Online Program

Cultivating the Power of the Mind

6 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm EST

Swami Paramananda
Tuition: $129

Program Type: Online Course

Date & Time: Offered as 6 weekly sessions on Tuesdays, Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9 & 16, 6:30-8:30pm EST

Hours: 12 hours

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Learn how to cultivate the power of the mind and achieve great success in life and in the spiritual path
  • Gain knowledge of how memory works and how to strengthen it
  • Realize the importance of will power and learn how to develop it
  • Learn the Yogic practices to develop concentration power
  • Understand how to remove negative habits and develop positive qualities like kindness, gratitude, and love

Course Description: 

In this course, Swami Paramananda will be sharing teachings and practices from the Book Sure Ways for Success in Life and God Realization, by Swami Sivananda.

You will be meeting once a week for a class and receiving guidance and support on developing your personal practice at home.

This is an inspiring and practical study of one of the main books of Swami Sivananda. You will learn many practical tools on how to cultivate the mind and achieve great success in life and the spiritual path.

Course Content:

Lesson 1 – The aim of human life

  • The goal of human life and how to achieve it
  • The value of resolutions
  • How to plan a daily routine
  • The practice of Spiritual diary and self-analysis

Lesson 2 – Development of positive habits and letting go of negative tendencies

  • The importance of cultivating one’s character
  • The formation of habits and tendencies
  • How to replace a negative habit with a positive one
  • The essence of positive thinking

Lesson 3 – Cultivating the power of memory

  • The importance of memory
  • How does memory work?
  • Health of the body and Mind
  • Exercises for developing a strong memory

Lesson 4 – Cultivating the power of will

  • The value of will power
  • How to develop a strong will
  • Signs of a powerful will

Lesson 5 – Cultivating the power of concentration

  • Exercises to develop concentration
  • Concentration is the key for success in life and the spiritual path
  • Concentration leads to meditation
  • Raja Yoga – The Path Meditation

Lesson 6 – Spiritual development

  • Attaining unconditional happiness and peace
  • Bhakti Yoga – The path of Divine Love
  • Jnana Yoga – The path of Knowledge

Additional Information:

This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter.

For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.

It is possible to register and take the course at any time. You can catch up on any classes you miss with the recordings.

Requirements & Recommendations: 

  • No experience necessary. This program is open to beginners as well as advanced practitioners.
  • Viewing Device: Desktop or laptop computer will provide the best experience, although you can also connect via a tablet or smartphone.
  • Internet connection: High-speed broadband wired or wireless is best.
  • Video: Download Zoom to your computer, or install the Zoom app to your device.  For interactive group sessions, a webcam or integrated camera will allow others to feel more connected with you.
  • Audio: Headphone speakers are recommended. If you wish to participate vocally, a headset with a microphone will be ideal.

Course Includes:

  • 12 hours live & recorded sessions


Swami Paramananda is the manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and longtime teacher of Sivananda Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Bahamas, New York, and India. A much-loved teacher admired for his humor, warmth, and devotion to the practice, he seamlessly weaves classical yoga teachings into modern daily life.

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