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How do we uplift our consciousness and create a world that’s united in Divine friendship, harmony and love?

Is spiritual growth a matter of effort or grace? In this satsang Nayaswamis Hriman and Padma will explore aspects such as:

  • Secret of attunement suggested by the Energization Exercises
  • Why relaxation is the first step
  • Why is our effort only 25% of what it takes?
  • Rise the sail and catch the breeze of bliss!
  • Patanjali’s advice from the Yoga Sutras.

In these turbulent times when wars, religious strife, stifling bureaucracy and urban decay threaten our very humanity, a fresh approach to the creation of a truly viable society is desperately needed.

Nayaswamis Hriman & Padma will share Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings about how to navigate these times – not only to survive, but to thrive and build a new world of harmony, goodness and joy. People can find not only a happiness and fulfillment that satisfies the deepest yearning of the human heart, but a life of increasing good-will and harmony at every level.

Deeply practical, wise, funny, and engaging, Nayaswamis Hriman & Padma share spiritual wisdom gained from a lifetime of experience.

Together Hriman & Padma serve as Spiritual Directors of Ananda in Washington State.

Hriman moved to Ananda Village in California in 1977, where he served as financial director for Ananda worldwide. He later managed the Expanding Light guest retreat at Ananda Village. In 1993, Swami Kriyananda asked Hriman and  Padma, to serve as directors of Ananda in Seattle.

Hriman’s early studies in Catholic theology give him a profound respect for the shared truths of all religions, and the practical benefits of Raja Yoga. Audiences at his Sunday services and classes appreciate his gentle humor and practical insights for living, drawn from the ancient yoga teachings. Hriman is a Lightbearer and Kriyacharya of Ananda Church of Self-Realization.

Padma moved to Ananda Village in 1973 where she helped publish Swami Kriyananda’s books. She also served as a teacher and counselor. Padma and Hriman raised their son and daughter at Ananda Village.

While managing Crystal Clarity Publishers, she worked closely with Swami Kriyananda during some of his most prolific years of writing. For nearly 26 years, she coordinated the offering of publishing rights to Swami’s books with publishers in multiple languages.

Padma also coordinates study programs for Kriya Yogis. She is an ordained Lightbearer and Kriyacharya of Ananda Church of Self-Realization.

Stay after to meet Hriman and Padma, enjoy light snacks and spiritual community.

This event is free. Donations welcomed.