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by Swami Kriyananda
Summer 2007 | No Comment

Paramhansa Yogananda’s mission was to change world consciousness.

by Swami Kriyananda
Fall 2004 | No Comment

The future of religion is going to go more toward simplicity of the heart and away from official dogmas and creeds.

by Jyotish Novak
Fall 2002 | No Comment

In this age of Dwapara Yuga, true religion is seeking inner communion with God. We don’t need great cathedrals and a standard book of prayer. All we need is a quiet place to meditate, to go within.

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
April 2015 | One Comment

As you raise your consciousness and become less ego-bound, you are able to become a positive influence on those around you in ever-widening circles. World peace will spread one person at a time. It begins with your own spiritual search and uplifted consciousness.

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
February 2015 | No Comment

To find true peace of mind we must learn to live more by faith. Faith is much more practical than most people realize. There is an infinite reservoir of divine love and support, and if we open ourselves to that flow it will sustain us.

by Swami Kriyananda
Summer 2013 | No Comment

As we contemplate the rays of Dwapara Yuga, it should be clear that love alone will help us fully to absorb their beneficial energies.

by Nayaswami Jyotish
Summer 2013 | No Comment

We have a responsibility to do our best to become more powerful channels for the ray of divine grace that Swami Kriyananda channeled, and there’s a wind of grace that will help us do that.

by Byasa Steinmetz
Winter 2012 | 3 Comments

During the last 70 years, the sun has entered a period of higher activity. Our electronics-based society is far more vulnerable to even relatively minor solar outbursts than humanity ever has been.

by Usha Dermond
Fall 2012 | One Comment

Having taught in public schools, I knew something was seriously wrong with the traditional approach to education but I didn’t know how to bring about a change.

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
Fall 2012 | No Comment

The natural food for the mind is joy, and we’re always hungry until we find the ability to feast on that joy.

by Joseph Puru Selbie and Byasa Steinmetz
Summer 2012 | 3 Comments

Imagine a world in which everyone could perceive the thoughts and character traits of those around them.

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
Summer 2012 | No Comment

As we move more fully into Dwapara Yuga, we can see the first glimmers of a global shift from competition to cooperation. How can we become agents of change, especially at work where competition is still highly rewarded?

An Interview with Peter Van Houten, M.D.
Summer 2012 | 5 Comments

The most promising new treatment is known as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a type of therapy that sends short bursts of highly focused magnetic energy pulses to the areas of the brain affected by depression.

by Swami Kriyananda
Spring 2012 | One Comment

Paramhansa Yogananda came to America’s shores with a message of divine promise and hope. He had been sent by God with the divine mission of guiding mankind out of the fogs of delusion into the clear light of divine understanding.

An Interview with Alex Forrester
Winter 2011 | 4 Comments

Vaastu is the science of bringing Spirit into physical manifestation in the form of a building. A building designed and constructed according to Vaastu principles becomes “alive” with prana or life force. The building functions much like a radio that can only receive and transmit beneficial energies, and cosmic energy bathes the entire building.

by Nayaswami Janakidevi
Winter 2011 | 10 Comments

Looking back, I can see where the downhill slide started – in the mind! I had embraced the thought-form so prevalent during the years I was growing up: that the retirement phase of life is the beginning of the end, and that it was “all downhill” from there.

by Swami Kriyananda
Summer 2011 | No Comment

The only free will we have is to turn toward God or to reject Him— to love Him or to spurn Him.

An Interview with Peter Van Houten, M.D.
Winter 2010 | No Comment

As devotees, we always need to keep in mind that God-realization is our highest priority. And God may want us to work with our health in a way that differs from our personal inclinations.

by Swami Kriyananda
Fall 2010 | 12 Comments

By the end of Dwapara Yuga in 4100 A.D., mankind will conquer the delusion of space and people will be able to go, not only to other planets, but to distant galaxies.

by Joseph Puru Selbie and Byasa Steinmetz
Summer 2010 | 8 Comments

More and more evidence points to a far longer history of civilized man than is currently assumed, and to a picture of man in 10,000 B.C. far different from the caveman of popular conception.

by Joseph Puru Selbie and Byasa Steinmetz
Spring 2010 | 17 Comments

Ask most people and they will tell you the Great Pyramid was a tomb for a pharaoh. While tombs have been found from this same period, the Great Pyramid was probably never used that way.

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
Winter 2009 | 4 Comments

Some may think, “I’ve already committed myself to the spiritual quest as deeply as I can. Is it necessary to take an outward formal step to make that statement of commitment?”

by Swami Kriyananda
Fall 2009 | 9 Comments

Today anyone who is truly aware of human directions believes we’re in for very hard times. For devotees, such times present an extraordinary opportunity for service and spiritual growth, greater than any in recorded history.

by Jyotish and Devi Novak
Fall 2009 | One Comment

Faith is much more practical than most people realize. There is an infinite reservoir of divine love and support, and if you open yourself to that flow it will sustain you.

by Swami Kriyananda
Summer 2009 | 11 Comments

Paramhansa Yogananda told us more than once that in a former life he had been William the Conqueror.

by Joseph Puru Selbie and Byasa Steinmetz
Spring 2009 | No Comment

Today, when many are turning a blind eye to exploitation, inequity, and injustice, it may not seem that the world is actually getting better!

by Clarity Magazine
Summer 2008 | No Comment

In this 40th anniversary commemorative issue, we review events and developments that have shaped Ananda’s 40 year history and look ahead to future directions.

by Jyotish and Devi Novak
Winter 2007 | One Comment

Most people, including world leaders, respond to conflict by striking back—two eyes for an eye, a bomb for a bullet. Killing “enemies” produces no lasting peace; it only sows seeds for further conflict.

by Swami Kriyananda
Fall 2006 | No Comment

Many people say that art is simply a matter of taste, as if taste existed in a vacuum and had nothing to do with anything else.True art should take us in the direction of joy. But why?

by Jyotish and Devi Novak
Spring 2006 | No Comment

The most prominent art form in our society today is the mass media—television, radio, and the movies. But it is drastically out of balance.