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Today was a remarkable day! We are in Puri, India, where Swami Sri Yukteswar had an ashram, and where his body is enshrined in a small samadhi mandir (shrine that holds the body of a great master). Paramhansa Yogananda used often to come here with his guru, and it was in Puri that Sri Yukteswar…

Christmas Meditation

Upon reading this title, you may be thinking, "What, eight hours! I can't possibly do that, I just learned to meditate!" Or, "After I've been meditating some years, maybe I can work up to that,” or, "I don't have the time." If these or other objections are filling your thoughts, read on!

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As spiritual seekers we know how important the blessings of Christmas are to help us deepen our devotion and expand our inner life. During this time of year, the weather turns colder (in the Northern Hemisphere at least) and animals and humans alike tend to stay home and look for comfort and quiet peace. The presence of masters and saints can be felt more tangibly during this sacred time when we celebrate the birth of Christ and the birth of Christ Consciousness in our own hearts. If you're looking to connect more deeply with Ananda or just don't have any nearby spiritual Christmas activities that resonate with you, here are a few ways you can celebrate the holiday season with us online or in person.
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The Spark

A Documentary Short About Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda in Honor of It's 70th Anniversary on December 1st

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Learning to Listen

by Dharmadevi Romano

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Look Fear in the Face

by Keshava Betts

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I Live Without Fear

by Narayan Ramano

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The Relationship Gap

by Dharmadevi Romano

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Question from A: Q. If an individual or the masses suffer due to others misdeeds or wrong doings,then how the victims get support…

Question from Sunshine: Hi, You said breathlessness can’t be done by force. I am doing a certain meditation and was asked to hold…

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—Swami Kriyananda

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