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.
In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to lecturing and writing, helping others to experience the living presence of God within. He taught on four continents in seven languages over the course of 65 years. His talks, … Read More
In this Meditation Essentials episode, Dharmadas shares insights about how (and why!) to have a longer meditation. Practical and inspiring with examples from daily life.
Nirmala talks about one of the “Yamas:” non-attachment or non-greed, and the importance and practical implications of this observance in daily life. Often we don’t appreciate the outward circumstances of our lives until we’ve lost them–and then we find ourselves attached to “what was.” True happiness lies in the present moment and complete acceptance.
What do we celebrate on “Independence Day?” At the deepest level, it isn’t political or even national. Dharmadas shares a reading for this day written by Swami Kriyananda in his book Living Wisely, Living Well, and offers his own thoughts on our need to “declare independence” from ignorance and old patterns of trying to be like someone else.
So often we get going on a certain track and lose our intuitive sense–our ability to hear the “still small voice” of Spirit. Nirmala shares techniques to develop our intuition.
Swami Kriyananda coined that phrase and it provides a fascinating insight into his leadership, as well as food for meditation in our own lives. Dharmadas shares several stories in illustration.
Dharmadas and Nirmala share a song of Swami Kriyananda, lots of stories and humor with Ananda Los Angeles group members
It isn’t even an “official” word according to the dictionary–but it is crucial to the spiritual path! Dharmadas talks about what’s involved in developing our attunement–to life, to God, to the Guru.
Nirmala shares some fun–and funny — stories about how to keep a sense of perspective on the spiritual path.