Spiritual Renewal Week is an Ananda tradition held at the Ananda Village in California. You can participate online and enjoy the variety of activities and the inspiration shared throughout the week. Go to the Expanding Light website for more information and to sign up for the full week of activities and events HERE.
Ananda Portland is offering the SRW morning talks streamed at our temple for you to enjoy with other devotees in our sanctuary. Each talk is followed by a half hour meditation. Suggested donation is $10 per talk.
You may register and pay now or register and pay later when you come to the temple.
We will not be offering any of the other online SRW activities at the temple.
Schedule for the talks:
June 27, Monday Class: Uplift Yourself, Uplift the World
with Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi
The balance of world consciousness is currently caught in a tug-of-war of upward moving awareness, and downward streams of materialistic thinking. How can we help tip the balance toward a higher world-wide consciousness? Trying to change others is ineffective. We must first uplift ourselves on an individual level. Personal inner transformation is the key to contributing to the upliftment of society as a whole.
June 28, Tuesday Class: The Chakras – Portals to Higher Consciousness
with Nayaswami Gyandev, Brahmachari Sagar, Jitendra
Your chakras influence your consciousness and spiritual growth, the heart center being the most pivotal. Upward, expansive energy from the heart brings solutions for yourself, and the world. Downward, contractive energy produces problems and materialistic thinking, on both personal and global levels. Yogic teachings give systematic ways to delineate the forces that work for, and against you, in the ongoing quest for Self-realization.
June 29, Wednesday Class: Seeing Daily Life With Uplifted Consciousness
with Nayaswami Padma, Nayaswami Nirmala, Nayaswami Narayan, Sundara
How do we consistently live and face life’s challenges with uplifted energy? Masters, saints and sages throughout time have given numerous live, solely dedicated to showing mankind how this is done. They translated spiritual principles into practical application. To quote an affirmation from Swami Kriyananda, “Though my spirit soars in the skies of consciousness, my feet and hands labor here on earth to make truth real to all.”
June 30, Thursday Class: Attunement with the guru—Key to Higher Consciousness
with Nayaswami Asha, Nayaswami Dharmadas, Brahmachari Aditya
Swami Kriyananda remembered, “All the time when Master was with us, he would say, “Be in tune, be in tune.” He talked about it as the most important thing he could give to us, because through that attunement he is able to inspire us with the right decisions, the right understanding, in every situation.” Through attunement we can learn how to view life from a master’s consciousness.
July 1, Friday Class: Meditation and Kriya Yoga: Tools for Upliftment
with Nayaswami Pranaba, Nayaswami Jaya, Nayaswami Hriman, Nayaswami Jyotish, Nayaswami Devi
The wisdom of the East and the creative spirit of the West come together in Yogananda’s teachings to give us tools to use every day of our lives.
July 2, Saturday Class: How I Keep Uplifted and Share with Others
with Tyagi Shanti, Badri, Erin, Brahmacharini Lakshmi, Tyagi Dhyan
On this last day of classes, relax and enjoy hearing how disciples personally practice keeping spiritually uplifted. This morning’s speakers have all been conscientiously living and practicing Yogananda’s teachings. As they share how they keep their inspiration strong, you will no doubt gain insights for uplifting your own spiritual life.