Sunset on The RidgeI was a bit sad to see Swami Kriyananda go back to India. It was a summer visit packed with inspiring events and talks and visits with spiritual family from all over. The time seemed to go too fast.

Before heading off for a brief vacation with my family I grabbed the book, Swami Kriyananda As We Have Known Him, by Asha Praver. WOW! What a great book. Sunset on The RidgePiazzaOnce I started reading it I could hardly put the book down. Any sadness I had vanished.

The book was filled with stories of Swamiji’s life and left me feeling inspired and in awe of the courage and devotion he has shown as a disciple and in establishing Ananda. He has lived his life in service to our guru, Paramhansa Yogananda. He has given so much to Ananda and the world. He shared his joy and devotion and attunement with Master with everyone he met while here in the US.

Evening at The Expanding Light
I want to share with you a few photos of Ananda Village and The Expanding Light.

Our northern California summers are very warm and the grasses that cover the foothills turn brown in June. So summer evenings are gold and radiant and they invoke a calmness and inwardness. Our sunsets are famous. It is always nice to see Ananda Village residents and Expanding Light guests out for evening strolls on the ridge or sitting and enjoy the setting sun.

Next week is Spiritual Renewal Week! So there will be more to share soon. I hope to see you here.