Nayaswami Pranaba is one of Ananda’s most widely traveled and experienced ministers, having meditated for over 47 years and offering classes and workshops in meditation and yoga for the past 41 years. He has helped to create and direct numerous Ananda Centers in the United States, and also in Assisi, Italy. Pranaba has been Director of the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training program, and Manager of The Expanding Light Retreat in California, as well as Ananda’s Retreat in Assisi, Italy. Pranaba is currently Manager of Ananda Sangha Worldwide, based at Ananda Village in northern California. He also travels frequently, bringing Yogananda’s teachings and inspiration to truth seekers and devotees throughout the United States.


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Dealing with Karma

Dear Hannah, Sometimes these premonitions are more about a direction of energy that is likely to manifest, and may not necessarily be confined to the specifics, i.e. dying in a car accident. It may be that a person has some ... Read More

Seeing the Spiritual Eye

Dear friend, I’m sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. What you are tuning into is the inner spiritual eye, also known as the kutastha. As you increase your one-pointed concentration then you’ll likely experience more steadiness of that light. ... Read More

How to Tune into Divine Mother

Dear Petals, Try to feel throughout each day that Divine Mother is with you. Talk with her as your nearest and dearest; don’t keep her at a distance. Let your first thought upon awakening each morning be of Divine Mother, ... Read More

Tuning into AUM (OM)

Dear friend, Paramhansa Yogananda said that one is able to go deeper in the inner sounds, including AUM (OM) by deeper concentration and increased time in the AUM technique. It’s helpful to spend time with the Hong-Sau technique that Yogananda ... Read More

Tuning into the Spiritual Eye

Dear Raja, This is an experience of the spiritual eye (kutastha). At first you may see just parts of the whole experience, but in time you will be able to merge into the consciousness more deeply. To do this try ... Read More

How to Deal with Stress

Dear Uma, It is said that patience is the fastest way to success. And, this applies very much to meditation. Be patient and keep on with your daily practice of meditation; the results will become more integrated in all parts ... Read More

How to ensure my deceased husband’s soul is at peace

Dear Bharati, I’m sorry that your husband has passed away. My prayers are with his soul as it soars in the Divine embrace. My prayers are also with you as you move forward in your life. Swami Kriyananda wrote a ... Read More

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