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Four Keys to Deeper Meditations by Nayaswami Jyotish

This morning as I sat in meditation, I ignored some of the advice I am sharing here. Instead of focusing entirely on my meditation, I spent some time thinking about this blog. (Ah, how often we ignore good advice, even when it comes from ourselves!) Yet I hope some benefit will come from my well-intentioned restlessness. Anyway, here is what came to me. - Read more...

Seeing the Possibilities by Nayaswami Devi

There is a story about two shoe salesmen who are sent by their companies to explore the possibilities for sales in a Third-World country. They arrive at the same time, check out the scene, and then both head for the telegraph office to report back. - Read more...

My India by Nayaswami Jyotish

As I write these words it’s March 7, the 65th anniversary of Paramhansa Yogananda’s mahasamadhi (conscious exit from the body). He left this earth in a dramatic fashion. At a banquet in Los Angeles in honor of the visiting Indian ambassador, after a short and very sweet talk, the great master recited his poem, “My India.” As he read the final lines, his body slipped to the floor, and his soul departed for higher realms. He had predicted the time of his passing and had said that he wanted to die “with his boots on” serving, as he always had, as a teacher and model to all receptive seekers. [Listen to Swami Kriyananda tell the story of Yogananda's passing.] - Read more...

The Sacred Hidden River by Nayaswami Devi

While in Hawaii, I read a translation of an ancient Hawaiian song about mana, or “life force”: - Read more...

Upcoming Events


March 31 (Friday): Kriya Yoga: Gateway to Self-Realization (also broadcast online)
Ananda Palo Alto


April 1 (Saturday): Meditate with Jyotish and Devi
Ananda Palo Alto

April 1 (Saturday): Finding Happiness: How to Live a Life Fulfilled (also broadcast online)
Ananda Palo Alto

April 2 (Sunday): Sunday Service: To Each According to His Faith
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April 12 (Wednesday): The Soul and God (webinar)
Ananda Virtual Community

April 26 (Wednesday): Temple Dedication at Thousand Oaks
Ananda Los Angeles

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