Sunday Service with Ananda Ministers
Sunday mornings, 10:30am-11:30am
Truth is one and eternal. Realize oneness with it in your deathless Self within.
Sunday Service is inspired by the meditation tradition of the East and the ancient teachings of mystical Christianity, with inspirational readings from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. Service includes prayer, music, group chanting, meditation, affirmations, and an inspirational talk.
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Hatha Yoga with Martha Limauro
Monday evenings, 6:00pm-7:15pm
Hatha refers to the subtle currents of life force that flow through the spine keeping one’s mind, breath, and energy (prana) flowing through the nervous system. This hatha yoga practice is designed to calm the mind and the senses through breathing techniques and traditional yoga postures. With consistent practice, you will find inner balance, physical strength, and spiritual peace. Suitable for all levels.
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Group Meditation with Mike & Martha Limauro
Monday evenings, 7:30pm-8:30pm
This session is designed for beginners and advanced meditators. We begin with a prayer to invoke the grace of God. We practice simple pranayama techniques to relax our bodies and still our minds. We chant to awaken our hearts and deepen our devotion. We invite participants to use whatever meditation techniques they have learned for 15 minutes followed by an inspirational reading. We encourage participants to meditate for another 15 minutes without techniques to feel the divine presence as peace, joy, or some other attribute of God. The meditation ends with an affirmation and a prayer.
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Spiritual Book Study with Dr. Wendy Page-Echols
Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm-8:00pm
In this anthology, Journey to Self-Realization, Paramahansa Yogananda shows us how we can experience the Divine Presence within us and in all life – not just as a passing inspiration but as a constant inner realization. Through this expanded awareness, we receive the gifts of the soul: peace, divine love, ever new joy, intuitive guidance for every question and crossroads we encounter in the amazing adventure of human life.
Join this enriching spiritual study and fellowship at any time. All are welcome!
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Lessons in Meditation
Tuesday evenings, 7:30pm-9:00pm
November 17 and November 24
This 2 week online series provides in-depth instruction in scientific meditation techniques that bring more peace, deeper relaxation, and focused concentration to every area of your life. Whether you are a beginner or already have a meditation practice established, this program will enhance your ability to access inner peace, calmness and joy regardless of outer conditions. There are many benefits of a consistent meditation practice, including reduced stress and anxiety, improved health, greater intuition, compassion, awareness, and focus.
Lessons in Meditation is Level One on the Path of Kriya Yoga. In this two week series, you will learn the Hong Sau technique of meditation. Hong Sau is designed to increase powers of concentration and introspection while helping to still the mind and calm the heart. The course also offers many tips on how to meditate effectively, establish a daily meditation routine, and how to integrate the benefits of meditation into daily life.
Kriya Yoga is a meditation technique that quickly accelerates one’s spiritual growth. It became widely known through Paramhansa Yogananda’s spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Kriya works by giving the practitioner pranayama, or control of the life force. Through life force control, the yogi is able to overcome all of the obstacles preventing union with the Divine.
Paramhansa Yogananda taught Kriya Yoga as part of a spiritual path that includes other yoga practices. The Kriya technique itself is given after about one year of study and practice of the other techniques that are part of the Path of Kriya Yoga. Ananda Michigan offers Kriya Yoga initiation once a year in the fall. In preparation for taking the initiation, one must complete four levels of classes starting with Lessons in Meditation.
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Guided and Silent Meditation with Mary Thomas
Tuesday mornings, 7:00am-7:45am
Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday mornings, 7:00am-7:45am
Meditation begins with an opening prayer and simple devotional chants to still the mind and quiet the heart. Chants are followed by periods of guided and silent meditation. We conclude with an Affirmation for Self-Healing and prayer.
“Everyone who makes a sincere effort on the spiritual path will surely reach his goal. You cannot say that of worldly ambition. Not everyone can become a famous pianist, no matter how hard he tries. For in every field there is room at the top for very few. All men, however, can claim their sonship equally with the Heavenly Father.” — Paramhansa Yogananda
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Monthly Kriyaban Satsang
1st Wednesday evenings, 7:30pm-9:00pm
This satsang is intended to strengthen our sense of community as Yogananda’s disciples and kriyabans by supporting each other through our journey home to God. We have an opportunity to be one of the “small harmonious groups” that Master spoke of in 1945 as a model of peace and harmony to the world. Before we can inspire the world, we need to inspire ourselves and each other.
We will begin with a prayer to invoke the grace of God, pranayama to relax our bodies and quiet our minds, and chanting to awaken our hearts and deepen our devotion. We may share information intended to help deepen our kriya practice followed by a guided kriya yoga meditation. We will have an opportunity at the end of our practice for questions, thoughts, feelings, or experiences that people feel moved to share.
Wisdom Satsang with Mike Limauro
Thursday evenings, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Please join us for a weekly discussion of the wisdom teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, one of the most important spiritual teachers of our time and author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. We will begin each session with a short prayer and meditation to tune into divine guidance. Everyone will be invited to share topics they feel guided to discuss during our time together.
We will mindfully bring Yogananda’s teachings to bear on our discussions with an understanding that his teachings bring us a vision of true happiness based on the understanding that it is found within ourselves. He shows us that everyone can be courageous, calm, and confident to effectively deal with any difficulty life sends, because these are qualities of the soul. His teachings guide us to a new and brighter future, filled with inner freedom, purpose, and the realization of our own highest potential. His wonderful vision of life will inspire us to examine the divine potential of all our relationships. Always realistic, practical, and entertaining, Yogananda expresses the challenges we face and shares clear and powerful solutions. He emphasizes that success in life does not depend only upon natural ability. It also depends upon our determination to grasp the opportunity that is presented to us knowing that opportunities in life come by creation, not by chance.
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Monthly Divine Will Healing with Mary Thomas
1st and 3rd Saturday mornings, 9:00am-10:15am
Our Divine Will Healing techniques originate from articles on yogic healing by Paramhansa Yogananda. Divine will is omnipresent, residing in every unit of Cosmic Energy or Universal Prana. An opening prayer, affirmation and simple devotional chant are followed by a short meditation. In this way, the heart and mind are prepared to offer individual and world prayers.
Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, taught specific techniques for awakening healing energy within each individual. These techniques have been found to overcome physical, emotional, and spiritual difficulties including serious illnesses. He emphasized that we should use our God-given powers to heal ourselves and others, but not think of them as our own powers. He stated that darkness cannot remain where the Light is present. Attuning ourselves to God’s Light (that which is present in every atom of creation) through meditation, prayer, affirmation, and other means can drive away the darkness of disease in a person’s body, mind and soul.
“The instrument is blessed by that which flows through it.” — Paramhansa Yogananda
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Monthly Meditation & Satsang with Suman & Muneesh Tewari
2nd Saturday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm
This satsang includes some chanting, meditating together, and sharing of our individual reflections. We try to tune into divine guidance as much as possible to guide what we during our time together.
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