Does Satan Exist?

Does Satan exist ? He certainly does in cartoons and Gothic fiction! Come to service on Sunday and see how desire, thy great enemy, can wear the guise of the devil. There is, however, a way out! Find the way to safety this Sunday. Blessings, Matt Video will be uploaded shortly after service on Sunday.

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Does God Hide the Truth?

Does God hide the truth from us? As this week’s reading states: His beauty is revealed in the sunsets, His tender sympathy in the rain, and His power in the sunlight. Even His subtler, more esoteric truths are revealed to those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear. Join us this Sunday to […]

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How Democratic is Truth?

Several times in Conversations with Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda references Master saying. “God doesn’t want us to find out too soon”. What is going on here and why? Let’s explore this intriguing subject of ultimate truth telling. How might we prepare ourselves for knowing more and using it wisely? Join Jamuna this Sunday. 

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Do You Need a Guru?

 The topic this week is “Do You Need a Guru?” Yogananda said basically that no, you don’t but then again yes you do. How is that so? We know many Westerners scoff at the idea of a Guru! The good old American -” I can do it myself” virtue – is very strong for […]

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Self Effort Too is Needed

Being open and receptive, as well as self-forgetfull spiritually is far from a gentle, passive experience. Great focused energy, self-discipline and self-effort is required!    Please join us this Sunday as we explore the ways our efforts are needed to untie the karmic knots that bind us, and open the door to Divine Grace. Blessings, Padma

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Abiding in God

The metaphor of the vine and the branches is perfect for the exuberant growth of summer plants, flowers, and trees! When the “sun is shining” it is easy to fill we are part of all life. And, that indeed, is the message of the ages from saints and sages.    We know not from whence […]

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The Redeeming Light

With some people on some days, no matter what we do, things seem to go wrong. But have you also noticed that on some days, no matter how many mistakes we make–wobbling and shaking our very being–we end up standing upright again and keep moving forward with ease. That Light chases away the darkness, and […]

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The Inner Kingdom

Whether your temperament is to be active, reflective, or aspirational, the deepest, indeed the only reality that exists is HERE and NOW. There is no other. To stand behind the present moment is to place your Self in the frontier between eternity and duality. The NOW is a great gift, which is why we call it the […]

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How Devotees Rise

 This Sunday, Zach and Hailey Abbey will assist Hriman and Padma in doing Sunday Service. Zach will do this week’s talk on “How Devotees Rise”. 

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Can I Fail Spiritually?

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 […]

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The Inner Kingdom

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.

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The Best Way to Worship

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 […]

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Activity vs Inner Communion

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.

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The Secret of Right Action

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 […]

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Perfection is Self-Transcendence

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 […]

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How High Should I Aspire?

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 […]

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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 […]

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Deeds vs. Intentions

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 […]

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We Are Children of the Light

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.

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Who is the Son of Man?

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 […]

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Reason vs Intuition

Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway

​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 […]

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Dogmatism Vs. Common Sense

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 […]

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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 […]

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