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It is mid-August, the height of the harvest season at Ananda Village, a season that will continue for three more months. For most of each day, we pick vegetables and fruits, box them, weigh them, and get them where they need to go. By the end of the season we will have handled 26,000 pounds…


In Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramhansa Yogananda describes the scene in which he had his first experience in this lifetime of cosmic consciousness. It occurred when Swami Sri Yukteswar, his guru, tapped him lightly on the chest over the heart, and the breath was drawn out of him. Yogananda writes: “An oceanic joy broke upon…

The work you do, considered in light of the goals of the spiritual path, should be that which can help you to grow, spiritually. The attitudes fostered and strengthened by your work are more important than any specific thing you do.


Spiritual Renewal Week 2016 Videos


“Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.” Keshav Bhat, a pious brahmin, wishes to travel to Dwarka, but fears carrying rupees through the robber-infested countryside. “When the Lord of the world,” it is said, “sees His bhaktas in distress, He rushes to their help.” Responding to…

From Ananda Los Angeles

Channeling Creativity

by Keshava Betts

I love stories. I love telling them, creating them, and sharing them. There is something profound that happens when a good story is told – it stirs something in the listener, an old remembrance perhaps, or a feeling. It has become more and more apparent to me how important it is, therefore, that the story be good.

Question from Rajat: Hello, Can I create my own affirmations for healing physical, mental, and spiritual problems? Thank you for accepting my question…

Question from Sudheer Babu mamillapalli: I have practiced meditation for one and half years but recently my life was ruined with some problems and I…

Question from Akshay: Hello, I find it hard to feel devotion. I want to feel it but I do not feel it. I…

Question from Nicole: I’ve come to a crossroads in my life; wondering what path to take next. I’ve asked God to give me…

Question from polina: I was once meditating, and a figure appeared before me. what I saw was a woman with red wavy hair,…

Question from SpirituallyInterested: Hello,I would like to ask if there is a special meditation or kriya technique which could help developing the ability…

We are part of a great tide of loving, joyful energy that wants to give and give as long as people are happy to receive it.

—Swami Kriyananda

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