The Custodians of Religion

In my early life lexicon, the term “custodian” referred only to the janitor at my elementary school. Later, in my early adult life, I read perhaps one of the greatest spiritual books ever written, The...

Be The Change

In his book, Aum The Melody of Love, Joseph Bharat Cornell states “Aum is God’s consciousness vibrating throughout creation. It is the bridge that unites Nature and Spirit, human and cosmic...

Be Thou a Yogi

In the Bhagavad Gita, India’s magnificent scripture, there’s a mystical verse, the meaning of which is not easily understood. Lord Krishna, speaking to his disciple Arjuna, says, “That which is night...

The Trumpet Call of Friendship

The greatest joy and growth, pain and sorrows in this world all relate to our connection with others. And the highest form of connection is friendship. True friendship is a spiritual relationship of...

Atomic Resolutions

Now is the time of resolutions, a time for making promises that are notoriously broken within weeks. Here in Portland, we’ve had an epic ice storm to contend with as we try to maintain ours! New...

Entitlement

by Nayaswami Hanuman In Swami Kriyananda’s book Paramhansa Yogananda, A Biography, in the chapter “The Beauty of Devotion” Swami writes “The oppositions of Nature are ineluctable. Everything...

Enthusiasm Be Thy Engine

To live an uplifting life, enthusiasm is a quintessential quality to have, and when we’re on a roll, it is easy to come by. We can hardly wait to be with that special person or to hear that whatever...

Rise in Freedom – Welcome!

Dear friends, old and new, near and far, welcome to our new weekly blog from Ananda Portland, entitled Rise in Freedom, to bring joy and inspiration from the path of Self-realization and Kriya Yoga...

SRW Pilgrimage 2024

Dear Friends We are moving ahead with our plans for going together as a group to Spiritual Renewal Week next year: June 23-30. If you would like to consider joining us, here is the basic information...