Spiritual Growth

This Is Your Brain on Meditation

The devotee’s undesirable habit-mechanisms in the brain are often cauterized (in the presence of a saint); the groove of his worldly tendencies beneficially disturbed. -Autobiography of a Yogi The Positive Influence of Meditation on the Brain Regular meditation improves our lives. This phenomenon is gratefully experienced by countless people around the globe. But Why? One asks. What is going on? One … Read More

Spiritual Growth

God Is Always More

Being with my mom as she begins her process of transitioning from this world to the next, I find myself reflecting on the many lessons she has taught me. I was about 18 years old and reawakening to the idea of there being a higher power in the universe but was not yet comfortable with the term “God.” However, Jesus’ … Read More

Spiritual Growth

Getting to Stillness

How does one get to the stillness at will? This question often teases us on our spiritual journey Sometimes you have a deep meditation experience and for a brief while, there is the experience of stillness and oblivion as to the passage of time. The moment you rise from the meditation seat, however, the world rushes in clamoring for attention … Read More

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A New Year’s Message 2020 from Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi of Ananda Worldwide

“Let us live with joy, make positive changes for this new year with joy, and have a very joyous and joyful new year.” Nayaswami Jyotish Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi are dynamic emissaries of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the well-known spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. As Global Peace Ambassadors and Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide, the organization founded by … Read More