Happiness: Yogic Way to a Thankful Heart

The yoga master Paramhansa Yoganada once said "To seek happiness outside ourselves is like trying to lasso a cloud. Happiness is not a thing: It is a state of mind. It must be lived." Continuing where we left off last week, we will focus on yogic teachings, including meditation, that can help us choose to feel happy and centered, regardless of outer circumstances, and also avoid "happiness thieves." More than just a series of techniques, this practice can take you to the heart of inner strength, stillness, and joy at the center of your being. Like wiping the dirt off a stained glass window, yogic meditation polishes off the "dust" that obscures the light of the heart. In this way, one's true radiance, color, and beauty can shine from the inside-out.

Using Yogananada's powerful and scientifically proven teachings, you will learn ways to bring peace to your inner and outer world. In this way, we can feel more loving, relaxed, and patient with ourselves- and others.smile

All spiritual affiliations of non are welcome! No experience is required!

This meetup is part of a series of ongoing weekly meditation group meetings at this location.

We are a non-profit group but donations are always welcome! (suggested donation of 5-10 dollars but nobody turned away for lack of funds)

If you would like to volunteer in any way, i.e: bringing healthy snacks, help set of clean up, that would be wonderful! Please contact Paul any time.


Event takes place on the second floor, in the Heaven on Earth Holistic Living Center, directly above Starbucks and Sussina Bakery. Building is one block West of La Brea.

Plenty of FREE PARKING in the parking structure behind the building.

Go to this page to see where the second floor entrance is and where the free parking garage is located: http://www.heavenonea...

Look for signs pointing to the "Ananda West Hollywood/Hancock Park Meditation Group." Entrance is on the Detroit St. side.

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  • Paul F.

    Another wonderful gathering of lovely souls: thanks to everybody for sharing their great vibes! AUM AUM AUM

    December 3, 2009

  • Jim

    A great message about inner strength and happiness and a great meditation.

    December 2, 2009

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