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
Spiritual Renewal Week is an annual event held in August at Ananda Village where devotees from all over the world gather together for a week of inspiration and spiritual friendship. The mornings are filled with classes by some of our most knowledgeable and experienced teachers, and the evenings are filled with music, theater, and an Indian style banquet.
If you would like to join us for the next Spiritual Renewal Week, you can sign up at The Expanding Light Retreat. If you are not able to come in person, we also broadcast many of the events live, which you can watch through Online with Ananda. Below are some of the classes and events from our most recent Spiritual Renewal Week (also known as SRW) as well as previous years.
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
“The whole world was created for our education and entertainment. But ah, how few are either educated or entertained!” —Nayaswami Jyotish, quoting Paramhansa Yogananda
“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