Dear Friends,We hope that you are well and enjoying the beautiful season of autumn wherever you are. Last week we gave a satsang at Ananda Village about the spiritual practice of seeing everything we do as service. The community members here said they enjoyed and benefited from it, so we’d like to share our thoughts with you as well. What’s … Read More
Swami Kriyananda reading from his new article Economic Collapse — A Solution: Chapter One The best way to solve any problem is to reduce it to its lowest common denominator. The electron is the key to the universe. Even so, the key to society lies in the individual family unit — indeed, ultimately, in the individual as a representative of … Read More
“When God closes one door, He opens another, but it’s hell in the hallway.” A friend of ours recently shared this amusing saying with us, and it’s something we’ve probably all experienced. The most challenging periods in life are the times of transition before the next door opens.
Right now it seems we’re in a giant “hallway” — a period of global upheaval with an uncertain future economically, politically, environmentally, and even morally. People are desperately seeking a new portal to open onto a brighter future. And open it must: we just need to know where to look.
Recently I found myself reading the last article about Ananda’s Spanish Ministry written in 2008, and felt maybe it was time that I gave another report. The last visit I took to Mexico was a three-week trip to Monterrey, Lazaro Cardenas, Edo. Mexico, and Guadalajara. What a blessing it is to serve devotees in Mexico. Their deep devotion moves the … Read More
With joy and gratitude for her life, we want to tell you about the passing of Nayaswami Maria. Many of you may know her through the creative and inspiring work she did on the Ananda website for the past five years. Maria died peacefully at her home at Ananda Village on Tuesday, December 7 at 3:33 pm, only three weeks … Read More
Dear Friends, We’re now back in Los Angeles after a short trip to Ananda Village to take care of a few things. While there, we had some time and space to consider the broader implications of what Ananda is doing in southern California. This posting will be more thoughtful and less newsy — hope you enjoy our ruminations. It seems … Read More
Dear friends and well-wishers: This letter will be, for me, a very important one. I hope it will be important also for you. I believe you will find it interesting, full of (I hope) fascinating news, fun to read, but perhaps also a little shocking. This Sunday, September 12, will be my 62nd spiritual anniversary. Sixty-two years ago, also on … Read More
Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi are accompanying Swami Kriyananda in Los Angeles, where he and the Ananda team launch the new expansion of our work. This is the latest in their ongoing Ananda LA blog series — also see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Dear Friends, Everything here in Los Angeles continues to move forward in exciting ways … Read More
So many things are happening in this early phase of Swami Kriyananda being in Los Angeles that it’s hard even to find time to write. But we really want to keep the communication coming regularly, so we got up at 5:00 am this morning to share the news with you….
This last week with Swamiji in Los Angeles has been dynamic, joyful, and very, very busy.
With his hip injury continuing to improve, Swamiji has basically left the wheelchair behind, is increasingly using a walker to get around, and has started to walk short distances unaided.
It is really amazing to watch the unceasing flow of energy that pours through him into so many different projects.…