Saint Loucas

Stories of Saint Luke (Loucas) of Steris

One of the holy places we’ll visit during our pilgrimage to Greece and Crete is the monastery of “Luke of Steris”, or “Luke the Wonder-Worker”, who lived from 896 to 953 AD. Here are some interesting facts about this Greek Saint…

meteora monastery

A Pilgrimage of Higher Consciousness

To go on pilgrimage is to attune oneself to higher awareness, and to bring that consciousness deeply into your soul. The spiritual value of pilgrimage is when we are able to attune to the wise and saintly lives of those who have gone before us, as well as to those places that have been infused with spirituality for hundreds and thousands of years.

Anandamoyi Ma

Getting to Know the Saints: Anandamoyi Ma

Anandamoyi Ma was one of the most well-known and beloved women saints of India in the 1900’s. She was born in Bengal, in India, and right from early childhood, it was noticed that she was no ordinary human being. From a young age, she would go into deep states of inner bliss. Anandamoyi Ma was a beloved mother, way shower, Guru, and divine friend to many.

kayla in her fire fighter gear

Fighting Fires with Kayla

It’s raining now in Northern California.  The torrential fires of 2018 are fast becoming a memory.  Twenty-five miles north of Ananda Village, the entire city of Paradise was obliterated in a matter of hours on November 8, 2018.  Witnesses said the fast-moving fire engulfed the city of 27,000 so quickly, the roar sounded like a […]

four stages of yoga book cover

Living Your Best Life Through The Four Stages of Yoga

“Ancient knowledge from the higher civilizations, when applied to everyday life, is reflected throughout this educational andentertaining book.  The Four Stages of Yoga is an inspiring new contribution to the field of yoga, ideal for all ages!”—Walter Cruttenden, Founder of The Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge (CPAK), author of The Lost Star of Myth […]

surfer swami

The Rishi and the Surfer Swami

It was late afternoon when we began preparations for a visit to Dehra Dun in the Himalayan foothills of Northern India. Before meeting him, Swami Jnananda Giri had suggested we take a dip in Mother Ganges to purify ourselves for the occasion. Now in his fourth stage of yoga, the great Swami had much to […]

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Laughter Yoga

“If we want world peace, we must let go of our attachments and live like nomads. That’s where I no mad at you, you no mad at me. That way, there’ll surely be nomadness on the planet. And peace begins with each of us. A little peace here, a little peace there, pretty soon all […]

Cosmic image

Does History Repeat Itself?

Imagine you are viewing the universe in an expanded awareness beyond the limits of linear understanding.  Within your view are levels of consciousness that cannot be seen with the human eye. Perhaps it is easier to feel changes in consciousness in abstract form, through the profound intuition of our hearts. Do you ever feel like […]

sri yukteswar

Sri Yukteswar Reasoning Behind The Cycles of Time

In much of India, the tradition has been that the world is still in Kali Yuga and we have 300,000 more years of experiencing Kali Yuga before we evolve to Dwapara Yuga.  However, in 1894, Yogananda’s guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar, wrote the groundbreaking book, The Holy Science.  In this book Sri Yukteswar addresses the discrepancy […]

Dr. Amit Goswami

Quantum Physics, Yogic Healing & Consciousness

Some refer to him as a modern-day Einstein. In Brazil, he’s viewed as a celebrity. He had a starring role in the popular documentary, What the Bleep Do We Know?  He travels constantly, talking with audiences throughout the world.  He’s one of the world’s most fascinating quantum theoretical physicists. His name is Dr. Amit Goswami, […]