Superconscious Living

Reconnect with your Divine Nature in Costa Rica

Yoganananda once said “There are so many things here in America that I wanted for my own impoverished country.  In time, however, I found that the people here are not so happy, on average, as the peasants in India – … Continue reading

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My Nurturing Experience of Ayurvedic Treatments in Kerala, India

Diksha McCord’s account of her 2017, Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala. This was our eleventh year leading a yoga retreat in Kerala, India. Our group of 13 people were wonderful, and open to learn and experience India’s traditional, … Continue reading

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Worshiping Our Mistakes

In the early days of Paramhansa Yogananda’s work in Los Angeles, a small group of disciples lived with him at his Mount Washington ashram. Despite this blessing, one young woman was drawn to leave the ashram and marry. After a … Continue reading

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Dharma and the Destruction of Suffering

Dharma, or right action, wrote Paramhansa Yogananda, “means those immutable principles which protect man permanently from the three-fold suffering of disease, unhappiness, and ignorance.” An embodiment of dharma himself, Yogananda explained: “Destruction of suffering involves the permanent elimination of all … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy in Cold and Flu Season

  Recently at Ananda Village, we had the first cold, wet day of autumn. It reminded me to begin paying more attention to staying healthy. People often do that through flu shots and more-careful hygiene. Yoga offers many additional ways; … Continue reading

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The Moving Sidewalk

Recently, I had the opportunity to go on the Pilgrimage to Spain led by Krishnadas and Mantradevi LoCicero, two outstanding spiritual travel leaders of the Ananda Travels program at The Expanding Light Retreat. At many airports I enjoyed the large … Continue reading

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Overcoming Speaking Anxiety

By Ananda Meditation Teacher Beverly Abel, June 2016 Today I started a 4–series class on “Introduction to Meditation” at the library where I work. I had been dreading this a bit, and my stomach was starting to knot up during … Continue reading

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Peace and Harmony Prayer

“My fellow teacher is asking me to do her work and then complaining to co-workers that I’m to blame for her problems. I am so angry at her that I can’t sleep, I can’t even acknowledge her presence when I … Continue reading

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God Is the Doer

One of the most difficult of concepts to understand is the truth that “God is the doer.” What makes this concept so difficult to grasp? The difficulty begins with who we think “God” is and who we think “I” am. … Continue reading

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Attuning with the Christ Within

In October of 2015 my husband, Gyandev, and I led a pilgrimage to Israel. I had grown up in Israel as a Jew. Now, I hoped to see Israel with a new consciousness that embraced all sincere truth seekers. Before … Continue reading

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