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

True Teaching is Individual (A New Dispensation #23)

Would you like to join this family of Self-Realization? If so, how can you do so? First you can attune and join inwardly, in your own heart; then, if you feel inspired, affiliate with others on this spiritual path and find ways to serve this ray. Swami Kriyananda offers the following advice: “Go where you find inspiration. If you follow … Read More

A New Dispensation, Part 21 – The Importance of Service

It has been said that selfless service is the fastest path to overcoming the ego. What exactly does this mean? When we find ways to serve our source of inspiration, we are afforded the opportunity to become a channel of grace and blessings, give back, and forget about our little egoic selves. When we serve with an attitude of self-offering, … Read More

A New Dispensation, Part 20 – Transmitting the Light

“The instrument is blessed by that which flows through it,” has become an often quoted saying of Yogananda’s. What does it mean to be blessed by acting as the instrument of God, as a beacon of light? Do devotees who discipline themselves soley, or those who offer themselves as willing instruments of the divine light, progress more rapidly? Read A … Read More

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?