Over Thousands of years, the vedic masters have passed on the knowledge of mantras and meditation to their disciples. Some of the most prominent masters of the vedic tradition are Narayana, Brahma, Vashishta, Parashara and Adi Shankaracharya. Shri Brahmandanda Saraswati who was the spiritual head of India in the 20th century passed on the knowledge to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who in turn initiated Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Through Maharishi and Sri Sri the knowledge came to Ananda Vdovic.
Ananda is a spiritual teacher and has taught thousands of people different meditation programmes internationally since 1975.
Ananda studied philosophy and education and is a graduate of Hamburg University. In 1970 she was initiated into Transcendental Meditation and became a TM teacher five years later.
From 1983 to 1986 Ananda withdrew from society and immersed herself in deep meditation for 2 – 3 years, starting with a period of 40 days of silence. During these years of self-discovery she would go into states of Samadhi (experience of Transcendence, Higher Self) for up to 14 hours at a time, deeply immersed in the bliss of the Self. Since this time higher states of consciousness and ecstatic experiences of the Divine opened up for her. This deep exploration gave her inspiration for her paintings of Divine Beings and a solid basis for teaching meditation to Thousands of people.
Ananda is also a gifted singer. Her albums with peaceful, meditative chanting are used worldwide in spiritual centres, Yoga Centres and retreats.
In 2015, Ananda started her own school called ‘Shakti Yoga Meditation – The Path of Power’. Her first Teachers Training Course was held in Croatia and brought about seven new teachers who now continue to share this precious knowledge.
Vera Atlantia works as a meditation teacher, visionary artist and art teacher.
Her spiritual path started with the practice of a Buddhist meditation technique called Vipassana which she practiced for several years.
In her early twenties she discovered her love for chanting and soon began to guide chanting circles.
Her love and passion for mantras brought her to her teacher Ananda Vdovic who initiated her into the practice of vedic Mantra Meditation. This powerful technique soon began to expand her awareness to higher states of consciousness, inspiration and spiritual ecstasy.
In the meantime, she has facilitated numerous sacred art workshops internationally with her partner Kuba Ambrose and has a teaching position at the Academy of Visionary Art in Vienna since 2013.
Since several years Vera is following the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta with Sri Mooji as her spiritual master. Advaita Vedanta tells us that our true nature is pure awareness, infinite and eternal beyond the changeful. As being already inseparably one with the supreme reality which is perfect truth and freedom, we have nothing to become but simply realize our ever perfect nature.
In 2015 Vera received training as a meditation teacher by Ananda Vdovic and is now sharing the knowledge of mantras and meditation with great joy.
In this interview Ananda Vdovic goes into depth telling about her life, her experience with meditation and her sacred art & music. She explains some of the many benefits that meditation can bring and how one can be trained as a teacher. You can find out more about her upcoming courses in this video. Vera Atlantia, one of her trained teachers also shares about her experience of practicing and teaching meditation.
Author: Vera Atlantia, shaktiyoga-meditation.com