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Never Say: “I Need a Break”
August 30, 2011

Sometimes I wonder these things: a) Why would anybody want to write a blog about what is going on in their lives lately? and more importantly, b) Why would anybody want to (or have time to) actually read it? Our Ananda webmasters have convinced me that people do want to read what we have to…

Spiritual Renewal Week Concert, 2011
August 16, 2011

We had a very uplifting concert last night featuring Swami Kriyananda’s music, and even though there are some imperfections in the recordings such as wind on the mic, I thought I’d post them for you all: Dark Eyes with solo by Ramu Atwell Keep Calling Him with solo by Maitri Jones, Krishna Dewey, and Latika…

How to Find Bliss Through Giving
August 8, 2011

Just before I started the Karma Yoga Program at the Expanding Light, I had a few days of dealing with a paralyzing fear. At that point, I had only a month’s (beautiful, life-changing) experience of Ananda, at the Meditation Retreat in the foothills of the Sierra mountains.  I was so new (and still am!). And…