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Three Wise Men (by Swami Kriyananda)

We wish you a joyful Christmas and many blessings with this beautiful song by Swami Kriyananda “Three Wise Men”, performed by members of the Ananda Palo Alto choir. Three Wise Men Then three wise men came from afar, Guided by the heavenly star. Christ, the light of God, had descended, That, receiving him, all might be saved. Thus, the promise … Read More

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The Christ Child Asleep (by Swami Kriyananda)

Wishing you a blessed Christmas from Ananda with this beautiful song by Swami Kriyananda, “The Christ Child’s Asleep”. The Christ child’s asleep. The silence is so deep That round about, with hope in their eyes, The animals await; Their breathing they abate: They know their time has come to arise. For Jesus came on earth To offer second birth To … Read More

Coping with Loss

“Free Me from Cancer”

“What a trippy life it’s been!” That was what my friend Nayaswami Maria said as she lay on her deathbed. If not her last words, they at least summed things up. I wish I could interview her and find out what it was that she was thinking of. I only knew her in her last five years, and it’s safe … Read More

Daily Meditator, Meditation

How to Meditate with a Newborn Baby

5:57 am Realizing what time it is, you wake up and take your baby daughter into the living room so that her mother can get some sleep. 6:03 am You start a diaper change while trying to stay awake. Aphorisms pop into mind which you can’t resist sharing with your eight-week-old, an obvious symptom of early-onset dad humor. “Life is … Read More

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Begin the Journey to Finding Happiness ~ A Film. A Vision. A True Story: “When you change, your whole world changes. Begin the Journey to Finding Happiness.” DVDs on sale now.

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Embrace the Light

Nayaswami Maria shares an inspiring story from her Sunday Service at Ananda Village, July 1st 2018. Ananda: Meditation, Yoga, Community, Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Founded by Swami Kriyananda


The Meditation Doctor Will See You Now

In need of spiritual CPR? Or how about just a check-up? In Ananda’s Meditation Teacher Training, I learned that sometimes you have to do CPR on your meditation practice, making it a “Constant Process of Re-Inspiration.” When we try something new, or look at our practice from a new angle, it adds fresh life and can make the experience more … Read More