Join Ananda Sacramento online on Monday evenings at 7pm for a free half-hour guided meditation. Suryadas and Chandi will lead you through the process of relaxation, breath control, inner concentration and expansion of consciousness. The practice of meditation brings us peace of mind, stress reduction, and a deeper sense of well being. These guided meditations are well suited for people … Read More
Join Ananda Lightbearer Chaitana for an evening of chanting, readings, stories, and brief periods of meditation. Chanting opens the heart and helps us to discover the joy of the soul within. It uplifts our consciousness and brings us into greater attunement with the presence of the Divine.
To be in attunement with the movement of God within us, we ourselves have to put out the energy to catch or receive the pass, which is the Divine flow of His Grace and Love, that He is throwing to us.
Swami spoke of the importance of becoming aware of the movement of Divine grace within by making the effort in yoga practice to still our hearts. In this way, and by attunement to the Guru, we become more receptive in our Soul to that movement of God’s Love.
With Dharmadas and Nirmala from Ananda Sacramento
Swami said that inner peace was the absolute bedrock of his priorities. We need to learn to address difficult situations and have challenging discussions while at the same time maintain our inner peace.
How to react when we know a person is trying to engage us in a confrontation? The secret is is not to “react” but to respond; and we respond best, for all those involved, with centeredness and inner peace.
Swami always advised that we should wait for the right time to say things that may be difficult for someone to hear, even for years if the time is not right yet. This can be a real help in creating the harmonious relationships that we seek.
From a Satsang with Ananda India: Swami always said, “People are more important than things”. This is a good foundation for creating harmonious relationships.
When others criticize us, it’s easy to react and retaliate–this is how the tangled web of karma is woven! Instead of creating more karma for ourselves, we can work on not reacting. When one feels criticism from others, instead calmly look inside to see if there is any truth to the criticism and work to change oneself. And if not–to … Read More