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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...

Imitating What We Hear by Nayaswami Devi

The high-pitched whine of the chain saw startled me, breaking the stillness of tall moss-covered cedars and lush green ferns. We’d been visiting the Ananda communities in Oregon and Washington, and now were enjoying a day on Camano Island off the coast of Seattle. - Read more...

Preparing for Life’s Storms by Nayaswami Jyotish

We have been reading a very interesting book: Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande. It’s a thoughtful, well-written examination of aging and dying, subjects often ignored in modern society. Someday, perhaps, I will write a blog about that, but not today. This blog is about a small part of the process—about how helpful it is to prepare for difficulties before a crisis comes. For preparation makes a huge difference. How, then, can we prepare spiritually for life’s storms? - Read more...

The Transforming Power of God’s Light Within by Nayaswami Devi

As I sat in a meeting on that warm summer afternoon, I wasn’t paying much attention to the crystals hanging in the window or to the faintly colored rainbows moving around the room. Those of us gathered were discussing some administrative matters for Ananda Village that I wasn’t too involved in; my mind, I must admit, was elsewhere. - Read more...

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June 6 (Saturday): Yogananda’s Mission & Ananda’s Role (also streamed live)
Ananda Palo Alto

June 7 (Sunday): Sunday Service (also streamed live)
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June 14 (Sunday): Sunday Service
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July 8 (Wednesday): Webinar: How to Live in Cooperative Community
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July 22 (Wednesday): Online satsang
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August 5 (Wednesday): Webinar: How to Live in Peace and Calmness
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