“Group meditation is like a castle which protects spiritual novices as well as veteran meditators against the besieging armies of delusion. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group, by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of spiritual magnetism.” Paramhansa Yogananda
Perhaps you are lucky enough to have a group meditation at work – many companies are now offering a place and time for meditation. But perhaps you are looking for a place to share meditation with others. Ananda Dallas offers opportunities several times a week for you to draw from the dynamic energy of group meditation.
What is it like to meditate at Ananda? Ananda meditations begin with a group prayer and devotional chanting followed by a period of silent meditation. Meditations end with guided healing prayers for others. We understand that it may not be possible for you to attend an entire meditation. If you must come late or leave early, please enter and leave quietly. The energy of the group is affected by the consciousness of each individual present, so your devotion and focused concentration can uplift everyone – even as the group can deepen your experience. All these meditations are open to the public. Donations are appreciated and help keep the center available to spiritual seekers.
At the Ananda Center
Drop-In Meditations Open to all, donations appreciated
7:30 – 8:30 pm
12:15 – 12:45 pm
Monthly Community Meditation
Second Saturdays, 7:30 – 9 am
Sunday Mornings 9–9:45 am, 10 – 11:30 am
There is about 30 minutes of meditation after the Vedic Fire Ceremony . There is also a short period of meditation during the Festival of Light Sunday Service.
Kriya Meditations Those who have been initiated into Kriya Yoga are invited to meditate with other kriyabans once a month. Please check the calendar for future events. Learn more about Kriya Yoga here.
Upcoming Kriya meditations:
Saturday, Feb 24, 9 am – 11 pm
Ananda Kirtans Kirtans involve group chanting and brief periods of silent meditation. Kirtans are held each month on a Friday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Please check the calendar event listing or call for information.