Learn the basic tools for an effective meditation in our classes for beginners and experts. Whether you are new to meditation or wanting to inspire your current practice, we are pleased to support your process.
Learn to Meditate 3-Class Series on Tuesdays in 2019 (all 7-9pm):
- September 3, 10, 17 with Santosh LaMarche (bio) - Register
- October 1, 8, 15 with Lorna Knox (bio) - Register
- November 5, 12, 19 with Joy Andreakis (bio) - Register
Learn to Meditate 1/2-Day Workshops on Saturdays in 2019 (all 10am-1pm):
- September 7 with Joy Andreakis (bio) - Register
- October 12 with Miriam Rodgers (bio) - Register
- November 2 with Lorna Knox (bio) - Register
WHY AND HOW TO START YOUR MEDITATION PRACTICE
Each of us has a calm joyful center, deep within. It may get lost in the hectic pace of life, but it is there, waiting patiently for us. Meditation, introspection, and other yogic practices help us rediscover that joy—and a rich, inner life. Experience the benefits of meditation in your life.
Learn to Meditate is offered as a 3-class series on Tuesdays every month and a half-day Saturday workshop each month.
Drop in meditation
Starting Tuesday, September 10th, join our drop-in meditations every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm in Inspiration Room at the Ananda Portland temple. Come in and meditate for as long (or as short) as you like. You may enter or leave quietly at any time.
Our group meditations are free, and we offer many opportunities during the typical week to meditate with others. All are welcome! It is always best to check our website or call ahead to check for any schedule changes.
WHEN You’re READY TO GO DEEPER IN YOUR PRACTICE
The Art & Science of Raja Yoga
This in-depth study of yoga philosophy and practices spans 13 or 14 classes and includes instruction in meditation as well as techniques of life-force control, yoga postures, the history and paths of yoga, energy, magnetism and much more.
We offer the Art & Science of Raja Yoga course twice a year, in Spring and Fall. Each course consists of 13 or 14 classes over 10 weeks.