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Sunday Satsang at Ananda is inspired by the meditation tradition of the East and the ancient teachings of mystical Christianity, with inspirational readings from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. Service includes music, group chanting and meditation.
Nayaswami Jaya became a student of Swami Kriyananda soon after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968. Upon learning of Swami Kriyananda’s interest in spiritual communities, Nayaswami Jaya joined him as a founding member of Ananda Village, now one of the most successful such communities in the world.
At Ananda Village, Nayaswami Jaya served as Village planner, property manager, and resident acharya for many years with his wife Nayaswami Sadhana Devi. They shifted to New England in 2002 to guide Ananda’s work on the East Coast of the United States and, at Swami Kriyananda’s request, they started traveling often throughout India since 2006, to help and guide leaders and devotees with their duties and spiritual growth.
Nayaswami Jaya has been authorized by Swami Kriyananda to give initiation into the advanced meditation technique Kriya Yoga. He travels widely as an Ananda “Kriyacharya,” sharing the teachings and techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda with audiences throughout the world.
10:00 Chanting & Opening Prayer
10:15 Short Meditation
10:20 Affirmation from Affirmations for Self-Healing
10:25 Bible & Bhagavad Gita readings and commentary from Rays of the One Light
10:30 Long meditation
11:25 Healing Prayers
11:30 Nayaswami Jaya Joins Us!