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Bringing Peace To The Middle East

Our group came from Singapore, Germany, India, New York City, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Sacramento, and Ananda Village.  We ranged in age from 16 to 86 and everything in between.  Here we are at the Hatshepsut Temple near Luxor, Egypt. Join us in November, 2025 for our next tour. 


The Nature of Satya Yuga

Can cataclysms get any bigger than they are now? The year was 1989. I was standing in my agency’s wobbly second story loft, just a few blocks from Stanford, where I once worked. My mind was riveted on a deadline. Co-workers were finishing last-minute conversations, trying to get the most out of an 8-hour work day. It was a few minutes past 5:00 pm. Suddenly, I felt the loft toss and rumble, a large truck navigating the garage below. I stared out the east-facing window as a sea of mountains bobbed up and down. Oh no, this is the big one.


CPAK Conference On Precession and Ancient Knowledge 2023

October 20-22, 2023. Rancho Mirage, California. CPAK was founded by Walter Cruttenden, an SRF member and former board member of Ananda College. This year’s dynamic line-up includes Graham Hancock (Netflix’s Ancient Apocalypse), plus Egypt symbologist & Intuitive Patricia Awyan Lehman.

22 spiritual lessons

22 Spiritual Lessons I Wish I’d Learned Before Turning 22

When I was 16, I couldn’t wait to be 21. And when I turned 21, I couldn’t wait to be 22. Here are 22 things I wish I’d known before I turned 22 to celebrate the year 2022:

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 […]

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 […]