In times like these, the greatest gifts of God and Guru, are the inner peace of meditation, guidance about right attitudes, and their grace to protect us.Ananda’s Spiritual Directors Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
Though the times are challenging, they are also a great spiritual opportunity. We are here to give hope. Our teachings prepare us to respond heroically to every situation. Now is the time to live and share the practical teachings of this path in every aspect of life. This is a global opportunity for spiritual growth.
Here are 108 videos, articles and other resources, compiled to help us find ways of thriving and continuing to grow spiritually during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Be a Warrior for the Light
4. Online Community
5. Spiritual Tips and Advice for This Time of Challenge
Learn How to Meditate
Guided Meditation and Yoga
The practice of Meditation brings many benefits. One important benefit is healing of the nervous system.
Meditation gives peace. Inner peace is like a lubricating oil that enables the machinery of our lives to function smoothly. Without mental peace, our emotions and the various challenges that we face in life create inner stress that can lead to physical and nervous break down.
Negative emotions create blocks in the heart and in the flow of life force in the body.
The nervous system was not made to withstand the destructive force of intense emotion or persistent negative thoughts and feelings.
The Healing Power of Meditation Posted on June 7, 2019 by Nayaswami Diksha
Eight Aspects of God
"The practice of meditation is different, however, from the actual experience of meditation as a state of being. To experience God in his various attributes, we need to practice those things that will help lift us up into attunement with God’s higher consciousness. For this, there are a number of visualizations and meditations that are very helpful." ~ Swami Kriyananda, Direct Disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda
Experience Attuning to the Eight Aspects of God
From Joy I Came | Ananda Chants | Yogananda's Poem "Samadhi"
Keep a Light Heart
44. The Almond Cookies
45. The Guru's Test
Swami Reads P.G. Wodehouse
Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda
Sunday Service Inspiration and Ways to Live The Teachings Every Day
The Sunday worship service at Ananda communities everywhere, is inspired by the meditation tradition of the East and the ancient teachings of mystical Christianity, with inspirational readings from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. Service includes music, group chanting and meditation, an inspirational talk drawn from the writings of Paramhansa Yogananda or his Disciple, Nayaswami Kriyananda, and a unique blessing ceremony called the Festival of Light. Each week there is a new theme, seemingly running parallel with life’s events.
50. We Are Children of the Light with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
53. Is God Present Even There, Where There is Ignorance?
58. Can Man See God? with Brahmachari Jemal from Ananda Pune
89. In Surrender Lies Victory! with Asha Nayaswami
93. Why Tell God Anything, When He Knows Everything? Why Offer God Anything, When He Has Everything? with Rammurti and Sita
94. Faith Is a Call to Prayer; Prayer Is a Call to Faith with Erin Vinacco and Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati
108. We Are Here to Give Hope
Our teachings prepare us to respond heroically to every situation. Now is the time to live and share the practical teachings of this path in every aspect of life.
Ananda has closed our physical doors and moved everything online. Online is an area of strength for Ananda! Key revenue sources that are closed or canceled though, will result in revenue losses of over $1.5 million.
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