A Place Called Ananda, Parenting and Education


I was frustrated. A friend who’s a nutritionist had told me about two separate dietary systems, each of which appeared to be valid, yet they appeared to be in conflict. I wanted to enjoy the benefits of both, but I couldn’t imagine how to combine them. I went for a run and silently shared my frustration with God. Shy of … Read More

Clarity Magazine, Spiritual Growth

Banking on God: Our Most Reliable Financial Resource

My six-year test showed me that all the money in creation is contained entirely within Divine Mother’s purse. Abundance, I realized, comes by opening ourselves to its only source, in God, through our love and service to Him.

A Place Called Ananda, Divine Love, Spiritual Growth

Learning to Love

How can we love? I’m grateful to Swami Kriyananda for helping me deepen my understanding of this essential point of the spiritual path. For years, after I moved to Ananda in 1976, I felt painfully self-conscious at group gatherings. I wanted to fit in, but I didn’t know how. The place where I felt most uncomfortable was at “Swamiji’s” – … Read More

Clarity Magazine, Daily Life

Finding Meaning at an Early Age

When I first read “Education for Life,” by Swami Kriyananda, I recognized the principles in this book as the “cure” for the ills of our society.

Clarity Magazine, Spiritual Growth, Spirituality and Science

Fitness Intuition: The Wisdom of the Heart

The heart generates the most powerful vibrations in the body – it sends out electrical signals roughly 60 times as strong as those emitted by the brain.

Clarity Magazine, Spiritual Growth

A Dance of Devotion: The Energization Exercises *

What do you really want from the Energization Exercises? Energy? Vitality? These things by themselves, aren’t really all that satisfying. What we truly want is: energy, vitality, calmness and a sense of inner contact with God.