The Web School

Dhyanavidya.in is a Web School created for the purpose of giving quality education on Mediation for the beginners. It is structured as a free-of-cost,  self-study curriculum with optional choice for in person assistance from the teachers,  if desired. It is particularly hoped that this Web School will be of interest to the young minds in the schools and universities. Specific emphasis is, therefore, given to provide  detailed materials introducing  the context of meditation in a logically sequential manner, with in the larger picture of life as a whole. With this foundational understanding in place, learning and practising becomes even more interesting and committed.

There are several different types of meditations practised today.  Regardless of the variety, all  meditations are,  however,  aimed at the single purpose of stilling our mind and shifting our self-identification  from the mind to the witnessing consciousness, which is what we really are. In everyday language, we can call this end-objective of all meditations, “self-realisation”.  The meditation taught in this web school is in the tradition of Kriya Yoga, as taught by Pramahansa Yogananda – the great Master of  Kriya Yoga who wrote the-all-time spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi. The Meditation techniques taught here will help the practitioner to advance into Kriya Yoga practices eventually, if the practitioner  wishes. Kriya Yoga  is the ‘air plane route’ to self-realisation. 

The Teachers

This web school is run and maintained by “Nanda”, who will be  one of your teachers at this Web School. Nanda has been on the path of self-enquiry for more than 45 years already, and has been seriously practising meditation for the last 20+ years. He has had the opportunity to induct and train several aspirants to meditation during this period. He is also an accredited meditation teacher from Ananda School of Yoga & Meditation  located at 14618 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City, CA 95959, USA. Ananda Sangha Worldwide was established in 1969 by Swami Kriyananda who was a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda.  Nanda’s father was Yogacharya Govindan Nair, who was a well known Yogacharya in Kerala, India, during his lifetime and has written several popular books in Malayalam on Yogavidya. Apart from the traditional training in Ashtanga Yoga that Nanda received in India, he has also received a Master’s degree in Consciousness Studies after formal studies at the International Metaphysical University in West Virginia, USA. Nanda has also worked in senior management positions both in India and abroad with International organisations and possesses a pragmatic approach in life. Nanda is based in Kochi, India.

Anjali Kanwar is another meditation teacher in this web school. Anjali is a clairvoyant, clairaudient, and a healer. Anjali is based in New Delhi and gives personal coaching sessions on meditation, healing, as well as on feminine energy. She is also a professional corporate trainer with more than 14 years of work experience in soft skills training and behavioural training. She is is a post-graduate in management and has worked as a corporate trainer in multinational companies. Currently, she runs her training institute named “Skilltude” to train working professionals and freshers.

The Syllabus 

This self-study course is divided into 3 parts, as shown below. First Part is intended as the foundation course to give a proper understanding of the context and purpose of practising meditation. The second part is all about the practice of meditation. The third Part is about other supporting practices, which will immensely help the practitioner in reaching the end goal of meditation. Both written materials as well as Video sessions are used here to impart the knowledge and training here.

1. Foundation
The True Purpose of Meditation
Knowing the Ultimate Reality
Yogic Constitution of a Human Body. 
Where do we stand now?
Where do we want to reach?
The Inner Purpose
Why Should You Meditate?
What is Meditation? How Does Meditation Change us?
Role of Energy in Meditation
Role of Relaxation in Meditation
Mind – Breath Relationship in Meditation
Roles of Concentration and Absorption in Meditation
Correct Breathing Method
Postures in Meditation

Tensing and Relaxing Exercises
2. Practice of Meditation

Initial Meditation Practice (Video)
Initial Tips (Video).
Preparations for Meditation (Video).
More of Initial Meditation Practice (Video)
How to close the Meditation (Video)
Avoid Mechanical Meditation Practices (Video)
AUM Technique
Tips for Deeper Meditation
Obstacles to Meditation

3. Other Supporting Practices
Relationships with Self &  Others
Energisation Exercises
Surya Namaskar
Pranayam Exercises
4. Videos
Tantra Tanks (English) & (Malayalam)

All these lessons are free of cost. However, the aspirants are encouraged to write to the teacher, with their contact details and their personal experience with meditation.