International Day of Yoga
Behind every desire lays hidden a universal need to lift and expand our consciousness
– to live in a spirit of joy and inner freedom.
Who am I, really and what’s the purpose of my life?
How can I truly be happy?
These questions have echoed throughout the ages in every heart. Whether consciously or not, our motivation to seek wealth, love, and any measure of outward success stems from an inner longing to experience life’s deeper essence.
Alas, our outward experiences never fully satisfy us – leaving us hungry for ‘that something else.’ Where does one turn to discover true, ever-lasting joy?
The great yoga masters remind us to look within to discover our true, Divine potential. And the ancient science of Raja Yoga leads us not only to greater peace and harmony – but to our own Self-Realization!
En Español: Formación de Profesor de Meditación
Fórmate como profesor de meditación.
Profundiza en tu propia práctica de meditación y aprende cómo ayudar a otros a establecer la suya y a aprovechar los muchos beneficios que la meditación ofrece.
Ananda Village Internship 2021
One of the Most Successful Cooperative Spiritual Communities in the World
- Join us for a summer of adventure and service at Ananda Village, where devotees and disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda live his vision of intentional spiritual communities.
- In this one- to four-month program, immerse yourself in an environment supportive of prioritizing your spiritual life. If you are between 18 and 40, apply for one of 20 positions available. Summer 2021 cohorts are forming now!
- Apprentice with long-time Kriya yogis in organic farming and permaculture, construction, forestry, communications, and more. Dive deep into Yogananda’s teachings of Hong Sau, Energization Exercises, Raja Yoga, and spiritual Hatha Yoga. Through selfless, joyful service, immersion in nature, community living, and daily meditation, you will experience how full-hearted commitment to Yogananda’s teachings can uplift your consciousness and awaken your highest potential.
Dear Friend, So many good questions! I have often found some solace, if not understanding, in accepting that life is ironic. So often in its essence, life is a paradox (at least for the intellect!). So let’s take a look ... Read More
Dear Friend, You are indeed a student and you are asking practical questions related to your goal of education. Well done! Many years ago when I first met Swami Kriyananda (a direct disciple of Yogananda and the founder of Ananda worldwide), ... Read More
Dear Jayanti, Age is no barrier to taking kriya initiation. Initiation into kriya yoga is diksha, initiation by the guru. It is more than just a meditation technique. If you are happy with what you are doing and feel loyal ... Read More
Dear Tannah, You might be new, but who knows, maybe some ancient knowledge is just surfacing in you. I say this because your “constant pull” towards meditation and the third eye is an inner voice of deep wisdom. Yogis are ... Read More
Dear Open and Honest Friend! The promise of sex and romance “makes the world go round!” With the human body’s refined senses of touch and sight, the garden of sexual delights invites many people, especially in the youthful glow of ... Read More
Dear Arjun, Yes, I have heard about that. In general, temples can have extraordinary power. Yogananda for example writes in his Autobiography of a Yogi: “Holy shrines at Tarakeswar and elsewhere are rightly venerated as nuclear centers of spiritual power.” ... Read More
Dear NS, I had to look up this quote in its original source to get an understanding of why Yogananda might have said this. This instruction comes in a list of Ideal Laws of Married Life–Moral Plan of Behavior for ... Read More
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