SRW-2010-35Here is Jyotish and Devi’s tentative event schedule. Note that anything here is subject to change without warning; email us to confirm. Click on the event titles for more information.

August

August 17 (Friday) - Ananda Assisi - Orientation: "A Touch of Love" weekend

8:30 p.m. Cost for the weekend is €100. For more info: +39-0742-81.36.20 or +39-334-294.95.98 (no sms) or email info@ananda.it

Following their much-appreciated programs, “a Touch of Light,” in 2016 and “A Touch of Joy,” in 2017, Jyotish and Devi this year share with us their experiences and inspirations about God’s manifestation in our lives as divine love, offering us their sage advice for how to open our hearts to the greatest experience of all.

The weekend begins Friday after dinner and concludes Sunday morning with a Purification Ceremony and the Festival of Light.

August 18 (Saturday) - Ananda Assisi - A Touch of Love

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Cost for the weekend is €100. For more info: +39-0742-81.36.20 or +39-334-294.95.98 (no sms) or email info@ananda.it

Divine love is all-absorbing, and infinitely comforting. It is impersonal only in the sense that it is utterly untainted by selfish desire. The unity one finds in divine love is possible only to the soul. It cannot be experienced by the ego.”
Paramhansa Yogananda,
Essence of Self-Realization

August 19 (Sunday) - Ananda Assisi - Sunday Satsang (topic: Does Satan Exist?) (Also broadcast live.)

11:45–13:15 CEST. Sunday satsang with Jyotish and Devi (and The Festival of Light led by other Lightbearers). Also broadcast live online.

August 19 (Sunday) - Ananda Assisi - Book Signing

2:30–3:30 p.m.

August 20 (Monday) - Ananda Assisi - The Way of the Spiritual Warrior (weeklong course)

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. class. Cost: €175 for the week (“Yoga in Action” discounts available). For more info: +39-0742-81.36.20 or +39-334-294.95.98 (no sms) or email info@ananda.it

To win the battle of life and achieve God realization, we need the inner strength and training of a spiritual warrior. Discover, with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, strategies and useful weapons (practices) for winning the battle against Maya: cosmic delusion.

Yogananda once described the spiritual path as “running at full speed and jumping over hurdles at the same time.” We find that there are many challenges to be met, and many battles to be engaged against Light’s universal enemy: Maya.

This is the battle mentioned in the Bhagavad-Gita:
“O son of Pritha (Arjuna), blessed and fortunate are the Kshatriyas (spiritual warriors) who are summoned to fight in a righteous battle which comes to them unprovoked and thus opens the gate to heaven.”

Maya and her generals of ignorance, ego, confusion, selfish desires and attachments are always ready to attack.

This program includes the special participation of Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi (spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide). It is dedicated to all spiritual warriors who wish to be prepared for the inevitable and righteous conflicts that precede Self-realization:

  • Understanding the mission of the Spiritual Warrior, inwardly and in society
  • Getting to know your inner spiritual warriors and their spiritual weapons
  • Facing your inner battles with honesty and courage
  • Knowing your inner enemies and learning their stratagems
  • The discipline and training of the spiritual warrior
  • Tools for awakening your inner powers
  • Knowing your karma and how to overcome it
  • Discovering your own dharma
  • Developing courage and determination
  • Battling bad habits
  • Choosing which battles to fight at this time
  • How to become a spiritual hero
  • How to win the battle against your ego

Evening programs include music, chanting, theatre, and stories from the Indian scriptures.
During this unique program, Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi will be joined by many of Ananda Europa’s main teachers.

August 22 (Wednesday) - Ananda Assisi - The Way of the Spiritual Warrior (weeklong course)

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. class. Cost: €175 for the week (“Yoga in Action” discounts available). For more info: +39-0742-81.36.20 or +39-334-294.95.98 (no sms) or email info@ananda.it

August 23 (Thursday) - Ananda Assisi - The Way of the Spiritual Warrior (weeklong course)

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. class. Cost: €175 for the week (“Yoga in Action” discounts available). For more info: +39-0742-81.36.20 or +39-334-294.95.98 (no sms) or email info@ananda.it

August 25 (Saturday) - Ananda Assisi - Kriya Initiation

5 p.m.

August 26 (Sunday) - Ananda Assisi - Sunday Satsang (topic: How Should We Meet Our Tests?) (Also broadcast live.)

11:45–13:15 CEST. Sunday satsang with Jyotish and Devi (and The Festival of Light led by other Lightbearers). Also broadcast live online.

August 26 (Sunday) - Ananda Assisi - Book Signing

2:30–3:30 p.m.

August 27 (Monday) - Ananda Assisi - Kriya Renaissance: Retreat for Kriyabans

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. class: Ascending the spiral, spinal staircase. Cost: €240 for the week. For more info: +39-0742-81.36.20 or +39-334-294.95.98 (no sms) or email info@ananda.it

Using Yogananda’s commentaries on the Bhagavad-Gita, as it relates to Kriya, we will immerse ourselves in some of the more esoteric aspects of Kriya, experiencing a rebirth of enthusiasm and the discovery of joyful new dimensions for our practice. Hidden in Yogananda’s Bhagavad Gita interpretations are instructions for how to practice Kriya more deeply and effectively.

Together with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, the ten European Kriyacharyas will be involved in the classes, meditations, workshops and technique reviews.

Additional course description.

August 30 (Thursday) - Ananda Assisi - Kriya Renaissance: Retreat for Kriyabans

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Part 2 of the class will be taught by Jyotish: God as Light, as Cosmic Sound, as Transcendent. Cost: €240 for the week. For more info: +39-0742-81.36.20 or +39-334-294.95.98 (no sms) or email info@ananda.it. Detailed course description.

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December

August 31 (Friday) - Ananda Assisi - Kriya Renaissance: Retreat for Kriyabans

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Part 1 of the class will be taught by Devi and Premi: Our Part; the Guru’s Part. Cost: €240 for the week. For more info: +39-0742-81.36.20 or +39-334-294.95.98 (no sms) or email info@ananda.it. Detailed course description.

September

September 12 (Wednesday) - Ananda Assisi - Swami's Discipleship Anniversary

6–8 a.m.: long morning meditation
8–8.45 a.m.: short talk

December 12 (Wednesday) - Ananda Virtual Community - Christ Consciousness as a Living Reality

6–7pm PST. Registration required (New to Online with Ananda? First create a free account here, then click on one of the following links.):
a) $15 for the course, or
b) $45 for the entire series “Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi,” or
c) free with trial membership in Ananda Virtual Community.

This webinar is part of the series “Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi.”  This evening we’ll explore:

  • Yoga and Christianity
  • What is Christ Consciousness?
  • The deeper meanings of Christ’s teachings in the Bible
  • How to realize Christ within yourself

June 2019

June 30 (Sunday) – July 7 (Sunday) - The Expanding Light - The 50th Anniversary of Ananda Village and Dedication of New Temple of Light: 50 Years of Spreading the Light

Jyotish and Devi will be very actively involved in this week, though their exact participation isn’t set yet. For general information about the week click here.