In these 30 minute talks, Asha Nayaswami discusses eternal truths and principles as applied to our daily lives during the Coronavirus / Covid-19 epidemic. Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, and tested by her life long experience as a disciple, these talks offer practical ways to change your attitudes and uplift your consciousness in the midst of crisis and adversity

In Divine Friendship, Class 13 —Unconditional Friendship

Swami Kriyananda demonstrated, time and time again, how to be a true and unconditional friend. Though he recieved sometimes comical letters of attack and criticism, he responded with kindness and often even with humor! By examining this week’s letters, we see how to respond to criticism, and how to graciously accept gifts or support. In this discussion we also see … Read More

A New Dispensation, Part 9 – Attunement is Everything

Today Asha shares a story about a time when Swami Kriyananda was deeply reflecting on the anguishing monotony of life. To move beyond this, on the path of liberation, attunement is everything. The unique ray of grace that Paramhansa Yogananda and this line of Masters brought, which is channeled through Ananda, offers us the practical and joyful ways of living … Read More

How to Work with Your Emotions (Part 1)

A woman in the Ananda Palo Alto community wrote to Asha asking how to work with her emotions and help her children to work with their emotions during this time of quarantine in 2020. Go on this 3 part journey with Asha as she touches important points in this vast subject.

In Divine Friendship, Talk 4: Attunement & Self-Honesty

Practice perfect self-honesty. God doesn’t expect more of you than you are capable of. In loving God and Guru we are drawn into their ray of magnetism. Attunement is the vehicle for the deepest upliftment. What is guilt, and how can we overcome it? Why don’t we remember past lives, and how aught we to relate to our failures?

The Gurus of Our Path: Still More About Lahiri Mahasaya

There is a wealth of knowledge about how the Kriya Yoga of Lahiri Mahasaya came out of the Himalayas, where only those who had renounced the material world entirely could learn it, and into the lives those who were householders. Join Asha this morning for another day talking about how this happened.

The Gurus of Our Path: More About Lahiri Mahasaya

Enjoy another morning with Asha as she continues to talk about one of the gurus in our line of masters, Lahiri Mahasaya. As a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, who are the 4 other gurus that you see on the altar when you come into an Ananda church? Why are they there? Find out!

The Gurus of Our Path: Babaji

Asha talks about the line of gurus that we, as disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda, follow on this spiritual path of Self-realization. Today she talks about Mahavatar Babaji.