August 2012 Newsletter

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Recently a member of the Ananda community passed away. Garrett Arjuna lived a life of service to God and man. Arjuna, and his wife and daughter, faced his health challenges with grace and acceptance, inspiring all who know them.

The family welcomed everyone, shared the realities of Arjuna's condition, and continuously expressed their gratitude throughout.

As his transition time approached, Arjuna lost the use of his legs and arms, and his ability to convey much through speech. Some friends were visiting Arjuna near the end of his life. The visitors shared how much they appreciated Arjuna's openness to everyone through this very difficult time. Arjuna responded: “Love is all I have.”

Through the process we call dying, Arjuna felt his personal connection to God. Clearly he was experiencing - not just believing intellectually - that he was fulfilling his karma. And he was at peace.

We all can do it. It is difficult. But dedicating our lives to loving and serving God can help us rise above even the most painful and difficult challenges life throws at us. Take hope. You can do it, too.


Love, Love, Love,

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Inspiration from Yogananda

 Paramhansa Yogananda

The idea of an eternal heaven is true, though most people's ideas of heaven are very limited. We are made in the image of God and, at the end of the long trail of incarnations, our wandering actuated by material desires, we will find the blissful heavenly Father waiting to receive us, His prodigal childern, and to entertain us with everlasting, ever-new joy. But the idea of eternal damnation for souls made in the image of God is untenable and should be exploded and banished as a superstition from the minds of men.

From: Karma & Reincarnation - The Wisdom of Yogananda, Volume 2

Spiritual Travel with The Expanding Light

Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat - Kerala, India

February 7 - 14
Starting at $1850!
Longer Option: February 7 - 19, 2013

Indian Pilgrimage Indian Pilgrimage

This experience is a gift to give yourself in this life time - supports your well being and compassion and it will ripple out into the universe with peace and love for all human kind. We are truly blessed.” - Donvieve Udell, Bayside, CA

It was the best vacation of my life. Focus on spiritual yoga, diet, and massage. Teaching of Ayurveda sealed it all together.
- Mary Matossian, Ukiah, CA

Indian Pilgrimage

For information on the Kerala Retreat please click here.

Inspiration from Swami Kriyananda

 Swami Kriyananda

God wants you more than you could possibly want Him.

God's love, once felt in the heart, is so attractive that it steals away from the world all our love for it. His love overwhelms every desire. The Hindu Scriptures describe Him as rasa: Supremely Relishable. St. Jean Vianney once said, “If you only know how much God loves you, you would die for joy!”"

From: Images of Wisdom
Seeing God in Everything

Online Reservation System


Are you using our wonderful online reservation system? Reserve your stay online anytime you want! It's easy to use.

A New Airport Ride Service: Go With God!

 Dodge Grand Caravan

The Expanding Light now has a nice Grand Caravan. We have some scheduled airport runs to pick up and drop off guests. If a ride is available at the beginning or end of a program you are taking, the option to select a ride will appear when you reserve online.

If you have already booked your stay, you can sign in to your account and add a ride (if available). Go with God!


This is a SAMPLING of
upcoming programs.

See Calendar for complete
program listings for the year.

September is
Personal Retreat PLUS Month!

More programming
at a lower cost!

and 20% off some programs

Special Events      

Aug 19 – 26
Spiritual Renewal Week

accommodations available.

Spiritual Creativity

Aug 17 – 19
Harmonium Chanting Workshop

Teacher Training  

Sept 12 – 16    20% off
Spiritual Counselor Training

Oct 12 – 21
Meditation Teacher Training

Oct 21 – Nov 18
Ananda Yoga® Teacher


Sept  14 –  16    20% off
Learn How to Meditate

Spiritual Growth    

Aug 17 – 19
First-Timers’ Weekend -
already priced low

Aug 17 – 19  
Fingerprints: Discover Your Life's

Aug 19 – 26
Kriya Yoga Initiation

Sept 21 – 23    20% off
Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

Sept 28 – 30   20% off
The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Sept 30 – Oct 5
First-Timers’ Week
already priced low


Sept 28 – 30
Restorative Yoga for Women


Oct 5 – 24, 2012
In the Footsteps of the Masters:
Pilgrimage to India

Feb 7 – 14 or 19, 2013
Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga
Retreat In Kerala, India

Mar 10 – 17, 2013
Ananda Vacation in Hawaii

     See calendar for
      complete listings.

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The Wish List

Red Pick-up truck

The Expanding Light needs a replacement small pickup truck for use within Ananda Village. If you have a 'beater' you can donate, please let us know. Or we can buy one with your special gift of $1200.

Recipe for August

Vegetarian Cooking
for Health and Vitality

A year-long, online subscription program

Meals to Nourish
Body, Mind and Soul.

Green Almond Pesto

Great with quinoa salad


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