Meditation Classes

Learn to Meditate

Pictured:  Ananda residents, in the 1970s, take a noon meditation break. 

Paramhansa Yogananda said, “The soul loves to meditate.”  Ananda has been teaching meditation since it began in 1969. Meditation is an ancient science that our modern culture is just beginning to understand has deep and long lasting benefits for the individual.  


Every month we offer a variety of meditation classes. FREE Introductory classes are one hour long. Saturday Workshops are more intensive explorations of meditation and are 2.5 hours. Meditation Series include 3 weekly classes, each 1.5 hours.  Find one that is right for you!

The Path of Kriya Yoga

Thursdays, June 14, 28, July 12, 26
6:30 – 8:30  pm 
$80 (text not included)

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 over the course of 8 weeks.

Special Note: Class #2 on June 28 will be led by Brahmacharya Jitendra.
Jitendra will lead a discussion of the first 17 chapters of the Autobiography of a Yogi 
and also lead practice of some of the the basic techniques of Kriya Yoga. 
There is a $25 registration fee for those not enrolled in the full series.

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Meditation Intensive Workshops

Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 – 9 pm 
Saturday, August 18,  1 – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Sept 1, 10:30 – 1 pm

Cost: $40  Bring a friend for FREE!

Unable to do a class series but want to learn the ancient keys to Self awareness and inner peace? Perhaps you once learned to meditate and feel it is time to revitalize your practice.  This workshop may be right for you.  We will support you on your inner journey.  (read more…)

FREE Class: Introduction to Meditation

Upcoming Classes:
Saturday, July 14, 11 – 12 pm
Saturday, Aug 11,  1 – 2 pm
Saturday, Aug 25,  11 – 12 pm

Why is meditation gaining popularity and acclaim across the world? (read more…)

Learn to Meditate 2 wk series

August 15 and 22
Wednesdays     6:30 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $40  Bring a friend for free!

This three-class series takes you step-by-step through the practice of meditation using ancient yogic techniques. Learn to sit comfortably with calm attention while using breath awareness to draw the energy inward. (read more…)

Energization Exercises for Chronic Pain

Wednesdays beginning June 13
12:00 – 12:50 pm
$10 per class

The Energization Exercises were created for the purpose of activating the body cells at the same time balancing the excess energy within us, thus relaxing the body and mind.

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Ananda Meditation at Unity Church in Dallas

First Saturday of the month, ongoing   
9:30 – 10:30 am

Location:  Unity Church in Dallas

 In this class facilitated by Al Mahesh from Ananda Dallas, and Don Drake from Unity of Dallas, participants are exposed to meditation in the style of Paramhansa Yogananda, a Self-Realized master, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, and pioneer who brought Yoga to the West and taught the similarities between the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita.  (read more…)


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