September 2012 Newsletter

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When we are open to it, we see lots of little miracles in our lives all the time. When we welcome it, grace flows around us.

 A statue of Quan Yin surrounded by roses

This picture is of a statue of Divine Mother in the form of Quan Yin, Goddess of Compassion. She stands in the lovely garden my wife Lalaan cares for at our home. The little roses by her head are pretty. What makes this far more striking however, is that the rose bush is behind the statue on the other side. The small bush is a little higher on a hill, and to the south of the statue. The branch with these roses leaned to the north and reached out to Quan Yin away from the sun. This summer all of the other roses faded out completely, weeks earlier. This group continued to be in bloom for a long time after the others were gone.

We didn't note the date we first observed this, but I'm pretty certain that these roses lasted a month after the other roses died out.

Beauty is all around us. Grace surrounds us. See God in everything, for God is there.



September is Personal Retreat PLUS month

More programming at a very low cost!
20% off the regular Personal Retreat price.

Inspiration from Swami Kriyananda

 Swami Kriyananda

Where He dwells, the earth in gladness
Puts forth sweet herbs, shading trees.
Gay streams bound through summer meadows;
Fragrance blows on every breeze.
They with happiness are blessed,
Who the Lord have made their guest.
Who the Lord have made their guest.

Found in: Space, Light, and Harmony:
The Story of Crystal Hermitage

Meditation Teacher Training

October 12 - 21     CEU's

 Teaching practice during Meditation Teacher Training

A deep program on meditation - how to deepen your own practice, and how to have the confidence and skills to share with others. Nayaswami Diksha, after teaching for decades, has reinvigorated this ever-popular program.

Inspiration from
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam

 Paramhansa Yogananda

One by one, as the rose of Self-realization spreads its petals wide to the inner light of deep meditation, souls are released from earthly bondage to roam in fragrant, fadeless gardens of God-consciousness.

Paramhansa Yoganandas' paraphrase of Quatrain 8
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam

Visit Us at these Events

13th San Francisco World Veg Festival

October 5-8, 2012
in Golden Gate Park

Diksha McCord with carrot flower in her hair

We'll have a double booth and 4 of us will attend, including Diksha who will sign her vegetarian cookbooks.

The Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference

Transformation Through Yoga
October 25-28, 2012 in Indian Wells, CA

Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference banner

Nayaswami Gyandev will present:
Bringing Spiritual Transformation Down to Earth.

We'll have a booth and a handful of us will attend.

See you there!

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This is a SAMPLING of
upcoming programs.

See Calendar for
complete listings.

September is
Personal Retreat PLUS Month!

More programming
at a lower cost!

and 20% off some programs

Special Events      

Nov 21 – 25
Living with a Grateful Heart:
A Thanksgiving Retreat

On the road

Sep 28 – 30
Gyandev & Diksha in New England
Experience the Bhagavad Gita

Holistic Health      

Sep 16 – 22
How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality

Oct 26 – 28
You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life

Certification Trainings  

Sep 12 – 16    20% off
Spiritual Counselor Training

Oct 2 – 5
Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy

Oct 5 – 12
Yoga Therapy Specialty Areas I

Oct 12 – 21
Meditation Teacher Training

Oct 21 – Nov 18
Ananda Yoga® Teacher


Sep  14 –  16    20% off
Learn How to Meditate

Spiritual Growth    

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

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

Sep 30 – Oct 5
First-Timers’ Week
already low price

Oct 18 – 21
How to Have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence

Ananda Yoga

Sep 28 – 30
Nov 23 – 25
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.

Sale in the Online Boutique

10% off everthing!
September only.

coupon code SHOP10
through October.

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The best selection of gifts, yoga + meditation gear, decorations, sacred art, books, music, and jewelry.

Recipe for September

Vegetarian Cooking
for Health and Vitality

A year-long, online subscription program

Meals to Nourish
Body, Mind and Soul.


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