March 2015 Newsletter

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Faith is a fascinating topic. If you trust that doing certain things will get you certain results - for example, if you eat vegetarian and pray every day you will be healthy – is that really faith, or are you just bargaining with God? We are taught to give our lives to God and accept what comes. That means having faith that God knows what is best for us. That may not include bodily health or wealth. We are here to work through our karma so we can move closer to God. The challenges are the opportunity to move closer. 
I think Faith is trusting in God regardless of circumstances.

Nityananda (Timothy)

PS. There are many items of interest this month; please scroll down to see it all!
Announcing our new
Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Online
3-Part Online Certification Course
Part 1: April 13 - May 10, 2015 (4 weeks)
Part 2: May 11 - July 5 (2 months, self-paced)
Part 3: July 13 - Aug 2 (3 weeks)

The pace of this training is relaxed to accommodate modern lifestyles. You'll benefit from today's best practices in distance learning.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual as well as many other resources, including access to videos. All through the course, you'll have opportunities to ask questions of Ananda's expert meditation teachers, both "iron" and in online discussion forums. Introductory discount  learn more...
Gyandev and Diksha McCord of Ananda Schhol of Yoga & Meditation
Inspiration from
Swami Kriyananda

Attachments are self-limiting—like prison bars. Ah, but see! Between the bars there is space. If you concentrate on that space, the bars will disappear: they consist only of your own "iron” stubbornness, its atoms being your repeated affirmation of a false reality.

From Living Wisely, Living Well -
Crystal Clarity Publishers
Swami Kriyananda  -founder of Ananda Worldwide Brotherhood
Blog Posts

Why I Follow a Vegetarian Diet
by Maitri Jones

Spiritual Pledge for Students
by Nayaswami Diksha McCord

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Inspiration from
Paramhansa Yogananda

Teach us to seek Thee by paying careful, scientific attention, first, to what actually lifts our consciousness: practical techniques of salvation that open our consciousness to experience Thee.
From Whispers from Eternity -
Crystal Clarity Publishers
Paramhansa Yogananda
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training 
March 12 - March 15    
Yoga Alliance RYTs and E-RYTs: This course offers 19 hours of continuing education credit. 
Restorative Yoga has become extremely popular. Expand your skills.
learn more...
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training at The Expanding light
An 11th Step Retreat 
March 27 - March 29 
Whether you are a seasoned meditator looking for new tools to improve your practice or a novice needing help to calm your mind, you will learn a powerful, ancient technique to help your meditation.
learn more...

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility 
March 27 - March 29 

Is it possible to be, as Yoga suggests, "even-minded and cheerful" at all times? This course will give you the steps to make that goal part of your reality.
learn more...
Due to the great generosity of a donor, The Expanding Light has a beautifully-refinished hardwood Dining Room floor.  And a new floor and many other big upgrades in the kitchen.
Expanding Light Kitchen Reno

The Expanding Light income regularly covers 90 - 95% of our costs. So we couldn't do it all without your help. Be an Angel.
Moksha Mandir Dedication for Swami Kriyananda
Dedication of Swami Kriyananda's Moksha Mandir
May 15 - 17, 2015
You are invited to a weekend of extraordinary inspiration and blessings, as we dedicate the final resting place for our beloved Swami Kriyananda, direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda and founder of Ananda's worldwide movement.

Rooms at The Expanding Light are filled, but we have additional housing nearby. Should you wish to be a Day Guest only, you can reserve your space here.
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Ladakh - Himalayan Adventure Travel with Ananda Travels

Himalayan Adventure Pilgrimage
Sept 29 - Oct 15, 2015
Of incomparable natural beauty, the Himalayas have been central to scriptures, myths, and legends of various cultures and religions. Linked to Self-realized masters for thousands of years, these mountains embody spiritual aspiration-and mankind's highest potential.

This is not your every day trip! Is it right for you? Learn more...
Badri and Shurjo Himalalyan Adventure trip leaders
Led by Badri MatlockKeshava and Daya Taylor and Shurjo Jha.

For more Spiritual Ananda Travel offerings... click here   

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