A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts

Also Starring God (as Himself)

Last weekend marked the culmination of an extraordinary year as over 700 people filled the Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley, California to watch the debut screening of the film Finding Happiness. I had the great honor to be part of the cast and also produce the soundtrack for this exquisite film by director Ted Nicolaou which was based on … Read More

Online Book

Finding God in Your Family

Over the years, many friends and acquaintances have asked me to write down my ideas regarding children, especially in terms of helping them to open up to their own spiritual nature, but also in the more practical areas of life. Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: The Task of Motherhood Is Holy Chapter 2: “One foot in front of the … Read More

When Does the Soul Enter the Body?

By Mary Kretzmann excerpted from “Finding God in Your Family” Children ask about the beginning of life. It may come up after they heard something on the schoolyard, and when we the parents aren’t quite ready for it. It might be sparked by things in movies, discussions at school, or by items in the news. And, of course, it comes … Read More

Healing Products

A Healer’s Handbook Channeling the Light of Yogananda and Christ Mary Kretzmann has served as the director of the Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry for nearly 30 years, which has furnished her with a unique opportunity to guide many around the world in techniques such as healing prayers and affirmations, visualizations, partial fasting, and more. Her work over these years has … Read More

Healing Prayer Classes

Mary Kretzmann, Director of Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry, offers regular healing prayer classes at the Expanding Light Retreat at Ananda Village. The classes offer Yogananda’s techniques of using will power and Cosmic Energy for physical, mental, and spiritual healing. You will learn: Yogic healing methods Techniques for increasing vitality Affirmations for self-transformation How to use sound for harmonizing physical, mental, … Read More

Treasure chest, by Marco Antonio Morales

Family Life Treasure Chest

Please enjoy these free resources to enhance your family’s spiritual life. By Paramhansa Yogananda: Prayers for True and Lasting Love  Do’s and Dont’s of Good Parenting Prayer Demands for Children By Swami Kriyananda Spiritualizing Family Life Education for Life Life’s Little Secrets Superconscious Living Exercises – with children By Other Ananda Teachers How to Build Fulfilling Relationships, by Nayaswami Jyotish & Nayaswami Devi … Read More

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Family Life

Our love must not be limited to those who are near to us. The divine purpose of close relationships is to expand that love. Nature breaks the ties of family life only to teach us that the love we give our family needs to be extended also to our neighbors, our friends, our country and to all nations. —Paramhansa Yogananda, … Read More

Prosperity

The Universal mind is perfect, it knows no lack. To reach that never-failing supply, you must create a consciousness of abundance — even if you do not know where your next dollar will come from. When you refuse to be apprehensive, and do your part and rely on God to do His, you will find that mysterious forces will come … Read More

Ananda Schools

It is time we learned that facts, and even skill, by themselves cannot produce a healthy society. Cooperation, positive thinking, kindness and other eternal values are essential to a truly productive life and to the attainment of the universal goal of all life: happiness. —Swami Kriyananda Education for Life (EFL) System This system was created to support children in the … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts

Cities of Light Day 2 of filming

Good morning! So here we are in Crystal Hermitage dining room, where we come first thing for makeup and wardrobe. Here is Sarah Kreutz on the left, wardrobe director, and Elisabeth Granli on the right, who is here from LA to assist Elisabeth Rohm during the filming. This morning we will be shooting a “point of view” shot as we … Read More