Techniques for Intuitive Guidance and Higher Awareness

Learn proven practices to awaken true inner guidance, while distinguishing it from imagination or hope. Many of life’s most demanding questions can be resolved if we learn how to quiet our minds and open our hearts. Through the scientific practices of yoga and meditation, we can develop the ability to hear our intuition clearly, opening our lives to experience more... See Full Post

Living with Yogananda: A Modern Saint

As a great master, Yogananda is well known to spiritual seekers throughout the world — even behind the iron curtain. He is also regarded with the deepest respect, love, and admiration by other saints and recognized spiritual leaders in many lands. I became his disciple in 1948 and lived with him until his passing in 1952. Since his... See Full Post

Lahiri Mahasaya

Lahiri Mahasaya is best known for reviving Kriya Yoga, an ancient meditation technique previously only known by those of the highest spiritual advancement. Late each September, we celebrate first Lahiri’s Mahasamadhi (a master’s conscious exit from his body) on September 26, then his birthday on September 30. See Full Post

Celebrating the Light

Watch the beautiful Temple of Light dedication celebration at Ananda Village with Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi and many hundreds of devotees during Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration. See Full Post

Things I Learned From My Guru

Today is the 71st anniversary of Swami Kriyananda’s discipleship to his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda. In this recently remastered video of a talk from 2008, Swami shares stories and insights from his years with Yogananda. See Full Post

Stories of Yogananda

This talk was given in 1992 at the Song of the Morning Ranch in Michigan. Song of the Morning Ranch was founded by Yogacharya John Oliver Black, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. Paramhansa Yogananda once confided to a friend that of all his many thousands of students and disciples around the world, he considered Oliver... See Full Post

Many Hands Made a Temple

There were several hundred of us in the opening circle, holding hands and chanting. We had gathered, not only those who live at Ananda Village, but people from all over, to help prepare the Temple of Light for the hundreds who would soon be visiting.… See Full Post