Swami Kriyananda

May 19, 1926

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Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.

– Swami Kriyananda

Morning Meditation With Nayaswami Pranaba and Parvati

MAY 19, 2020, 6:30 AM TO 8:30 AM PDT; 1:30 PM GMT; 7:00 PM IST

Join us for Swami’s birthday meditation, broadcast live  from the iconic Temple of Light at Ananda Village.

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About Nayaswami Pranaba and Parvati

Nayaswami Pranaba and Parvati are two of Ananda’s most widely traveled and experienced ministers. They helped to create and direct Ananda centers in Palo Alto, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, and Assisi, Italy. Together they have been sharing Yogananda’s teachings for almost 60 years. Pranaba has been Director of the Yoga Teacher Training program and Manager of The Expanding Light as well as Ananda’s Retreat in Assisi, Italy. Pranaba has directed the membership training program at Ananda Village and has coordinated Ananda’s Meditation Centers and Groups. He now manages Ananda Sangha Worldwide, Ananda’s outreach ministry. An excellent teacher, he is known for his unfailing kindness and gentle approach.

Parvati currently administers the Janaka Foundation at Ananda. She combines deep inwardness with a childlike delight in the spiritual teachings. Both Parvati and Pranaba exemplify Yogananda’s definition of a yogi: A yogi is even-minded and cheerful at all times.

Evening Satsang With Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi

MAY 19, 2020, 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM PDT: MAY 20, 1:00 AM GMT; 6:30 AM IST

Join us for Swami’s birthday satsang, broadcast live  from the iconic Temple of Light at Ananda Village.

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About Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi

Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi serve as the Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide. Nayaswami Jyotish is also the named spiritual successor of Swami Kriyananda, founder of Ananda and a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. Jyotish met Swami Kriyananda in 1966, working closely with him and his wife, Devi (who came to Ananda in 1969), to build Ananda’s work around the world.

Both Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi travel throughout the United States, India, and Europe speaking on spiritualizing daily life and the practice of Kriya Yoga meditation. Nayaswami Jyotish is the author of several books on meditation and related subjects, including How to Meditate and Lessons in Meditation, along with Thirty Day Essentials for Career and Thirty Day Essentials for Marriage. He also is the creator of Meditation Therapy(TM). Nayaswami Devi is the author of Faith is My Armor: The Life of Swami Kriyananda and the editor of The Light of Superconsciousness and Intuition for Starters, both by Swami Kriyananda. They are co-authors to the book A Touch of Light: Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, which is a compilation of their weekly blog.

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Tools to Stand Unshaken Amidst Life’s Challenges

Join us for this webinar, broadcast live* over two sessions from the Temple of Light at Ananda Village. Fridays, May 22 and 29, 2020; 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM PDT

  • Techniques to cultivate unshakable calmness amidst turbulent change: calm the agitated emotions and learn to be at peace with life and yourself
  • Practices to discover your inner center of peace, harmony, and unconditional happiness
  • How to view challenges as opportunities for further growth
  • Discover an inner security, untouched by changing circumstances
  • Learn to enjoy everything from your own center of joy within: transcend the ups and downs of life by tuning into the ‘portable paradise’ which lives within you