Reminiscences of Swami Kriyananda
November 24, 2013

Gita originally wrote this on April 22nd, 2013, the day after Swami Kriyananda’s passing. She grew up at Ananda Village in California while Swamiji was living there. My spiritual guide and friend in God, Swami Kriyananda, passed away on Saturday night at 11pm PST. It almost feels embarrassing or ego-centered to recognize how incredibly fortunate I have…

The Battle with Should
November 20, 2013

Albert Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. Yogananda said we all have our own kind of craziness, and after 32 years on this spiritual path, I’m discovering just how crazy I am. There seems to be no end to all the crazy ways I sabotage…

A Grandmother’s Harvest of Truths
November 13, 2013

Note from Savitri: My sweet mother-in-law, Willma Willis Gore is 91 years young. She lives in Sedona, Arizona. Mom stays very busy as a professional writer; she runs several writer’s workshops each week, encouraging aspiring writers to upgrade their skills and figure out how to publish or have published what they have written. She has…

The Joymasters Experiment
November 11, 2013

I’d like to take this opportunity to commend those who had the courage to be involved in the first Joymasters experiment. Nobody knew if our hypothesis would prove a fruitful one. We were sure it would bear some kind of fruit but we all hoped it wouldn’t be one of those strange, astringently bitter, hard…

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…

Divine Parenting
Reflections on the Living Discipleship Program
November 1, 2013

On the level of duality, it is more than a balancing act as a single parent to raise children, meditate, work, run a household, and serve. However, in the inner reality, it is an experience of ever-new joy, expansion, and communion in God. For all I give to God is returned in the form of…