Education for Life: An Interview with Michael Nitai Deranja

What is Education for Life? Any educational system that teaches only job skills or offers only intellectual information is neglecting the essential needs of human beings. The solution is a form of education that trains us in that which is most relevant to us—how to find lasting happiness in life. We deeply need proper training in “how-to-live” skills such as … Read More

Self-Reliance vs. Self-Reliance

40 years after he first arrived at Ananda Village, Nitai gives the last Sunday Service before heading to the Ananda Center at Laurelwood near Portland. In the autobiographical talk, Nitai discusses what brought him onto the spiritual path and how the journey of finding the practice of meditation, Autobiography of a Yogi, Ananda, and Swami Kriyananda prepared him to let go … Read More