Are you seeking more inner peace? Would you like to reduce stress and improve your health and well-being? Or would you like to be more deeply grounded in the heart-centered wisdom of your spirit and be able to share that light with others? The purpose of this group is help you experience the joy of meditation in a relaxed and supportive setting with sincere like-minded souls interested in meditating, learning, sharing, and connecting. You'll learn a practical and powerful method of meditation brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic "Autobiography of a Yogi." This ancient healing science will help you reduce tension and feel more relaxed with improved mental clarity and awakened inner vitality. In addition to their scientifically proven health benefits, these techniques can take you even deeper into an expanding connection with your spirit. No prior meditation experience is required to join or attend. If you do not know how to meditate, we will teach you an authentic method that Yogananda himself recommended and taught: it is an easy-to-learn, transformative, and profound technique. In addition to a guided meditation, each meeting is unique with a different theme and will usually include: -Energization Exercises -Chanting -Breath work -Spiritual Reading from Inspiring Books -an Affirmation All are welcome! No prior experience is required. We are ecumenical, non-denominational, non-dogmatic, and all-inclusive for those of every religion, race, creed, color, orientation, or belief. The group meets every two weeks. Plenty of on-site free parking is available. Suggested Donation is $5 to $10. No one turned away due to lack of funds. Chairs are provided, but please bring any items you need for meditation like pillows or blankets. The Ananda Irvine Meditation Group meets at the Temple of Light (http://www.templeoflight.info/), located at 23832 Rockfield Blvd, Suite 195, Lake Forest, CA 92630, where we are renting space. We look forward to seeing you! More information: we practice the teachings and techniques based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, http://www.ananda.org/ananda/yogananda.html and his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda. http://www.swamikriyananda.org/index-2.asp Links to Ananda Center websites in the LA area include: http://www.anandala.org/ and http://anandasouthbay.org/
Welcome Meditators and Spiritual Fellowship Seekers!