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

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Spiritual Community, Travel and Pilgrimage

Saturated With Auyrvedic Oils And Loving It!

Earlier this year, I took a 17-day (Feb. 10 -27, 2008) trip to Kerala, South India, specifically to an Ayurvedic Health Resort called Somatheeram (translation “Moon-Seashore”). This trip was sponsored by Ananda’s Expanding Light Yoga and Meditation Retreat near Nevada City, California and led by Gyandev and Diksha McCord—it was their third year to take folks on this healing retreat, … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Parenting and Education, Spiritual Growth

You are Immortal Spirit!

I haven’t posted for a couple months – life gets very full with a family of five! We all seem to be going separate directions these days, but part of me really enjoys all the activity and seeing three children grow and explore their potential is fun. Many friends my age are watching their children grow up and leave home, … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Yoga

Yoga Study for Multiple Sclerosis

Ananda’s Expanding Light Yoga and Meditation Retreat recently hosted a group of people with early stages of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to conduct a Yoga Therapy Workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to investigate yoga’s effect on the functional abilities of an MS patient to maintain an active and fulfilling life. I have had a chance to interview Maitri Jones, … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Spiritual Growth

Lifestyles For Radiant Health

Lifestyles for Radiant Health: Last October we offered an exciting new program at the Expanding Light, Ananda’s Yoga and Meditation Retreat. It was called Lifestyles for Radiant Health: Personalized Coaching for Optimal Wellness. Our goal was to reach people who wanted to make healthy lifestyle changes, but had not been able to do so on their own. We knew that … Read More

Clarity Magazine, Health and Healing, Spiritual Growth, Spirituality and Science

Living with Parkinson’s

Bill knows that to meet the challenges of Parkinson’s, he needs to raise his physical, mental, and spiritual energy. He believes that miracles do happen and that a recovery from Parkinson’s is a very real possibility. He says, “The key is not to lose hope.”

Clarity Magazine, Coping with Loss, Health and Healing, Spiritual Growth

Transcending the Challenges of Chronic Illness

The emotional and spiritual challenges of an illness are perhaps even harder than the physical. There’s the temptation to fall into self-pity or to be hurt by other people’s impatience or lack of understanding.

Clarity Magazine, Health and Healing

Fascinating Food Facts

To obtain the best results from food, one should give careful consideration to properly combining the items used at one meal, and reducing them to the minimum.

Clarity Magazine, Health and Healing, Overcoming Challenging Karma, Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Healing: A Ten-Year Food Addiction

Spiritual healing worked for me when nothing else did. From my own experience, I know that strong willpower coupled with dynamic faith in the Guru can accomplish just about anything.

Clarity Magazine, Health and Healing

Do’s and Don’ts of Skin Beauty

We must remember that Spirit demands a cleansed, radiant vehicle with which to demonstrate at its highest capacity.