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Chakras in Daily Life ⋆ What Are the Chakras? ⋆ Class 1

In this first class, Asha Nayaswami lays the stage for a deeper foundational understanding of the chakras. Far more than just swirling colors and sounds, the chakras are the storehouses of all of our vrittis and karma (past tendencies and actions). Understanding that the pursuit of higher consciousness is the surest way to happiness is an essential cornerstone to transmuting … Read More

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Scripture Study: The Bhagavad Gita (Class 5)

Spiritual Interpretations based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda Chapter 2: Verse 31-45: Krishna reveals the nature of Dharma, the means to overcome our Karma, and the wisdom of Shankya. And introduces the practice of Yoga as the main route towards Self-Realization.

Spiritual Growth, Yoga Philosophy

Eternal Life, True Liberty & Attainment of Perpetual Happiness

The Declaration of Independence, one of the crown jewels of the Western Civilization, is a collection of ideas that were far ahead of their time. The very first line of the Preamble asserts the existence of the unalienable rights: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with … Read More

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How the West Was (Spiritually) Won by Paramhansa Yogananda

Coming to America America 1920—the Roaring ’20s. The Jazz Age. A time of expansion, rapid social change, new technology, and numerous areas of growth. Words such as yoga, meditation, pranayama, gurus, or kundalini were virtually unknown. Think for a moment about the music of the ’20s, flapper culture and fashion, American women gaining the right to vote, the end of … Read More

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The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Class 31

Join Asha for this humorous and thrilling discussion on the Essence of the Bhagavad Gita. Verses 3-10, 3-11, and 3-12 are discussed. What is the true yagya? What does tapasya mean and how can we develop it?