How to Deal with Our past Karma

How much of your life do you have control over and how much is decided by your past karma? Nayaswami Devi shares how to use your own will power and the practice of meditation, especially Kriya Yoga, to face any difficult karma and overcome the test it offers.

Looking to the Light — Open Yourself to the Goodness in Life

In our lives we can choose to look towards the light within and around us, or let the darkness overpower us. God’s light is always there, the choice is ours to make. Nayaswami Jyotish beautifully illustrates this using Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting “Adoration of the Magi”.

God — Man’s Eternal Quest

Within each one of us, there is a missing piece of the puzzle, that which leaves us feeling unfulfilled. Nayaswami Devi, calls it a “God shaped hole”. And she shares that nothing else could fill this hole but some tangible experience of God.

Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

Nayaswami Jyotish speaks on the attitude of comparing ourselves to others, how it can detriment our spiritual growth and rob us of peace of mind. Accepting things as they are, and not trying to change the circumstances around us, brings true relaxation and only then can we experience joy.

Ananda Palo Alto — A Place of Awakening

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Ananda Palo Alto is a center for meditation, yoga, and spiritual community. The teachings at Ananda were brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. His direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, founded Ananda in 1968 as the fulfillment of Yogananda’s dream of spiritual communities — a … Read More

Simple Ways to Feel God’s Presence

In this video, Nayaswami Jyotish, co-spiritual director of Ananda Sangha Worldwide, discusses how to make a mystic concept, such as God, a living reality. He explains that by keeping a constant communication with God, by becoming a channel of God like qualities such as peace or joy to others, one can tangibly feel God’s presence within.

The Power of Grace: The Ultimate Remedy to Life’s Challenges

Nayaswami Devi, co-spiritual director of Ananda Worldwide, talks on the transforming power of grace. She says if we cooperate with higher intelligence in our effort to improve ourselves, that it has great potential to make transforming changes to our lives. She invites us to practice our meditation techniques primarily to draw on that grace, the higher consciousness.