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Kitchari

Learn how to accommodate special diet recipes and begin cooking vegetarian. This video covers one recipe of how to make Kitchari: an Indian dish including Rice, Red Lentils, variety of vegetables and spices. This is the perfect simple meal for an aspiring vegan chef, or for those looking for tips on how to cook these kinds of delicious meals for … Read More

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Vegetable Bean Stew and Barley Bread

Learn how to accommodate special diet recipes and begin cooking vegetarian. This video covers recipes including Vegetable Bean Stew and Barley Bread. These are the perfect Fall and Winter meals for an aspiring vegan chef, or for those looking for tips on how to cook these kinds of delicious meals for friends and family. Get the recipe here. You can … Read More

Daily Meditator, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Practice

Mother, I Give You My Soul Call

In 2010, my husband, Gyandev, and I visited our friend Francis at his home in Palm Springs. He was a devotee of  Paramhansa Yogananda and took us to visit Palm Canyon, a place Yogananda had visited in the late 1920s. While there, Yogananda went into a deep period of samadhi (a state of oneness with God). After he emerged from … Read More

Health and Healing, Spiritual Questions

The Yoga of Food

What Should I Eat? Today we hear about so many different approaches to diet. How can we cut through the confusion and answer the simple question, What should I eat? For those seeking God, Paramhansa Yogananda offered this valuable guidance: Material foods impress the mind with certain good or bad qualities, and people’s thoughts, actions, and health generally are determined … Read More

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Indian Meal (with guest cook Nayaswami Maria)

Learn how to accommodate special diet recipes and begin cooking vegetarian. This video covers how to make a delicious Indian meal. Learn how to make Vegetable Curry, Saag Paneer, Mango Chutney, Raita, Lassi, and Chai, as an aspiring vegetarian chef, or looking for tips on how to cook these kinds of delicious meals for friends and family. Download the recipe … Read More

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Relax Into Infinite Space — Guided Meditation

This powerful visualization by Swami Kriyananda, accompanied by soothing music and images, will help you feel relaxation and space in each body part and prepare for deep meditation and experience of peace. Release tension, feel calm, and expand your consciousness, guided through visualization by Nayaswami Diksha.

Daily Meditator, Spiritual Growth

Keys to Helping Others Spiritually

Swami Kriyananda, Paramhansa Yogananda’s direct disciple and the founder of Ananda, counseled thousands of people during his lifetime. He developed our approach to counseling others spiritually. Most people live in the conscious realm, which is limited to the material world. They are not used to thinking in superconscious ways or to drawing on intuition to find solutions. In spiritual counseling, … Read More

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Healthy Teas

This video covers how to make a variety of healthy healing teas using fresh and dry herbs for cleansing, calming the nervous system and good digestion. You can download the recipe here.  You can see more vegetarian recipes by Diksha here. Learn more about the Online with Ananda vegetarian cooking course, made especially for beginners, those looking for fresh recipe … Read More

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Carrot Pillows

Download the recipe here:  Learn how to accomodate special diet recipes and begin cooking vegetarian. This video covers how to make delicous cloud like carrot pillows. These are perfect with soups spread, butter and honey, for an aspiring vegan chef, or for those looking for tips on how to cook these kinds of delicious meals for friends and family. You … Read More

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Pumpkin Bread

Learn how to accomodate special diet recipes and begin cooking vegetarian. This video covers how to make a delicous pumpkin bread, a quick bread that is easy to make. You can use it for a special breakfast or as an afternoon snack—and it’s not too sweet. You can find the recipe here.  You can see more vegetarian recipes by Diksha … Read More