October 2013 Newsletter

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A man I don't know recently did something that really hurt others and me emotionally, and I have to admit that my first response was not forgiveness. I'm not proud of it, but my immediate reaction was to want to hurt him back.

A friend said he saw this man and commented: “He looked like a guy in his first human incarnation.” That funny comment helped to remind me of the teaching that we all have lived lives we would not be proud of. How much can I fault someone who simply doesn't know better?

So once again the issue of forgiveness has come to the fore. If we really could forgive others (and ourselves) on the spot, our own hurt would probably disappear.

It clearly is easier to forgive what we see as transgressions after some time has passed. But I believe the great ones – as Swami Kriyananda demonstrated for us – have done better than that. They forgive in the moment. In fact, I don't think they even think of it as forgiveness. They simply love.

My work is always mine to do. Blaming others – no matter how they behave – will never help me grow.

Timothy Hickey

All blessings,


Meditation Teacher Training
October 18 – October 27

meditation teacher training video

Inspiration from Kriyananda

The Promise of Immortality - book cover

[Yogananda] once scolded Rev. Stanley, the minister at the SRF Lake Shrine. “But please, Sir, ” Stanley pleaded, “you will forgive me, won't you?”
“Well,” Master replied, astonished, “what else can I do?”

There was a man who for years, out of intense jealousy, had slandered Master. One day, a few days before the end of Master's life, the two of them met at a formal gathering.
“Remember,” Master said, gazing into the man's eyes with deep forgiveness, “I will always love you!”

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training
A Spiritual Approach to Yoga

October 27 - November 22, 2013

“Ananda Yoga is not a work-out, it's a work-in.”
– Nayaswami Gyandev, Director of Ananda Yoga

Yoga Teacher Training program video at The Expanding Light Retreat

Inspiration from Yogananda

Essence of the Bhagavad Gita. - book cover

The highest sattwic attitude, of course, is to be impersonal; to forgive, pity, feel contentment, and love truth and God - all these, impersonally, without referring anything back to your own ego. In forgiveness, for example, never think, “I am doing the forgiving,” for in that thought, pride can enter the mind. Direct the flow of all your energy and attention outward, toward the person you are forgiving.

from Essence of the Bhagavad Gita.


Also an audiobook

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

October 18 - 20, 2013

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility booklet

This course is filled with experiential exercises, discussion, and living examples. It also includes the Full Circle Emotional Awareness Exercises. These exceptional exercises, based on Secrets of Emotional Healing by Swami Kriyananda, explore 26 different emotions, showing underlying causes and effective techniques to work with each of them. Led by Nayaswami Mantradevi.

The "happiness retreat" pic of the month

Barbara Bingham and daughter Bailey

Barbara Bingham and daughter Bailey


See website calendar
for full listing.


Learn How to Meditate
October 18 – 20

Kriya Yoga Preparation
October 10 – 13

Kriya Yoga Initiation
October 11 – 13

Creativity & Growth

You Can Change Your Brain
October 4 – 6

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?
November 8 – 10  

Ananda School of    
Yoga and Meditation

Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy
October 7 – 11   CEU-gif

Yoga Therapy Specialty Areas I
October 11 – 18   CEU-gif

Meditation Teacher Training
October 18 – 27   CEU-gif

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
October 20 – 26

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training
October 27 – November 24

Bridge to Ananda Yoga
October 27 – November 4


Stress Management with Yoga and Ayurveda
October 8 – 10

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality
October 25 – 27

Vibratory Healing Experience
November 8 – 10

Spiritual Growth    

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace
October 4 – 6

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility
October 18 – 20

How to Rise Above Karma
November 1 – 3


Restorative Yoga for Men and Women
October 4 – 6

Stress Management with Yoga and Ayurveda
October 8 – 10

Intermediate and Advanced Yoga Retreat
November 29 – December 1  15% off

Spiritual Travel

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,
available almost all the time.

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

Recipe for October

From Vegetarian Cooking
for Health and Vitality

Potato-Pea Curry
Yukon gold potatoes are a good source of vitamin C and potassium.

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