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with Revs. Paraman & Lakshmi Barsel, Ph.D.


In this experiential and informative workshop, you will learn how and why meditation reduces stress and promotes spiritual, emotional, and psychological benefits. If you have difficulty meditating or simply want to fortify your practice, this workshop will help you develop the clarity and concentration that enable you to become the master of your own mind.

You’ll explore:

  • The experience of meditation
  • Techniques to enhance your practice
  • Ways to use meditation in various situations

A calm and focused mind can achieve anything, and the science of meditation provides the perfect tools for attaining that focus. This ancient practice, which is backed by modern science, is profound, simple, and quickly rewarding.


Lakshmi and Paraman are so helpful, honest, easy-going, intelligent, and willing—they provided such wonderful examples! —Michele Fischer

Official times for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

About Presenters

Meditation (2)Rev. Paraman Barsel has taught Raja and Jnana Yoga, meditation, and all aspects of Integral Yoga for over forty years. He served as director of the Washington, D.C., and New York Integral Yoga Institutes and as president of Yogaville–West and Yogaville–East. Presently, he serves on the Ashram’s Spiritual Life Board.

Rev. Lakshmi Barsel is a senior Integral Yoga teacher. She has taught Raja Yoga, meditation, and scripture classes on the Bhagavad Gita and the Thirukkural. She has a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology and presently serves as the director of the Satchidananda Prison Project.