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An Interview with Nayaswami Parvati (Spiritual Development)
Embracing Change

Outward change has been a constant in my life since I was a child. My family moved seven times before I was ten years old, and four more times when I was in high school.

by Swami Kriyananda (Biography, Directions and Trends, Swami Kriyananda)
Paramhansa Yogananda as William the Conqueror*

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

by Swami Kriyananda (Directions and Trends, Swami Kriyananda)

For the current age, it’s communities like Ananda that are laying the groundwork for the future.

by Clarity Magazine (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritualizing Daily Life, Swami Kriyananda)

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 (Spiritual Development)

Divine friendship is one of the most important things that Swami Kriyananda has expressed in his life, and also modeled for us spiritually. He relates mainly to the Divinity within us. That’s why it’s called “divine friendship.”

by Swami Kriyananda (Directions and Trends, Swami Kriyananda)

Paramhansa Yogananda’s mission was to change world consciousness.

by Swami Kriyananda (Directions and Trends, Swami Kriyananda)

In difficult times such as we’re living in today, God will give you very special blessings if you are willing to act as channels for His love.

by Clarity Magazine (Directions and Trends)

Swami Kriyananda wants Ananda to be a movement that’s open to everyone.

by Swami Kriyananda (Directions and Trends, Swami Kriyananda)

When I was first here in India over forty years ago, I had an intense desire to make Yogananda and his mission known, because I saw that books about the great saints of modern India left him out entirely.

by Swami Kriyananda (Directions and Trends, Swami Kriyananda)

The highlight of my life was meeting and being with my Guru. It was like being in the presence of God.

by Clarity Magazine (Directions and Trends)

On Friday, November 28, 2003, the new Ananda ashram was officially opened with a Vedic ceremony led by Swami Kriyananda.

by Helen Purcell (Directions and Trends)

“Education for Life” has given us radical answers to the problems in education today.

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritual Development, Swami Kriyananda)

The deeper you meditate, the more you feel a kindness and sympathy for others. You become aware that this self, which is you, is everywhere.

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritual Development, Swami Kriyananda)

In today’s world where people are adrift in a sea without direction or spiritual values, God wants to use Ananda to show others a positive way to guide their lives.

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritual Development, Swami Kriyananda)

All human beings can develop nobility of nature but seldom, if ever, does it come easily. The example of others is usually needed to inspire such attitudes in oneself.

by Clarity Magazine (Directions and Trends)

Start now building colonies and get away from the perpetual slavery of holding jobs to the last day of your life.

by Clarity Magazine (Book Reviews, Directions and Trends)

Change begins with the individual, not with grandiose theories that don’t take into account flesh and blood human beings.

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritualizing Daily Life, Swami Kriyananda)

One of the things that touched me so much was to see the real dynamic, joyous determination to build again.

An Interview with Nitai Deranja (Spiritual Development)

The age of the child makes a big difference. Children from 6 to 12 are wide open and very vulnerable emotionally, so at our school we shield them as much as possible from the storms and extremes of life.

by Sharon Brooks (Stories of Grace)

I was amazed that I had been keeping a journal as early as age eleven, and that, in my very first year of playing the flute, I was already aware of the power of music to uplift and transform one’s soul.

by Gyandev McCord (Spiritual Practices)

Above all, the essence of Ananda Yoga™ is attunement to the vibration of Paramhansa Yogananda. If you really want to feel the essence of Ananda Yoga™, call upon Paramhansa Yogananda. Ask for his guidance, and try to tune in to his consciousness.

by Clarity Magazine (Book Reviews, Directions and Trends)

A Place Called Ananda by Swami Kriyananda is the complete account of the events that led to the creation of Ananda.

by Heidi J Noh-Kuhn (Spiritualizing Daily Life)

What does it mean to “bring Ananda home?” Returning home after a visit, I’ve felt a longing for what I experienced at Ananda and the desire to try to recreate it.

by Jyotish and Devi Novak (Spiritual Practices)

This holy season can provide us with a powerful impetus to expand our capacity to experience and express universal love.

by Hridaya Atwell (Spiritualizing Daily Life)

Ninety youths from age six to twenty-two were living at the orphanage. Our children found their niche by unstintingly giving of themselves to the Mexican children and sharing in their daily lives.