Thank You, Dear India
by Nayaswami Devi

Usually we write our blogs with you in mind, dear friend, but this time I’m going to do something different. After nearly three months in India, we’ll be returning to America in a few days. Although it will be a welcome change to stop traveling and have some familiar things around, my heart is filled with profound appreciation for all that we’ve received here. So, if you’d like, you’re welcome to read my love letter to India. - Read more...

Sing Your Way to Freedom
by Nayaswami Jyotish

We recently read a story about Pete Seeger, the well-known singer and social activist. Many of his songs became themes for social justice, environmental awareness, and non-violence. Here is the wonderful story: - Read more...

Lessons Learned
by Nayaswami Devi

Recently in Mumbai, India, we were asked the question: “What are some of the lessons you’ve learned on your spiritual journey, especially those involving Swami Kriyananda?” I’d like to share some of my responses with you, because they touch on issues that each of us faces as a devotee. - Read more...

Thanksgiving Message 2018
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

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How to Make Better Decisions
by Nayaswami Jyotish

Making good decisions is one of life’s most important skills, and yet we have gotten virtually no training. Sometimes even life-defining choices such as marriage, job, or taking up a spiritual quest are given little energy. Here is an illuminating example. - Read more...

Just Do It
by Nayaswami Devi

“Master wants you to lecture in his place at the San Diego temple this weekend. . . . He also wants you to give a Kriya Yoga Initiation afterwards.” These words were delivered to Swami Kriyananda (then James Donald Walters) after he had been with his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, for only a few months. - Read more...

Letter from Pune Part 2
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

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Five Quick Stress Breakers
by Nayaswami Jyotish

“I’m feeling so stressed at work. What can I do about it?” - Read more...

Quit Counting!
by Nayaswami Devi

I’m a people watcher: I love observing people as they go about their business. I try to see what their faces and body language reveal, and then imagine what they’re like and what kind of lives they lead. - Read more...

The Power of a Positive Mind
by Nayaswami Jyotish

We recently attended a program by an Indian doctor on the power of the mind. Some years ago he was dying of cancer, was given only a few days to live. Then he had an experience of God telling him he would be healed through the power of his mind. In his case, God had to come three times to reassure him, since his thoughts kept slipping back into doubt and hopelessness. He was completely cured and has dedicated himself to helping others do the same. - Read more...

Integrity vs. Showmanship
by Nayaswami Devi

Swami Kriyananda sat with his eyes closed and a blissful smile on his face as he listened to a piece of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. As it ended, Swamiji quietly remarked, “Mozart was a consummate artist. He never compromised integrity for showmanship.” - Read more...

Letter from Pune, India
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

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