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Does God Listen to Our Prayers? by Nayaswami Devi

“Considering the vastness of the universe, with its countless billions of galaxies, surely it is superstitious to believe that the Creator of this immensity listens to our prayers.” A scientist once challenged Paramhansa Yogananda with these words. - Read more...

Gratitude Brings Happiness by Nayaswami Jyotish

Recently I received an email laced with unfair criticism, and my first reaction was to get defensive. I could feel my mind speeding up, getting ready to argue. Then I had a flash of insight and remembrance: You can’t fight darkness with more darkness. I decided instead to neutralize negativity with gratitude. I thought about this person and recalled several things about him for which I was grateful. Within minutes my happiness level began to climb. I realized then that gratitude brings happiness. - Read more...

Why Is Life Such a Struggle? by Nayaswami Devi

The gardeners at Ananda Village’s organic farm had very bad news to report that morning: “A frost has wiped out the tomato crop.” “Insects are destroying the flower beds!” “Gophers have gotten into the carrots!!” - Read more...

Joy Is the Solution, Not the Reward by Nayaswami Jyotish

It was in the late summer of 1967 that I first visited the land that was to become Ananda. August is hot in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains of Northern California, and we had spent all day working hard. I was part of a little group of Swami Kriyananda’s students who had come to help him build Ananda’s first structure, a small geodesic dome that was to serve as a temple. - Read more...

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August 5 (Wednesday): Webinar: How to Live in Peace and Calmness
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Spiritual Renewal Week: The Heart of Yogananda — August 10–16

August 10 (Monday): How Yogananda’s Mission Changed the West
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August 11 (Tuesday): Questions and Answers
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