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IN PERSON & ONLINE: Course in Meditation
March 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm PDT
8 Tuesday evenings, March 21 through May 11 at 6:30 – 8 pm. $99/series ($49/series if you have taken Learn to Meditate with Ananda WA before.)
In person at Ananda Community in Lynnwood & Online via Zoom.
Welcome to the life enhancing practice of meditation! Through practicing meditation, you will experience increasing vitality and physical well being along with the ability to work with more clarity and concentration. By meditating, the emotions become calm and you will be less reactive to life’s daily stress. But most importantly you will rediscover a sense of peace and harmony with nature and all living beings.
In this 8-week course, you will learn time tested and universal techniques to relax the body, focus the mind through breath awareness, and expand into higher awareness. Students will establish their own meditation practice supported by like-minded souls and friends. Let’s begin the journey of spiritual transformation together!
Each class will offer a guided centering, different themes of inspiration, simple and effective relaxation and meditation techniques, a guided meditation and time for questions and answers. (See the flow for each class below.)
Discover your inner wellspring of health, happiness, creativity, and inner peace!
Presented by Robyn Mattis. Robyn is a certified Ananda Meditation Teacher. She has had a daily meditation practice for 20 years. She is happy to share the life-changing practice of meditation with others.
General Flow for Each Class
Welcome Everyone to Class
Guided Centering – 5 Minutes
Theme for the Week – Talk and Discussion – 25 Minutes
Short Break – 10 Minutes
Relaxation – Energization Exercises, or Superconscious Living Exercises – 5 Minutes
Guided Meditation – Length may be different each week – 25 Minutes
Discussion after Meditation and Answering Questions – 20 Minutes
Class 1 – Introduction to the Course
- What is Meditation?
- Meditation and Health
- When and Where to Meditate
- How to have correct posture when you meditate
Techniques: Diaphragmatic Breathing, Circle of Joy
Class 2 – Learning to Relax
- Importance of Deep Relaxation
- Techniques for Relaxing the Body
- How to Center the Mind with Breathing Techniques
Techniques: Full Yogic Breath
Class 3 – Using Concentration to Focus the Mind
- Watching the Breath
- Using the mantra – Hong Sau
Techniques: Even-Count Breathing, Hong Sau Technique
Class 4 – Using Visualization, Prayer,and Chanting to Focus our Minds
Techniques: Chanting Together, Do Affirmations Together
Class 5 – Working with Energy in the Body for Good Health and Vitality
- Learning to Control Subtle Energy
- The Energization Exercises
Techniques: Introduce some of the Energization Exercises
Class 6 – Expanding into Higher Awareness
- Understanding Subconscious, Conscious, and Superconscious Awareness
– Ideas for Superconscious Living
Techniques: Superconscious Living Exercises
Class 7 – Your Mediation Practice
- Creating Meditation Routines
- Practice Longer Meditation
Techniques: Japa, Keeping a Spiritual Diary
Class 8 – Bringing Meditation into Daily Life
– Meditation Toolkit
– Techniques for Uplifting Consciousness in Daily Life
– Discuss Opportunities to Continue Your Meditation Practice, such as Raja Yoga, Group
Meditations, and Other Classes