The Private Screening Event for the new Ananda film Finding Happiness with Ananda LA Ministers, Ram & Dikshini Smith, at Integral Yogaon Tuesday was a great success with over 25 people in attendance. Thank you for all the emails, texts, Meetup posts and phone calls about the event. It was amazing to get so much feedback. It is always wonderful to have Ananda Ministers visit. I am currently in talks with three other Ananda Ministers about possible visits/workshops this fall- nothing set but it's the works! Also, Avital Miller from Ananda Village, Crystal Clarity will be here in November. She will be doing a workshop at Integral Yoga on Health and Vitality. She will also lead one of our group's evening satsangs.
The new Finding Happiness Website is now live: www.findinghappinessmovie.com There is an interesting article/interview with Elisabeth Rhom, the lead, in which she describes her actual transformation while doing the movie. If you would like to make a donation for the film by check you can send to Ram: Robert Smith[masked]th Ave Los Angeles, CA 90018. Checks should be made out to "Education For Life".
Next Satsang: Tuesday 7/16 at 7:00pm (earlier time!). The topic of the Satsang will be Step 5 of The Art & Science of Raja Yoga - The Niyamas (attached). There will be extra chanting :) Email [masked] if you would like to receive a copy of Step 5 for the satsang.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras Weekend Retreat with Nayaswamis Krishnadas and Mantradevi October 4-6, 2013 at Rolling Ridge, North Andover, MA http://www.anandaboston.org/Pages/default.aspx
Spiritual Renewal Week. - Aug 18-25 at Ananda Village, CA. Seven days of spiritual transformation, through daily yoga and meditation, classes, devotional chanting, inspirational music and theater, and fellowship with like-minded seekers - in an atmosphere of high inspiration. http://www.expandinglight.org/special/spiritual-renewal-week.php
Italy - There are just a few spots left for the magical pilgrimage to Italy with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi and about 40 other Ananda devotees. Some friends of mine, who some of you may know, will be joining me - Kelly Doyle from Rhode Island, Avital Miller from Ananda Village. Jyotish and Devi, the Spiritual Directors of Ananda, will be leading this truly special spiritual voyage. http://www.expandinglight.org/spiritual-travel/italy-pilgrimage/
In Divine Friendship,