“Door of My Heart,” guided meditation with Sita Meditation calms disturbances of the heart. An agitated heart is like a lake that churns with countless ripples. A calm heart is akin to a lake that is as still as glass. Thereby, it perfectly reflects, without any distortions, the golden moonlight.
Meditation helps to uplift our consciousness. How often do we feel as though we’re drowning in a sea with waves crashing all around us? Of course we can look for a raft to hold onto, but we’re still with the crashing waves. When we meditate, our awareness is uplifted. When we fly over the ocean, we can see that there … Read More
“Take this darkness away,” guided meditation with Sita. Yesterday was the Summer Solstice, when the sun is highest in the sky and there is more daylight than any other day of the year. While the outer light changes in intensity and duration, meditation helps us to open to the ever-present inner light of Divine Mother. “Who tells me Thou art … Read More
Music that is specially written to uplift one’s consciousness can serve both as relaxing meditation music and as a way to attune to divine qualities. Such music (meditation songs) as this article explains, can be simple and effective aids to meditation. What Is Meditation? Paramhansa Yogananda describes meditation simply as “concentration on God or one of His attributes”—namely Light, Sound, … Read More
We have busy lives and it can be hard to find the time even for important things. Call it self-care (or Self-care?), putting God first, or anything else — we each have a need for deeper inner peace, and it is one all-too-easily neglected. With a pre-schooler, and a second baby on the way, this is something I think about … Read More
Nayaswami Devi shares this deep inspiration during her Sunday Service talk at Ananda Village, May 22nd 2022. You can find the complete talk here. Transcription I remember the very, very first time in this lifetime that I tried to meditate. And I just was surrounded, filled with this sense of peace, and expansion, and joy. And we walked out of … Read More
Nayaswami Padma shares an excerpt from Swami Kriyananda’s autobiography The New Path, the chapter, “Work vs Meditation.” For most of us, sleepiness creeps sometimes into our meditation practice. How do we keep ourselves from falling asleep?
Meditation is for everyone! If you have the desire and willingness to meditate, then you can! Paramhansa Yogananda said, “Chanting is half the battle.” Chanting quiets the chatter of the mind and awakes the heart’s natural love and devotion. When offered up to the Infinite, our efforts are matched and we are blessed. Chant: “Come Out of the Darkness, Mother.” … Read More
ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to lecturing and writing, helping others to experience the living presence of God within. He taught on four continents in seven languages over the course of 65 … Read More