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What Is Your Favorite Thing About Ananda?
July 7, 2015

At a small gathering last week, a guest at Ananda Village asked Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, “What is your favorite thing about Ananda?” Ananda members at the gathering shared their own answers as well: “Unconditional love,” “A place where you are free to talk about God,” “Everything.” What is your favorite thing about Ananda? — whether…

Tips for Staying Young at Heart
July 5, 2015

Swami Kriyananda said that even at age 20, some people have already become what his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, called “psychological antiques.” Here are suggestions by four women from Ananda Village about how they stay physically and mentally youthful. Sabari Staying youthful is an attitude for me. I never think of age, I think of staying…

Group Discussion: Let It Go
July 20, 2014

Every evening before going to sleep, mentally build a bonfire to destroy some aspects of your life you have created around your ego. —Swami Kriyananda Self-definitions and attachments are some of our main obstacles on the spiritual path. What would you like to let go of — or what are you letting go of right…

Group Discussion: Who Are You Most Grateful For?
November 5, 2013

In honor of the month of Thanksgiving, please tell us of someone in your life who you are grateful for. You can share your answer in the comments below, and enjoy others’ responses as well. You can even send your response to the person you’re grateful for. Here are some nice articles on gratitude from…

A Divine Friend
April 21, 2013

Swami Kriyananda served his Guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, with a depth of devotion and humility that inspired thousands of people throughout the world to dedicate themselves to spreading Yogananda’s universal message. Writing over 150 books, Kriyananda was tireless in his efforts to show the relevance of Yogananda’s teachings to every aspect of life, and how living…

Group Discussion: How Did You Find Ananda?
November 4, 2011

How did you come on to the spiritual path, and find Ananda? Was it by reading Autobiography of a Yogi? Was there a single event, or many long years of searching? A favorite pastime at Ananda is listening to these stories, as they are always inspiring, and often quite fascinating. Please share your own story…

Group Discussion: How Do You Practice God's Presence?
October 17, 2011

What do you do to think of God, remember Him, or feel Him with you during your daily activities?

Please add your experience in the comments below — or reply to the suggestions of others!

Happy Birthday, Swamiji!
May 17, 2010

Swami Kriyananda May 19 is Swami Kriyananda’s 84th birthday. We invite you to post your greetings and birthday wishes for him here. Thank you, Ananda Sangha Worldwide.

I Give Thanks For...
November 23, 2009

Dear Friends, This is a season of gratitude, and so we invite you to share your thanksgiving thoughts in the comments below. Thank you, and blessings to all. Ananda Sangha. Related: Every Day Should Be a Day of Thanksgiving : Letter from Paramhansa Yogananda, 1934.