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Evening Hospice
by Hanuman

In 2006, Swami Kriyananda wrote the 12 Precepts of Evening Hospice. When I first read them I was stunned. It was obvious that these 12 precepts were not just something that you would want to address at end of life, but in fact, were guidelines for living! Read More

The Tremendous Power of Meditation
by Nayaswami Jyotish

Meditation is a natural and rewarding human activity. Paramhansa Yogananda defined meditation as “deep concentration on God or one of His aspects.” Practiced daily, it produces astonishing results on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our being. Read more…

God Does the Rest
by Nayaswami Bharat

The goal of all yoga practice is to bring the life force into the spine, the altar of Spirit, where one worships God as ever-new joy. When we are fully in control of the mind, Paramhansa Yogananda said, “it will be like the coat you hang on a peg: it will stay there” in God consciousness. Read More

question markFrequently Asked Questions About Hong-Sau

What if, during one’s practice of this, or of any other, technique, one is suddenly lifted into a divine state of consciousness? Assuming that it was the technique that induced this state, should one continue his practice, or abandon it to deepen one’s enjoyment of this state of consciousness? Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
January 18, 2015


Complete Video: Is God Present Even There, Where There Is Ignorance?

Nayaswami Anandi

Sunday, January 18, 2015

How to use challenges of the spiritual life to quicken our progress on the path.

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January 26, 2015

Project peace outward into your environment.


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