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Ananda in the Midwest, USA

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Peter: I follow this site and the colony sites very closely and love the support and resources available. I am curious — why does Ananda primarily exist on the West Coast? I am in the Midwest and there are many followers of Yogananda here that could benefit from the teachings in person. Are there any plans to expand? In Master’s blessings,…

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Ananda and Political Views

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from James: Are the political views at Ananda very diverse? What is the general economic preference: communism, free-market capitalism, socialism, anarchism?

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Can I move to Ananda Village?

Lisa Powers

Question from George: I have been suffering spiritual loneliness for a long time. I have read many books on yoga, philosophy, psychology, but have not found a “home” yet. I have tried yoga postures in classes but they have not helped. Kriya yoga and Yoganada’s teachings have provided a source of hope for me and I have started to do some simple meditation…

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Blending of Christianity and Yoga

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Brock: Why do you followers of yogananda and other eastern traditions pretend to not realize what a fight you have on your hands? I am talking about trying to blend christianity and eastern beliefs. You seem to want to quietly slip these things together and hope no one will notice. My question is why do you think you aren’t going to…

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Joining the nayaswami order if you have another guru

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Edward Leighton Wilson: Dear brother or sister. My name is Leighton Wilson. I have a question regarding loyalty. My Guru is Amma. I feel very drawn to “stand up, and be counted” by taking the vows of a monk. I am very drawn to the “new monastic order” that Swami Kriyananda has helped bring about. I will not be disloyal to my Guru.…

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Living at Ananda Village

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Geoff: Namaste, I am looking for a spiritual community to live in, and Ananda is at the top of my list of prospective communities. Are all residents at Ananda Village in Nevada City brahmacharis or sannyasis? i.e., have they taken vows of celibacy? Is this a requirement to live there, or do couples live there as well, cohabiting and raising children…

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Are There Pets at Ananda Village?

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from tyler: are there pets at ananda village? i ask because master had a pet deer at his ranchi school and i have always found my kitty to be a great meditation companion. i would like to come and live at ananda; would i have to leave my kitty behind?

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Ananda in Atlanta, Georgia

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Aditya: Dear sir, Can we have Ananda in Atlanta city? There is no Ananda in the South. I meet people in here whose eyes tell that they want spirituality in there life. I can assure you many souls here wait for the arrival of Ananda in Atlanta.

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Finding Ananda in New Zealand

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Richa: I am in Auckland (NZ) basically from India. I am in search of Ananda devotees here so that I can discuss my spiritual path with others and share the books too. At times I feel real lonely here. It seems as if the materialistic things are diverting me from my actual path. Please help me in finding spiritual satsang here.…