By now it’s likely that you have heard or read at least something about the new virus, COVID 19, making its way around the world. There is certainly plenty of talk out there. And, if you’re like most of us, you realize it’s very important to have trustworthy sources to guide your decision-making in matters of, well, everything!

Particularly in matters of health and healing, Ananda is blessed with two esteemed members, both ministers at Ananda Village, who have dedicated their lives to bringing the teachings of Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda into their vocations. This week we feature two articles to help us understand the science and use our teachings to be most effective during this challenging time. The first is Coronavirus Update by Peter Van Houten, M.D., founder and Medical Director of the acclaimed Sierra Family Medical Clinic. Following that is Prayers for Healing the World of a Viral Crisis by Mary Kretzmann, Director of the Ananda Sangha Worldwide Healing Prayer Ministry.

In addition to the articles, however, we’ve got plenty more to share with you. First up is a new affirmation for our wonderful Living Wisdom School. There’s a beautiful new building that is yet to be completed, and many more young souls to be given a start at life that we “oldsters” could only dream of. Help us manifest the expansion of the school, and of Education for Life in the next generation.

In two Sundays (March 15), we look forward to the annual visit from Nayaswamis Pranaba and Jyoti, along with Mai Lee and Anna Preston, who will share all that Ananda is doing globally to uplift souls and consciousness on nearly every continent. Be prepared to be inspired and energized!

Keep reading and you’ll learn about our next Learn to Meditate class series beginning tomorrow, and the choir’s visit to our sister sangha in Seattle at the end of the month to sing Swami’s Christ Lives Oratorio. There will be some non-choristers traveling there also—the more the merrier! And don’t forget our video of Sunday’s service featuring guest ministers – and former Portlanders – Dambara and Manisha.

Wishing you a blessed week.

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