O God Beautiful

Today’s topic is one that I have to confess is not my forte perhaps. The title is ‘O God Beautiful’ that I can relate to but we are going to talk about beauty and expressing beauty. Something I can say is since I got married, people who know me started to say “Ah Bara! Now that you are married, suddenly … Read More

Tithing as A Spiritual Practice

Nayaswami Trimurti: Tithing helps us become balanced and whole The aspect of tithing is an interesting practice because we all come with individual karma as to how we perceive money, how we perceive our spiritual life, how we perceive what our path specifically is in this life…. so for many of us as devotees we may have strong devotion and … Read More

Befriending Swami Kriyananda – Connecting the dots

God is with us from the beginning, whether we are aware of it or not. Steve Jobs once pointed out, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward.” I came to Ananda Sangha in 2014. Did I meet Swami Kriyananda before 2014? The following ‘dot’ happened around the year 2003. I might have been … Read More

Did Bhrigu Make a Mistake?

Bhrigu is referred to in the Bhagavad Gita in Chapter 10, Stanza 25: “Among great Rishis, I am Bhrigu.” Thousands of years ago he made many predictions about Swami Kriyananda’s life that have proved to be true. However, he implied that Swami Kriyananda would live to be 83 years old. Swami Kriyananda lived instead to be 86 years old. Did … Read More

How Meditation Changed My Life

Meditation and Kriya Yoga helped me to find a purpose and fulfillment in my life when I had come to the point where I thought no such thing was possible. I grew up in San Jose, California during the 60’s and 70’s. Most of my life I was seeking happiness outside myself in things and situations found in the world. … Read More

Paining by Sumakshi Singh, renowned Kriyaban artist from Ananda Gurgaon

Antar Yatra – The Pilgrimage Within

There was a time in my life, when things weren’t going very well. I desperately needed a break from the environment. It was December. In Delhi, it is the beginning of winter. So, I was wondering where I could go to escape people. Eureka! I decided to hike up to mount Triund hill: a 4 hours hike from Dharamsala. It … Read More

Flowers Along My Path: Remembering Hassi Ma and Her Joy

Hassi has been a dear member of our spiritual family. After a briefperiod of illness, she left her body peacefully on the 27th of August 2019 in her Kolkata home. Her day of passing coincides with the Mahasamadhi of Anandamoyee Ma. We fondly remember Hassi, and the divine friendship that she shared with all whom she met. Her son Manash … Read More

Devotees Serving Together at the Delhi Spiritual Fair

Last April Ananda Sangha Delhi ashram hosted their bi-annual Spiritual Fair, “Tools and Techniques to for Self-Transformation.” We host two Spiritual Fairs per year, but this one was our very best ever. We offered 43 classes in eight hours! What a joy it was to observe members of the Sangha presenting the teachings of our guru, Paramhansa Yogananda for the … Read More


In 1952 Paramhansa Yogananda entered mahasamadhi, a master’s conscious exit from the body at the time of physical death. That same year brought a worldwide epidemic of polio, a serious disease of the spinal cord, which often brought about paralysis and permanent disability. It especially affected children, and I was one of them, at age 9. The disease begins with … Read More