Swami Kriyananda as We Have Known Him

Revolving Door

Swamiji was the guest of honor at an Ananda elementary school event. A little girl, nine years old, asked him, “How old are you?” Swamiji replied, “Let’s put it this way: When I was your age, you were an old woman.” For a moment she looked at him wonderingly. Then she seemed to understand and walked thoughtfully away. _______________________________________ Available … Read More

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Journey to Fulfillment: Understanding Life’s Purpose

Life and death. Beauty and misery. Victories and failures. The duality of life makes this world a very confusing place. What does it all mean, and what do we do about it? Join Asha as she untangles the complicated web of life with humor, wisdom and simplicity, offering a clear perspective on the purpose of life and how to live … Read More

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The True Longing of The Human Heart

What we are all really seeking is union with the Divine, and the obstacles to that are within us. In this Sunday Service at Ananda Michigan, Asha shares what it really means to be a yogi, why we must practice yoga in all aspects of our lives, and how to overcome the obstacles that stand in our way to developing … Read More

Swami Kriyananda as We Have Known Him

Are You Saved?

I was one of fifty people from Ananda on a pilgrimage with Swamiji to Israel in l985. One day we went to Nazareth and, after visiting the holy sites, we were moving through the lively street scene. Swamiji was enjoying the passing show when suddenly a young Arab man, apparently a Christian, accosted him with considerable fervor: “Do you believe … Read More

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Living the Teachings: The Enduring Legacy of Swami Kriyananda (with Asha Nayaswami)

Week 4: Asha Nayaswami Great spiritual teachers offer a wealth of wisdom and guidance to those who observe them with openness. It is through that receptivity that we are able to deepen our understanding of spiritual Truth. In this 5-week series, we will honor the life and teachings of one such teacher, Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. … Read More

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Karma & Reincarnation: Unveiling the Mystery

#karma #reincarnation #spiritualteaching #paramhansayogananda Asha speaks on the spiritual laws of karma and reincarnation on at Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand in 2014. This video explores karma and reincarnation, two ideas that can explain life’s mysteries. From talent to luck to love, these principles can shed light on it all. But you’re not stuck by fate! The video will show … Read More

Swami Kriyananda as We Have Known Him

The Heart of a Child

I have always appreciated the way Swamiji relates to the children. He doesn’t patronize them, as some adults do. The soul is ageless, even if the body is young. But the consciousness of a child is different. Swamiji recognizes that and takes it into account. My son Rama was nine when we went to visit Swamiji in Assissi, Italy. We … Read More

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Keys to Emotional Self-Care & Well Being

In this class, Asha shares how to cultivate emotional self-awareness, the essential foundation for emotional self-care and well-being. Learn how to become aware of your emotions, identify patterns in your behavior, and create practical strategies to address and work through difficult emotions and stress.

Swami Kriyananda as We Have Known Him

Age Difference

Swamiji is 21 years older than I. When I became his secretary, I was just 25. Despite my youth and inexperience, I held strong views on many subjects and didn’t easily give in, even if it was Swamiji who disagreed with me. Decades later, when I began to work with strong minded young people, I appreciated how respectfully Swamiji had … Read More

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Trust & Transcendence

Join Asha in this Sunday Service talk where she shares the lessons of embracing life’s challenges as divine blessings. She’ll recount her transformative journey to South America, where she discovered a sense of belonging despite being far from home. Asha will also explore the concept of aging, contrasting the pure will of a child with the intricate choices we face … Read More