Category Archives: Blog

Suppression Vs Self-Control

by Dharmadevi Romano Last Saturday, the topic of suppression came up (as it always does) during our class on Brahmacharya, or non-sensuality. Suppression usually has a lot of complexities and misunderstandings surrounding it. Here is a helpful definition of suppression given by Swami Kriyananda in Rays of the Same Light: “Suppression means to refrain from  …read more

Divine Mother’s Miracle

Joy of Sharing Original Watercolor by Nayaswami Mantradevi LoCicero by Mai Lee Today I was able to be a channel for Divine Mother. She asked me to send a donation as a gift on Her behalf. This experience was more to assure me that She has always provided for me whether I knew it or  …read more

The End in Mind

Memorizing Samadhi by Narayan Romano Have you ever lost a loved one? At the beginning of this year, my father passed away suddenly. I could feel myself subtly slipping from mourning into melancholia. In fact, strange as it sounds there was a part of me that wanted to sink into that depressed state. I was  …read more

When “Why ME?” Works

by Dharmadevi Romano Not long ago I was met with a particularly difficult test. I realized there was no way I could see it impersonally. Yogananda said, “Circumstances are neutral,” but I just couldn’t get there. I was standing totally shaken amidst the crash of breaking worlds. One thing I was able to do was to see  …read more

A Heavenly Perspective

by Nayaswami Ramani Peterson There is a story of God, solving a problem from up above. He was lonely. He was the only ONE, yearning for entertainment and company. So He decided to fashion some people and watch the story. He had only Himself to create from, so He vibrated and formed people from Him-Self,  …read more

The New Ananda LA App Has Launched!

We invite you to download the app and get a 15% discount on your next boutique or class purchase. Through the app, you can easily: Check class schedule Tune in to Community Forum Watch Sunday Service and much more! Download on the App Store Download Android App on Google Play

The Secret to Happiness

When I was in college I recall having a conversation with a classmate about the true meaning of happiness. She said, “Happiness & success must be more than making money and getting ahead.” I agreed with her, but did not know where to find true happiness. I searched in the world, through success, through friends.  …read more


I’m a very busy woman! I work hard. I eat healthy. I exercise. I meditate. I watch inspirational videos on facebook and youtube! I have several creative ventures that I put time and energy into. I clean my home. I do laundry. I wash dishes. I sweep and mop the floors. I don’t have any  …read more