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  1. 5 out of 5

    This years (2023) SRW guided me towards a deepening devotion and clarity to my life.
    AUM!! So blessed to participate and experience this every year.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Spiritual Renewal Week fills my heart – the talks, the music, connecting with far-flung friends…just being in the vibe of Ananda Village. And the food! SRW gets better and better every year. So many hands creating such a lovely miracle, shared with all who come.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Thank you all so much for this interesting and deep spiritual week. I enjoyed so much and it have given me lots of Joy and. Energy! The talks of different teachers were so beauriful. And inspiring.They all have given me new idea for our own Ananda group in The Netherlands. I thank you all and also the beautiful choir. Gyandevi.

  4. 5 out of 5

    This year’s SRW was the best yet. I attended virtually; it was just very inspiring and left me with a renewed sense of our Ananda family worldwide. Thank you to everyone who made this happen.

    In Master’s love and joy
    (Ananda Tucson)

  5. 5 out of 5

    I’ve attended SRW every summer for the past 40 years! It just gets better and better! It always features the finest senior Ananda teachers as well as very inspiring newer teachers that are each and everyone so engaging. Every year it is fresh, current and inspired. I watched some classes online and I attended some in person, and both ways of participating were fantastic. Nothing is lost in online broadcasts. I only wish more people could experience this amazing event every year. Come in person if you can, because being at Ananda Village during this time is magical, but if you can’t – don’t miss it online. There is no excuse important enough. Our spiritual growth and directions are our highest dharma in life. Bless you!

  6. 5 out of 5

    So deeply inspiring, instructive, and entertaining! :)
    I have already listened to several of the talks a second time … Finding new inspiration and taking the lessons more deeply within.
    Wonderful takeaways that I can apply immediately in day to day though and activity

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jai Guru 🙏🏽
    It was quite enlightening and uplifting. This was my first experience attending an online event. For me, by Guru’s grace, everything worked smoothly for the duration of the SRW – audio, video, everything without an issue.
    Though there was no issue in the telecasting, I request you to either keep the zoom meeting as a recurring meeting so that the same link can be used everyday, or if you are to send a new link everyday, please send it 4-5 hours prior to that day’s program’s commencement.
    All-in-all, I enjoyed the event and hope to see more of these in the future.


  8. 5 out of 5

    I extend my deep gratitude to Nayaswami Jyotish ji and Devi ji for giving us a wonderful, treasured and uplifting experience during SRW. I place my humble thanks to all Nayaswamis, Brahmacharis and Speakers. I was deeply moved by their brilliant talks -their wonderful experiences; and tips that they shared is something I am trying to practice in my daily life.

    All the topics and talks were an eye-opener and were very inspiring. I was touched by the stories. The chants helped me to go deeper in my spiritual experience.

    I am deeply grateful to all who worked day and night to make the entire week deeply uplifting. I wish to express my deep gratitude and devotion to Master and Swami ji for bringing me to this great path of Ananda brotherhood community of

  9. 5 out of 5

    Thank You to Everyone who helped to make this Spiritual Renewal Week one of Uplifting Joy, Hope and Inspiration!

    The energy could be felt across the entire planet as Master’s teachings were infused within us by each and every speaker always uplifting our minds, hearts and souls. The content of each presenter was spiritualized and received as a living truth directly from our lineage of masters. We were clearly shown through each and every presentation and activity How to Uplift Ourselves and, as a result, Uplift the World!

    The music was delivered so beautifully to open our hearts and to deepen our devotion. The melodies, harmonies and lyrics elevated our consciousness with grace and ease. Thank You to all the musicians and singers for sharing your magnificent gifts with us!

    I participated virtually but I felt as though I was there physically throughout the entire week! My heartfelt gratitude goes out to the online staff. Through the digital format many can remain Uplifted in Consciousness and Connected to Master and His teachings from wherever they reside. It is such a Blessing to have access to Ananda and its teachers, musicians and staff during SRW and throughout the Entire Year!

    My Deepest Gratitude to One and All!

    The many benefits of this week long Spiritual Renewal Week will forever remain embedded within my body, mind, heart and soul!

    In Divine Friendship,

  10. 5 out of 5

    The whole week was so powerfully blessed, joyful, inspiring, uplifting – the superlatives go on. I am deeply grateful to all the speakers, the choir and everyone who made this year’s SRW such a resounding success.

    Thank you for the amazing work – tech team. Your prompt emails, reminders and perfect online streaming kept us all connected real-time. And thank you for the recordings. Like Jyotish Ji said, we can now re-magnetize ourselves by listening to the talks and stay uplifted.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Aum Guru. Thank you very much for making it available online and also the recordings.
    It is truly inspiring and also make us feel more closer to our Guru, His teachings. Its a privilege to listen to senior speakers. The way they present it touches our hearts. Thank you for bringing us closer to Guru and Swamiji.

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    5 out of 5

    A perfect week full of joy and inspiration.

  13. 5 out of 5

    What a great week! Gratitude to all for the wonderful content and presentation! Gives me hope for the world.

  14. 5 out of 5

    The theme of the SRW “Uplift Yourself, Uplift the World” was completely taken care of all through out the week, i enjoyed the week.

    The Tech side worked well ! Special Thanks to them from Online Devotees!

    Thanks To All!

  15. 5 out of 5

    This year I watched SRW online and it in no way diminished the power and impact of the week.
    All the speakers had relevant and inspiring messages, as we were invited to Uplift Ourselves to Uplift the World!

    Many many takeaways … Cultivate the urgency to meditate. Give Bliss! Be in the experience, not in the exercise. Self-offering as enlightened humility. Laugh with GOD. Befriend Divine Grace and finally; With GOD, the impossible becomes possible!

    Jai Gurus & Jai Ananda.
    Thank you for an Uplifting week, and a blessed Uplifted Life in God with you all.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Many thanks everyone for a week of joy!

  17. 5 out of 5

    This SRW was very powerful for me spiritually. I attended the classes online, and was in the EL kitchen being of service for the Indian Banquet on Saturday. For me, the classes were very uplifting as many of the talks spoke about how Swamiji guided them on the path over the years. I did not have the opportunity to ever meet Swamiji, but I feel more attuned to him now and can feel his energy helping me along the way. In addition, I would like to thank the online technical staff for a very professional job well done. Not only the videos, but also the support staff and posting of the talks online.
    Many blessings to all…

  18. 5 out of 5

    Outstanding! One little word but it’s sums it all. My deepest gratitude, A thousand applause to for an amazing experience. I attended it online but never felt left out. The Tech team did a marvellous job guided by the rays of Gurus and Divine mother. My very first SRW but a definite road sign to follow it forever every year. A resounding thanks to everyone for their inspiration and guidance. OM!

  19. 5 out of 5

    The tech side was very reliable and well done. Thank you so much.

    Of course the content was amazing. I agree with Devi, that it is the most powerful SRW we’ve have ever had.

    Thank you to the entire OWA team to have presented everything so beautifully.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Anything I can say here will fall short, not only in gratitude for the inspiration and insights that I learned from, but also from the gratitude I feel for all the people who make these events happen. I will go back to the recordings and listen to these classes again, because I feel there is so much to get from them.
    Bless you all for what you give to uplift the world, and share Master’s love and vibrations.

  21. 5 out of 5

    An inspiration from start to finish. Thank you for putting together this wonderful joy filled spiritual event. It really uplifted my week. Looking forward to the next one!

  22. 5 out of 5

    The stars didn’t show up on my review – of course it’s 5 stars!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Deep gratitude to everyone for sharing the joy of Spiritual Renewal Week with the world through the online offerings. I know what it takes to get one class out to viewers with all the details involved – to do this all week with professional and beautiful results is a testimony to all the wonderful seva of the tech crews and the grace of God and our Gurus. We showed the talks at our temple in Portland and we will be watching them again. The joyful friendship of great souls living for truth and pouring light and harmony and love into the ether has been the defining vibration of Ananda from the beginning, but it is magnified during SRW by every soul who takes part. Thank you to all.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Exactly what I needed at this time. The personal sharing, the reminiscences about Swamiji, the practices, the music, the meditations, the chants filled me with new resolve, re-energized my Sadhana and gave me peace. Thank you everyone who made this week possible. Joy to all of you! Divine Mother and Master’s continual blessings.

  25. 5 out of 5

    I so appreciate being able to attend online and feel the marvelous ambiance of so many of us focused as one ~ the morning meditations brought such deep peace ~ the talks were so inspiring ~ and on reflection it is that invisible essence that flows through all aspects of SRW that creates such magnetism and coherence ~ the Presence of the Gurus blessing us so deeply. Great gratitude to all who make this possible. Truly a time of spiritual renewal.

  26. 5 out of 5

    I love you guys! This is my community. I live in New Zealand and love to connect around the world with devotees online – especially live where I can, allowing for the time differences! For me the 10:30am talks were at 5:30am the day before and I faithfully rose to the occasion and was amply rewarded with spiritual upliftment! I was enthusiastic in my posting in the chat function during the talks too (always relevant to the talks, of course!)

  27. 5 out of 5

    This was my first time experiencing Spiritual Renewal Week. I joined online, and I was impressed by the great use of technology that brought all of the talks, music, presentations, and more to those of us at a distance. I’m inspired to visit in person in the future and to experience the energy I felt first hand. Well done to everyone who organized this event!

  28. 5 out of 5

    I have attended the annual Spiritual Renewal Week for the last 35 years and it never “grows old” because it is filled with incredible timely inspiration for our day and age, full of new insights, and full of joy. I meet old friends coming from afar (I live at Ananda Village all these years) and I meet new friends who are attending for the first time. I never am amazed at the ever-deepening experiences that SRW provides. We have speakers who have been at Ananda for 50 years and speakers who have been at Ananda for less than 10 years, and all such fine contributions to our upliftment. The week is well planned for both relaxation and upliftment. I end the week with great joy and I go forth with renewed spiritual resolve. Thank you for doing such a fantastic job presenting this from Online with Ananda, too, I loved the option to attend in person or by video. Everything was so organized and easy to access. A++ job on every aspect. Sitabai

  29. 5 out of 5

    So much appreciating to each of you who contributed to our feeling so included despite being at a distance.

    I felt so uplifted all week by the morning talks either in real time or in the evening. There was such a feeling of abundance in having the talks to look forward to each day and many times I found a bit of what I had just been given relevant to someone else’s challenges during that day

    The timeliness of the emails and the careful tech you designed: links and accessibility, and the inspiration each and every speaker shared , with the addition of our Seattle community leaders setting up a way to watch the talks and performances together., you all kept the vibration high for so many of us all week!

    I will go back and listen to the talks. The attunement of each speaker is a testament to the living presence of our great Guru, Yogananda, and the living Truth of his teachings.

    I especially appreciated experiencing the grounded brilliance of our younger leaders expressing their own insights, Including Sagar and Aditya from India! And how the topics and speakers brought the importance of authentically living by Swamis example includes introspection, and engaging with our feeling nature.

    Yes, there is much to do AND we have all the help in the cosmos and such a wealth of tools we have been given !

    Jai Guru!

  30. 5 out of 5

    I will make it a must to attend next year too! Enjoyed and learned a lot from the amazing and blessed speakers. Very joyful and uplifting to carry on the vibrations with the rest of each day.

  31. 5 out of 5

    first in person SRW since Covid lockdowns…..breathing in renewed perspectives post covid opportunities for reflection, gratitude, high thinking, simple living.
    More than past SRWs, all talks invited deeper introspection, energized commitment to diving deeply into meditation appointments with God and Gurus and taking our practices into our days. Awakened awarenesses and energies adjusting to each present moment.
    Online and in-person blessed with attunement to our line of Kriya Masters, Swamiji, our elders and young leaders.
    Meditation, music, divine friends and friendships, Kriya ceremonies, Indian banquet and Swami’s Peace Treaty.
    Every new moment, rays of Lights, smiles. Gratitude again and again for spiritual community.

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    5 out of 5

    I am happily leaving a review that is filled with thanks. I attended all classes online and for me there’s always a bit of angst as to whether I can connect without problem. From the very first 6:30am meditation to the last Sunday service, I had not a bit of difficulty accessing links. The emails from Dhyan containing links were ready for me at each class. I especially appreciated having instant access to previous talks and satsangs. Our tech teams are the best! Another thing that made this week so profound was the quality of the talks. I was so happy to hear our next generation leaders express their dedication to attuning with our Masters. They shared honestly, joyfully and with wisdom. Jyotish and Devi as always set the tone for the week – their stability and leadership is profound. I will never cease to be blessed by the dharma exampled by all – friends and teachers who serve endlessly. Thank you.

  33. 5 out of 5

    This week was amazing. So much upliftment and love and satsang. My heart rejoices. Thank you, Steve

  34. 5 out of 5

    Well worth the price of admission for these talks, guided practices, stories. Truly priceless inspiration. Already I’ve listened to many of the offerings a few times through OnlineWithAnanda (where you access the program after payment). My only suggestion would be to offer the separate items as an optional download so that weak internet/wireless/streaming interruptions are not an issue when listening. Bravo, and many thanks to all who contributed!

  35. 5 out of 5

    The feeling of openness and the welcoming nature of the Ananda environment and people made my experience so beautiful! ALL the classes and talks were helpful and inspiring.I felt great love and support from all of the staff and community members.

  36. 5 out of 5

    After 37 years of attending Spiritual Renewal Weeks, I am always uplifted by the fact that there is a true blessing in the whole event…. There are moments that are so pure and perfect that you instantly know that being there is right for the body, mind, and soul. The morning practices start the day with active self-connection…. many different instructors with unique skills lead the way into the morning. The classes are more than educational – they offer a joyful challenge to the mind to act and think in a more wise and expansive way. The afternoon programs deepen the knowledge, and the evening concerts, plays, and chanting all serve as frosting on the cake, as days pass and calmness grows. At the end, I felt blessed and grateful for another week of renewal. I look forward to life and to my next Spiritual Renewal Week with you all. May God bless and keep you.

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