How to Love God More Deeply
Cultivating Devotion

  • Dec 27 – 29, 2019
  • Dec 26 – 28, 2020

with Nayaswami Maria

Nayaswami Maria Mc-Sweeney

Would you like to deepen your spiritual life and meditation practice?

People are often amazed by how important and transformative it is to deepen their love for God. And how simple it can be.

You can learn to dissolve the barriers and feelings of separation from the Divine. Paramhansa Yogananda gave us the key when he said: “To those who think me near, I will be near.”

Loving God more deeply will catapult your spiritual life forward. 

During this weekend, we will explore:

  • God as the Divine Mother
  • How to worship the Infinite
  • God as both personal and impersonal
  • Love as the language of inner communion with God
  • Love as the fuel to all of our spiritual practices
  • Combining devotion and technique
  • Loving God unconditionally
  • Stories of great lovers of God

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Deeper love for God can radically change your life, bringing more peace, more joy, and more purpose into every moment.

Join Nayaswami Maria, long-time Ananda Minister, for this deeply transfomative next step of your journey.

There are not many better ways to spend a weekend!

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Nayaswami Maria

Nayaswami Maria

Inspirational teacher of Ananda meditation & yoga philosophy; Ananda Minister & Spiritual Counselor. What is a nayaswami?

Nayaswami Maria is a deep soul who rests her life in the Divine Spirit - her service to others as a teacher, spiritual guide, musician, gardener are all roles she plays while centered in her heart. Over more than 40 years she has studied yoga philosophy such as the Bhagavad Gita and teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and then she has lived those teachings through a lifestyle of daily Kriya Yoga meditation and service to others. Maria's grounded and open heart allow her to make new friends easily as she gently meets people wherever they are at in their lives as they seek to grow their spiritual path.

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Costs (HTLG)
Costs are on a per person basis.

  • Dec 27 – 29, 2019
  • Dec 26 – 28, 2020
$252 $330 $458 $420 $592

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials.

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How to Love God More Deeply starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

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You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

How to Love God More Deeply starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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Ananda is a worldwide movement to help you realize the joy of your own higher Self. It is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and was founded by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda in 1968.
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