Ananda Los Angeles

Ananda is a global spiritual organization dedicated to sharing the practical science of yoga applied to the chaos and challenges in daily life.

We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for people everywhere. We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for people everywhere to experience the true nature of joy within, through mindfulness meditation, affirmations, and yoga asanas. Ananda’s communities and centers welcome all sincere seekers, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender

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07/08/2021

Energy and Energization
4 Saturdays July 10-31
10:00am - 12:30pm

https://www.anandala.org/event/energy-and-energization-2/2021-07-10/
Step 2 in The Path of Kriya Yoga
Prerequisite: Lessons in Meditation or the Raja Yoga series

The secret of success in life, and in meditation practice, is to be able to generate energy at will and direct it where you wish.


We have three major goals for this 4-class series on Zoom:

In this series, you will learn or review Yogananda’s Energization Exercises to gain control over your life-force. Yogananda taught that by a strong exertion of will power, coupled with a sensitive awareness of energy, you can tap into the infinite energy-source and invigorate the body and brain at will. These exercises help develop concentration, clarity of mind and calmness.
This class is designed to review and support your meditation and sadhana practice as well. We will review Hong-Sau and various meditation support techniques. In each class we will meditate together.
From the ancient traditions of yoga and their own realization Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda have outlined the nature of energy, how it functions in the universe, and how you can use it to further your own goals. We hope to share these concepts in such a way that they will be interesting, meaningful and accessible to you in your daily life.

Energy and Energization comprises Step 2 of the path of Kriya Yoga. An understanding and practice of Yogananda’s Energization Exercises are a prerequisite for initiation into Kriya Yoga. These exercises stand on their own as a powerful addition to your spiritual practice whether you choose to go on to Kriya initiation or not.

Enjoy this deep dive into Yogananda’s techniques for Self-realization.

https://www.anandala.org/event/energy-and-energization-2/2021-07-10/
Course fee: $120 for the 4-class series. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link.

Energy and Energization
4 Saturdays July 10-31
10:00am - 12:30pm

https://www.anandala.org/event/energy-and-energization-2/2021-07-10/
Step 2 in The Path of Kriya Yoga
Prerequisite: Lessons in Meditation or the Raja Yoga series

The secret of success in life, and in meditation practice, is to be able to generate energy at will and direct it where you wish.


We have three major goals for this 4-class series on Zoom:

In this series, you will learn or review Yogananda’s Energization Exercises to gain control over your life-force. Yogananda taught that by a strong exertion of will power, coupled with a sensitive awareness of energy, you can tap into the infinite energy-source and invigorate the body and brain at will. These exercises help develop concentration, clarity of mind and calmness.
This class is designed to review and support your meditation and sadhana practice as well. We will review Hong-Sau and various meditation support techniques. In each class we will meditate together.
From the ancient traditions of yoga and their own realization Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda have outlined the nature of energy, how it functions in the universe, and how you can use it to further your own goals. We hope to share these concepts in such a way that they will be interesting, meaningful and accessible to you in your daily life.

Energy and Energization comprises Step 2 of the path of Kriya Yoga. An understanding and practice of Yogananda’s Energization Exercises are a prerequisite for initiation into Kriya Yoga. These exercises stand on their own as a powerful addition to your spiritual practice whether you choose to go on to Kriya initiation or not.

Enjoy this deep dive into Yogananda’s techniques for Self-realization.

https://www.anandala.org/event/energy-and-energization-2/2021-07-10/
Course fee: $120 for the 4-class series. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link.

07/07/2021

Energy and Energization
4 Saturdays July 10-31
10:00am - 12:30pm
https://www.anandala.org/event/energy-and-energization-2/2021-07-10/

Enjoy this deep dive into Yogananda’s techniques for Self-realization.
Step 2 in The Path of Kriya Yoga
Prerequisite: Lessons in Meditation or the Raja Yoga series

The secret of success in life, and in meditation practice, is to be able to generate energy at will and direct it where you wish.


We have three major goals for this 4-class series on Zoom:

In this series, you will learn or review Yogananda’s Energization Exercises to gain control over your life-force. Yogananda taught that by a strong exertion of will power, coupled with a sensitive awareness of energy, you can tap into the infinite energy-source and invigorate the body and brain at will. These exercises help develop concentration, clarity of mind and calmness.
This class is designed to review and support your meditation and sadhana practice as well. We will review Hong-Sau and various meditation support techniques. In each class we will meditate together.
From the ancient traditions of yoga and their own realization Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda have outlined the nature of energy, how it functions in the universe, and how you can use it to further your own goals. We hope to share these concepts in such a way that they will be interesting, meaningful and accessible to you in your daily life.

Energy and Energization comprises Step 2 of the path of Kriya Yoga. An understanding and practice of Yogananda’s Energization Exercises are a prerequisite for initiation into Kriya Yoga. These exercises stand on their own as a powerful addition to your spiritual practice whether you choose to go on to Kriya initiation or not.

https://www.anandala.org/event/energy-and-energization-2/2021-07-10/
Course fee: $120 for the 4-class series. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link.

Energy and Energization
4 Saturdays July 10-31
10:00am - 12:30pm
https://www.anandala.org/event/energy-and-energization-2/2021-07-10/

Enjoy this deep dive into Yogananda’s techniques for Self-realization.
Step 2 in The Path of Kriya Yoga
Prerequisite: Lessons in Meditation or the Raja Yoga series

The secret of success in life, and in meditation practice, is to be able to generate energy at will and direct it where you wish.


We have three major goals for this 4-class series on Zoom:

In this series, you will learn or review Yogananda’s Energization Exercises to gain control over your life-force. Yogananda taught that by a strong exertion of will power, coupled with a sensitive awareness of energy, you can tap into the infinite energy-source and invigorate the body and brain at will. These exercises help develop concentration, clarity of mind and calmness.
This class is designed to review and support your meditation and sadhana practice as well. We will review Hong-Sau and various meditation support techniques. In each class we will meditate together.
From the ancient traditions of yoga and their own realization Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda have outlined the nature of energy, how it functions in the universe, and how you can use it to further your own goals. We hope to share these concepts in such a way that they will be interesting, meaningful and accessible to you in your daily life.

Energy and Energization comprises Step 2 of the path of Kriya Yoga. An understanding and practice of Yogananda’s Energization Exercises are a prerequisite for initiation into Kriya Yoga. These exercises stand on their own as a powerful addition to your spiritual practice whether you choose to go on to Kriya initiation or not.

https://www.anandala.org/event/energy-and-energization-2/2021-07-10/
Course fee: $120 for the 4-class series. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link.

Timeline Photos 07/03/2021

*The newest book launch for the new book, *Touch of Peace: Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda* by Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi was a success thanks to all of you!

Learn more: https://www.crystalclarity.com/touch-of-peace-yogananda-teachings/

In this book, the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, father of Yoga to the West, are applied to daily life with the wisdom and experience of Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, lifelong meditators and recognized Global Ambassadors of Peace.

“Who among us has not had to deal with their share of trials? It is worry, even more than the trial itself, that usually does damage to our peace and happiness,” said author, Nayaswami Jyotish. “Raising our consciousness is the true solution” he continues, for facing the battlefield of life—to keep us from sinking into our worries, so we may learn to overcome our trials.

In *Touch of Peace,* co-authors Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi, show us the way forward to a brighter future. Since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, there have been dramatic changes in people’s lives around the world. The passages within this book offer fresh perspective, practices, and ancient teachings of yoga to help individuals transcend the special challenges we face.

After the success of their first three books, *Touch of Light,* *Touch of Joy,* and *Touch of Love,* Nayaswami Jyotish and Devi offer a lifeline in a sea of uncertainty within each letter found in *Touch of Peace.* Based on their famous blog, A Touch of Light, this book is the compilation of profound and practical spiritual teachings faithfully shared in the spirit of their beloved guru, Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda.

Learn more: https://www.crystalclarity.com/touch-of-peace-yogananda-teachings/

*The newest book launch for the new book, *Touch of Peace: Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda* by Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi was a success thanks to all of you!

Learn more: https://www.crystalclarity.com/touch-of-peace-yogananda-teachings/

In this book, the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, father of Yoga to the West, are applied to daily life with the wisdom and experience of Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, lifelong meditators and recognized Global Ambassadors of Peace.

“Who among us has not had to deal with their share of trials? It is worry, even more than the trial itself, that usually does damage to our peace and happiness,” said author, Nayaswami Jyotish. “Raising our consciousness is the true solution” he continues, for facing the battlefield of life—to keep us from sinking into our worries, so we may learn to overcome our trials.

In *Touch of Peace,* co-authors Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi, show us the way forward to a brighter future. Since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, there have been dramatic changes in people’s lives around the world. The passages within this book offer fresh perspective, practices, and ancient teachings of yoga to help individuals transcend the special challenges we face.

After the success of their first three books, *Touch of Light,* *Touch of Joy,* and *Touch of Love,* Nayaswami Jyotish and Devi offer a lifeline in a sea of uncertainty within each letter found in *Touch of Peace.* Based on their famous blog, A Touch of Light, this book is the compilation of profound and practical spiritual teachings faithfully shared in the spirit of their beloved guru, Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda.

Learn more: https://www.crystalclarity.com/touch-of-peace-yogananda-teachings/

Timeline Photos 07/03/2021

Timeline Photos

The little boy was orphaned at an early age when both of his parents were killed in a tragic accident. Fortunately, he was taken in by his loving grandparents, who raised him in the tradition of his people: the Cherokee. Thus begins The Education of Little Tree, a beautiful book which describes the ways of these indigenous people, and their reverence for the Great Spirit and for all of creation.

As the boy grew to maturity, he was trained by his grandparents in both practical and spiritual skills. Then the time came when his elderly grandmother knew her life was coming to an end. As was the Cherokee tradition, in her final moments she looked into her husband’s eyes and said, “Next time it will be better.”

No regrets, no apologies, no clinging to what was, but simply the assurance that all souls are forever joined in spirit and are evolving towards higher consciousness.

This practice reflects the wisdom of the Indian masters, who tell us that life is a school to teach us the lessons our soul needs to find freedom. We move from incarnation to incarnation until we realize who and what we really are. Yoganandaji described the soul’s journey as an ascent up “the spiral stairway of wakefulness.”

What can we do to prepare for our next incarnation? First, look at the unfulfilled desires and ambitions to which you’re clinging. Ask yourself, “Do I really want these? Will they bring me lasting happiness?” If the answers are “yes,” then put out the energy to achieve them, and move on. If not, work to w**d out their roots, which can entangle your consciousness.

Introspect and look at the negative mental or physical habits that hold you back. It takes honesty, persistence, and energy to overcome these, but with determined effort you can change any aspect of your life.

Don’t identify with your faults, but understand that these are just reflections of actions you performed in the past. They are karmic patterns you yourself set in motion, that now you can change. As Sri Yukteswar said, “Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.”

The ideal is to do your best, and to remain objective and non-attached. Every challenge you face in life is a lesson placed there for one purpose: to teach you something you must learn in order to find freedom. Don’t waste time on things that are empty distractions and ultimately slow your spiritual progress.

It’s important also not to dwell on past mistakes or failures. Keep affirming the virtues you want to develop, and take these goals forward into your next life. Once Swami Kriyananda was asked by his guru, Yoganandaji, to be in attendance at the deathbed of one of the Master’s students, a dignified man and a retired architect. In the last moments of his life he muttered remorsefully, “I’ve done many bad things in my life.”

Afterwards Swamiji came to Master and recounted what had happened. Yoganandaji replied, “He shouldn’t have said that. He will take this attitude of regret and guilt into his next incarnation.” Master went on to say that even if you are dying of a terrible disease, if you can affirm, “I am well” at the end, you will take that thought into your next life and have a healthy body.

So, how do we plan for our next incarnation? Right now take stock of your life: Eliminate what’s holding you back, and strengthen, or at least affirm, what will take you forward. Ask God to show you the soul lessons you need in this life, so you can quickly learn them. Always live in the thought that inner freedom is very near.

If you do these things, you may be surprised to find that your present life, too, is transformed. There may indeed be no compulsion to reincarnate at all. As Yoganandaji said, “When your schooling is done, and the end comes, and people are crying at your passing, you can rejoice and say, ‘Beloved One, Master Death is opening for me the gate to freedom. I have had enough schooling now. I shall go out no more.’”

With joy and freedom,

Nayaswami Devi

Share a comment with Devi on this week’s blog, *Planning for Your Next Incarnation*: https://buff.ly/3qFOSKx or listen to the behind-the-blog commentary.

07/03/2021

Living With Gratitude: Touch of Light with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

06/27/2021

Sunday Service: For meditation, inspirational talk, affirmation, prayer, chanting and the festival of light.

06/26/2021

The Art & Science of Raja Yoga
A 15-Week Immersion Course
Saturdays, 9:00am-12:30pm
August 14 – November 20, 2021
https://www.anandala.org/event/the-art-science-of-raja-yoga-3/2021-08-14/

Build spiritual power against troubled times
Remain calm in the face of challenges
Learn timeless techniques of self-mastery
Deepen your understanding of your inner self

Learn skills and develop attitudes that will help you cope with your life’s challenges in troubled times. Remaining centered in the midst of stressful situations, maintaining focus when one could feel overwhelmed, looking to the future without fear are all products of deepening one’s spiritual reality.

Raja Yoga is a comprehensive approach to life that develops calmness, physical well-being and an awareness of spiritual realities.

The secrets of success—personal magnetism, right attitude, creativity, and energy—form an integral part of the yoga science.

We will explore the practical wisdom of Yoga. You will learn how to apply yogic techniques and principles in your daily life.
https://www.anandala.org/event/the-art-science-of-raja-yoga-3/2021-08-14/

The Art & Science of Raja Yoga
A 15-Week Immersion Course
Saturdays, 9:00am-12:30pm
August 14 – November 20, 2021
https://www.anandala.org/event/the-art-science-of-raja-yoga-3/2021-08-14/

Build spiritual power against troubled times
Remain calm in the face of challenges
Learn timeless techniques of self-mastery
Deepen your understanding of your inner self

Learn skills and develop attitudes that will help you cope with your life’s challenges in troubled times. Remaining centered in the midst of stressful situations, maintaining focus when one could feel overwhelmed, looking to the future without fear are all products of deepening one’s spiritual reality.

Raja Yoga is a comprehensive approach to life that develops calmness, physical well-being and an awareness of spiritual realities.

The secrets of success—personal magnetism, right attitude, creativity, and energy—form an integral part of the yoga science.

We will explore the practical wisdom of Yoga. You will learn how to apply yogic techniques and principles in your daily life.
https://www.anandala.org/event/the-art-science-of-raja-yoga-3/2021-08-14/

About Ananda LA

Ananda Los Angeles is a meditation & yoga community based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. Ananda was founded in 1968 by Swami Kriyananda, one of the last living direct disciples of Yogananda. We offer classes on meditation and yogic teachings.

Please visit our website at www.anandala.org for complete schedule, event info, and locations. You can also sign-up for our free email newsletter there.

All are welcome!

We also offer private training and classes, for individuals and small groups, for any of our offerings including meditation, yoga, and other class topics.

Nayaswamis Narayan & Dharmadevi are the Spiritual Directors for Ananda in the Greater LA area. They frequently teach classes and lead Sunday services.

Ananda Los Angeles is part of the worldwide Ananda network of spiritual communities, retreats, centers, and meditation groups. With countless thousands of members on five continents, you will find the Ananda community to be a diverse, supportive, and uplifting place to further your own spiritual development.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions, ideas, needs, or would just like to talk. We are here for you.

Be sure to regularly check our events section, website, and e-newsletter to discover what's happening around town.

We look forward to seeing you!

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