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  • May 2012 Newsletter
    Life Schools around the world Sunday Service led by Swami Kriyananda or Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Inspiration from Swami Kriyananda Accept your lot in life cheerfully no matter how difficult it seems Yours is what you ve attracted to yourself and therefore earned it is your own special pathway to enlightenment Misfortune lies in our perception of things not in the things themselves Never complain no matter what you have to endure Whining merely tests other people s patience But courage in the face of adversity wins universal admiration Adopt a serviceful attitude Far from demeaning you it will expand your self identity and will greatly increase your stature before others not those perhaps who are steeped in worldly pride but all those gifted with sensitivity and understanding From Living Wisely Living Well Vegetarian Cooking for Health and Vitality 2 day weekend Jun 1 3 Revolutionize your energy level and health with guidance and tips for easy vegetarian cooking Diksha McCord the author of The Global Kitchen and Vegetarian Cooking for Starters Learn dozens of tips for fitting healthy food into your busy lifestyle Diksha will prepare some of the dishes for you so you can learn secrets for great taste in less time The Expanding Light Presents The Yuga Cycle of the Ages and Our Awakening Consciousness A 3 Day Conference In partnership with Ananda College May 25 27 Memorial Day Weekend Seating and housing still available Inspiration from Yogananda Everything will come in God s time Meanwhile consider meditation too as a form of Karma Yoga action without desire for the fruits of action Meditate above all to please God not yourself Every sincere effort is registered in the divine consciousness Your duty as a devotee is to accept whatever He sends you and for that matter whatever He doesn t send God alone knows what past karma keeps you from perceiving Him right now He may want you to finish up your karma in this life before He gives you eternal bliss in Him From Conversations with Yogananda Spiritual Travel with The Expanding Light LAST CHANCE Walking with William the Conqueror Experience Yogananda s Past Life in France Jun 17 24 2012 FIRST TIME IN YEARS In the Footsteps of the Masters A Pilgrimage to India Oct 5 24 2012 NEW Arabian Desert Retreat Meditate in the Stillness November 28 December 8 2012 PLAN AHEAD Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat In Kerala India Feb 7 19 2013 shorter option Feb 7 14 Change your life for the better How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality Immerse yourself in an environment that will support you in every way diet exercise meditation changing habits living a balanced life This is a SAMPLING of upcoming programs See Calendar for complete program listings for the year Personal Retreat almost any time for as long as you wish Special Events May 17 20 Swami Kriyananda s Birthday Weekend May 25 28 The Yugas Conference 2012 Jun 28 Jul 1 Ananda s Anniversary

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  • April 2012 Newsletter
    from Swami Kriyananda Human vision beholds individuality and separation everywhere Divine vision beholds the oneness of cosmic vibration of which all things no matter how diverse are manifestations Cosmic Sound the Word of God and Cosmic Light These are eternal The world as revealed to us by our senses is illusory From Rays of the One Light How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality May 20 25 2012 Find increased wellness and joy in your life This program is extraordinary We highly recommend it Practical Ayurveda for Self Healing 4 day weekend Apr 25 29 For anyone interesting in staying healthy Direct practical and applicable in your life Understanding your Ayurvedic constitution and how to work with it can help you feel your best on every level You can have stronger more consistent energy and health more calmness and mental clarity and greater well being The Expanding Light Presents The Yuga Cycle of the Ages Our Awakening Consciousness In partnership with Ananda College A 3 Day Conference May 25 27 2012 Memorial Day Weekend A list of great speakers include Dr Claude Swanson has pursued investigations into both applied physics and unconventional physics rdquo His principal interest has been unified field theory the so called Theory of Everything Robert Schoch has written many books and appeared extensively for his pioneering research to recast the date of the Great Sphinx of Egypt as well as for his work on ancient cultures and monuments around the world Red Ice interview with Robert Schoch first hour available to non subscribers http www redicecreations com radio 2012 03 RIR 120325 php Robert Schoch interview on Youtube http www youtube com watch v LCD159Js7TU Please forward to the 55 minute mark for Robert to start talking Walter Cruttenden has appeared several times on The History Channel PBS and many news programs and has been a repeat guest on syndicated radio shows especially such as Coast to Coast AM David Steinmetz is the co author of The Yugas David is currently teaching Astronomy at the Ananda College of Living Wisdom He has been writing and lecturing on the topic of the yugas for more than a decade And many others Book now for the best rate This is a SAMPLING of upcoming programs See Calendar for complete program listings for the year Personal Retreat almost any time for as long as you wish Special Events May 25 28 The Yugas Conference 2012 Teacher Training Jul 6 15 2012 Meditation Teacher Training Jul 15 Aug 12 2012 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Meditation Apr 20 22 Jun 15 17 Learn How to Meditate May 9 13 Kriya Yoga Preparation May 11 13 Kriya Yoga Initiation Spiritual Growth Apr 8 13 May 4 6 First Timers Week Weekend Apr 13 15 A Celebration of Women s Spirituality A Women s Retreat at Gaia House Apr 15 20 Spiritual Awareness Through Art and Writing For Women Apr 24 26 2012 How to Be Happy All the Time 2 day midweek

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  • March 2012 Newsletter
    to worship God in some human aspect as his Divine Mother for example or as his Heavenly Father From From The Essence of Self Realization Swami Kriyananda s Birthday Weekend May 17 20 2012 Our dear Swamiji is expected to arrive back in the United States early in May and to join us for his birthday weekend celebration Make your plans now and join your gurubais in paying respect to a truly dedicated disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda Inspiration from Swami Kriyananda The trust of saints is not externalized It is born not of the expectation of finding the world good but of their realization that GOD is good They are childlike in their openness and trust not because they haven t known disillusionment but because they are no longer susceptible to being disillusioned In fact those who know god have no illusions left Clear vision however does not leave them bitter Quite the contrary it fills them with joy The saints know everything in essence to be eternally good because all things are manifestations of the divine From Rays of the One Light Make Sure Your Wedding Day is Joyful Uplifting Did you know you can get Married at Ananda Village Have your ceremony at The Crystal Hermitage Chapel or in the beautiful Crystal Hermitage Gardens where you can also have an inside or garden reception The wedding party up to 12 people can stay at nearby Gaia House shown below receptions of 48 inside can also be held here Want to know more See the NEW Ananda Weddings website and our uplifting vows Book your date soon How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality May 20 25 2012 Find increased wellness and joy in your life copyright 2012 Expanding Light all rights reserved This is an extraordinary opportunity for anyone and everyone interested in taking charge of their own health You can do this The Expanding Light Presents The Yuga Cycle of the Ages Our Awakening Consciousness In partnership with Ananda College A 3 Day Conference May 25 27 2012 Memorial Day Weekend A list of great speakers include Swami Kriyananda disciple of Yogananda who is a disciple of Sri Yukteswar internationally recognized author and teacher founder of Ananda Worldwide Joan Borysenko famous lecturer and author on the intersection of mind body science positive psychology and spiritual exploration Dr Amit Goswami famous theoretical quantum physicist and noted writer and speaker on Quantum Physics Award winning film The Quantum Activist Joseph Selbie co author of The Yugas Keys to Understanding Our Hidden Past Teacher lecturer on Eastern philosophy for 30 years Discounted attendance fee for early registrants Learn More Learn more This is a SAMPLING of upcoming programs See Calendar for complete program listings for the year Personal Retreat almost any time for as long as you wish Special Events Apr 5 8 The Spirit and Healing Power of Jesus An Easter Retreat May 25 28 The Yugas Conference 2012 Teacher Training Mar 14 20 2012 Principles of Yoga Therapy

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  • February 2012 Newsletter
    Learn More Learn more Inspiration from Yogananda A good rule to follow in life is to be other minded Here is what I mean No matter what you behold try to be conscious of that other greater reality behind what you are beholding No matter with whom you are speaking imagine that other One communicating with you through that person s words and gestures Whatever work you are doing feel that other Presence nearby watching you guiding you giving you strength When looking into peoples eyes see God there touching you through their consciousness With every event in your life watch it as it unfolds Ask yourself What is God trying to teach me through this experience From From The Essence of Self Realization Restorative Yoga for Women Mar 2 4 2012 You ll feel deep seated tensions melt away during two long guided sessions of Restorative Yoga on Saturday The weekend is primarily experiential designed to include a Saturday afternoon free for a long walk and or a massage at Center for Radiant Health Inspiration from Swami Kriyananda Consideration for Others by unkindness we can never please God who is all Kindness itself Sensitivity to others is a way of self expansion One truly achieves freedom in himself when he can respect their realities because he is wholly at peace with his own Prayer Divine Mother I worship Thee in all Thy forms both ignorant and wise Finding Thee within may I behold Thee enshined in omnipresence From Affirmations for Self Healing How to Be Happy All the Time Feb 29 Mar 4 2012 A 4 day weekend With Nayaswamis Anandi Devi A How to Be Happy testimonial I have joy in my heart that I had forgotten could exist I have a new appreciation for my life I have changed forever and while I am grateful I wish I had done this long before now Nothing will ever be the same Thank you Nancy Wa Meditation Therapy for Health and Well being 2 day weekend March 9 11 2012 Don t miss this chance to be with and learn from Ananda Worldwide s Spiritual Director Feel a sense of inner self mastery and deep well being Mandala Magic 2 day weekend March 9 11 2012 Mandalas help us shift our awareness connect the internal with the external and take us to a deeper place within They are used for healing illness clearing spiritual blocks and focusing our devotional practices Upcoming Pilgrimages Walking with William the Conquerer Experience Yogananda s Past Life in France June 17 24 2012 In the Footsteps of the Masters A Pilgrimage to India October 5 24 2012 This is a SAMPLING of upcoming programs See Calendar for complete program listings for the year Personal Retreat almost any time for as long as you wish Special Events Apr 5 8 The Spirit and Healing Power of Jesus An Easter Retreat May 25 28 The Yugas Conference 2012 Teacher Training Mar 14 20 2012 Principles of

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  • January 2012 Newsletter
    24 2012 7 day pilgrimage in France Do Paramhansa Yogananda and his Autobiography of a Yogi inspire you Did you know that there are shrines in Europe where Yogananda s blessings can be felt And those of his great guru Sri Yukteswar Yogananda told his disciples that in a former incarnation he was William the Conqueror He also said that Sri Yukteswar had incarnated as William s spiritual advisor Lanfranc Join this pilgrimage led by two authors on these topics Inspiration from Swami Kriyananda Will Power Will power and not the vague abstraction luck is the secret of true achievement Will power on subtle energy levels generates what only looks like luck by magnetically attracting to us opportunities Our will is strengthened by removing from our minds the no saying tendency the obstructions of doubt of laziness and of fear yes even of the fear of success Will power is developed by persevering to the conclusion of whatever one attempts One should start first with little undertakings then proceed to bigger ones Infinite will power comes from harnessing the little human will to God s infinite all powerful consciousness From Affirmations for Self Healing You Can Change Your Brain Self Transformation through Superconsciousness Feb 24 26 2012 Led by Dr Peter Van Houten Offered for the first time Based on the huge popularity of the class on the brain that Dr Peter gives as part of bigger programs here we asked him to deliver a weekend long expanded program Who do you want to be in 6 months Learn how your brain can help you Expanding Light News coming soon A Conference on the Yugas May 25 28 2012 Memorial Day Weekend The Expanding Light Presents The Yuga Cycle of the Ages and Our Awakening Consciousness In partnership with Ananda College Higher education for higher consciousness At the end of May we will be hosting a Conference on the Yugas here at The Expanding Light World renown speakers who have already agreed to join us include Swami Kriyananda Amit Goswami Joan Borysenko Robert Schoch Uma Krishnamurthy Walter Cruttendon Claude Swanson Christopher Dunn and Ananda s own Joseph Selbie and David Steimmetz Come and meet some of the leading authorities in Quantum Physics Spiritual Philosophy and more It s going to be big If you haven t learned about the Yugas the Cycles of the Ages yet we recommend this book The Yugas We ll share conference details with you as they shape up Save the date NEW PROGRAM coming to Gaia House A Celebration of Women s Spirituality 2 day weekend April 13 15 2012 Join Devi Shanti Carianne and other teachers for this weekend dedicated to the celebration and expansion of all that is unique to living this life as a woman learning how to free ourselves to become all that we were meant to be This is a SAMPLING of upcoming programs See Calendar for complete program listings for the year Personal Retreat almost any time for as

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  • December 2011 Newsletter
    You are not this body The body is only a plate given to you that you might eat from I the feast of Spirit Why not learn this essential lesson before death Why wait Don t tie yourself to the limitations of human consciousness but remember the vastness of the Spirit within From The Essence of the Self Realization Join us for Christmas the way it s supposed to be Dec 22 26 2011 4 days of joyous community and communion This holiday season surround yourself with loving energy in a sweet supportive and spiritual environment Share joy with a group of like minded souls Inspiration from Swami Kriyananda Affirmation I am even minded and cheerful at all times I know that joy is not outside me but within Prayer In the calmness of meditation at the heart of my inner peace help me to feel Thy thrilling joyful presence From Affirmations for Self Healing Holiday Yoga Getaway Dec 27 29 2011 2 day midweek Enjoy an after Christmas breather literally With yoga postures centering breaths and meditation you will reclaim your inner peace and refresh yourself deeply before the coming New Year You ll be amazed how restored you ll feel after two days of focused and deep relaxation Expanding Light News Nayaswami Gyandev gave a keynote talk recently at the Yoga Alliance Conference To see a rerecording with excellent sound and image quality see Future Directions for Yoga There is space for one more woman for each of the Hawaii vacations being led by Gyandev Diksha in March New Year Renewal Retreat Relax Recharge Refocus Dec 29 Jan 2 2012 Leave behind the ho hum or raucous atmosphere of New Year s at home Let Diksha and Gyandev McCord lead you through a New Year s Retreat that s joyful and rejuvenating giving you a powerful boost for your peace of mind as you begin another year NEW PROGRAM coming to Gaia House How To Start an Ananda Meditation Group 2 day weekend Feb 3 5 2012 This weekend program is for you if you d like to create a meditation group or are curious about what s involved You ll develop the tools and confidence to make it happen Be An Angel Help The Expanding Light better serve more people See Calendar for complete program listings for the year Personal Retreat any time except holiday black out dates Special Events Dec 22 26 A Joyful Christmas Retreat Dec 29 Jan 2 New Year Renewal Relax Recharge Refocus Feb 5 12 Inner Renewal Week Going Deeper into God Teacher Training Jan 8 Feb 5 2012 Apr 1 29 2012 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Mar 11 16 2012 Principles of Yoga Therapy Training Mar 23 Apr 1 2012 Meditation Teacher Training Meditation Jan 6 8 2012 Feb 17 19 2012 Learn How to Meditate Jan 6 8 2012 How To Start an Ananda Meditation Group Gaia House Feb 8 12 2012 Kriya Yoga Preparation Spiritual Growth Jan 13 15

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  • November 2011 Newsletter
    in everything you do Pray this way to God Lord I will reason I will will I will act but guide Thou my reason will and activity to the right course in everything From The Essence of the Self Realization Join us for a Joyful Thanksgiving Nov 23 27 Living with a Grateful Heart A Thanksgiving Retreat Gratitude is the foundation of spiritual life and the secret of a happy life Come join us and celebrate this special holiday the beginning of a sacred season with other grateful hearts Cultivate the spirit of gratitude and feel the joy and blessings permeate your days here Inspiration from Swami Kriyananda Affirmation I leave behind me both my failures and accomplishments What I do today will create a new and better future filled with inner joy Prayer O creator of galaxies and countless blazing stars the power of the very universe is Thine May I reflect that power in the little mirror of my life and consciousness From Affirmations for Self Healing An 11th Step Retreat 2 day weekend Dec 9 11 2011 We welcome men and women in any 12 step program to join us and delve into the 11th step We seek to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him through meditation and prayer We ask only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out It s time to sign up for the ever popular Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat In Kerala India Feb 9 21 2012 shorter option Feb 9 16 2012 You ll stay in a traditional Keralan cottage with the sound of the ocean soothing you day and night A short walk brings you to a broad peaceful uncrowded private beach Plus Ayurvedic healing treatments combined with yoga and meditation plus a variety of delightful Indian cultural experiences Wow Expanding Light News Ananda Yoga soon available Online Gyandev and his team have completed the most comprehensive filming of Ananda Yoga ever The editing work is yet to be done but this amazing programming will be available through Online with Ananda and on DVDs First however it will be on International TV distributed by an Indian TV station Love and gratitude to the many great souls who have contributed extra thanks and blessings to the crew Bajrang Brian Willow and Gyandev Jai Guru How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality A holistic health experience with personal lifestyle coaching Dec 4 10 Please help us Share the Light The Expanding Light relies on your donations Thank you See Calendar for complete program listings for the year Treat yourself to a gift that may change your life for the better Click on any link below Special Events Nov 23 27 Living with a Grateful Heart A Thanksgiving Retreat Dec 22 26 A Joyful Christmas Retreat Dec 29 Jan 2 New Year Renewal Relax Recharge Refocus Teacher Training Oct 23 Nov 20 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Jan 8 Feb 5 2012 Ananda Yoga

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  • October 2011 Newsletter
    Self Healing Expanding Light News Yoga Therapy In early September 400 Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists from around the world gathered at Asilomar by Monterey CA for a dynamic conference Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research SYTAR The event focused on the development of standards for Yoga Therapists and their training and shared exciting research and educational offerings The Expanding Light was a sponsor of this event Nicole de Avilla Mangala and Lalaan of the Ananda Yoga Therapy Training team participated Nicole also presented a fascinating class The Scientific Validation of the Stages of Self Realization Several attendees said that this class had changed their lives Yoga Therapy is increasingly being recognized as an integrative healing modality with a rapidly growing body of research being done that is documenting the effectiveness of yoga asana pranayama meditation yogic lifestyle etc in relieving symptoms in a wide variety of health conditions 54 medical conditions have some published research demonstrating yoga s effectiveness Our teachers are contributing to the work being done by the International Association of Yoga Therapists IAYT to develop standards for Yoga Therapy The Expanding Light began it s Yoga Therapy Teacher Training program this year Here are some great lines from the conference Yoga Therapy is not fixing it is ultimately about guiding people to experience Joy Yoga is a protective therapy that requires a daily dose in order to promote stress resilience Yoga is a powerful tool for neuroplasticity in reinforcing positive thinking and habits Soldier s Heart Recently The Expanding Light was the site of a truly moving and remarkable healing program for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder run by a group called Soldier s Heart www soldiersheart net There were 32 participants half were veterans men and women three just returned from Iraq It was heart breakingly apparent that some of these people were almost beyond their level of endurance The other half of the attendees were staff or support The workshop was a resounding success the three Iraq vets especially had very deep healing experiences At least one of them had his first night s sleep without nightmares after seven tours of duty The vibration of The Expanding Light and Ananda affected them all on a very deep level The main mode of healing is to allow the stories to be told that have been held in for way too long It was touching to see how the older Viet Nam vets took the younger ones under their wings One older vet told me There s lots of ideas about healing out there but the only thing that truly heals is love As they left there were many sincere some teary eyed expressions of gratitude for what we have here Many were touched that the community was praying for them On visiting the Crystal Hermitage a couple of soldiers were stunned at the contrast to what they were dealing with One said This is the opposite of war it s a place of love

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