What is it, to Fail Spiritually

As this week’s reading says, “We know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man will visit us”. Let us, therefore, learn to keep the oil of our devotion burning always in the lamps of our sadhana (spiritual efforts) that we may be ready to receive Christ Consciousness when it arrives to […]

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The Law of Karma: Bondage or Soul Release?

Yes, there is a law functioning in & through all lives however; karma is what you make it. Swami Kriyananda suggested to us the definition: karma is that which draws you closer to God or pulls you farther away. Our task is to accept it, and then choose that attitude which will raise our consciousness.So […]

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Reincarnation: the Spiral Staircase

Can you imagine a life where every desire is fulfilled ? Where every past mistake is put to rest?  Where all things work out for the best? How wonderful it would be! Welcome to the reality of reincarnation – the souls long journey home. Find out more this Sunday. Matt Stickney

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The Promise of the Scriptures

This week’s Sunday topic, The Promise of the Scriptures, refers to one of the most inspiring stories in the Bible, that of the prodigal son and his return to the house of his loving father. It is the story of us all as we make our way back to our one true Father, Who waits […]

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What is the Best Way to Pray?

Yogananda tells us that prayer is talking with God, and Meditation is Listening for God’s response. This leaves us with infinite possibilities for the role of prayer in our lives, and the best ways to approach prayer. Join us this Sunday as we explore this essential topic! Blessings, Nayaswami Padma

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First Things First

Our topic today, First Things First, is practical advice for us all – to get done what needs to get done when it is right in front of us to do! But the topic is much deeper than that, and Jesus addresses it in his simple sentence, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and […]

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Does a loved one oppose your spiritual interests and involvement? Both in general and particularly among Ananda members, the unorthodox nature of the path of yoga and meditation can incite resistance, doubts, and sarcasm from a spouse or another person close to you.    Fact is, however, the world itself opposes the path of awakening […]

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In Surrender Lies Victory

A case might be made for surrender as a path to victory in worldly conflicts – the way of passive resistance, for example, in preference to armed resistance. But our point here concerns a higher kind of surrender: the surrender of our deluded, egoic will to the wise and almighty will of God. Join Zach […]

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Many Are the pathways to Truth

We are all born here and we all die here. We all came from the same God and we will all go back to that same God. All paths lead us back to the creator – so why all the fuss? Join Matt as he shares on this subject Sunday morning.

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Intuition is Simple: The Intellect is Complex

  The “knowing” that we all long for is the knowing from within.So often we approach life as if the only path was the path of reason and logic. But within each of us there resides a creative voice which can inform many of our most important decisions. Join Jamuna Snitkin this Sunday …….

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Truth Invites, It Never Commands

Life is a series of many choices, from minute to minute, making small and large choices constantly. We all likely can agree that we make some very good decisions and also sometimes not so good ones. God has given us free will to do this, and He invites us to live in such a way […]

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Ego – Friend or Foe?

The Invisible Man! We are taught to overcome the ego: does that mean we should aspire to be a wishy-washy wimp? Hardly! Saints have power, courage, energy, creativity, and an indomitable will. And yes, also great wisdom and compassion. As our soul’s identity expands beyond the ego (and the body), our consciousness moves towards Infinity? […]

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Who Are the True Christians?

Discover the two secrets to becoming a saint. Together, let’s walk in the footsteps of the great masters of East and West. In Divine Friendship, Bhima Bhima Breckenridge will assist Nayaswamis Hriman and Padma McGilloway in presenting this Sunday’s Service. Bhima will speak on the subject of “Who Are the True Christians”. Please join us […]

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How Do We Meet Our Tests?

Most gifts that we receive are wrapped, hiding what is inside. Once the covering is off we see what we have been given and thank who ever chose it for us. The same holds true for Gifts from the karmic mother. She knows what we need to become Her Shining Emissaries of Light. Lets talk […]

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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

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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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