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Living Spiritual, Episode 2: The Path of Karma Yoga

by The Institute of Cooperative Living

Brad and Lauren share their journey of transformation through the path of Karma Yoga, meditation and community.

Recent Blog Posts

Can Karma Be Good?
by Krysta Gibson

For most people, the word “karma” indicates something wrong. If something negative happens, the usual response is that we must have done something wrong in this lifetime or another. Other people have decided they don’t believe in karma because it makes them feel too guilty. Read More

Self-Offering to the Divine
by Nayaswami Prakash

Just at daybreak, April 20, 2015, Swamiji’s casket was carried by devotees to its final resting place beneath the newly completed Moksha Mandir. That same morning, while in seclusion at Ananda’s Meditation Retreat, I awoke from a dream of our choir singing, with so much power and joy, “Christ Is Risen,” from Swami’s Oratorio, Christ Lives. Read More

Correct Posture: Do I Really Have It?
by Tyagi Jayadev

In his booklet Secrets of Meditation, Swami Kriyananda offers as his second secret a vital key to our success in meditation: correct posture. Even though it is the very first thing a beginning meditator learns, alas, often it turns out that even after years of regular practice this important foundation of our “house of meditation” still requires some additional “cement,” or some “repair”. Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
May 10, 2015


Complete Video: The Secret of Right Action

Nayaswami Parvati

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Stories of expansive service and right action, from Ananda, the amish, and the work of Mother Theresa.

Daily Inspiration
May 22, 2015

Compete against yourself in life’s race. Be less concerned with competing against others.

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with Nayaswamis Hriman and Padma

July 15 – 17
with Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati
Los Angeles, CA



A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

The Power of Divine Love
by Nayaswami Jyotish

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Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


Local Newspaper Writes Article About Moksha Mandir Dedication
May 20, 2015

We recently held a dedication ceremony for the Moksha Mandir, a small meditation temple built in honor of Swami Kriyananda, at Ananda Village. The ceremony, and all the events held that weekend, were a huge success, with over 600 people from around the world attending. A local newspaper called The Union wrote an article about it.

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Nayaswami Asha in New Zealand
May 4, 2015

Asha has returned to New Zealand for a few weeks after a successful trip last Fall, along with some of the people who came with her on her last trip. She is spending most of her time there giving classes and workshops in Hamilton and Lake Taupo. Asha wrote a letter about her first week there, talking about their plans and workshops they’ve done so far. Read the letter

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