Begin Now to Prepare for Christmas

For students of Paramhansa Yogananda all over the world, the focal point of the Christmas celebration is the annual eight-hour Christmas meditation. Yoganandaji started this tradition in 1936 as an opportunity for all seekers to experience deep communion with Christ in the cradle of their meditation-stilled hearts. Paramhansa Yogananda invited his students to aim high during the Christmas meditation. He … Read More

What Makes Someone a Spiritual Teacher?

A spiritual teacher should have Self-realization, balance, and a knowledge of comparative religions. He should be completely grounded in truth. The greatest spiritual teachers meditate a great deal in order to know the truth in any given situation. A spiritual teacher should always meditate before teaching. This practice is more valuable than studying books or discussing ideas with others. There … Read More

Dream Your Future – Take Charge of Your Own Future

In this video, Nayaswami Devi shares how we often let our current situation define our future, which isn’t always the right approach. Especially on the spiritual path time and again we undermine our potential, thinking we are not spiritual enough. We shouldn’t let the present limit us; rather we should allow our vision of the future, guide us.

Using Our Full Power

When faced with a challenge in life, right attitude is crucial. A negative outlook only blocks the energy, but when we have a positive approach and are willing to go to great lengths, nothing is impossible. When things get tough we need to gather all our energy and go full blast.

The Devil Made Me Do It — Truer than We Thought?

Throughout the ages, many intelligent people have tried to explain how this life works. They’ve proposed religious, philosophical, psychological, social, and scientific explanations. And while some of their ideas haven’t been particularly valid at any level, many have been valid on at least some level. Someone recently asked me what I thought of the teachings […]

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From Concentration to Absorption to Bliss

In this video, Nayaswami Devi shares how even the most mundane jobs when performed with complete focus can take you to a higher state of awareness. Nayaswami Devi shares an incident when she got completely absorbed in the simple task of painting the walls at Swamis house and lost all track of time. Tirelessly she worked for hours, and it … Read More

The Triumphant Receiving of Kriya Yoga

At one of the Kriya Yoga initiation ceremonies in the early 1950s after giving participants the sacred meditation technique, Paramhansa Yogananda emphasized in his deep, powerful voice, “Today is not the end of the journey – the Triumphant receiving of Kriya Yoga – but the beginning of your relationship with God. You must go on to the end of life…” Receiving Kriya Yoga … Read More