A monk once asked Paramhansa Yogananda, “Will I ever leave the spiritual path?” Yogananda’s sympathetic response was, “How can you? We are all on the spiritual path!” Yet, there are obstacles, aren’t there! We have forever to find freedom and we can delay and procrastinate for countless lifetimes. Scary, eh? One of the greatest usurpers of […]
We are on a spiritual journey to restore awareness of the inner kingdom. As with every pilgrimage there are pathways to follow. Remembering to keep our energy flowing upward , that’s the key. Join Jamuna for this Sunday morning walk. Video will be posted shortly after service.
Every year at this time, our Sunday reading considers the same question: What is the best way to worship? Is there only one? Are we all supposed to conform to whatever it is? Each of us is seeking our soul’s freedom. What is the “best way” to reach that goal? This week, Surendra, our visiting […]
Come this Sunday to celebrate the life of Kriyananda..someone who truly found the balance between work and meditation…A perfect example for all of us! Matt Stickney Video will be posted shortly after service on Sunday.
What is the underlying secret of right action? Lets look at this idea from a deeper perspective than just “being good” in order to not being punished. There must be something here that is attractive to our basic desire to be happy. Jamuna will explore this question and see where it might lead. Join us […]
O truth seeker, be one, among all those thousands, who seeks the supreme goal! Out of thousands, one strives for spiritual attainment; and out of many blessed true seekers, who strive assiduously to reach Me, one, perhaps, perceives Me as I am.” See you on Sunday, Matt Stickney Video will be uploaded shortly after service […]
The readings from the Bible and Bhagavad Gita for Sunday refer to Jesus’s following statement to his disciples: “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your father which is in heaven is perfect.” Most of us aspire to be good, to do our best, to be successful in what we undertake, etc., but being perfect is not what most […]
On Sunday, April 22 during the regular Sunday service at 10 am, Nayaswamis Hriman and Padma McGilloway will be celebrating the life of Swami Kriyananda, commemorating the 5th anniversary of his passing (April 21, 2013). As Ananda’s founder, we are infinitely grateful for his life of service and devotion. Through 65 years of discipleship to Paramhansa Yogananda, he […]
This week guest minister Nayaswami Puru Selbie will give the Sunday service talk. Puru, who lives at Ananda Village, has been an Ananda Light-bearer for many decades and is the author of the recently published book ‘The Physics of God’. He and his wife, Lakshmi, were once the spiritual directors of Ananda Seattle. Please join us in […]
The light of the Resurrected Christ has blessed each of us through the agency of the the lineage of gurus of which He is a part. Let’s continue the Easter message – part of the greatest story ever told. Join Jamuna this Sunday.
The centuries old tradition of attendance at Easter services is rooted in the deepest truth of our own nature: we are children of God, destined to be resurrected in His love, light, and eternal Bliss. It’s really THAT simple. No greater affirmation of hope and promise can there ever be than this. We invite, […]
March 25, 2018 – Due to a technical problem, the beginning of the video is missing. Recognizing our own Divinity, and living from the center of that recognition is the task that is before us. Palm Sunday reminds us of both the joys and fickleness of our ego-nature, and the eternal Joy and Bliss of […]
Swami Kriyananda explained to audiences that “If you want to know me, listen to my music.” Music is vibration, and the deeper truth of all creation is found in the vibratory experience of the living and omnipresent Christ consciousness within. Saturday night will be the bi-annual performance of Swami Kriyananda’s greatest musical work: an […]
Guest minister and light-bearer Shanti Rubenstone will join Nayaswami Padma McGilloway in presenting this Sunday’s service. Shanti is an Ananda minister and life-long devotee, as well as one of the Spiritual directors at Ananda Palo Alto. As a Stanford trained M.D., her talks on the integration of physical healing and meditation are very well received. Be […]
Guest minister and light-bearer Nayaswami Pranaba Hansen will join Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway in presenting this Sunday’s service. Pranaba has been sharing the teachings of Yogananda and Kriyananda through classes and seminars for over 26 years. He helped establish and served at our first Ananda center in Seattle in the late eighties. Please join us in welcoming him […]
The topic this week is Can man see God? Having just returned from a three week India Pilgrimage, I can’t say I saw God, but I do have a lot of very interesting story’s about our trip! I may even be able to convince Sue to say a word or two! Please come and enjoy. Matt Video will be […]
This Sunday’s service will be presented by Nayaswamis Hriman and Padma McGilloway, and Guest Speaker Zach Abbey who will be doing this week’s talk. Zach and his wife Hailey manage Ananda Farms in Camano Island. Message from Zach: When Yogananda brought the teachings and spirit of the East to America, he brought with him not […]
No one achieves the experience of God’s presence, nor yet, ultimately, union with God, by “falling into heaven!” It may be so that we “fall” in love or “fall” asleep but the term “fall” reflects our loss of conscious awareness. To achieve SUPER-consciousness we must seek it at first consciously! There is a story in […]
“The Mystery of Avatara” is the mystery of our own being! Come on Sunday for an exploration of who these great ones are, how and why they come, and what we can do to tune into their consciousness. We look forward to visiting with friends of many years and meeting new ones! Blessings, Nayaswamis Dharmadas […]
Entering the subtle realms of identifying spiritual greatness, we are reminded that this isn’t the same as recognizing a world famous rock star. Much is not apparent to the worldly eye, or matter-soiled brain.Those who got a glimpse of Yogananda on a street corner,or followed him down the block in giggles, never realized that God was […]
We’ve all heard it said that ignorance is bliss, and that what you don’t know can’t hurt you. But what you don’t know can hurt you. It can even kill you. Ignorance is expressed in endless ways, but its root cause is simply our lack of awareness of who we truly are. In turning our […]
The common belief is that God created the universe and so is separate from it, but the Bible and Gita readings today state that creation is a process of becoming. These great scriptures say that the universe is not separate from God, but is a part of Him. So does this mean we too are […]
Paramhansa Yogananda came to the West at the behest of his Sat-guru to show the underlying similarity between the teachings of Christ and of Krishna, and to bring the techniques and life-style that can give each soul their own direct experience of the Divine Presence within. The 10 am service is festive and designed for […]