June 2017 Newsletter

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Dear friend,

There is a way to make your life better. There is a way to improve your experience of the world. The practical spiritual teachings shared here at Yogananda's Retreat provide thousands of people with the tools to more readily face the challenges of life and to be happier. I think of it as the Ananda School of Happiness. Please come for a program.

We face challenges. The closer to the time of the difficulties that we deal with and accept them, the better it is for our spiritual growth. Can we recognize this at the very time of the challenge? This will be achieved when we stop reacting and take the time to respond. Take a breath or two. Even if we are not ‘on top’ of it all as it happens, keep looking at your own reactions. Stop carrying the anger, distress, or confusion as soon as you see it.

A couple of days ago I found myself getting agitated about the content of a discussion I was in. I said: “I'm sorry, I'm getting too agitated. I need to stop.” This was certainly not as good as staying centered! But when I recognized it, I took steps to change it. In a short time, I had stabilized again. Do what you need to do to stay calm and centered.



Blessings,
Nityananda


Special thanks to Kent Williams for allowing us to use his aerial photograph of Ananda Village this Spring in our Enotes banner www.photokent.com

Enjoy this new and profoundly centering video with Nayaswami Diksha, Co-Director of Ananda Meditation Teacher Training.
Connect to Your Divine Power video

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training CEU

June 29 – July 9, 2017

This course was profoundly meaningful to me both personally and professionally. Personally, my own meditation practice deepened to an extraordinary level allowing me to experience an embodied understanding of the yoga teachings. Professionally, I feel totally prepared and confident in my teaching to others.”

Ananda has been training teachers for almost 40 years. We don't just teach meditation-we live it, and so will you. You'll love the uplifting energy and profound peace of Ananda Village in Northern California, a highly respected spiritual communitiy.

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How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance
June 23 – 25, 2017

This program led by David was so well-attended and much-appreciated last year that we've asked him to do it again. Developing Intuition can be an amazing time-saving device! It is the fruit of practicing the skills you will learn during this retreat: awareness, meditation, and a joyful inner balance. Led by David Gamow, a guest teacher and the author of Freedom from Stress.

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Inspiration from Yogananda

“Human life is beset with sorrow until we know how to tune in with Divine Will, whose 'right course' is often baffling to the egoistic intelligence. God bears the burden of the cosmos; He alone can give unerring counsel.”

Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramhansa Yogananda

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat at The Expanding Light Retreat

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat
June 30 – July 5, 2017

A 5-day vacation for personal transformation. During this retreat, you will learn how to experience happiness within you, and learn to find it amidst the challenges of life.
5 uplifting days over the July 4th weekend during which we celebrate the 48th anniversary of the founding of Ananda Village. Led by Nayaswami Mantradevi

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Finding Happiness The Movie, now available from only $3.99
Now available from only $3.99 in many languages. Buy here
Upcoming Programs:

Advanced Pranayama CEU
Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength CEU
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training CEU
Learn How to Meditate Retreat
The Essence of the Yoga Sutras according to Yogananda
Yoga for Stronger Bones CEU
Early Days of Ananda:Living History
Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
Bridge to Ananda Yoga

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