Meditation Steps Retreats and Courses

Online Meditation Steps retreat, March 19 – 21, 2021

Online Meditation Retreat Highlights:

  • Interactive workshops and presentations
  • Yoga classes
  • Collective meditation
  • Sharing sessions.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the philosophical base of the Meditation Steps
  • Balanced schedule with time for classes, meditation, and your rest and meal times

We will continue the online programs with our second online weekend retreat, followed by another 6-week course and weekly collective meditation.
The retreat schedule will include interactive workshops and presentations, yoga classes, collective meditation, and sharing sessions. The topics for this retreat are specially selected to help you know more fully the very profound philosophical-practical base of the Meditation Steps teachings. The well-thought-out schedule will give you enough time to join in the mid-morning and rest by mid-evening. Class time is not too long, and we will encourage your participation through questions and comments.

The Retreat will provide food for the spirit, food for the mind, and food for the body (Didi’s cooking class). So, prepare yourself that weekend to fully engage in the schedule so we can create a very uplifting spiritual wave that all of us will benefit from.

All Times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Welcome and getting to know each other
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Class: Building a Spiritual Society - Introduction to Social Codes
8:00 - 8:50 p.m.
Kiirtana and Meditation
8:50 - 9:00 p.m.
Inspirational Reading and Comment
9:00 p.m.
End of the Day's Program

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
UTC -4 (New York time zone)



10:00 – 10:10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Kiirtan
10:30 – 10:50 a.m. Meditation
10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Inspirational Reading and Comment
11:00 – 12:15 p.m. Class: The Guru
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.  Break
12:30 – 12:55 p.m. Kiirtan
12:55 – 1:20 p.m. Meditation
1:20 – 1:30 p.m. Break
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Cooking Class
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Meeting with Group Leaders
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Break
4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Class: Food, Cells, Physical and Mental Development
5:45 – 6:00 p.m.  Break
6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Asana, Kaos’ikii, Tan’d’ava Class
7:15 – 7:40 Kiirtan
7:40-8:05 Meditation
8:05 – 8.15 Inspirational Reading and Comment
8:15 – 9:00 p.m. Sharing of Participants – Experience of the Day

Sunday, March 21

Eastern Standard Time (EST) GMT -4 (New York time)



10:00 – 10:25 am. Kiirtan
10:25 – 10:50 a.m. Meditation
10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Inspirational Reading and Comment
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Class: The Secrets of Long and Healthy Life
12:00 – 12:25 p.m. Kiirtan
12:25 – 12:55 p.m. Meditation
12:55 – 1:05 p.m. Inspirational Reading and Comment
1:05 – 1:50 p.m. Cooking Class
1:50 – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Q&A Session
4:30 – 4:45 p.m.  Break
4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Asana, Kaoshikii, Tandava Class
6:00 – 6:25 p.m. Kiirtan
6:25 – 6:50 p.m.  Meditation
6:50 – 7:50 p.m. Collective Sharing of Participants


Dada Shiilabhadrananda

Dada Shiilabhadrananda is a yogic monk for the past 43 years. He is also an author and a naturopath. He has been teaching the philosophy and practices of Ananda Marga Yoga on five continents to thousands of people. Currently he is assigned to South Korea.

Special Interests:

Organic gardening, hiking, cooking vegetarian food from different cuisines, guitar playing, helping others to find yogic based solutions for health issues.

Dada Diiptimanananda

Dada Diiptimanananda started his training in Denmark and Sweden in 1997, and became a monk in the year 2005 and was working in Taiwan and Russia, teaching meditation and philosophy. He is teaching meditation in the US since the year 2013.

Special Interests:

Meditation, yoga, yogic lifestyle, and philosophy. Classical Western and Indian music, devotional songs, and spending time in nature.

Didi Ananda Akira

Didi Ananda Acira learned meditation in Indonesia in the year 2000
She became a nun in the year 2006 and was working mostly in South East Asia.
She moved to the United States in the year 2014 and is teaching meditation and yoga detox at Ananda Dhiira meditation center in Penn Valley, California. Since the Pandemic started, Didi has been very active in organizing various online events and classes. She also receives small groups at Ananda Dhiira for meditation and detox retreats.

Special Interests:

Meditation, yoga, yogic lifestyle, and philosophy. Health, wellness, and natural detox. Organic farming and living a natural lifestyle.

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