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Meditation as Taught by the Masters in the Himalayan Tradition.

Learn to meditate using time honored methodology that dates back thousands of years.

Transform yourself with mindfulness in living, harmony in relationships, and balance in life through simple meditation techniques.


Meditation Level I ~ Meditation Level II

6 Week Sessions | Each week covers a different component of meditation practice

Meditation Level I:(LEARN TO MEDITATE) Recommended for those who are new to meditation, or those who wish to learn meditation systematically.  Those individuals who have tried guided meditation based programs via popular meditation apps, but who wish to deepen their practice are invited to attend our classes with a live teacher.

Meditation Level II:(DEEPENING MEDITATION) Recommended for those who have already taken the Meditation I class and have been meditating regularly.  The Level II class teaches next level pranayama (breathing) practices, as well as intermediate level meditation practices to deepen one's meditative state.

~ You will learn relaxation, meditative posture, breathing and how to establish a meditation practice.

~ Each session includes guided meditation.

~ It is suggested that students wear comfortable, light, and loose fitting clothing to the meditation class.

~ Those who wish to use their own meditation cushion are encouraged to bring it with them.

Upcoming Session (6 weeks)

Meditation Level I:(LEARN TO MEDITATE)

Meditation Level II:(Deepening Meditation)

Thursdays- 6:00 - 7:15pm 

Meditation I (Pat Constabileo): 8/15 - 9/19 Register HERE

Meditation II* (Anil Saigal):10/3 -11/14 Register HERE

​*Meditation I is required

Saturdays-10:30 - 11:45am (Pavel Latash)

(ongoing, for new session date click on the link below)

Email Us for Information on Upcoming Sessions

$96 per 6 week session


Private Meditation: One-On-One Instruction in Meditation

Meditation has become one of the most discussed personal improvement disciplines of modern times.  Indeed, the neurological research during the past sixty years has indicated a wide range of mental, physiological, emotional, AND physical benefits of regular meditation.  Humans have been meditating for thousands of years for personal growth and enlightenment.  Meditation is open to anyone who wishes to bring about growth in their lives.

Many people, out of a habit of looking for a phone app for their needs, are turning to meditation apps.  While these apps provide a wide range of guided meditation and training, their approach is impersonal, problem-focused, and promotes external reliance for meditation rather than encouraging personal effort.  For many individuals, joining a meditation class with a qualified instructor is the best way to learn the process and techniques in meditation.  For those individuals who feel unempowered with the topic of meditation, or individuals with specific needs and challenges (including those who have tried the meditation apps but without long term success), Himalayan Center offers one-on-one instruction on meditation.  We teach meditation within a secular framework using multi-faceted approach to meditation that is thousands of years old.

Learning to meditate is the finest investment one can make in oneself.  All our teachers are trained, certified and registered with Yoga Alliance.

Interested? Discuss more  (847) 221-5250 or Email us

~ We offer following personal instruction packages for purchase. 

~ All 60 minute sessions are held at mutually agreeable times at the center.

Monthly Global Full Moon Meditation via Zoom
Monthly Global Full Moon Meditation via Zoom
Multiple Dates
Apr 05, 2023, 9:00 PM
Meditate with Swami Ritavan and others around the globe, all sitting at the same time. Begins promptly at 9:00 pm.  Please arrive early to get comfortably seated.​

Benefits of Meditation include:

  • Reduced:

    • stress (physiological response to stressful events)

    • anxiety level

    • negative emotions such as anger and frustration.

  • Slowing down of heart and respiratory rates

  • Reduction in and slowing down of random thoughts

  • Expanded self-awareness

  • Improved:

    • body awareness

    • body alignment

    • concentration and productivity

    • memory

    • clarity of purpose

  • Increased:

    • mindfulness

    • sense of peacefulness

    • joyfulness and mental cheer

    • compassion toward others

    • lymphatic movement, therby improving immunity

    • energy

  • Spiritual growth

  • Eliminates toxins from organs

  • Moves fluids through joints increasing their flexibility<

  • Calms the nervous system

  • There is growing evidence that meditation causes reconstruction and rejuvenation of neurons in brain as well as the buildup of protective tissue (called telomeres) which binds and protects the ends of DNA structures, thereby reducing the effects of aging.

There is growing scientific evidence relating meditation to various phsychological and physiological benefits.  Practicing meditation is shown to reduce chronic stress, and benefit medical conditions including hypertension, chronic pain, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, and seizures.


Please DO NOT adjust or stop your medications upon undertaking meditation without consulting your physician. You should first systematically establish a consistent practice of meditation, and wait for the symptoms to improve before seeking treatment adjustments.

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