Making Our Name a Synonym for Goodness

Apart from a burning desire to find God, a common theme that animated the lives of Paramhansa Yogananda and his disciple Swami Kriyananda was an intense zeal to serve God and spread afar the message of Self-Realization. Master and Swamiji were also united in their energetic expectation that we, as disciples, have that same zeal toward this God-ordained mission. In … Read More

Pergola Installation at the new Memorial Temple at Ananda Village

The location of the Memorial Garden is near Lotus Lake, and across from the Yogananda Amphitheater. It includes a small outdoor temple with a permanent altar and benches. In addition, the site will eventually include a place for the names of those who have passed. Who is it for? The Memorial site is for Ananda Village residents, and for those … Read More

Stillness + Inner Absorption = Transcendence

Stillness + Inner Absorption = Transcendence – every time! This formula underlies all spiritual experience — and anyone can put it to use. No matter what teachings you are drawn to you will find meditation or intensive prayer at the heart. Learn to become ever more still, ever more absorbed, and you will find your heart-mind awareness gradually expanded, uplifted, transformed — and ultimately transcendent.

Fulfilling your dharma — Listening…

“Lord, we left You countless eons ago. Ours was a holy mission. You charged us to learn great lessons from life: to be fruitful in the gifts You had given us; to expand and multiply them.” When Yoganandaji, meditating in a storeroom of his Ranchi boys’ school, saw in vision a sea of faces staring intently at him, he knew … Read More

A Failing Meditation Bears Fruit

The following account by Swami Kriyananda holds a number of keys that can turn a fruitless meditation into a joyful experience. Recently I was in Rishikesh, India, where I was meditating and having a period of seclusion. It was a strange time, however. Many people doubt, or even flatly deny, the existence of Satan, but all saints have said that … Read More

How Do You Know?

Can the cells in your body – even a single one of your body’s trillions – know what it’s like to be the whole that is you? Every cell is endowed with a certain capacity and function that does not include the capacity of knowing more than what it’s to do. Nor can a drop of the sea know what … Read More

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