Classes and workshops with Dada Krsnasevananda can be arranged upon request. Some sample topics are listed below but if the topic you’re interested in isn’t there feel free to discuss it with Dada. You can see a short bio of Dada at the bottom of the page.
How to Meditate (1½ – 2 hours)
Meditation is the most effective method known for increasing well-being, peace of mind, wisdom and awareness. Meditation has other benefits including improved concentration, improved immune response, heightened creativity, improved interpersonal skills and greater self-confidence. In this workshop you will learn simple but powerful techniques which can fit into everyday life. Practices include mantra meditation, visualization, use of breath, mindfulness and a bit of practical wisdom. Taught by Dada Krsnasevananda, a senior monk with 30 plus years of teaching experience, from the Ananda Marga Yoga School in Denmark.
Seven Practices for Peace of Mind (1 ½ hours):
Deep peace of mind, the inner longing of every human being, requires a practical and systematic approach. Mere wishing gets us nothing. In this lecture Ananda Marga Yoga teacher, Dada Krsnasevananda, explains seven practical steps for lasting peace of mind.
Meditation and Mindfulness (2 hours)
Learning how to maintain a calm, clear and happy state of awareness is one of the most important and challenging achievements of life. From the moment you wake up to the moment you sleep there are a wide range of meditation and mindfulness practices which can greatly enhance your sense of well-being, progress and effectiveness. This workshop will introduce you to these practices and show you how to apply them in everyday life.
Three Yoga Dances followed by Mantra Meditation (1 ½ hours)
Presented by Dada Krsnasevananda from Ananda Marga
(one and a half hours including Q. and A.)
This workshop introduces three Yoga Dances and one of the Ananda Marga techniques of meditation. The dances (two ancient and one modern, one for men, one for women and one for both) cultivate health, vitality and spiritual awakening . They help prepare the mind and body for meditation. After the dance you will learn a simple yet powerful meditation technique combining sense withdrawal, visualization and mantra designed to access a profound experience of freedom, oneness and universal love.
The Secret Art of Concentration (1 ½ – 2 hours)
Concentration of mind is the key to self-knowledge, inner peace and success. Whether you want to pray well, work well or play well – concentration is essential. But the beginner finds concentration difficult and confusing: “How can I concentrate?” “What should I concentrate on?” Many factors affect our ability to concentrate – how we breathe, the food we eat, the principles we live by. This lecture will explain and demonstrate some of the yogic secrets for developing good concentration. Presented by Dada Krsnasevananda, a senior teacher from the Ananda Marga Yoga School.
The Yoga Approach to Managing Stress. (1 ½ – 2 hours including Q.&A)
Through yoga, meditation, breath control, relaxation and numerous other Yoga techniques we can learn to effectively manage stress and lead a happy, healthy and productive life even in a high pressure environment. But even more than that Yoga helps you uncover a part of yourself which is completely beyond stress – a realm of joy, vitality and awareness which is your true nature. The real magic and beauty of life unfolds as you start to make contact with your inner self. Presented by Dada Krsnasevananda, a senior teacher from the Ananda Marga Yoga School.
Six Approaches to Oneness. (1 ½ – 2 hours)
The six traditional schools of Indian Yoga include Jinana Yoga (the Yoga of Knowledge), Karma Yoga (the Yoga of action), Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Divine Love), Raja Yoga (the Yoga of mental withdrawal and suspension), Tantra Yoga (the science of Mantra, Chakra and Kundalini) and Hatha Yoga (the Yoga of physical strengthening and purification). The goal of all the schools is the same – to overcome the duality between self and God – but the approaches vary. This lecture explains the approaches of all the six schools and shows how they are integrated in the modern form of Yoga known as Ananda Marga.
“Ask the Right Question” – The power of self-enquiry and other secrets on the journey to enlightenment. (1 ½ – 2 hours including Q. & A)
On the spiritual journey often questions are more important than answers. In this lecture Dada will show how to use spiritual questions to access the wisdom and inspiration of the unconscious mind and even go beyond the mind itself. Asking the right questions also helps us detach ourselves from negative emotions such as anger and loneliness and discover the peace and freedom of our true self.
After Capitalism – An Introduction to “PROUT”, A New Social Theory Based on Economic Democracy, Regional Self-Reliance and Ethical Distribution of Wealth.
A peaceful, secure and healthy environment is an important precondition for meditation and yoga. Millions of people are deprived of these conditions due to the unfair and unsustainable nature of the current system. For that reason Ananda Marga teaches an alternative social and economic theory called “PROUT” – the Progressive Utilization Theory. Prout’s concepts of economic democracy, regional self-reliance and ethical distribution of wealth are based on spiritual and ecological values and meet the need for a balanced mix of prosperity, fairness, spirituality and sustainability. Presented by Ananda Marga monk and meditation teacher, Dada Krsnasevananda
Meditation, Music and Chanting Evening
Enjoy a beautiful selection of spiritual songs and chants that you can sing along with. Add some guided meditation and a spiritual talk on any of the above topics. Invite your friends and have a blissful and enlightening evening.
HALF DAY AND ONE DAY WORKSHOPS
Meditation and Self-Realization (3 – 4 hours)
The ultimate purpose of life is to realize our true self. No practice is more useful in fulfilling this mission than meditation. In this half-day workshop you will learn a variety of powerful meditation techniques which you can begin practicing at home immediately. Regular practice of these techniques will bring you peace of mind, deeper self-awareness and increasing vitality and joy.
The Heart of Yoga – Dynamic practices for Physical, Mental and Spiritual Alignment. (6 – 8 Hours)
Yoga is about understanding and aligning ourselves with the fundamental principles that guide our physical, mental and spiritual life. Stress increases when we are out of alignment. Through yoga exercises, meditation, breath control, diet, relaxation and numerous other techniques we can learn to reduce stress and lead a happy, healthy and productive life, even in a high pressure environment. But, even more than that, we can uncover a part of ourselves which is completely beyond stress – a realm of joy, vitality and awareness which is our true nature. The real magic and beauty of life unfolds as we start to make contact with our inner self. This workshop will be divided into three sections: 1) Principles and practices for physical alignment; 2) Principles and practices for mental alignment and; 3) Principles and practices for spiritual alignment. Presented by Dada Krsnasevananda, a senior teacher from the Ananda Marga Yoga School.
An Introduction to Yoga Lifestyle (6 – 8 hours)
This one day workshop will introduce and explain the basic elements of the Yoga Lifestyle so that you can start practicing them at home immediately: The workshop will cover: Meditation, A daily set of Yoga postures; Deep Relaxation; Simple breathing exercises; The Yoga Diet; Fasting; Therapeutic use of Water and; How to make every action a meditation. In addition to practical techniques the basic principles of Yoga philosophy will be explained including: The Inner Meaning of Yoga; Levels of Consciousness and How to Develop Them and; The role of the Seven Cakras in Personal Development.
Dada Krsnasevananda: Dada Krsnasevananda has been a monk of Ananda Marga for 36 years. Born in Canada he has lived and taught all over the world, spending much of his childhood in Japan, majoring in East Asian Studies at university in Australia and working with Ananda Marga in India, Australia, East and Southeast Asia, Russia, Europe and the Middle East. As a teacher of yoga and meditation Dada makes use of his knowledge and experience of both East and West.
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