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The Power of Divine Places by Nayaswami Jyotish

We were sitting with two dear friends at a retreat house in the foothills of the Himalayas, where we take a yearly seclusion. One of them asked me if I felt a special power here and if my meditations were any deeper. I told her that for me personally, this is one of the two most sacred places on earth. The other is the Moksha Mandir at Ananda Village, where Swami Kriyananda’s body rests. Both are places wholly dedicated to prayer and meditation, with no other vibrations mixed in. As a result, each has a special purity, and great spiritual magnetism. - Read more...

Express Your Self! by Nayaswami Devi

As we entered the art room and took in the paint-splattered tables and small plastic chairs, we felt as if we were back in grade school. We took our seats, and saw at each place a row of paint jars containing a variety of colors; large, flat brushes; and a medium-sized piece of white art paper. - Read more...

Cooperating with Grace by Nayaswami Jyotish

As I write this, we’re in India for two weeks on an unexpected trip. A series of completely unforeseen events has provided the potential for a wonderful new project. Working with one of India’s premiere leaders in education, our small team is creating a vision and feasibility study for a world-class Institute of Leadership based on Paramhansa Yogananda’s principles of higher consciousness. If it comes into manifestation, it will be the fulfillment of a dream of Swamiji’s, and a vehicle for the upliftment of world consciousness. The project is in such an early phase, with clarity just starting to emerge, that it’s too early to share any more details at this time. - Read more...

Whom Are You Trying to Please? by Nayaswami Devi

Early in their time together, Paramhansa Yogananda instructed his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, that his work in this lifetime would be lecturing, editing, and writing. When I met Swamiji in 1969, he was constantly engaged in these three activities, as well as in the Herculean task of launching the spiritual communities movement through Ananda. - Read more...

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April 22 (Sunday): Sunday Service (topic: To Each According to His Faith) (also live online)
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April 28 (Saturday): Yogananda Fest "Be the Change"
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April 29 (Sunday): Sunday Service ("How High Should We Aspire?") (also live online)
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May 2 (Wednesday): Is Lasting Happiness Possible?
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May 3 (Thursday): The Life of Yogananda (also streamed live)
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May 6 (Sunday): Is Lasting Happiness Possible? (also streamed live)
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