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God, Gurus, Gurubhais, and Grit by Nayaswami Jyotish

Next week I will celebrate two important milestones. December 22 will be the fiftieth anniversary of my first Kriya Initiation. The next day will be another fiftieth anniversary: of my first eight-hour Christmas meditation. Both of these events took place in Swami Kriyananda’s little apartment in San Francisco in 1967. I had been with him for about eight months when he told me, “I think you should take Kriya initiation.” - Read more...

Is It Possible to Stop Worrying? by Nayaswami Devi

A few weeks ago we were having a heartwarming visit with our two younger grandchildren, whom we hadn’t seen for many months due to our travel schedule. After enjoying their favorite pastime at Ananda Village—visiting the goat dairy—we were driving back through the peaceful, forested hills to our home. - Read more...

Babaji’s Advice by Nayaswami Jyotish

While we were in India, we enjoyed a wonderful conversation with Indu Bhan. Although elderly now, in his youth Indu was a key assistant and good friend to Swami Kriyananda. Indu’s mother, Rani Bhan, was a remarkable person and a great help to Swamiji during that time. She was a powerful spiritual magnet, her house constantly visited by the great saints of that period. If you’ve heard the name of a saint from Northern India, such as Anandamayi Ma, Neem Karoli Baba, or Swami Narayan, they probably visited or stayed with Rani. She passed away in 2005, but Indu is still in touch with her through dreams and occasional visions. - Read more...

What We Saw by Nayaswami Devi

There’s a story about a young boy whose spirituality was so deep that he left his family to enter his guru’s ashram at the age of seven. After some months had passed, his guru told him to go back to his village for a short visit to see his family and friends. - Read more...

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January 2018

January 3 (Wednesday): Making the Most of the Life You’ve Been Given
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January 7 (Sunday): Sunday Service (topic: At the Heart of Silence) (also broadcast online)
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February 4 (Sunday): Sunday Service (topic: The Mystery of Avatara, or Divine Incarnation) (also broadcast online)
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Inner Renewal Week: The Pillars of Our Path to God

February 19 (Monday): Deepening our Sadhana. Also broadcast live.
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February 20 (Tuesday): The Path of Ananda Seva. Also broadcast live.
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February 21 (Wednesday): The Importance of Attunement. Also broadcast live.
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