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Autobiography of a Yogi

Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi presented this talk entitled “Autobiography of a Yogi: The Message that Sparked a Spiritual Revolution” at Yogananda Fest on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Mitchel Park Community Center, Palo Alto, California. Sponsored by Ananda Palo Alto (http://www.anandapaloalto.org). Yogananda Fest Palo Alto 2018 was a day of celebration of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic … Read More

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Joseph Bharat Cornell: Deep Nature Play

Joseph Bharat Cornell’s new book “Deep Nature Play: A Guide to Wholeness, Aliveness, Creativity, and Inspired Learning” When absorbed in deep play our sensory awareness is heightened, we become immersed in the present moment and feel intensely alert and alive. Because play is fun and rewarding, we operate at the peak of our mental and physical capacity. This book is … Read More

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How to Deal with Our past Karma

How much of your life do you have control over and how much is decided by your past karma? Nayaswami Devi shares how to use your own will power and the practice of meditation, especially Kriya Yoga, to face any difficult karma and overcome the test it offers.

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Looking to the Light — Open Yourself to the Goodness in Life

In our lives we can choose to look towards the light within and around us, or let the darkness overpower us. God’s light is always there, the choice is ours to make. Nayaswami Jyotish beautifully illustrates this using Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting “Adoration of the Magi”.

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God — Man’s Eternal Quest

Within each one of us, there is a missing piece of the puzzle, that which leaves us feeling unfulfilled. Nayaswami Devi, calls it a “God shaped hole”. And she shares that nothing else could fill this hole but some tangible experience of God.

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Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

Nayaswami Jyotish speaks on the attitude of comparing ourselves to others, how it can detriment our spiritual growth and rob us of peace of mind. Accepting things as they are, and not trying to change the circumstances around us, brings true relaxation and only then can we experience joy.

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Saying Good Bye — Live Life Understanding Its Impermanence

Impermanence is the law of the universe. What exists today might not be there tomorrow. In this video Nayaswami Devi offers 3 tips on how we should live our life every day, so when it’s time to say goodbye there are no regrets.

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Ananda Palo Alto — A Place of Awakening

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Ananda Palo Alto is a center for meditation, yoga, and spiritual community. The teachings at Ananda were brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. His direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, founded Ananda in 1968 as the fulfillment of Yogananda’s dream of spiritual communities — a … Read More