August 2013 Newsletter

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I've noticed that people are comfortable with the aspects of God like joy, peace and love — but often they don't seem at ease with one of God's other aspects — power. It appears that power has a bad reputation among good people. No doubt that is because we so often see it misused. But without accessing power, real change won't happen. Ghandi was a very gentle soul. But he had enormous power and he used it.

Swami Kriyananda explained that power is the ability to command our own energies - above all for our own transcendence, but also for the good of others

We speak often of using our will power. That's a subset of power. Will without power won't get you far.

I've been thinking we should not be afraid of developing this aspect of God in ourselves. God is, after all, all-powerful. As we devote ourselves to moving closer to Him we should, and we will, develop power. As we align ourselves with God, His power flows through us. What could be better?

Timothy Hickey


Spiritual Renewal Week
Spiritual Lessons from the Life of Swami Kriyananda

August 18 - 25, 2013

Jyotish and Devi Novak - Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide

Led by Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi
Ananda's Spiritual Directors

7 days of spiritual transformation in an atmosphere of high inspiration. You'll find wisdom, humor, down-to-earth practicality, and clear solutions for your own life.

Come experience for yourself, an uplifting spiritual family celebration.

Yoga Getaway for Labor Day

3 day weekend
August 30 - September 2, 2013

Dayavati leading asana practice

Led by Maitri, Dayavati and Mangala

Be guided in the yoga postures, breathing exercises, and meditation, as well as principles of Ayurveda. Find the balance, harmony, and strength you need to greet Fall with joy and a sense of empowerment. And bring your swimsuit!

Inspiration from Kriyananda

Living Wisely Living Well - book cover

Look at, or imagine, a river, flowing constantly. Then visualize your thoughts flowing with similar steadfastness - not hopping about restlessly like frogs; nor drifting sluggishly, as if burdened with sludge; nor frozezn motionless, like sheets of ice, with little floes of fixed ideas and opinions. Adapt yourself to circumstances. The more centered you are within, the easier you'll find it to change as the need arises. Affirm silently: "I adapt like flowing water to every new situation and idea."

Nature Awareness for Greater God Awareness
including Wellness Activities

Nursing CEU Eligible: 5 hours CEU
August 30 – Sept. 2  20% off

Sundara - Sharing Nature Foundation USA

Led by Sundara (the only person we actually let live at The Expanding Light!)

An inspirational, rejuvenating, educational, and fun adventure for your last weekend of summer. Find greater peace and explore new ways of seeing nature's beauty. This program guides you into inner stillness that will deepen your affinity with nature, others, and the Divine.

Inspiration from Yogananda

The Essence of Self-Realization - book cover

No matter how far away God seems from you, live always in the thought that you belong with Him.

And no matter how real your material life appears, and how real your attachment to it seems, hold it at a distance by reminding yourself of its impermanance.

A blade of grass looks tiny when you hold it at arm's length, but when you bring itup close to your eye it appeas large. Even so, the experiences ofthis life seem important you only because you hold them so close to you. You allow them completely to possess your thoughts and feelings.

Distance yourself from them mentally, even a little bit, and you will quickly realize their significance relative to the vast truth that beckons to you from Infinity.

from The Essence of Self-Realization

Meditation Teacher Training Level 2

 MTT class graduates

Meditation Solutions
Inner Tools for Real-Life Issues
September 8 - 15, 2013

In this 7-day training you will explore how to use meditation for finding solutions to daily life problems. Meditation teachers will gain skills to use personally and to teach their students.

Spiritual Counseling Training
And Developing Intuition
September 17- 22, 2013

Gain skills and confidence to help your students move forward in their lives by gaining a clearer, spiritual understanding of what's in front of them. More...

Meditator at The Expanding Light Retreat Lotus Lake


Personal Retreat is 20% for all of September!

Many September Programs 20% off
(see website calendar for
full listing.)


Learn How to Meditate
August 16 – 18
September 20 – 22  20% off

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization
August 16 – 18

Kriya Yoga Prep at
Spiritual Renewal Week

August 18 – 25

Special Events      

Ananda Velo

Spiritual Renewal Week Annual Bicycle Ride
August 17

Spiritual Renewal Week
August 18 – 25

Certification Trainings  

Meditation Teacher Training
Level 2

September 8 – 15,
September 17 – 22, 2013

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training
October 27 – November 24, 2013


Ananda Holistic Health Retreat
September 22 – 28  20% off

Spiritual Growth    

First-Timers' Week
August 11 – 16
already low price!

Natural Building with Spirit
August 11 – 17
September 22 – 28

Spiritualize Your Daily Life
August 27 – 29 - midweek

Nature Awareness for Greater God Awareness
August 30 – Sept. 2  20% off

How to Have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence
September 12 – 15  20% off


Spiritualize Your Yoga Practice
August 9 – 11

Integrating Yoga and Meditation
September 6 – 8  20% off

Spiritual Travel

Pilgrimage to Italy
October 7 – 21, 2013

Ananda Yoga vacation to Costa Rica
December 1 – 8, 2013

Ayurvedic Healing Retreat In Kerala, India
February 7 – 14 or 19, 2014

Walking with William the Conqueror, France and UK
June 22 – 29, or July 3, 2014

There's more!
See Calendar for
complete listings.

Personal Retreat
with guided activities or not,
is available almost all the time.

The Karma Yoga Program
provides a unique opportunity to live in a spiritual environment and ashram setting.

Recipe for August

From Vegetarian Cooking
for Health and Vitality

Watercress Salad with Orange
Watercress is a spicy, stimulating herb that helps clear toxins and aids digestion. Is cooling and refreshing.

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