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All-Day Christmas Meditation
with free overnight stay
Sunday, 19 December, 2021
“Christ is only suggested in social Christmas festivities, but He is seen and felt as an everlasting, ever-joyous fact in the cradle of divine ecstasy. Make the unknown Christ known within yourself by seeing Him born a second time as the ever-new, ever increasing joy of your daily deep meditation.” – Paramhansa Yogananda
The All-Day Christmas meditation is a tradition Paramhansa Yogananda started in 1931 as a time to worship God as expressed through the life of Jesus Christ, and to expand our awareness of the Christ Consciousness in our own souls.
The meditation will be conducted in the Kriya Yoga Mandir, within the serene environment of Ananda Kriya Yogashram. In observation of the pandemic, all participants are encouraged to socially distance to the greatest extent possible.
Accommodations & Rates:
As always, the Christmas meditation is completely free of charge. Overnight stay the night before is recommended, with prior intimation. You’re welcome to come at any convenient time on the day before, and enjoy a lunch and/or dinner. (No charges for food or stay, but donations are always welcome!) Accommodations will be on a sharing basis due to limited availability. For more information WhatsApp 9604900999.
Tips for the meditation:
Come on time to participate in the energization exercises and to be in place for meditation.
Eight hours might seem like a long time, but if you sit still right away you can go deep into meditation, and beyond time and space. Almost universally the time passes far too quickly. Periods of chanting can help you dive more deeply within.
Be inward, move as little as possible, even during the chanting periods. Let the chanting take you more deeply within; don’t treat them as “breaks” but rather as a continuation of your experience of Christ within.
Chairs are provided or bring your own meditation gear for floor sitting including a shawl or sweater. (Malas, aum boards, and earplugs if you use them.)
Come for as much as you are able, leave when you need to. If you can arrange to leave at a break or chanting/reading, that would avoid disturbing anyone around you.
Dress in comfortable QUIET clothing—please no clothing that rustles loudly (nylon, etc.). Woolen layers such as shawls and sweaters are recommended to keep you WARM enough, as it can get quite cold here at this time of year, and the body gets colder when you’re sitting still.
Water, tea, fruit and light snacks will be available at the 10:30 am break time, and an optional light lunch will be available after the meditation ends.