In Surrender Lies Victory!

Will power is an important quality for devotees to develop, but we also need attunement to God’s will. Nayaswami Parvati shares stories from the lives of Swami Kriyananda, Paramhansa Yogananda, and her own life to illustrate what it looks like when you combine self-effort with divine grace.

Pick up the Phone

Watch the full video Highlight from Sunday service “How High Should We Aspire?” Parvati shares a humorous story about a telephone and the opportunity to answer God’s call.

The Secret of Right Action

One of the most important teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, Nayaswami Parvati says, is that we need to balance the spirit of work and the spirit of meditation — so that when we work, and when we meditate, we are experiencing the presence of God. Parvati shares stories from her own life: serving at the market at Ananda Village, working at … Read More

Living in the Presence of God

To improve at something, we need practice. On the spiritual path, practicing the presence of God is how we, in time, come to feel ourselves in the presence of God in every moment. Divine devotion, practice of techniques such as meditation, and concentration — these things, Nayaswami Parvati says, are what we need. In this talk she mentions being inspired … Read More