Sharing Meditation with Children

Nayaswami Nitai

Question from Sarah: Blessings! I am a SRF student and mother of a young son. I was wondering what the appropriate age is for teaching meditation to children? Thank you for your response!

Meditating and Practicing Kriya Yoga While Pregnant

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Meghan O’Hare: Namaste, I am in my first trimester of pregnancy. I am a kriyaban, and while I want to be faithful to my vows to practice kriya 2X a day for at least 45 minutes, I am experiencing debilitating morning sickness/dizziness that lasts all day, as well as tailbone and sciatic pain, that make meditation difficult, particularly sitting meditation. I’m not…

Helping Children Learn to Behave

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Karan: Hi I need some guidance in terms of bringing up my daughter. She is going to be six years old in December. I am finding that she is grumpy, clingy and moody a lot, especially in mornings. She is seeking attention of course. Every time she doesn’t get what she wants, its tears and tantrums. I believe this attitude is…

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…


Who Is My mother? Who Is My father?


Question from sai parvathi v: My problem is that, i feel that i should have no conflicts with people around me (my parents) and no emotional blocks mounting in my heart to grow spiritually. Unfortunately, i have so many things, that i want to talk to my parents. But they are not the listening type. When i speak, they immediately try to contradict what i…


Giving Up a Child for Adoption

Asha Nayaswami

Question from Sophie: I would like to ask a question regarding Karma. I was wondering, when a mother gives up her child for adoption, does that count as negative karma? What if the child was a result of a violence? would that still count as bad Karma. What should a person do in such a situation? Any advice. Thank you.