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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
Posts for Superconscious Living
- Reconnect with your Divine Nature in Costa Rica
- My Nurturing Experience of Ayurvedic Treatments in Kerala, India
- Worshiping Our Mistakes
- Dharma and the Destruction of Suffering
- Staying Healthy in Cold and Flu Season
- The Moving Sidewalk
- Overcoming Speaking Anxiety
- Peace and Harmony Prayer
- God Is the Doer
- Attuning with the Christ Within
- The Power of God’s Messengers
- Reflections on Peace
- Healing on All Levels
- Seclusion of the Heart
- Make Me a Channel of Thy Peace
- Music for Going Deeply Within
- How to Feel God’s Presence
- How to Have Spiritual Relationships
- Pray for It!
- Never Give Up
- An Ayurvedic Retreat
- What Are You Thinking?
- Divine Remembrance
- Remodel Your Life!
- Stay Youthful with Yogic Principles
- How to Handle Spiritual Tests
- What Is Spiritual Surrender?
- Come As You Are
- To Believe or To Become
- Who did it?
- Yogic Techniques at the Dentist
- The Cure for Regret
- The Outsider’s View
- Cooking with God
- Why I Follow a Vegetarian Diet
- How to Pray
- Babaji’s Cave
- The Power of Giving
- A Superconscious Dream about Swami Kriyananda
- The Slenderest Ray of Light
- Reaching the Mountaintop in Meditation
- No Introductions Necessary
- Heal Yourself with Ayurveda
- The Secret of Happiness, An Ode to Right Attitude
- The Joy of Now
- Exercising in a Calm, Yogic Way
- That’s the Spirit!!
- Does Everyone at Ananda Get Along?
- Starring Role
- Feeding Desires
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