Madhavi Eby, member of Ananda Portland Sangha at the Temple & Teaching Center
Inspiration

Happy Birthday Swamiji!

91st Anniversary of His Birthday Swami Kriyananda, J. Donald Walters, was born on May 19, 1926. Swami spent more years of his life in search of God and in the development of his attunement to God and Guru. Reading The New Path is a wonderful way to get close to Swami. Or listen to the music of Ananda, to know … Read More

Madhavi Eby, member of Ananda Portland Sangha at the Temple & Teaching Center
Spiritual Teachings

We Let It Go. Now, We Let It Be!

Spiritual Principles Letting go is the spiritual principle of detachment, really. Allowing yourself to release the hold on things or ideas, of the way it should be, or past situations, hurts and more. Let them go. And then there is the next best spiritual principle of surrender. Let it go, then let it be. (aahhh…A Beatles tune to this one, … Read More

Madhavi Eby, member of Ananda Portland Sangha at the Temple & Teaching Center
Inspiration

Give Me a Light to Light My Way!

Just Having to Deal with It We seem to be getting many opportunities to deal with all kinds of situations. Like the weather. The first couple of snow storms…yay! But after too many snow-days later…ugh! Then there’s that pressing feeling that makes you wonder if it’s ever going to get back to normal. Many of the teachers from our Living … Read More

Madhavi Eby, member of Ananda Portland Sangha at the Temple & Teaching Center
Inspiration

Christmas Miracles

What Child Is this? Sitting at my computer, I was looking for inspiration, Christmas music (classical and peaceful!) playing and the lighted tree standing before me. What occurred to me is that there are so many blessings during this time of Christmas, it is hard not to be inspired. I began to think back to my pilgrimage in Israel, remembering walking … Read More

Madhavi Eby, member of Ananda Portland Sangha at the Temple & Teaching Center
Inspiration

Listening to Christmas Music and Feeling Deep Joy!

O Magnum Mysterium! The music this time of year is some of the best. Of all time. It can be transforming! Really and truly. Oh great mystery. We sing of the mystery of the Lord born to a young woman. Walking through the streets of Nazareth, seeing the well where Mary was approached by the Archangel Gabriel. Realizing that this young … Read More