Last weekend we went to Los Angeles to spend time with my friends and family and to see Swami Kriyananda. We had a great time! There is an amazing group of people doing a great work there.
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Swami Kriyananda gave a powerful and compassionate talk to the packed house.
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Swamiji, since he moved to LA, has been giving talks in a large theater. This weekend was the first talk given in the Ananda Ashram House.
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The day started with chanting, meditation and friendly greetings.
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Swamiji was warmly greeted by over 120 people, and he expressed his pleasure in speaking in this bright and spacious home.
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The talk began with beautiful music by Bhagavati and Mukti. Swamiji and those in attendance were very appreciative.
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The ashram features a wide livingroom and dining room which accommodated the guests. The bar behind Swamiji was converted to a large altar. The topic of his talk was “The goal of life is bliss.” It will eventually be up on ananda236w.org.
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After the talk, there were snacks, time for visiting and Swamiji gave blessings to those who came up to meet him. He shared his joy with everyone.
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This week a was very eventful in LA. A set of 6 billboards were unveiled and corresponded perfectly with the unveiling of the new Ananda LA website, which is gorgeous.
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The billboards are placed on busy streets and should be seen by thousands of people each day. They are very fun to see and really stand out against the sky!
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There was an article in the Los Angeles Business Journal that was about an advertising company. It included a photo of the billboard.
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Jyotish and Devi are more that half way through a 6-week course on the Bhagavad Gita. The class is held in the Heaven on Earth yoga studio that serves as a meet up spot for West Hollywood Meditation Meet-ups. The Bhagavad Gita class begins with a yoga class and then chairs are placed in a circle.
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Jyotish and Devi share amazing amounts of spiritual knowledge from their many years on the path with a very sincere group of people from Los Angeles.
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Saturday at the ashram was a workday, and after the joyful service of many, the ashram sparkled and was ready to host everyone who came for Swamiji’s talk.
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Swami’s talks will continue through November. One of the next big events will be the performance of the Oratorio on December 4th. Maybe I will see you there! Bless you all. Love,
Barbara

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