A panel of Ananda residents talk about what happened after the fire in 1976 and life in Ananda’s first big urban community in San Francisco.
A panel of speakers talk about what life was like in the few years before a large fire burned down 23 of the 24 houses at Ananda Village in 1976.
A panel of Ananda Village residents talk about what life was like there after a fire in 1976 burned down all but one house and they had to build teepees to survive the winter.
An entertaining and inspiring service filled with stories from legend and real life about the importance of following our own true path.
This brief look at the life, atmosphere, buildings, business, recreation, families, and spiritual practices of Ananda’s early members is one of the best ways to get a feeling for what it was like to live at Ananda Village in the years before the fire of 1976. Nayaswami Durga narrates the collection of 190 slides, with Swami Kriyananda’s music playing.
Watch the full video: http://youtu.be/XS6-ZxMNyE4 Excerpted from The Importance of Soul Receptivity
The guru’s job is to take responsibility for our lives. We make that possible with our own receptivity and openness — in short, through discipleship. Durga expands on this theme and shares stories of the greatest example of discipleship at Ananda — Swami Kriyananda. The conclusion of a story that Durga tells: After Ram Lila told Swami Kriyananda about his … Read More
“I am well!” This statement, if we believe it, can become true, no matter how ill we are. Durga tells the story of her mother-in-law using it after surgery, and other stories of freedom and overcoming in this inspired talk. She and her husband Vidura serve at Ananda’s Meditation Retreat, mentioned several times throughout the talk. You can visit it … Read More
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