Fullness Meditation: Meditation for Everyone!

All NEW Meditation Classes beginning 2017 – “Fullness Meditation”
Meditation is for Everyone!

Ishavashya Upanishad: “That is full, this is full, from that fullness comes this fullness
and if fullness is taken away from fullness, only fullness remains.”

 

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MeditateMeditation is natural and deeply rewarding. It offers a direct and intuitive experience of states of consciousness that are peace-full, health-full, mind-full and soul-full.

Benefits:
The benefits of meditation have been amply documented by medical testing. (See for yourself)

General benefits can be classified as:

  • Physical: improves respiration, heart, circulation, vitality and well-being;
  • Mental: improves mindfulness, memory, clarity and concentration;
  • Emotional: greater calmness, insight, forgiveness, love, acceptance and joy;
  • Spiritual awakening: to the Life that dwells in you and in all life.

You do not need any particular belief system or affiliation to benefit from the techniques taught at Ananda. You can use the science of meditation to focus on just one or all of meditation’s benefits.

Beginning Classes:

Each month, at the Ananda Center in Bothell, AND, at the East West Bookshop in Seattle, we offer to you four classes to choose from. You can take any one of them or all of them, to suit your interests. Each class offers a particular emphasis and specific techniques: complete descriptions below
Class 1: Mind Fullness
Class 2: Health Fullness
Class 3: Peace Fullness
Class 4: Soul Fullness

Note regarding classes at East West Bookshop: class space is limited to 6-7 students each week. Please preregister below to reserve your space.

Cost: $20 for a single class or $60 prepaid for all four.

Free retake policy! Ananda offers free retakes for life for meditation students. If you have taken the “Learn to Meditate” class series in the past, you may take any or all of the Fullness Meditation classes as many times as you’d like at no additional cost.  Students who take one or more of the Fullness Meditation classes may likewise repeat those classes at any time. Students who have taken one or more Fullness Meditation classes may also attend any of our 2.5 hour Saturday workshops for only the additional cost over what they have already paid for meditation classes.

Choose the One (or more) that Suits You Best. Register below.

Week 1 – Mind Fullness Meditation: Studies have repeatedly shown that meditation can effectively help you deal successfully with managing stress, overcoming compulsive behavior, and reducing the threat of fears and anxieties to overwhelm good judgment. By learning proven mindfulness meditation methods to observing your reactions to circumstances and your response to your own thoughts, you can decide the best course of action in daily life.

  • Clear the mind using simple breath control techniques
  • Learn the double breath technique
  • Learn diaphragmatic breathing
  • Learn how to sit for meditation
  • Practice observing the breath using an affirmation
  • Clear the mind with simple imagery
  • 3 states of consciousness: subconscious, conscious & superconscious
  • Two separate practice sessions will be given during this class

Week 2 – Health Fullness Meditation: Optimum health can be improved when good posture enables the even distribution of energy to the body; when proper breathing oxygenates the cells efficiently, and when the mind is aware of the energy and vitality latent or flowing in the body. In this meditation course, you will experience how to improve posture, breathing, and self-awareness with proven techniques.

  • How to sit with a straight spine
  • How to stand with a straight spine
  • How to breathe naturally using the diaphragm
  • Gain awareness & control of the life energy within you to stimulate vitality & health
  • Learn simple tension exercises (done while standing)
  • Learn the double breath & even count breath techniques
  • Learn to create simple flow-imagery for meditation
  • Two separate practice sessions will be given during this class

Week 3: Peace Fullness Meditation: Meditation can help us cope with grief, loss, moods, negative emotions, and anxiety by relaxing the body and calming the mind. Meditation can be a healing process that gradually and naturally transforms emotion into an intuitive feeling of our innate well-being, security, comfort and confidence. This process includes acknowledging present realities and then, using proven body-breath-heart-&-mind techniques, learning to access higher states of being where alone safety, security, healing and peace perpetually reside.
Learn the basics of meditation: sitting, breathing, and focusing

  • Expel negative emotions using tension exercises and breath control
  • Relax the body: relax the emotions;
  • Stabilize your breath: focus the mind
  • Imagery to expand the heart
  • Affirmations to affirm peace, love, and joy
  • Overcome the eight “meannesses” of the heart!
  • How to send out positive thoughts and intentions
  • How to receive inspiration and intuition
  • Dissolve pain with breath awareness
    (Stay tuned for follow up courses offered periodically such as: “Love without Fear;” Relationships; Success; Courage, and others.)

Week 4: Soul Fullness Meditation: Traditional meditation is the most direct and time-honored means of establishing a personal perception or experience of transcendent realities, whether approached devotionally (as God, Father, Mother, etc.), metaphysically (as Infinite Consciousness) or energetically (as love, power, peace, sound or light, etc.). In this class we share the core concentration meditation technique taught by Paramhansa Yogananda who came to America in 1920 and who is known throughout the world for his now classic story, “Autobiography of a Yogi.” This course is open to anyone regardless of affiliation, belief, or membership at Ananda. All truth seekers and devotees will benefit.

  • 3 stages of meditation: relaxation, concentration and communion
  • Basic chair sitting position and simple standing exercises before meditation
  • Diaphragmatic breathing and proper posture
  • Simple breath control techniques: double breath & even count
  • Hong Sau mantra
  • Universal and highest technique of breath awareness
  • Prayer, chanting, and affirmation
  • Power of visualization : 8 aspects of superconsciousness
  • Where to concentrate and why: the spiritual eye, doorway to higher states of consciousness
  • What are advanced meditation techniques and why they can help you

Our Instructors have years of practice and all are graduates from the Ananda Institute of Living Yoga’s Meditation Teacher Training program. These classes are open to all. There are no prerequisites.

“The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with Spirit lies its greatest joy.” —Yogananda

 

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Suggested Text: How to Meditate by Jyotish Novak

how_to_mediate_medThe book How to Meditate by Jyotish Novak is suggested as a text for the class series. You may buy the book at either class location.

 

Learn to Meditate Condensed Workshop

Ananda also offers a condensed Learn to Meditate Workshop one Saturday a month at each location. The workshop includes in-class practice, tips on establishing your practice at home, online guided meditations, written instructions, unlimited (no-charge) re-take policy, and ongoing support in-person or online.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to release tension and relax the body
  • How to quiet and concentrate the mind.
  • How to experience calmness, inner peace, self-acceptance, unselfish love and inner joy.
  • How to be enthusiastic, open and positive towards meditation and self-transformation
  • Techniques taught in this class include:
  • Simple stretches & exercises
  • Breath control exercises
  • Watching the breath
  • Affirmations
  • Chanting
  • Creative visualization

 

Click here to register for the condensed workshop

 

Additional Classes to Deepen Your Practice:

Follow up courses to these above are the Deepen Your Meditation classes.

Our most popular series which incorporates all of the above and much, much more is the Raja & Hath Yoga Intensive.

Ananda teaches the now famous and most advanced meditation technique known as Kriya Yoga. Training in Kriya Yoga begins with the Raja Yoga Intensive and continues for seven additional months through two segments.

 

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IN BOTHELL:

Ananda Meditation Temple
23305 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98021
425-806-3700
10-6 Tues- Fri | Sat & Sun mornings

IN SEATTLE:

East West Bookshop of Seattle
6407 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

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