Ananda Music, Part 1: Why Does Music Affect Us?

Creation was manifested through the vibration of AUM, and even though matter is condensed vibration, and as such appears to be solid, we are still, at heart, essentially vibration. Music, as pure vibration resonates with us at the heart of our being.

Stories of Swami Kriyananda: Support and Friendship

Swami gave the teachings out to many thousands of people through the years, through his talks, his books, and his music. These are still available to each of us, giving us a foundation for the spiritual life. In creating Ananda, he created a lifestyle that we are all enjoying: a simple life, lived with an uplifted consciousness; living in this … Read More

The Power of Prayer: How to Pray Effectively (Part 1)

Discover the power of prayer and how to pray effectively as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. Learn that prayer is one-half of the conversation with God as we develop an intimate relationship with the Divine. Sanjan explores ways to deepen your prayer, and we finish with a group practice of the prayer below, taken from the book: The Essence of Self-Realization. … Read More

The Battle For Your Attention

Advertisers track it, and the makers of your phone, computer, tv or other device know it. From the time we wake up until the time we go to sleep—and literally from birth until death—all of creation is clamoring for our attention! What will we pay attention to? Our senses are always ringing with new information—sometimes “too much information!” Meanwhile, God … Read More

Do This Today: Sing to God

In this Do This Today video, Nayaswami Dharmadas shares two secrets of chanting: 1. You don’t have to be a musician to do it! You don’t even have to open your mouth or be able to hold a tune! Singing to God is just letting the spiritual vibrations of a chant percolate through your inward consciousness to create deep attunement … Read More

How to Create Harmonious Relationships (Part 4)

The quality of our relationships affects our lives on many levels—and we all need *connection*! It is wired into our very human nature. To develop and nurture close family relationships we have to hold lightly “that which binds most men” and teach ourselves to realize that all love is a mere reflection of God’s love. Relate to those you love … Read More

How to Have Harmonious Relationships (Part Three)

The key to harmony begins inside each of us. If we can make it a priority in our lives to increase our magnetism, we will be able to magnetically draw into our lives all the people and circumstances that we long for. One spiritual technique of our path is particularly helpful to us in drawing our hearts desires.

Interview with Jyotish and Devi about “Whispers from Eternity” – The Potent Power of Prayer and Poem

Whispers from Eternity is a book of answered prayers by the great Indian Master, Paramhansa Yogananda. “There are three bibles from which I draw my inspiration: the Christian Bible, the Hindu Bhagavad Gita, and my Whispers from Eternity, which were given to me by God.”—Paramhansa Yogananda “Read my Whispers from Eternity. Eternally through that I will talk to you” —Paramhansa … Read More