Articles Archive


Art As a Spiritual Practice — More than Meaningless Words? Asha Nayaswami talks about how art can help us get ahead spiritually and balance our emotions.

Drums. The Guru will use any means to help us in our efforts to effect a spiritual transformation.

Lift Your Hearts! Conversations with Ananda Music Directors Around the World. This very special music, composed by Swami Kriyananda, creates lasting inspiration in those who perform it.

How the Arts Help  Children Succeed. A conversation with professional cellist David Eby. David plays with the Oregon Symphony and teaches at Living Wisdom School in Portland.

Karen Beswick: Dancing Beyond Self


Starving Artist. Is it realistic to try to tie our lives as artists to the spiritual life? It might be more practical than you think.

Fuel for the Spiritual Life: Photographing Flowers. A conversation with Nayaswami Chidambar

Photographing Swami Kriyananda


Leaving Kauai — Blissful on the Bus. Finding beauty and bliss by prayer and deep Kriya Yoga breathing in unlikely surroundings.

The Spiritual Life

Art As Spiritual Practice — More Than Meaningless Words? A 38-year disciple of Yogananda shares insights on the central role of the arts and creativity in the spiritual life.

Thy Light Within Us Shining. Conversations with Ananda members on how they have thrived spiritually by serving Paramhansa Yogananda’s work.

The Energization Exercises: 40 Years of Stories. A fifty-year disciple tells how the “rechargers” have helped him over the years.