Nayaswami Mukti is an Ananda Minister and long-time resident of Ananda Village. She leads and facilitates meditation and spiritual life programs at The Expanding Light Retreat. She is also a key member of the Ananda Music Ministry.

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Did Our Bad Karma Cause Us to Lose a Loved One?

Dear Sathya, I am sorry for your loss. Please see the loving arms of Divine Mother embracing you and your family, filling you with comfort, surrounding you in Light. Know that your sister is in Divine Mother’s loving care now, ... Read More

How Do I Find My True Spiritual Path?

Dear Mihir, We find our spiritual path, and become ready for the guidance of a guru, by putting out continuous positive energy in our spiritual search. For most people, this begins with exploring various spiritual writings and spiritual practices from ... Read More

How to “Manifest” a Child

Dear Maral, In all aspects of life it is important to remember who is ‘in charge’. You are right to understand that there is a higher Power, and it is this Power, not any earthly ‘powers’, that determine when and ... Read More

I’m Having Dreams About the Kriya Path but I’m Not Interested Yet

Dear Mihir, Have you read Autobiography of a Yogi written by Paramhansa Yogananda? You can read it for free here. Rather than try to interpret your dreams, why not read this book —  one of the most influential pieces of ... Read More

Help for Insomnia

Dear Sangeeta, Swami Kriyananda and Yogananda have given a number of suggestions, based on the yogic teachings, to help with insomnia which I will note below. But one thought I have to raise is, have you had a medical work-up ... Read More

Where Can I Get a Comfortable Small Meditation Chair?

Dear Christophe, People all have unique bodies and to find the best meditation chair for you will require that you try out options. The principles of seating are that your spine is straight. This means the natural curves at the ... Read More

How Can I Manifest a Life Partner?

Dear Pooja, We, as children of Divine Mother, are entitled to ask of Her anything. But She knows what we are meant to receive. When we pray, we always understand: not my will, but Thy will be done. Deep faith ... Read More

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