Recorded at Ananda Mumbai, India
Watch some of Ananda’s earliest members share about starting this successful spiritual community – the earliest businesses, farm, market and school. Join Nayaswamis Jyotish, Binay, Anandi, Durga, Nitai and Parvati as they share their inspiring experiences.
Moving excerpt of Swami Kriyananda talking to members of Ananda Village about Ananda. https://www.swamikriyananda.org
Watch this description of the early begining years of Ananda at the Meditation Retreat in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, and listen to Swami Kriyananda and other early pioneers sharing their inspiring experiences.
Asha Nayaswami gave this satsang about her just released new book, “Swami Kriyananda: Lightbearer”. The satsang was presented on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Ananda Community, Mountain View, California. Asha’s latest book is a labor of love that has been in the making for 44 years. In the early 1970s, Swami Kriyananda asked Asha to start taking notes for … Read More
About eight years ago at Ananda Village Swami Kriyananda dedicated a piece of land (called Sunset Ridge) for a temple site. I was part of the group. Right after Swamiji dug up a ceremonial piece of earth, we looked up to the sun and noticed something spectacular. I’d never seen it before (or since). It was a full circle rainbow around the circumference of the sun. I had forgotten this experience until Nayaswami Jyotish shared during Swami Kriyananda’s birthday celebration …
Having spent the last week at Ananda Village for the Kriyaban retreat, I got an infection! But it’s not the kind you think. It’s the infectious ease of joy. The divine friendships, beautiful environment, inspirational talks, uplifting music, and deep kriya meditations have transmitted a touch of joy upon my soul. I hope to transmit it to you too! Why did God create our world and the universe? It’s a question that has puzzled many for millenia. The traditional answer …
When Paramhansa Yogananda came to America in 1920, he spent fifteen years working extremely hard to get his mission started, while facing many difficult tests along the way. When he felt that it was on a firm foundation, he returned to India to see his guru, Sri Yukteswar, and his many Indian friends, disciples, and […]
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Shivaratri, 2018. The community gathered in Hansa Temple for a nightlong celebration in honor of Shiva, the supreme yogi. Chanting together, meditating, giving and receiving divine love and divine joy, we moved into a realm of Spirit, our own true home. The light of a candle was offered before the altar, offered to each of our Masters, then held up in offering before a devotee.