A Place Called Ananda, Spiritual Growth

In Divine Service

What’s the difference between work and service? We should view whatever gainful employment we seek as a service, never merely as work. The mere thought of hard work, indeed, often drains a person’s energies, whereas joyful, willing service opens inner floodgates to a boundless supply of energy. -Swami Kriyananda Here are three keys to help you transform your attitude about … Read More

Be a Warrior for the Light, News About Ananda

A Letter to Ananda Sangha

Dear Friends, We send our loving thoughts and prayers that you are finding strength and inner guidance to deal with the challenges that are facing us now with the spread of the coronavirus. In times like these, the greatest gifts from our Masters are the inner peace of meditation, their guidance about right attitudes, and their grace to protect us. … Read More

Daily Life, Spiritual Growth

The Blessings of Heart, Hands & Mind

When we recently visited the tomb of Mother Teresa in Calcutta, we learned of something she said that is pertinent to all devotees. To spiritualize daily life, it’s not enough to meditate and then become absorbed in the busyness of the day. We need to find a way to bring these three elements—heart, hands, and mind—into everything we do. The … Read More

Spiritual Community

Lighting Up Lives

The following is a recent interview with Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi, published in The Speaking Tree, a section of the Times of India—India’s largest newspaper—devoted to articles on spirituality, wellness, and lifestyle. They discuss Ananda Sangha and, in particular, the Paramhansa Yogananda Public Charitable Trust in Brindaban.

News About Ananda

Letter from Assisi

Today is our last full day in Italy. Tomorrow evening we fly to Delhi and begin nearly three months of traveling and teaching in all of Ananda’s centers in India.

Clarity Magazine, Spiritual Growth

Learn to Love Heroically

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.

Spiritual Community

Letter from Italy

We’d like to share with you some highlights of our visit to Ananda Assisi before we leave Italy for India on Sept. 7. Right now we’re relaxing in Ostia for a few days with friends: Kirtani, Anand, Shivani, Arjuna, and Uma, and soon will be joined by Narya and Laura Tosetto.

Clarity Magazine, Spiritual Growth

Keys to Transcending Ego and Negativity

One of the easiest and most powerful ways to refine your bundle of self-definitions is to make sure to use positive, not negative words. If you are watchful, you can always find a way to substitute positive terminology for negative.

Clarity Magazine, Spiritual Growth

The Blessing of Heart, Hands, and Mind

Mother Teresa of Calcutta said that “the heart is to love, the mind is to think of God, and the hands are to serve with humility.” To spiritualize daily life, we need to find a way to bring these three elements—heart, hands, and mind—into everything we do.