The Ananda Lifestyle

The Ananda Lifestyle

 

friendsSpiritual Friendship

Very often, success or failure on the spiritual path is determined by the company one keeps. To attract friends who support our highest aspirations is vitally important, as is learning to practice the presence of God when one is alone.

 
 

 

kids2-300x200Schools

Education For Life is the system developed at Ananda to ensure a balanced approach to child development. It emphasizes a learning process based on the child’s interests and abilities, as opposed to imposing a rigid program of prearranged lessons.

 

 

Family Lifeananda-family

One of the unique aspects of Ananda is the fulfillment of Yogananda’s dream of spiritual communities where people of all walks of life, including families, can seek and find God.

 

choir_singing_during_seattle_temple_dedication1-400x300Music and the Arts

All forms of art — visual, literary and performing — have a direct impact on our consciousness. In addition to the daily spiritual practices, we regard music and the arts to be vital expressions of life at Ananda.

 

 

Health and HealingFruit salad

Ananda members practice the common sense approach to healh advocated by Paramhansa Yogananda. His teachings emphasize an integration of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of human nature.

 

group-of-pilgrims-in-varanasi-2004-300x400Pilgrimages

Every religion teaches that in certain places on Earth there are holy vibrations. When visiting holy places, we should tune in sensitively to their vibrations, with a deeply prayerful attitude. If our hearts’ feelings are uplifted calmly to receive the divine blessings, the benefits we gain will be enduring.

 

 

 sharingProsperity

Money represents, quite simply, a flow of energy. As spiritual seekers, our task is to learn how to attract what we need when we need it, and to share our wealth with all.

 

asanaAnanda Yoga

These days, most yoga studios emphasize the health benefits of yoga postures. Ananda Yoga, on the other hand, returns hatha yoga to its original purpose: a tool for spiritual growth.

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