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 Land was a physical territory.

When I became a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, studied his teachings and practiced the meditation techniques that he brought from India, I began to understand that the Promised Land is within us.

Over the next 25 years as I lived at Ananda Village, meditated, and served my guru, some of my self definitions were dissolved, particularly my identity of belonging to a specific nation and religion.

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