33 reviews for Inner Renewal Retreat Reviews

  1. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful. After years of yoga and meditation, this has revived and awakened by inspiration and insights.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Deep inspiration coupled with practical ideas on how to incorporate them into daily life. This is a must for any earnest spiritual seeker.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Great gratitude to All presenters, participants and the devotees offering behind-the-scenes seva! Jai Guru!! Wonderful to be able to join in online and have the recordings for re-treating again and again. Blessings, All *

  4. 5 out of 5

    Just being able to feel enveloped in the energy of the event even though participating remotely is a demonstration in and of itself that space and separation are illusions. Indeed we are one in God. We just have to improve our knowing of this amazing reality. Thank you to all the wonderful speakers who shared so generously of their experiences on the path. Their stories inspire us all to keep trying!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Every year I look forward to IRW as the time to renew my commitment to God and Guru, and deepen my connection with them. I feel I am lifted from my every day concerns to deepen the relationship with Master and Divine Mother that is my reason for being. It’s also a time to appreciate what a blessing it is to be a part of the Ananda community and feel our support for one another as our Guru intended. Thank you Master, thank you Swami, thank you presenters, and all gurubais. Jai, Guru!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Pure joy to be a part of Inner Renewal… Year upon year.

    Uplifting and inspiring in the moment. AND, graspable tools are presented which can be put to use immediately in every day life.

    There is a precise clarity, along with the encouragement to attune one’s own inner guidance.

    Truly a wind of Grace to realign the mortal heart with the immortal soul.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Certainly a push upwards, and many moments helped me laugh again, and have fun. I love having the recordings that I use in my meditations. The talks are also great bedtime stories. A heartfelt thanks to all of you.

  8. 5 out of 5

    I am new to Ananda and this is my first IRR (online). I enjoyed being able to meditate with others in the morning, then hearing Jyotish, Devi, and others who were so inspiring! Not only did I love the content, I also appreciate the professional way in which everything is presented. The audio and video are excellent. That makes it so easy for me to relax and enjoy all the messages!

  9. 5 out of 5

    I watched the Inner Renewal Week online from what turned out to be mostly from my bed, having a pretty tough time with covid. I wasn’t prepared for the negative effects that the virus can bring to both body and mind. What transformed the week into the most amazing and timely gift for me, was taking part in IRW every day. Each day my questions were uncannily addressed. At my lowest point of what felt like real darkness, blessings of light were showered upon me. By the end of the week I felt renewed and filled with joy and with a deep enthusiasm to put all that I had newly been inspired by into practice and share. I hope to be able to somehow convey my gratitude to Jyotish and Devi, the inspirational speakers who brought such a smile to my heart and above all to our beloved Guru.

  10. 5 out of 5

    This was my first inner Reneal week, where I experienced the morning program live online.
    The energy felt so loving, joyful and warm. I experienced especially in my sleep what was released in terms of karma. This week inspires me to work even harder on my spiritual development. Thanks to all who made it possible.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Thank you brothers and sisters for sharing your energy. I feel very loved and supported.

    Blessings and Love,

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    5 out of 5

    Every year we await this week to come, thinking it can’t get any better than in previous years, and then it gets better!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Inner renewal retreat was so inspiring. It continues to uplift and renew.
    It reminded me of things I know, but needed a reminder or had forgotten.
    Thank you so much for the high conciousness and energy.
    Many blessings to you all. Masters Blessings

  14. 5 out of 5

    Inner Renewal Retreat continues to inspire, deepen and encourage me to “stay steadfast’ in the practices with relaxed intensity!
    Coming together, even tho I was online from TX, reminds me of the “importance of satsang’.
    I’m so grateful for the Wisdom of the teachers and how they remind us that all we need to do is to remember that God and Master flow in and through us ~ all we need to do is allow Them to take charge of every moment.
    Gratitude, Love and Joy!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Inner renewal week in the company of wise gurubais help in the spiritual growth and transformation.
    I took a lot of understanding of why its important to keep working on the sadhana everyday even though it doesn’t feel
    anything is moving as Jyotish and devi mentioned. Learning from the experience of other gurubais like Jitendra, Dhyana and others help in affirming that one needs to deepen their experience with the divine.
    Also the science experiment shown by Jyotish and Tyagi Dhyana was amazing. very creative.

  16. 5 out of 5

    I’ve read above the feedback from the previous Renewal Week about a year ago, these are really profound reflections that I’m not capable to emulate now, even though my feelings are not least ones than theirs. Also I’m rather new this being only the second time I attended an event of this type. Nevertheless I wish to express very simply my comprehension regarding the importance of mediating with devotion, being the intensity a key factor more than the duration. Receiving light and expanding it in the way of service to others without expecting s return, because I understand now that we serve God. Attuning with my Guru is the most practical important matter for me today. Dhyan Jitendra Maria and Sagar explain it to all us in such a way that it reached my heart deeply. Of course Devi and Jyitish fulfilled all what it means to be on this spiritual path , sane as they both do every Friday with their wise messages. More to say I know there is but I hope this brief honest summary will encourage others to join us next time. Blessings to you too. In Master’s love.
    Ps. Being my native language Spanish I apologize if I did not express myself as good as it merits.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Each year the IRW classes seem to get better and deeper. I think I don’t fully grasp the impact that, not only the classes but the energy behind them – and the added energy of so many devotees – have in my life. The renewed inspiration I feel from them is something I wish people everywhere could feel in their lives. I am so grateful.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dear Friends,
    “The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one’s own happiness, the happiness of others.”
    Paramahansa Yogananda
    To those who offered song, to those who offered the heartfelt messages and teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, the experience of the Inner Renewal Week was inspirational. Throughout the week I could feel deeply in my heart & soul God’s love being shared within the unity of friendship – within the unity of community – it was sacred.
    Thank you and many Blessings to all.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Deeply grateful…. And renewed …. And uplifted . Can’t thank you enough Om Guru

  20. 5 out of 5

    A fantastic week that included meditation, kirtan, interactive small group satsang and uplifting daily talks which transmitted a deep immersion of joy and hope amidst these often difficult times. Highly recommended. Truly a week full of bliss.

  21. 5 out of 5

    There are no words to describe the depth of my gratitude for these teachings, for Yogananda, for Swami Kriyananda, and for Ananda.
    Inner Renewal Week 2022 helped me deepen my understanding and commitment to my practices; and to Ananda and the message of Hope it brings for a better world. This has in turn aided a growing willingness to share and expand my greater self for the betterment of humanity.

  22. 5 out of 5

    The Blessings of IRW cannot be overstated. This was my very first year and my expectations were blown away! I was challenged, inspired and encouraged each day with the offerings! I was touched by the personal nature of the talks given by all of the lecturers, by the topics and their insights.
    I must say that my biggest take away was the deepening of my devotion! I have struggled with feeling a bit too intellectual on this path, sometimes over-thinking or feeling anxious over daily life pressures… IRW blessed me with tools that truly help transmute that nervous energy into focused determination and calmness.
    Regardless of where you are in life, what background you may have… the simple Truths presented at IRW will leave you feeling refreshed, refocused and reinvigorated… to think, speak and act with more centeredness, more awareness and more confidence.

  23. 5 out of 5

    I have been attending the IRW for decades and continue to find great inspiration with every Inner Renewal Week Program. The IRW 2022 was no acception, Jyotish and Devi are exceptional beings who continue to push our collective consciousness, beyond human limits to Divine Consciousness of Ever New Joy. Master’s Blessings bimal

  24. 5 out of 5

    IRW was a great and inspirational boost. My soul thrived on the vibrationd received.
    Apart from great and fantabulous vibrational sharing from Nayaswami Jyotish and Devi, I also enjoyed powerful sharing delivered by Dhyan.
    Humble request to you all. If Dhyan can share too his magnetism with devotees in India will be awesome.
    All speakers were awesome n they shared great.
    These kind of sharings should be organized on quarterly basis globally

    Aum Guru

  25. 5 out of 5

    Dear Friends,

    Thank you for putting together one of the best Inner Renewal Week that I’ve ever attended. As Nayaswami Maria said in one of her voice messages to the community at Ananda Village, ‘thank you for the spiritual fellowship and the inspiration you bring to these events and the blessings of being together.’
    I tried to remember these words through out the week when I seemed to falter, and I didn’t feel like attending classes because there were too much work to do or there were other commitments that I had. These words from Maria reminded me that my participation was a form of service to others who are attending and to give energy to Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi and to others who were giving the classes and those behind the scenes putting on the events online and in person.

    I remember what our beloved friend Nayaswami Seva said. She said ‘just show up’. And I glad I did. I showed up every day, and I attended the different classes and events. I prayed for my mind to be open and my heart to be receptive, and I asked Master and Swamiji to help me feel the inspiration during that class, that talk, or that event.
    One of the things that I took away from this year’s Inner Renewal Week was that my meditation practice CAN make a difference to the world. In one of his talks, Nayaswami Jyotish reminded us that each time we sit to meditate we are helping to uplift the consciousness of the whole planet. What a powerful knowing. Our concentrated efforts to improve and uplift our own lives with our meditation practice can have a positive effect on the whole picture or the whole world.

    A friend provided this image of how we can affect the whole picture. Imagine we are all putting dots on this round circle that is a coloring book. And imagine this round book as the whole picture or the whole world. Each one of us can add our own dots to complete this whole picture. Each time we sit to meditate, we are adding a blue dot of peace, and a red dot of love, and a yellow dot of light, and on and on until the whole picture is filled with beautiful dots to make the whole picture.

    Thank you for adding your beautiful dots of joy and love and wisdom to the coloring book, to the whole planet.

    Joy to you!

  26. 5 out of 5

    This was my first attendance at Inner renewal week though I have been a Kriyaban since last 4 years. It wasn’t just the words but the vibrations and magnetism shared that truly uplifted me. I was able to have clarity on one of the key decisions I was making in my personal life. Staying up awake in night as I was attending from India was amply rewarded more than words can convey. Attending the chat session helped me a lot as I met Gurubhais and formed personal connections. And attending the Kriya ceremony with Nayaswami Gyandev was the best. All these 4years of Kriya I wasn’t able to feel the currents in the spine and during the ceremony the way he guided and shared his magnetism that for the first time I was able to feel the warm and the cool in the spine. It was an Eureka moment. Since then it has been easier to feel the warm and the cool to some extent atleast. Profound Gratitude to everyone who worked tirelessly to bring it all together. Aum Aum Aum

  27. 5 out of 5

    The many blessings, insights and healing that came with IRW 2022 truly elevated the consciousness of humanity! It also affected me profoundly because the many Gifts that were shared Deepened my devotion, gratitude and commitment to this Spiritual pathway and our linage of Masters!

    Thank you Ananda for all the offerings provided during IRW as well as for All that is given everyday to all gurubais around the world! May all devotees continue to serve in the Love, Light and Magnetism of God, Master, Guru!

    In Divine Joy and Gratitude,

  28. 5 out of 5

    It was very helpful to gather myself and have meditations with my gurubhais and hear the wonderful teachings together.

  29. 5 out of 5

    IRW is a wonderful offering and I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all who worked hard to make it possible! Jyotishji and Deviji beautifully imparted Master’s teachings in a way that makes it easy to assimilate them in our lives. The singing was beautiful and the talks by Erin, Badri, Devalila and Dhyan were uplifting and inspiring. Thank you all!
    I highly recommend it and look forward to the next one.

  30. 5 out of 5

    This was my first IRW. Everyday was a deep blessing given to us through talks that touched and opened my heart wide. I couldn’t wait for the next appointment! It was so inspirational, uplifting and profound. It was exactly inner renewal. To listen to the teachers that we know so well give their personal stories and take on situations, to hear Master speak through each, to give us solid ground to stand upon in these times of world crisis – with the guidance of inner security was exceptional. Each talk, each song, each expression of love was like the touch of Master placing his hand on my head in blessing. So profound I honestly have no words to describe it, except THANK YOU.

  31. 5 out of 5

    I love this event…grateful to Lila Devi for reminding me after missing the first day because I was unaware that the event was in progress. The words and speakers were all inspiring with such heartfelt expressions of Master’s love. I was also especially touched by the courage expressed by Devalila Veenhof. Thank you Devalila for your authenticity and showing us how to overcome our fears. Jyotish and Devi’s contributions always reflect a sense of humor mixed with love that never fails to fill my heart to the brim with gratitude for being a part of this community. And finally, the musicians and singers always add their harmonious touch that centers me and reminds me to remember and give gratitude to Swami Kriyananda for all his great music. Thank you all!!

  32. 5 out of 5

    This week was inspirational, uplifting, and perfectly orchestrated to my day. Meditation in the mornings, talks that were recorded I could listen while working or after work, chanting/meditation or satsanga in the evening. The talks were helpful by being focused throughout the week on a general topic. I really felt like my practice deepened this week and my need for spiritual community was definitely met. I love having a retreat in place!!

  33. 5 out of 5

    The classes during inner renewal week 2017 were amazing in their depth and impact. I was astonished to see how my spiritual insight deepened and helped with a specific personal issue which concerned me.

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