May 2015 Newsletter

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God manifested as creation.  God is in everything.  It’s so easy to lose track of this truth.  It’s especially easy to forget when we’re facing things we don’t like and aren’t happy with, or people who don’t behave the way we think they should.

Recognizing and remembering – again and again - that God is everywhere and in everything will change our life.  Seeing God everywhere and in everyone will make it all sacred.  We can live in holiness.  We will more and more fully rise into God’s never-ending flow of grace.
If we are in this space of God – how could we be anything but calm, kind and loving?
But don’t wait to be enlightened to be kind and loving!  Do it now.  Practice and practice.  Do it when it’s easy.  Do it when it’s hard.  Make it your habit.  This practice will bring you more fully into God, and in turn make it easier to be calm, kind and loving.  It will become easier to see God in everything and everyone. 
May God bless you and me in this endeavor.  Does any other matter?  As I write this I can feel God in you.  What a beautiful recognition it is!  May you also know that God is in you.   


Inspiration from
Swami Kriyananda

Spiritually speaking, karma has different levels of manifestation, depending upon how clearly it expresses the divine consciousness. Love, for example, is a more spiritual karma than hatred, since it reinforces the awareness of life’s essential oneness. Hatred increases the delusion of separateness from other people, and from God. To tell a truth is a more spiritual karma than to tell a lie, for truthfulness develops a refined awareness of what really is – of the Divine Reality behind all appearances.

From The New Path: My Life with Paramhansa Yogananda  by Swami Kriyananda
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Ananda has been training teachers for almost 40 years. We don’t just teach yoga and meditation-we live it, and so will you. You’ll thrive in the uplifting energy and profound peace of Ananda Village in Northern California, one of the worlds’ successful spiritual communities. From in-person training to post-graduate support, we help you in every way to become the teacher you truly want to be.

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May 22 - 25, 2015

There’s no better vacation than one that helps you change your pace and refresh your inner resources.

"I loved all of the classes. They were all so beautiful, therapeutic, informative (yet informal), fun, energizing, yet calming. Thank you so much to the Kitchen for all of the Vegan options. I cannot stress enough how much I appreciate how incredibly accommodating everyone was in every way. Thank you times infinity!"   - JoAnna, Grand Island, NY

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May 17 – 22
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Someone who took this program told us this:  She had a bit of rebellion first and then determined “I’m going to do this” (using what she learned in the program.)  She joined 2 meditation groups and established a daily practice, does a daily affirmation walk - affirming for calmness, and she changed her diet.  She gave up alcohol, coffee and sugar.  She realized how huge stress was in her life (she runs a company) and reports that she has reduced her stress by 80%!  The aching that she had in her joints went away.
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Inspiration from
Paramhansa Yogananda

Master always discouraged negativity, even in a good cause. A certain man tried by trickery to hurt the work in one of our churches. Mr. Jacot, a loyal and devoted member, uncovered the man’s scheme and denounced him publicly. Master expressed his gratitude to Mr. Jacot afterward for having saved us in a perilous situation. After thanking him, however, Master gently scolded him for the means he had employed. “It is not good,” he said, “regardless of one’s intentions, to create wrong vibrations through anger and harsh words. The good that you have accomplished would have been greater had you employed peaceful means.”

From The New Path: My Life with Paramhansa Yogananda  by Swami Kriyananda
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Paramhansa Yogananda
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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.
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Yogic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
October 16 - 19, 2015 
Join Ananda Travels for an unforgettable spiritual experience: a 2-week pilgrimage in the Holy Land, following in the footsteps of Jesus. Many of these sacred spots are so alive with his presence that you’ll continue to draw blessings from them for the rest of your life.
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