Why Be Grateful?

Why Be Grateful? — Thoughts from Thanksgiving There was a time in my life, which ended relatively recently, when I simply couldn’t appreciate why people thought gratitude was so important. At least, I didn’t resonate with the way most people expressed it. See Full Post

The Anatomy of the Astral Body

Explore the subtler realities of your own self and Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings on some of the most fascinating aspects of your soul’s journey in this live online webinar.   See Full Post

Why I Love My Guru, Paramhansa Yogananda

I love my Guru, as he himself wrote about his own guru Swami Sri Yukteswar, “as the spoken voice of silent God.” He was ever, and is now more than ever, my nearest, dearest companion. If I am right, I feel his inner smile. If I am wrong, I feel his inner encouragement to do better.... See Full Post

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 Nayaswamis Jyotish and 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