event is for Kriyabans and new initiates only.

Jan
13
Sun
The Path of Kriya Yoga with Darshan Lotichius
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“You can be in a room twenty years, trying to get out through the walls, the ceiling, the floor. It is when you finally discover the door that you find your way out. That’s how it is with the soul. The average devotee may struggle his whole life trying to escape the bodily limitations by unscientific means, and by the paths only of devotion or discrimination. Kriya Yoga takes one to God by the universal highway: the spine.”
– Paramhansa Yogananda, from Conversations with Yogananda

All yoga techniques work with this energy, usually indirectly. Yoga postures, for example, can help open up the spinal channels, and balance the energy in the spine. Yoga breathing exercises can also help to awaken that energy.

The Kriya technique is much more direct. It helps the practitioner to control the life force by mentally drawing it up and down the spine, with awareness and will. According to Yogananda, one Kriya, which takes about a half-minute, is equivalent to one year of natural spiritual growth. Kriya Yoga is a powerful and sacred technique taught through initiation and has several prerequisite steps.

This 4 class series is specifically for those who want to explore and also deepen their understanding of this specific path of Self-realization as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. It will meet every other week for 8 weeks.

We will use Autobiography of a Yogi as the foundational text for discussion but this is an interactive and experiential series which will include pranayam practice as well as the first two (out of 4) of those required steps/practices leading up to Kriya initiation by a qualified Kriyacharya.

Led by Supriya Chadwick, Maitri Smithhisler and Mark Smithhisler
Special Guest teacher: Darshan Lotichius

Please note all workshops and classes are non-refundable. Credit for future classes can be applied to account if at least a 24 hr notice is received. Thank you.

Jan
20
Sun
The Path of Kriya Yoga with Darshan Lotichius
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“You can be in a room twenty years, trying to get out through the walls, the ceiling, the floor. It is when you finally discover the door that you find your way out. That’s how it is with the soul. The average devotee may struggle his whole life trying to escape the bodily limitations by unscientific means, and by the paths only of devotion or discrimination. Kriya Yoga takes one to God by the universal highway: the spine.”
– Paramhansa Yogananda, from Conversations with Yogananda

All yoga techniques work with this energy, usually indirectly. Yoga postures, for example, can help open up the spinal channels, and balance the energy in the spine. Yoga breathing exercises can also help to awaken that energy.

The Kriya technique is much more direct. It helps the practitioner to control the life force by mentally drawing it up and down the spine, with awareness and will. According to Yogananda, one Kriya, which takes about a half-minute, is equivalent to one year of natural spiritual growth. Kriya Yoga is a powerful and sacred technique taught through initiation and has several prerequisite steps.

This 4 class series is specifically for those who want to explore and also deepen their understanding of this specific path of Self-realization as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. It will meet every other week for 8 weeks.

We will use Autobiography of a Yogi as the foundational text for discussion but this is an interactive and experiential series which will include pranayam practice as well as the first two (out of 4) of those required steps/practices leading up to Kriya initiation by a qualified Kriyacharya.

Led by Supriya Chadwick, Maitri Smithhisler and Mark Smithhisler
Special Guest teacher: Darshan Lotichius

Please note all workshops and classes are non-refundable. Credit for future classes can be applied to account if at least a 24 hr notice is received. Thank you.

Jan
27
Sun
The Path of Kriya Yoga with Darshan Lotichius
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“You can be in a room twenty years, trying to get out through the walls, the ceiling, the floor. It is when you finally discover the door that you find your way out. That’s how it is with the soul. The average devotee may struggle his whole life trying to escape the bodily limitations by unscientific means, and by the paths only of devotion or discrimination. Kriya Yoga takes one to God by the universal highway: the spine.”
– Paramhansa Yogananda, from Conversations with Yogananda

All yoga techniques work with this energy, usually indirectly. Yoga postures, for example, can help open up the spinal channels, and balance the energy in the spine. Yoga breathing exercises can also help to awaken that energy.

The Kriya technique is much more direct. It helps the practitioner to control the life force by mentally drawing it up and down the spine, with awareness and will. According to Yogananda, one Kriya, which takes about a half-minute, is equivalent to one year of natural spiritual growth. Kriya Yoga is a powerful and sacred technique taught through initiation and has several prerequisite steps.

This 4 class series is specifically for those who want to explore and also deepen their understanding of this specific path of Self-realization as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. It will meet every other week for 8 weeks.

We will use Autobiography of a Yogi as the foundational text for discussion but this is an interactive and experiential series which will include pranayam practice as well as the first two (out of 4) of those required steps/practices leading up to Kriya initiation by a qualified Kriyacharya.

Led by Supriya Chadwick, Maitri Smithhisler and Mark Smithhisler
Special Guest teacher: Darshan Lotichius

Please note all workshops and classes are non-refundable. Credit for future classes can be applied to account if at least a 24 hr notice is received. Thank you.

Feb
3
Sun
The Path of Kriya Yoga with Darshan Lotichius
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“You can be in a room twenty years, trying to get out through the walls, the ceiling, the floor. It is when you finally discover the door that you find your way out. That’s how it is with the soul. The average devotee may struggle his whole life trying to escape the bodily limitations by unscientific means, and by the paths only of devotion or discrimination. Kriya Yoga takes one to God by the universal highway: the spine.”
– Paramhansa Yogananda, from Conversations with Yogananda

All yoga techniques work with this energy, usually indirectly. Yoga postures, for example, can help open up the spinal channels, and balance the energy in the spine. Yoga breathing exercises can also help to awaken that energy.

The Kriya technique is much more direct. It helps the practitioner to control the life force by mentally drawing it up and down the spine, with awareness and will. According to Yogananda, one Kriya, which takes about a half-minute, is equivalent to one year of natural spiritual growth. Kriya Yoga is a powerful and sacred technique taught through initiation and has several prerequisite steps.

This 4 class series is specifically for those who want to explore and also deepen their understanding of this specific path of Self-realization as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. It will meet every other week for 8 weeks.

We will use Autobiography of a Yogi as the foundational text for discussion but this is an interactive and experiential series which will include pranayam practice as well as the first two (out of 4) of those required steps/practices leading up to Kriya initiation by a qualified Kriyacharya.

Led by Supriya Chadwick, Maitri Smithhisler and Mark Smithhisler
Special Guest teacher: Darshan Lotichius

Please note all workshops and classes are non-refundable. Credit for future classes can be applied to account if at least a 24 hr notice is received. Thank you.

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