The Chakras – Portals to Higher Consciousness

Your chakras influence your consciousness and spiritual growth, the heart center being the most pivotal. Upward, expansive energy from the heart brings solutions for yourself, and the world. Downward, contractive energy produces problems and materialistic thinking, on both personal and global levels. Yogic teachings give systematic ways to delineate the forces that work for, and against you, in the ongoing … Read More

Self-Reliance vs. “Self”-Reliance

Sunday Service with Nayaswami Gyandev and Nayaswami Susan at Ananda Village, recorded July 10th 2022. This week’s reading from Swami Kriyananda’s book “Rays of the One Light” is: Self-Reliance vs. Self-Reliance Truth is one and eternal. Realize oneness with it in your deathless Self, within. The following commentary is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Last week we considered … Read More

Invite God into Your Life

Nayaswami Gyandev shares this moving story and inspiration during his Sunday Service at Ananda Village, May 1st 2022. You can find the complete talk here. Transcription One of my favorite stories of someone inviting in this—in the presence of a very difficult circumstance, inviting God in—is a very simple little vignette from the life of Corrie ten Boom. She lived … Read More

Perfection Is Self-Transcendence (with Nayaswami Gyandev)

Sunday Service with Nayaswami Gyandev and Nayaswami Parvati at Ananda Village, recorded May 1st 2022 This week’s reading from Swami Kriyananda’s book “Rays of the One Light” is: Perfection is Self-Transcendence Truth is one and eternal. Realize oneness with it in your deathless Self, within. The following commentary is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. We begin this week … Read More

Spiritual Yoga: An Author Interview Nayaswami Gyandev

Nayaswami Gyandev (Gyandev Rich McCord, Phd) is the worldwide Director of Ananda Yoga and the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training programs at The Expanding Light Yoga & Meditation Retreat. He has a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Applied Mathematics and has taught internationally on the subjects of yoga, meditation and yoga philosophy for over 16 years. He also served as General … Read More

Dogmatism vs. Common Sense (With Nayaswami Gyandev)

Sunday Service with Nayaswami Gyandev and Nayaswami Indradevi at Ananda Village, recorded March 6th 2022. This week’s reading from Swami Kriyananda’s book “Rays of the One Light” is: Dogmatism vs. Common Sense Truth is one and eternal. Realize oneness with it in your deathless Self, within. The following commentary is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. In the Gospel … Read More

Living the Yoga Sutras — Practical Steps to Higher Awareness

6-Week Online Course: October 6–November 17, 2021 Experience the very essence of Yoga with Ananda’s unique approach to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Under the expert guidance of two of Ananda’s senior teachers, Nayaswami Gyandev and Nayaswami Diksha, you’ll go beyond philosophy to understand more deeply how to access the higher realms of consciousness—and begin to do it, both in … Read More