What is Meditation?

Meditation is a technique for personal growth that has been practiced for thousands of years around the world with repeatable results. It is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. It gives direct, intuitive experience of higher realities, and is the cornerstone of true spirituality. It also brings balance, rest, and a growing inner peace. While its highest and original purpose is to help us awaken our inner, spiritual nature, the benefits to body and mind are well established by medical research and include:

  • Reducing tension and stress at will
  • Feel happier, more relaxed, and at peace within
  • Improve health, mental clarity, and vitality
  • Develop a more intuitive, heart-centered way of life
  • Discover and explore your inner spiritual nature

There is no aspect of your life that cannot be improved by meditation, whether it be in business, relationships, health, or developing any personal quality, such as willpower.  The highest purpose of meditation, however, is to discover your Highest Self.

Based on the original teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. 

This class is Step 1 on the Path of Kriya Yoga. Learn basic yet powerful techniques of meditation through clear, step-by-step instructions.

Experience the importance of the breath/mind connection and the power of the focused mind. Learn Paramhansa Yogananda’s Energization Exercises, a unique system of exercises for controlling and increasing your energy level and overcoming fatigue. Learn techniques of the path of Kriya Yoga including the Hong-Sau technique for relaxing the body, calming the mind, and stilling the heart.

Simple, “do-able” suggestions of how to sit comfortably for meditation, how to still the restless mind, how to take experiences of peace and joy into daily life.

Receive Caring Support from Experienced Instructors

Small classes and experienced instructors provide a quality learning environment, with time for individual questions and in-depth exploration.

We all face unique challenges with our meditations. Your instructors are there to answer your questions, to offer individual feedback, and to encourage you as you learn to meditate or deepen your existing practice.

Included electronic materials:

  • PDF of Book, 102 pages
  • MP3 audio files with guided meditations and relaxation techniques
  • Digital video with instruction and guided practice of Yogananda’s Energization Exercises

Cost: $45 / two-night series. Continue practicing by attending weekly, donation based, drop-in meditations every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm. (Suggested donation for drop-in meditations is $10.) 

Register for our next meditation series here or call (805) 372-1691 to schedule a private or group meditation class. Feel free to leave a message and we will return your call promptly.