July 2017 Newsletter

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Dear friend,

We can’t control a great deal of what happens in our lives. What we can have a lot of control over is how we respond to those things happening around us. Wishing and hoping won’t get the job done. We need tools.

Happily, wonderful and proven tools are available. The teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda as shared by Swami Kriyananda provide just these tools. The teachers at The Expanding Light are living these practices and know how to share them with our guests. Is it time for you to visit or visit again? The upcoming programs listed below are geared toward helping you take more control of your life and live a more joy-filled life.

Are you often caught by negative thoughts? Once they grab you, it can be hard to shake them loose. Recognizing when our own thoughts have turned south is the time to turn them around. Breathe, raise your energy, focus between the eyebrows. Decide to live in positive energy and send blessings instead. Do that enough times and you’ll find far fewer negative thoughts pulling you down.

Joy is ours to claim. Tools work only when we use them. Pick up a tool and use it. Your life will improve. That will make you want to pick up another tool.


Join us this summer and add some new powerful spiritual tools to work with to improve your life – here is a sample of 3 programs. More than 17 programs in July & August – plus Personal Retreat.

Spiritual Renewal Week August 6 - 13

Changing Consciousness: Transforming Your Life Through Meditation
”The feeling of openness and the welcoming nature of the Ananda environment and people made my experience so beautiful! ALL the classes and talks were helpful and inspiring. I felt great love and support from all of the staff and community members.”

Come and join with hundreds of people from around the world in a week of joyful learning and practice of the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

The Expanding Light is always filled with an atmosphere of divine joy that enhances spiritual development. During Spiritual Renewal Week these blessings are amplified. The heart and soul of Expanding Light retreats for over 40 years. Learn More...

Spiritualize Your Daily Life Retreat July 16 – 21, 2017
Attitudes for Everyday Joy and Success

Spiritualizing your day-to-day activities may seem elusive, but only when you look for happiness in the wrong place—outside of yourself. When you gain the simple tools to re-focus your energy inward, you discover that a deeply fulfilling happiness is part of your own nature. Learn More...

NEW Dealing with a Difficult Parent September 8 – 10, 2017
How to Avoid 10 years in therapy!

Join Liladevi and embark on an adventure of transformation to overcome unhelpful patterns of family paradigms – and discover how to be freed of them once and for all! Learn more about these powerful tools...

Every year we joyfully welcome hundreds of first time guests to The Expanding Light Retreat. We’ve crafted a number of programs that are especially supportive and expansive for first time guests.

First-Timers' Week Jul 16 –21 & First-Timers' Weekend Sept 1–3

Visit and learn about Ananda Meditation, Ananda Yoga, our holistic approach to wellness and spirituality. Come and Be Inspired by our uplifting staff and joyful environment at Ananda Village. Here is what one of our first time guests shared about their experience:

"I wanted to thank you again for a wonderful and insightful week at The Expanding Light. I really enjoyed being in your presence, and I'm grateful for the tools you've shared with me. I feel like I've finally caught a glimpse of the light inside of me—a light I've been chasing all of my life. As long as I can remember, I've sensed there was something very special and powerful inside of me, but I didn't know how to reach it. You have all truly blessed me with a deep and spiritual awakening. Ananda is a very special place, and I hope I can hold onto as much of it as possible."
Shauna, Oakland, CA

Personal Retreat
Choose what dates work for you, and stay as long as you would like.

Many first time guests come for a personal retreat stay which offers a very flexible schedule of programs you can attend, or not. Three beautiful vegetarian meals each day, morning and afternoon guided gentle yoga and meditation, and a talented staff to answer your questions and direct you to walks in nature, visits to our gardens & shrines, and more. Your uplifting vacation awaits…

Upcoming Programs:

Living from the Inside Out Retreat – July 14 – 16
Find Solutions to Life's Challenges

NEW: Law of Attraction – with Krishnadas, – July 21 – 23
Attuning Yourself with the Universal Power of Abundance

Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health – July 26 – 31
Exploring Yogic, Ayurvedic, and Western Perspectives

How to Achieve Glowing Health Retreat – August 4 – 6

NEW: Grandparents and Parents: Share Nature with Children – August 4 - 6

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya – August 8 - 13

Kriya Yoga Initiation August 11th

See our complete calendar listings here
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