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What Doesn’t Look Like an Elephant by Nayaswami Devi

There’s a delightful story about a sculptor who was renowned for his ability to create marble statues filled with life. After carving an amazingly lifelike image of an elephant, he was asked, “How were you able to make the elephant look so real?” - Read more...

When We Cooperate with Grace by Nayaswami Jyotish

Next week we will be back in Italy, the land of saints. Our Ananda community is near Assisi, made famous by St. Francis, Italy’s most beloved saint. Paramhansa Yogananda spoke of him as a “patron saint” for those, like us, who are seeking union with God. - Read more...

What Part Will You Play? by Nayaswami Devi

Recently we watched an episode of the remarkable nature documentary, “Planet Earth.” There was one breathtakingly beautiful scene of thousands of pink flamingos flying together in unison, their image perfectly reflected in the still waters of a pristine lake. The photography in the whole series is beautiful and mind-boggling, instilling a profound sense in us of the harmony and oneness in the natural world. Even the scenes of predators stalking their prey captured not cruelty, but the balance in nature in which every creature plays it part. - Read more...

Many Hands Made a Temple by Nayaswami Jyotish

There were several hundred of us in the opening circle, holding hands and chanting. We had gathered, not only those who live at Ananda Village, but people from all over, to help prepare the Temple of Light for the hundreds who would soon be visiting. This was just the latest of innumerable voluntary workdays that I have attended over the years. Group workdays are one of the main reasons that Ananda Village has risen from the mud and dust of its early years to the place of beauty and inspiration that it is today. - Read more...

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August 18 (Sunday): Sunday Service (Does Satan Exist?) (Also broadcast live.)
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August 19 (Monday): Spiritual Warrior: What is the battle of life; who are the enemies; can karma be avoided?
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August 21 (Wednesday): Spiritual Warrior: Spiritual weapons, courage, inner strength, success/failure
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August 24 (Saturday): Advent of Kriya in Dwapara Yuga
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August 24 (Saturday): Kriya 1 Initiation
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August 25 (Sunday): Kriya 2 Initiation
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