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Spiritual Renewal Week 2010
August 2010, Ananda Village

Spiritual Renewal Week

The outdoor altar at the conclusion of the week


Swami Kriyananda

The Spiritual Transformation of Our Times
Class with Swami Kriyananda, August 9

The changes we see in the world today — a greater spirituality and need for God, a desire for life that is peaceful, harmonious, and sensible — will bring about more peace on earth than shouting slogans at peace marches.

—Swami Kriyananda

Nayaswami Jyotish

Consciousness, the Agent of Transformation, Part 1
Class with Nayaswami Jyotish, August 10

The human body posesses the advanced nervous system to facilitate the enormous flow of energy that is necessary for Self-realization.

—Nayaswami Jyotish

Nayaswami Devi

Consciousness, the Agent of Transformation, Part 2
Class with Nayaswami Devi, August 10

The teachings brought by Yogananda are not random. They are specific to the evolution of our planet at this time.

—Nayaswami Devi

Nayaswami Gyandev

Using Energy for Health, Happiness, and Success, Part 1
Class with Nayaswami Gyandev, August 11

Each breath can be used to consciously draw in prana — cosmic energy — to invigorate the body and mind.

—Nayaswami Gyandev

Nayaswami Anandi

Using Energy for Health, Happiness, and Success, Part 2
Class with Nayaswami Anandi, August 11

The more we chose to be happy, the easier it becomes. The more we chose to be moody, the easier that becomes. It’s simply a matter of the direction of energy in the brain.

—Nayaswami Anandi

Nayaswami Hriman

Using Energy for Health, Happiness, and Success, Part 3
Class with Nayaswami Hriman, August 11

At each turn of Ananda’s development, Swami Kriyananda has shown us the way of courage and expansion, of keeping our hearts open to God’s guidance, and our hands busy with His service.

—Nayaswami Hriman

Nayaswami Ananta

Inner Transformation, Part 1: Right Attitude
Class with Nayaswami Ananta, August 12

Whatever is in front of me contains some aspect of God. Whatever happens to me in life presents an opportunity to seek Him.

How beautiful my world is when it is animated by the light of God!

—Nayaswami Ananta

Nayaswami Bharat

Inner Transformation, Part 2: Meditation
Class with Nayaswami Bharat, August 12

We all want to help other people. Isn’t sharing God with them through meditation the highest way we can do so?

—Nayaswami Bharat

Nayaswami Asha

Inner Transformation, Part 3: Discipleship
Class with Nayaswami Asha, August 12

“Truth doesn’t take a long time to explain itself. Self-justification, on the other hand, always does.”

—Nayaswami Asha, quoting Swami Kriyananda

Nayaswami Jyotish

The Power of the Guru, Part 1
Class with Nayaswami Jyotish, August 13

“The whole world was created for our education and entertainment. But ah, how few are either educated or entertained!”

—Nayaswami Jyotish, quoting Paramhansa Yogananda

Nayaswami Devi

The Power of the Guru, Part 2
Class with Nayaswami Devi, August 13

“It can be easy for us to ignore the silent voice of God. But it is harder to turn our back on the spoken voice of the Guru.”

—Nayaswami Devi

Nayaswami Devarshi

Kriya Yoga: Religion for the New Age, Part 1
Class with Nayaswami Devarshi, August 14

“Each of the four techniques practiced on the Path of Kriya Yoga is a way of communing with God in one of His eight aspects.

With Hong-Sau we feel God as peace. Through Energization Excercises, we worship God as power. In the OM technique, we experience God as divine vibration.

The practice of Kriya brings bliss.”

—Nayaswami Devarshi

Nayaswami Dharmadas

Kriya Yoga: Religion for the New Age, Part 2
Class with Nayaswami Dharmadas, August 14

“We have God-given free will to chose to awaken from the dream of separateness from Him. And if we make that choice,it completely changes our lives.”

—Nayaswami Dharmadas

Nayaswami Ananta

Kriya Yoga: Religion for the New Age, Part 3
Class with Nayaswami Ananta, August 14

“I’ve been a student of mystical paths since I was a young man. But I cannot think of any spiritual master or teacher who explained the laws of spiritual development as clearly and comprehensibly as Paramhansa Yogananda.”

—Nayaswami Ananta

For video and audio of Sunday Service at the conclusion of the Spiritual Renewal Week, please go to our Sunday Service page.

Spiritual Renewal Week

Swami Kriyananda