One-Minute Challenge: Life Purpose

A basic metric around success in our lives revolves around the simple question: What is the purpose of my life? Of course, “simple” does not necessarily mean “easy to answer!” This is not just a rhetorical question–we are truly the only ones who can answer the it. And ultimately it does have an answer. If we can answer that question … Read More


When we lose a loved one or suffer some other kind of personal loss we may try to avoid the natural grieving process that comes after. We cannot avoid it altogether–and trying to do so can sometimes lead to unhelpful consequences. Dharmadas shares a few personal observations and suggestions to aid the process in this video.

Emergency Preparation: Part 2

This is a continuation of the first Emergency Preparation video Dharmadas recorded recently. In this video he shares thoughts about the kind of mental and spiritual “backpack” we need in these times. And the causes behind the challenges and rebalancing that are happening in these times.

Emergency Preparation

Dharmadas shares a practical video today: Ananda Sacramento Community has been working to prepare for a potential emergency–this video relates some of the particulars. Recently, California’s governor suggested that everyone in California should be prepared to evacuate if necessary, due to fire, earthquake, etc. Included in this video is a “show-and-tell” of the backpack with accessories they assembled as a … Read More

World Brotherhood Colonies: How to Start Them and Why

Swami Kriyananda wrote a wonderful and ground-breaking book back in the late 1960s. Now titled: The Need For Spiritual Communities and How to Start Them, it helps people to understand the possibilities and blessings of following Yogananda’s ideals of creating intentional spiritual communities: what he called “World Brotherhood Colonies.” In this talk, Dharmadas shares some of the founding principles and … Read More

There Are NO Obstacles Only Opportunities!

How does the title saying apply to our present situation–pandemic, wildfires, changing times, etc.?! Dharmadas shares a number of stories and insights about how Yogananda’s simple but profound aphorism gives us a vital way to look at lives now and always.

Meditation Essentials: Intuition

What is “intuition?” How can we develop the “intuitive faculty” in such way that we can rely on it? In this Meditation Essentials video, Dharmadas shares insights from his many years on the spiritual path about how to use the practice of meditation to develop this essential aspect of our higher nature.