A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Spiritual Community, Spiritual Growth

Dr. Aditya and the Clinic, Part 2

The following is the second half of a two part interview with Dr. Aditya Gait, a resident medical doctor and member of Ananda’s Kriya Yoga Community in the countryside outside of Pune, India. Dr. Aditya is also a Brahmachari member of the Ananda Renunciate Order. Aditya and a fellow monk with Swami Kriyananda Jaya: There are good hospitals in both … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Spiritual Community, Spiritual Growth

Dr. Aditya Gait and the Clinic, Part 1

Aditya Gait is a member of Ananda Sangha helping to build a “Kriya Yoga Community” in the countryside outside of Pune, India. He trained as a medical doctor before joining Ananda and is now beginning a medical clinic to serve the needs of local villagers and community members. Aditya is a brahmachari member of the Ananda Renunciate Order and, in … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Spiritual Growth

Self-Esteem Issues, Anyone?

It’s a little hard for me to understand why I have self-acceptance or self-esteem issues. I had a decent childhood, with no major abuse that I can remember. But certainly I’ve had this issue to deal with. And it certainly seems to me that this problem is epidemic in the world around me. I thought I’d share some things I’ve … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Spiritual Growth

Faith Is Our Armour: Tears a Rite of Passage

“Sue, I need to know what’s going on!  What’s happening?  Why are young people sick and dying all around me?” was a tearful telephone call to me at home from a distressed work colleague. In the Intensive Care Unit where I work we see many deaths and tragedies of God’s Lila (Sanskrit for divine play), but to my colleague this … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Happiness, Health and Healing, Music and the Arts, Spiritual Community, Spirituality and Nature

Discovering Joy

Dear Friends, Writing and posting on this site has been moved up the priority list in my life; I hope to be sharing more regularly with you. Paramhansa Yogananda said we should regulate our lives – approach our days with a sense of order. We also have to flow with life and be willing to change our priorities when circumstances … Read More

Clarity Magazine, Health and Healing

Four Summer Recipes

2. Tomato Basil Salad
A cooling salad for a festive or everyday meal.

A Place Called Ananda, Divine Love, Health and Healing, Parenting and Education

Stories of Yogananda – Healing Light from Lahiri Mahasaya

Read the Stories of Yogananda Introduction Mukunda’s parents were deeply devoted to Lahiri Mahasaya. They always kept a beautiful picture of Lahiri on a small altar in their home. Many times Mukunda could be found meditating in front of the altar with his mother. He learned to love Lahiri more and more as the years passed. Often, during his meditations … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Spiritual Growth

Think Like Swami Kriyananda

I’ve been on this path for almost 30 years and I’m just beginning to realize how much my consciousness has been changed by the teachings of Yogananda and the guidance and influence of Swami Kriyananda. “How would he respond in this situation?” has become part of my thinking, and it is a remarkably easy way to keep myself centered and … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Divine Love, Health and Healing, Meditation, Spiritual Community, Spiritual Growth

A Wonderful Week at Ananda

Wow. What a week! Spiritual Renewal Week 2008 was probably the biggest event we have ever had. We had hundreds of guests at the village and The Expanding Light and we must have had hundreds of people helping put on the events. It was quite amazing how everything came together, it is true: Many Hands Make a Miracle. I don’t … Read More