Yogananda’s Interpretations of the Rubaiyat

Yukteswar’s training: deep scriptural study • Yogananda’s interpretations of The Rubaiyat • How people come to the spiritual path • Yogananda as “just a bulge in the ocean” • The importance of taking care of the body when younger • “Fools argue, but wise men discuss” (Conversations with Yogananda: 358-363)

What is Raja Yoga?

Which branch of Yoga did Yogananda teach? • What is Raja Yoga? • If you love yourself, how can you love God? • Offer the good and bad you do to God • How to break the barrier of egoic self-identity • God as the doer • What does it mean to “be practical in your idealism”? (Conversations with Yogananda: … Read More

Friday Class: Devotion and Self-Realization

Nine Gems for Living the Bhagavad Gita in Modern Times – with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi at Ananda Village, California, during Inner Renewal Week 2019. Inner Renewal Week 2019 Handouts Inner Renewal Week 2019 Gita Navaratna Cards The Integrated Life Inner Awakening Meditation Spiritual Tips for Ananda Sangha Members Course Evaluation Inner Renewal Week 2019 Slides Friday

Tuesday Class: Directional Development and Dharma

Nine Gems for Living the Bhagavad Gita in Modern Times – with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi at Ananda Village, California, during Inner Renewal Week 2019. Inner Renewal Week 2019 Handouts Inner Renewal Week 2019 Gita Navaratna Cards Paramhansa Yogananda’s Psychological Chart (Tuesday) The Integrated Life Inner Awakening Meditation Spiritual Tips for Ananda Sangha Members Inner Renewal Week 2019 Slides Tuesday

Simplify Your Life

What is superstition? • Fascinating astrological and related instructions Master gave to his disciples • “It is easy to be spiritual if you follow a few rules” • SImplify your life • Don’t mix too much with others • “Seclusion is the price of greatness” • Yogananda teachings) a new expression of religion • Why materially poor Indians are generally … Read More

Monday Class: The Inner Conflict and Self-Offering

Nine Gems for Living the Bhagavad Gita in Modern Times – with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi at Ananda Village, California, during Inner Renewal Week 2019. Inner Renewal Week 2019 Handouts Inner Renewal Week 2019 Gita Navaratna Cards The Inner Battle — Analyzing Your Tendencies (Monday) The Integrated Life Inner Awakening Meditation Spiritual Tips for Ananda Sangha Members Inner Renewal Week … Read More

This Life: Dream or Reality?

What does it take to have a relationship with someone also deeply serious on the spiritual path? • Master often compared life to a movie • What is the benefit of good karma, during this lifetime? • How much is this life a dream? How much should we relate to it as a reality? • Master’s concern for suffering in … Read More