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.
We can’t advance on the spiritual path without awakening the heart’s natural love. In today’s video, learn how to adjust the focus of our love so that we can begin to feel and see God’s love in those around us.Is it possible to view everyone in our lives as aspects of God?! If so, it will be so much easier … Read More
What is the connection between inspiration and devotion? Nirmala addresses the need to follow our own true inspiration and keep checking in with God along the way. She shares the story of the humble devotee Sabari, who received the visit of Lord Rama–and suggests how we can do the same.
Dharmadas and Nirmala lead three chants written by Swami Kriyananda: “I Am Thine”, “How Shall I Love Thee?” and “When I Awake”. Dharmadas also gives a brief invocation and introduction to the chants with suggestions for how to take the experience deeper.
We are very joyful to have Nayaswamis Dharmadas & Nirmala share their inspiration with all of us in the sixth episode of this series. Dharmadas and Nirmala worked closely with Swami Kriyananda for over 40 years beginning in the 1970s and have taught yoga and meditation on three continents. They helped create four Ananda spiritual communities around the world and … Read More
Nirmala talks about one of the “Yamas:” non-attachment or non-greed, and the importance and practical implications of this observance in daily life. Often we don’t appreciate the outward circumstances of our lives until we’ve lost them–and then we find ourselves attached to “what was.” True happiness lies in the present moment and complete acceptance.
So often we get going on a certain track and lose our intuitive sense–our ability to hear the “still small voice” of Spirit. Nirmala shares techniques to develop our intuition.
Dharmadas and Nirmala share a song of Swami Kriyananda, lots of stories and humor with Ananda Los Angeles group members
Nirmala shares some fun–and funny—stories about how to keep a sense of perspective on the spiritual path.