The changes we see in the world today — a greater spirituality and need for God, a desire for life that is peaceful, harmonious, and sensible — will bring about more peace on earth than shouting slogans at peace marches. —Swami Kriyananda
Be a Part of Spiritual Renewal Week
Take time to relax and renew your inner life in the first-ever entirely online Spiritual Renewal Week starting June 29, 2020.
Unlike previous years, this Spiritual Renewal Week will not be made available for free afterward. It is a special, one-of-a-kind event celebrating 100 years of Paramhansa Yogananda and his life-changing teachings.
Spiritual Renewal Week is an annual event traditionally held in summer at Ananda Village, where devotees from all over the world have gathered for inspiration and spiritual friendship at The Expanding Light Retreat. The mornings are filled with classes by some of our most knowledgeable and experienced teachers, and the evenings are filled with music, theater, and international celebration.
Many of this year’s events will be broadcast live from around the world, available streaming and recorded. A number of global presentations recorded for the occasion will complete the program of remarkable inspiration. Watch through Online with Ananda. In the sidebar find links for classes and events from our most recent Spiritual Renewal Week (also known as SRW) and from years prior.
The teachings brought by Yogananda are not random. They are specific to the evolution of our planet at this time. —Nayaswami Devi
The human body posesses the advanced nervous system to facilitate the enormous flow of energy that is necessary for Self-realization. —Nayaswami Jyotish
“Truth doesn’t take a long time to explain itself. Self-justification, on the other hand, always does.” —Nayaswami Asha, quoting Swami Kriyananda
We all want to help other people. Isn’t sharing God with them through meditation the highest way we can do so? —Nayaswami Bharat
Whatever is in front of me contains some aspect of God. Whatever happens to me in life presents an opportunity to seek Him. How beautiful my world is when it is animated by the light of God! —Nayaswami Ananta
“It can be easy for us to ignore the silent voice of God. But it is harder to turn our back on the spoken voice of the Guru.” —Nayaswami Devi
“The whole world was created for our education and entertainment. But ah, how few are either educated or entertained!” —Nayaswami Jyotish, quoting Paramhansa Yogananda
“We have God-given free will to chose to awaken from the dream of separateness from Him. And if we make that choice,it completely changes our lives.” —Nayaswami Dharmadas
“I’ve been a student of mystical paths since I was a young man. But I cannot think of any spiritual master or teacher who explained the laws of spiritual development as clearly and comprehensibly as Paramhansa Yogananda.” —Nayaswami Ananta
“Each of the four techniques practiced on the Path of Kriya Yoga is a way of communing with God in one of His eight aspects. With Hong-Sau we feel God as peace. Through Energization Excercises, we worship God as power. In the OM technique, we experience God as divine vibration. The practice of Kriya brings bliss.” —Nayaswami Devarshi