The Mystery of the Avatar

Watch this inspiring Sunday Service talk with Nayaswami Maria, recorded at Ananda Village on February 4th, 2024. Why does an avatar come back to earth? It is because of their great love and eternal commitment to stay with us until we attain freedom. Nayaswami Maria dives into the mystery of the avatar and their world mission, explaining how despite their human … Read More

The Blessing of a Guru

Watch this inspiring Sunday Service talk with Nayaswami Maria, recorded at Ananda Village on December 3rd, 2023. It is very natural, very human to make a mistake, to err, to fail perhaps momentarily. But as Swami Kriyananda also reminds us, intrinsic to failure is success. And it is in that moment, in the singular moment, whatever is happening, whatever the … Read More

God Provides for His Devotees

Watch this inspiring Sunday Service talk with Nayaswami Maria, recorded at Ananda Village on October 15th 2023. Many are familiar with the phrase from the Bible: “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God (…), and all of these things shall be added unto you.” Swami Kriyananda said “Having deep faith is the most practical way to live.” But what does … Read More

Put God First

Watch this inspiring Sunday Service talk with Nayaswami Maria, recorded at Ananda Village on August 27 2023. Paramhansa Yogananda used to say that the saints are the true custodians of religion because of their inner experience of God. And it is that inner experience that we should seek. Nayaswami Maria shares how our ego gets in the way and creates … Read More

Living in the Eternal Now

Watch this inspiring Sunday Service talk with Nayaswami Maria recorded at Ananda Village on June 18th 2023. In the Eternal Now, there aren’t any barriers or borders; everything is connected and intermingled. Nayaswami Maria gives beautiful illustrations of what the Eternal Now is and how we can experience it ourselves. The reading for this week from Swami Kriyananda’s book “Rays … Read More

Growing in Divine Qualities

With Nayaswami Maria during a Sunday Service recorded at Ananda Village March 26th 2023. How can we grow in understanding and compassion? By finding another’s spark, Nayaswami Maria says. In this Sunday Service, she shares how our divine qualities grow when we learn to relate to the soul qualities of other beings. The reading for this week from Swami Kriyananda’s … Read More

Meditation on the Spiritual Eye

Nayaswami Maria shares this inspiring guided meditation by Swami Kriyananda during her Sunday Service at Ananda Village, January 29 2023. You can find the complete talk here. Transcript Nayaswami Maria: Being Comfortable and Relaxed During Meditation I’d like to ask you to just close your eyes and sit with a spine tall and relaxed and bring your attention to the … Read More

God’s Love for His Devotees

Sunday Service with Nayaswami Maria and Nayaswami Ananta at Ananda Village, recorded January 29 2023. God’s love for his devotees expresses itself most purely through the love from guru to disciple. Nayaswami Maria shares through accounts of great masters like Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya and Paramhansa Yogananda, that the guru is always aware of the disciple’s needs. These touching stories … Read More