What Is the Difference Between Meditation and Prayer?

Ordinary prayer consists of addressing our desires, half in belief and half in doubt, to an unknown God. Never pray with disbelief in your heart or with a sense of hopelessness thinking that God will not listen to your prayers. The only way to know God through prayer is by persistence, regularity, and depth of loving effort. Pray intelligently with … Read More

The Second Pension

Among the many thrilling spiritual possibilities shared in the Autobiography of a Yogi, surely one of the most captivating is the idea of a “second pension.” Paramhansa Yogananda learns about this pension from Swami Pranabananda, aka the “saint with two bodies,” when he visits the holy city of Benares at the age of twelve. The exchange between the exalted swami … Read More

Kerala Floods

I just received a prayer request regarding the monsoon floods in Kerala in southern India. Apparently, this is the worst flooding in India’s history. Here is a recent article with live updates. Send light to those needed assistance and to the rescue teams. Blessings, Mary Kretzmann Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry

Embrace the Light

Nayaswami Maria shares an inspiring story from her Sunday Service at Ananda Village, July 1st 2018. Ananda: Meditation, Yoga, Community, Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Founded by Swami Kriyananda

The Redeeming Light

Sunday Service with Nayaswami Maria and Ananta at Ananda Village, July 1st 2018. Ananda: Meditation, Yoga, Community, Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Founded by Swami Kriyananda