Less than a month ago we celebrated Spiritual Renewal Week at Ananda Village. It was a week dedicated to classes on spiritual topics, inspirational events and lots of visiting with long-time gurubais and new friends. Each of the events was shared online to include our friends all over the world.
Mother Nature was good to us – we had pleasant temperatures, soothing breezes, rustling leaves, and pretty clouds.
All week the music was wonderful. We had small group chanting before each class and choir arrangements of many of Swami Kriyananda’s songs.
The Palo Alto Community presented a play written by Kristi Norfleet Andrews (seen here portraying Durga Mata). It included portrayals of direct disciples describing their life with Paramhansa Yogananda. It was very well done, and felt as though we were actually listening to these great souls in person.
We listened to the engaging wisdom of our experienced teachers, who shared their humble, ever-deepening and relatable search for God, encouraging us on our search. All the talks are available on Ananda.org. They were excellent – the topics were diverse – but all with the common thread of the broad and practical, life-changing teachings of our guru.