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Life on the Path of Kriya Yoga

Sowing Seeds for Success

Welcome to the new year and all its energy toward positive, dynamic change in our lives. It may seem odd then, to consider our “failures” at this juncture. But it can also be constructive to take inventory of the year that has passed and how we do want to forge new directions in our lives. It’s prep time for planting … Read More

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I will be Thine always!

We recently celebrated Paramhansa Yogananda’s birthday, he is the great avatar of these times who brought the tools of Kriya Yoga and inner communion with the Divine to millions of souls over the course of these last 100 plus years. Whoever holds their cup of yearning for deeper meaning, understanding and liberation from the sufferings of this world, will find … Read More

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New Year’s Blessings!

2023 is here! The mild winter weather we are currently experiencing in Texas, gives us an opportunity to clean up the dead plants, fallen leaves and general detritus from the end of last season. It is the perfect metaphor for the new year. Clearing out all that is no longer “alive”  or useful to us, and begin to  prepare and till … Read More

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Awaken to the Presence of the Christ Child

Christmas 2022 is here and it’s time to unwrap the Presence within. If you haven’t yet taken the opportunity to dive into the true essence of Christmas beyond the outward wonder and festivities of the season, there is still time. There is always time. The Divine patiently awaits our awakening. It’s just that at this time, the veil is thin … Read More

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God’s Christmas Tree and Presence

Yogananda said the Christmas tree is symbolic of the astral spine with the lights of the tree reflecting the colorful lights of the chakras; the star at the top of the tree, the spiritual eye. It can be helpful to use these symbols of the season to remember the true essence of Christmas, the “birth” or re-awakening of Christ Consciousness … Read More

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Light and Joy Unfolding

It seems every year about this time in the holiday season, we experience an extra dose of darkness in our lives—literally, as we close in on the longest nights of the year, but also in our personal lives. People often have difficulty around the holidays for many reasons. It tends to bring up more “stuff”—memories, unresolved issues, extra pressures…..it just … Read More

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Gift of Peace

As we enter the bustling season of Christmas, full of the energy of giving, sharing and an expansion of sympathies, it also poses a challenge to cultivating underlying peace at the same time. Yogananda said one of the goals of a yogi is to be “actively calm, calmly active.” This state is cultivated through a daily practice of meditation and … Read More

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Entering the Holiday Season

The gratitude continues here at Ananda Dallas with more special offerings to help prepare our hearts for the Holy Season ahead.  Our Ananda Sangha House is hosting more and more in person programs to support you in going deeper in your spiritual life, to help you be re-inspired with other like-minded souls, and to assist you in balancing your daily … Read More

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An Attitude of Gratitude: cultivating gratitude in our lives.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it brings to us a focus on gratitude. If cultivated, this “attitude of gratitude” has tremendous health benefits. “Benefits associated with gratitude include better sleep, reduced symptoms of physical pain, lower levels of inflammation, lower blood pressure and a host of other things we associate with better health,” according to Glenn Fox, an expert … Read More

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Living your Yoga: actively calm, calmly active!

Paramhansa Yogananda’s famous adage for the aspiring yogi is to be “actively calm, calmly active.” Indeed, one of the salient attributes of meditation is prevailing calmness. When we allow the breath to guide us deeply within, we touch that essential aspect of who we truly are. The trick is how do we integrate it into our daily lives? The grace … Read More

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The Purpose of Ananda is to Have Fun

It was just a couple of weeks ago we were blessed with Asha Nayaswami’s inspiring visit. Since that time, we have been sharing about what that has meant to us through our various in-person gatherings and also online during our Treasures along the Path  gathering. It’s an introspective time of integrating those experiences collectively and individually. One of the things she mentioned … Read More

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Right Attitude in the Midst of Interpersonal Challenges, Part One.

Today’s blog talks about  “right attitude”.  I thought I would share about how I solved my dilemma of yesterday, in which I (ego; self-directional) wanted to spend the morning working in one place, and my teammate ( a rule-follower) thought I should be somewhere else. Context: this conflict was playing out only between my 2 teammates and me . My duties … Read More

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Welcome to Treasures along the path of Kriya yoga

Hello everyone, Ananda Texas has been meeting every Monday at 11:00am CST, 9:30pm IST to discuss a chosen topic from the Treasures along the path audio series by Swami Kriyananda. The attendees have taken great joy speaking their thoughts about the talk and sharing their experiences on the journey of a spiritual path. I have noticed that all of us … Read More

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The Journey Home – Life on the Path of Kriya Yoga

When you travel the spiritual path life takes on new meaning and every day is an opportunity for increased awareness, inspiration and joy. Wasting Time with God Dear Ones, Many years ago, I grew discontent on my spiritual journey. I wasn’t looking for a change, yet there was a sense that something was missing. I wanted to “know” the truth … Read More

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Wasting Time with God

Dear Ones, Many years ago, I grew discontent on my spiritual journey. I wasn’t looking for a change, yet there was a sense that something was missing. I wanted to “know” the truth and “experience” God. But, I wasn’t sure what that meant. While reading a book by Thomas Green, S.J., I came across the line, “gracefully waste time with … Read More

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Deeds vs. Intentions

I was preparing to give Sunday Service on the topic of “Deeds Vs. Intentions”. The core premise of the reading is that even the desire to harm is an error in that it denies the reality that all is God. This topic brought to mind the many ways that our state of mind affects our reality, all the way from … Read More

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Easter’s Message of Hope

Dear Ones: As I sit to write this Easter message, I am hoping this letter finds you safe, loved, and prosperous. I am wishing for you a happy and joyous Easter weekend.  I would like to invite you to take a moment to pause and reflect on a few thoughts about this sacred Easter season. Take a deep breath, slowly … Read More