In this video, Nayaswami Nirmala discusses how Jesus here is urging us to have faith, even when God seems far away and we mourn His absence: for His comfort and love will come to us if we open ourselves up to Him.
Nayaswami Nirmala begins a series on the Beatitudes from the Bible: In the first Beatitude given to us by Jesus he is telling us that by detachment from the ego we can live, even now, in a state of bliss.
Saints are the way showers. If we investigate their lives, they are the ones who can encourage us and inspire us to keep going on the path to oneness with the Divine. Through the example of their lives, we gain insights that can help us as we struggle to overcome the attitudes and energy blocks that keep us from loving … Read More
This is Nirmala telling stories from St Theresa of Avila’s life during our Kirtan and Stories on October 30, which was interrupted several times by power outages. The first roughly 9:30 of the video was streamed live during the Kirtan. The last part we added after we were able to get our live stream working again, though very few probably … Read More
Swami Kriyananda would often speak of death as “The Final Exam.” In this video Nirmala discusses the Soul behind this temporary body, and how we can prepare—even on a daily basis—for that “Final Exam.” What do we leave behind? What comes along with us for the soul’s journey onward?
In these times, we are called upon to raise our energy: to overcome any negativity we perceive in ourselves or the world around us. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve been practicing the “Warrior of Light” affirmation: “God’s light is within me and around me. With the sword of faith in my hand, with the love of God in … Read More
Sam is a disciple of Yogananda through Dr. George Gaye who was a direct disciple of Yogananda himself. Sam tells wonderful stories of his life on the path and of Dr. George.
Instead of allowing our minds to focus on worries, doubts, and fears, we could instead be practicing the purifying art of “Japa,” repeating the name of God. Which is appealing? Would you rather feel nervous, unsteady, and suspicious? Or, would it be better to feel trusting, centered, and hopeful? Japa can help you to face life with courage.