Superconscious Living

The Promised Land

Jerusalem, Israel As a child growing up in Israel in the Jewish faith, I believed that Israel was the Promised Land. In my early twenties, as I started to practice yoga and meditation, I began to question whether the Promised … Continue reading

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God’s Zone

What is God’s zone? His zone is superconsciousness. He is Infinite, and the infinite Source of answers to all of life’s challenges. Paramhansa Yogananda said: “God is omnipresent. Man’s soul, made in His image, has in it the seed experience … Continue reading

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Wisdom of The Heart

Painting by Dana Anderson (DanaLynneAndersen.com) Wisdom is the power of the soul to know truth. By thinking with the rational mind, we will not be able to comprehend truth. It is through the heart that we perceive and understand the … Continue reading

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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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