Why Do We Celebrate Christmas?

Find out more about the deeper meaning of Christmas and how to celebrate a more spiritual Christmas. Watch Nayaswami Ananta answering this important question and giving us a deeper understanding. Nayaswami Ananta is a founding member of Ananda Village in California. He and his wife, Maria, directed our Ananda community in Sacramento for over 20 years. They returned to Ananda … Read More

Spiritual Christmas: Questions and Answers

Find out more about the deeper meaning of Christmas and how to celebrate a more spiritual Christmas. Watch Nayaswami Ananta answering these important questions: – Why do we celebrate Christmas? – Why do we give gifts on Christmas? – What does Christ mean? What is Christ Consciousness? – What is a disciple of Christ? – How can we attune ourselves … Read More

In Surrender Lies Victory (with Nayaswami Ananta)

When we experience uncomfortable feelings, they always originate from the ego. When we surrender our ego, our identification with the little self, all discomfort dissolves. Nayaswami Ananta shares through stories from the lives of Krishna and Jesus, how the mantra “Thy will be done” can guide us to inner freedom and victory. Sunday Service with Nayaswami Ananta and Nayaswami Maria … Read More

Ego: Friend or Foe? (With Nayaswami Ananta)

Sunday Service with Nayaswami Ananta and Nayaswami Maria at Ananda Village, recorded September 4th 2022. Is the ego just our friend or our foe? Or can it be both? Nayaswami Ananta explains why the ego can bring us so much suffering and how it doesn’t have to be that way. He dives deeper into how the following three practices can … Read More

Living with Christ Consciousness

Nayaswami Ananta shares this deep inspiration during his Sunday Service talk at Ananda Village, Palm Sunday 2022. You can find the complete talk here. Transcription Calm, joy, in joy—in that mellow joy—in joy, ever-new joy. That’s the Christ Consciousness. So how are we going to get there? How are we going to get there this week? We find that Christ … Read More

Who Is This Son of Man? (With Nayaswami Ananta)

Palm Sunday Service with Nayaswami Ananta and Nayaswami Maria at Ananda Village, recorded April 10th 2022. This week’s reading from Swami Kriyananda’s book “Rays of the One Light” is: (Palm Sunday) Who Is This Son of Man? For those who are studying this book by the week, particularly for reading at Sunday services, this chapter and the next may be … Read More

Listen to God’s Song of Love

Nayaswami Ananta shares this beautiful inspiration during his Sunday service talk at Ananda Village, January 23rd 2022. You can find the complete talk here. Transcription We have to focus on that light shining through the duality, the delusion. We have to concentrate on the love of Christ Consciousness—on the love of God—that’s shining through all human love; all animal love; … Read More