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.
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