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Brahmachari Sagar & Badri Matlock

Join us for a morning of inspiration, spiritual fellowship and fun as we explore the magnificent teachings and inspiration of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda.

Brahmachari Sagar and Badri Matlock of Ananda Village will co-lead this workshop together with their characteristic deep devotion, insights and good cheer. Yogananda says that “success, health and wisdom are the natural attributes of the soul”. When we use the tools of yoga and meditation and realize this, our lives become filled with a Divine power that overcomes every sorrow with joy, every challenge with success, and every doubt with Divine love.

We have in these teachings and practices a tremendous blessing from God—made all the greater by our sharing of inspiration and joy in them together. We look forward to sharing with you.

“Life is change. Remain ever calm within. You are immortals, endowed with eternal joy. This world is but a stage on which you play your parts under the direction of the Divine Stage Manager. Play them well, whether they be tragic or comic, with an inner smile, always remembering that your real nature is eternal bliss, and nothing else.

— Paramhansa Yogananda

*Please reserve your space with a ticket below. Payment is made at the time of the workshop and is based on a sliding scale of $25 – $50. We welcome everyone and if you have a financial need, please inquire.

About Brahmachari Sagar:

Brahmachari Sagar resides in the Ananda Monastery located at Ananda Village in Northern California. Born into a family of kriya-yogis, Sagar read Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi at a young age, an influence that culminated in his decision to serve Yogananda’s mission through Ananda.

Sagar led Ananda’s work in Mumbai for about five years and has served Ananda’s work in India and the US as a teacher and counselor to students and as a meditation and stress-relief workshop facilitator for corporates.

Sagar currently serves in Ananda’s Online Ministry. He is one of the principal instructors for the Ananda Course in Meditation and has helped create several online offerings such as the full-length courses The Yoga Teachings of JesusKarma and Reincarnation and the webinars The Anatomy of the Astral BodyLosing the Fear of Death Through the Science of Yoga, and How to Stand Unshaken amidst Life’s Challenges. You can read some of his articles here.

Prior to commencing his life of service at Ananda, Sagar was a graduate student with full scholarship at Boston University and holds advanced degrees in Engineering.

About Badri Matlock:

Badri Matlock lives at Ananda Village, where he currently works in community management, moonlights as a guest teacher for The Expanding Light and elsewhere, and directs the Ananda Village Internship program. His Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Kinesiology from Cal State Long Beach has never been particularly useful to him, but he appreciates the flow of all things in life.

While dedication to the spiritual life is his greatest passion, he loves family, community, music, surfing, and sports. He is known for his energetic presence and his love of service and having fun. He lives at Ananda Village with his wife, Gita, and children, Tulsi and Jay.