Dear Daily Meditator, What a special moment! A New Year is waiting for us, full of golden opportunities. Let’s remember: the way we begin it is essential. As Aristotle said, “Well begun is half done.” All of us, the family of Daily Meditators, may therefore determine to begin our New Year with a positive impact. Will the year be easy? … Read More
Happy Christmas! Our gift to you this year is a parable about a pilgrimage taken by a young seeker: a journey towards self-discovery and enlightenment. It was part of one of our classes for Inner Renewal Week 2015, and afterwards many people asked to have a copy of it. So we had it transcribed, and have reworked and edited it … Read More
Dana Lynne Andersen, renowned artist and founder of Awakening Arts Academy, has been deeply inspired in her spiritual and artistic life by Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi.
Joseph Cornell, author of the bestselling Sharing Nature books and founder of the worldwide Sharing Nature foundation was deeply influenced by Yogananda and the Autobiography of a Yogi.
This is a fun and spiritual game to play this holiday season in honor of the 70th anniversary of Autobiography of a Yogi this year. We hope this puzzle will be a relaxing source of spiritual enjoyment for you. It’s not about how many answers you already know. It’s about the inspiration, insight, and delight that come from diving into … Read More
Integrity implies much more than honesty and truthfulness. It involves the full integration of your whole being with your higher aspirations and beliefs. Integrity thus includes fearlessness, kindness, inner relaxation, and cheerful acceptance of whatever comes.
God is calling us now to build our individual spiritual power, to give our full strength to keeping our consciousness uplifted and to find within ourselves a deeper capacity to love. Let us grasp this opportunity with energy and enthusiasm, and understand that it is the dharma we chose for this incarnation.
On October 9, 2012, fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the face at point-blank range by a Taliban gunman in retaliation for her public work on behalf of education for girls. Malala gave all credit for her miraculous survival to the enormous outpouring of prayer from her worldwide family of well-wishers.
I watched an interview online recently, and one person in the group described another, who was often critical of others, as being “real.” He meant this as a compliment, meaning the person was honest and spoke what was on his mind, rather than pretending not to notice other people’s faults. He also meant that the person did not hide his … Read More
Should your dreams be important to you or offer special messages or meanings? Have you ever wondered why you have nightly dreams, or exactly how the process happens? And what does it mean if you think you don’t dream or seldom remember your dreams? All these questions and more are answered by the great master of yoga, Paramhansa Yogananda, in … Read More
When we woke at 2:30 a.m., the tent seemed smaller than it had when we crawled in to sleep a few hours earlier. It had begun to snow and the walls were caving in. For the rest of the night, we thumped the nylon periodically to keep the snow from accumulating and collapsing the tent. We were sleepless, but not … Read More
After spending time at Ananda Assisi and traveling India for several months, Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Spiritual Directors of Ananda, are returning to their home at Ananda Village. You can see videos of their talks in India here.