"Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you: that God's omnipresence is you omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing."
Join us for our first "Spiritual Renewal Weekend" at Ananda Los Angeles! We are pleased to have joining us for this amazing weekend Nayaswami Asha Praver. Our theme this year is: The Essence of Self-Realization
Schedule of events:
10am-12pm: The Essence of Self-Realization Part 1 with Nayaswami Asha
Break for lunch
2pm-4pm: Q&A with Nayaswami Asha
Break for dinner
7:30pm-9pm: The Essence of Self-Realization Part 2 with Nayaswami Asha
10am-11am: Meditation, Purification, & Fire Ceremony
11am-12:30pm: Service with Nayaswami Asha
Swami Asha has been a spiritual seeker since she was a young girl. In 1969 at Stanford University, she heard Swami Kriyananda speak for the first time. Instantly, she recognized him as her spiritual teacher. “I knew the moment he walked into the room that he possessed the consciousness I had long been seeking.”
She soon became a founding member of the new community Swami was starting near Nevada City, California, called Ananda Village, based on Yogananda’s dream of world brotherhood colonies for “simple living and high thinking.”
Swami Kriyananda placed Asha in the role of teaching and counseling soon after her arrival at Ananda. She also served as Swami's correspondence secretary and personal assistant for many years.
In 1987, Swami Asha and her husband, Swami David, became spiritual directors of Ananda Palo Alto in California, where they continue to serve today.
Swami Asha is author of Swami Kriyananda As We Have Known Him, a collection of more than 200 stories by people who have been touched by his teachings and spiritual friendship, often in remarkable ways. She is also author of Loved and Protected: Stories of Miracles and Answered Prayers.
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