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It was an Open House at a Unitarian Church in San Francisco where people could sign up for a variety of new classes. That evening I was sitting at a small table ready to register people for a four-week “How to Meditate” course that Jyotish and I would be teaching. Two well-dressed middle-aged women approached…

Lest anyone doubt the terrible power of delusion to draw people into actions that are diametrically opposed to everything they most deeply believe, the fate of Judas must stand forever as a salutary, even a terrifying, lesson.

When I was a little girl I used to wait at the corner bus stop for the bus that would take me to school. There were buses that took students to grade school, junior high school, and high school. Sometimes the older kids would be talking about their classes, a test, math problems. I used…

Spiritual Renewal Week

Starting August 6

Join with hundreds of people from around the world in a week of joyful learning and practice of the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

The week takes place at The Expanding Light and online. The Expanding Light is always filled with an atmosphere of divine joy that enhances spiritual development, but during Spiritual Renewal Week these blessings are amplified.

Guests coming in person will have the opportunity for meditation in Swami Kriyananda’s Moksha Mandir and in his apartment. These holy spots are blessed by a uniquely powerful and expansive spiritual vibration. People go on pilgrimage to places around the world to experience what you can enjoy during your Spiritual Renewal Week.

This year’s theme is “Transforming Your Life Through Meditation”, and will feature a groundbreaking for Ananda Village’s new Temple of Light.

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Transforming Theater — by Selflessness and Service

A Conversation with Marcel Hernandez

Marcel Hernandez directs the Ananda Players in Palo Alto, California. We spoke with him in the wake of Land of Golden Sunshine, a stunning dramatization of a story by Swami Kriyananda. (Watch on YouTube. Also: Performance photo gallery.)

Clouseau Consciousness

By Narayan & Dharmadevi

Foreign Nature

by Dharmadevi Romano

Confessions of a Modern Mystic

by Narayan Romano

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Question from Rush: Hi, do certain environments excuse scathing rudeness? I personally try to always be emotionally considerate to gauge people’s receptivity before…

Question from Judy: How can you know what level of consciousness you attain. Because I see a portal opening in the sun can…

Question from S: Most people seem to put up a lot with ehat drains them..the current job,certain people, a certain lifestyle and so…

Question from Unknown: As Sadhguru said not to do healing to anybody because it only heals symptoms/surface of the disease but not the…

Question from Rahul: While practicing meditation, something is coming upward strongly from my bottom of stomach to head area. I want to know…

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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