About Us

This website was designed for people interested in meditation and spirituality.

In London and throughout the UK, we offer meditation and yoga courses, drop-in classes, public talks, discussion groups, seminars, retreats and meditation groups.

The meditation and yoga techniques that we practice come from an ancient Indian tradition known as Tantra.

Tantra teachings and practices have reportedly existed for about seven thousand years.

In the mid-20th century, Shrii Shrii Anandamurti, a spiritual teacher from east India, started to teach these ancient Tantric practices in a way so that anyone in our contemporary society can integrate them into their lives

In 1955, he founded Ananda Marga, a global spiritual and social service organization.

The mission of Ananda Marga is self-realization (for spiritual enlightenment) and service to humanity for fulfillment of the physical, mental and spiritual needs of all people. Through its meditation centres and service projects around the world, Ananda Marga-trained teachers offer instruction in meditation, yoga and other self-development practices on a non-commercial basis.

Dada Jyotirupananda

Dada Jyotirupananda

Dada Jyotirupananda

Dada Jyotirupananda is a yogic monk, practicing and teaching a system of yogic meditation from an ancient Indian tradition. He is a disciple of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (1921-1990), a modern Yogic master.

Dada has been practicing meditation for over 35 years and has experienced innumerable benefits in his life, and has seen wonderful benefits for many people through meditation.

He has taught meditation in about 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

He is the editor of New Renaissance a journal for spiritual and social awakening.

Dada’s book, “Meditation: Searching for the Real You” was published in September, 2009. The book, according to Ross Heaven, psychologist, healer, shaman and author, “leads us to a new understanding of what meditation might really mean in our lives and the benefits we might reap from it.”

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Dada now lives in London, teaching throughout Europe.

Didi A Manika

Didi A Manika

Didi A Manika

Didi Ananda Manika was ordained in 1994 as a Yogic nun in the tantric tradition that is followed by Ananda Marga.

She worked as a meditation teacher and a community service organiser for some years in her native India. After that, she worked in Nepal in a similar capacity for several years.

Since 2004 Didi has been teaching meditation and yoga in Europe, first in Norway and then since 2005 in UK.

She is widely respected for her experience and teaching of meditation and yoga. As well she is the Principal and Director for two progressive schools in London.

She also conducts meditation retreats throughout the year.

As a teacher of yogic meditation Didi’s primary focus is for women and girls. She is available for appointments and consultations on meditation, yoga exercises and other concerns..

Ananda Marga: “Path of Bliss”

Ananda Marga is a global spiritual and social service organization founded in 1955 by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (nee: Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar). The mission of Ananda Marga is self-realisation (for individual emancipation) and service to humanity (for social welfare): the fulfillment of the physical, mental and spiritual needs of all people. Through its meditation centres and service projects around the world, Ananda Marga offers instruction in meditation, yoga and other self-development practices on a non-commercial basis, and actively engages in community service in many countries.

The name Ananda Marga means “Path of Bliss” or “Path of Fulfillment”.
Ananda means “bliss” and Marga means “path.”

Bliss is infinite happiness. It is the fundamental desire of human beings. As Anandamurti says: “There is in the living being a thirst for limitlessness.” We can never be satisfied with limited things. They may give us pleasure for a while, but not long-lasting satisfaction. A limited object can only give a temporary and limited amount of happiness. But only infinite happiness will satisfy us.

So how are we to attain it? By expanding our awareness to infinity; by transforming our individual limited experience into the cosmic experience of the unlimited: infinite happiness; perfect peace and contentment = bliss.

The yogic system of Ananda Marga provides instruction so that we can move toward this bliss. It is an optimal selection of those techniques and practices that lead to the total experience of infinite peace and happiness – what we call “self-realization.” It is a systematic and scientific process for the fulfillment of all human needs: physical, mental and spiritual. The techniques that are taught cover a wide range of human activities, from personal hygiene, yoga postures, diet and other health aspects, to meditation and social service.

Its goal is the all-round elevation of human beings, both individually and collectively, in all spheres of human existence: individual, social, economic, intellectual and spiritual. It is a total response to human longing and aspiration.

While the yogic practices of Ananda Marga are wide-ranging, the organization of Ananda Marga has a global network of centres in virtually every country. Its activities encompass a wide range of projects for the welfare of humanity, animals, plants and the whole planet. As well as yoga and meditation centres other projects and activities include schools, children’s homes, food distribution centres, disaster relief, medical centres and community development projects. Emphasis is placed on meeting the needs of the local people and assisting them in developing their personal and social resources for the prosperity of all.

The philosophy of Ananda Marga is one of universalism. It is an all-embracing outlook, recognizing God as the one limitless supreme consciousness, with all beings of the universe part of the one cosmic family.

It recognizes that each person needs a balance between the spiritual and mundane aspects of life, and that neither the spiritual nor worldly aspects should be neglected at the expense of the other. Hence the goal of Ananda Marga is “Self-realization and the welfare of the universe.”

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