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“For those who have an intense urge for Spirit and wisdom, it sits
near them, waiting.” ― Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Patanjali helps us make choices that eliminate suffering. 

We probably all tend to control our physical behaviors, but do we do the harder work to control our thought tendencies? In this two night introduction to Patanjali’s Yamas and Niyamas, we will uncover those tendencies harmful to spiritual progress. We’re not only talking about outward practices, but also inner attitudes. If inner attitudes are correct, outwardly they are expressed properly for spiritual expansion. By directionally making an effort now, we can save ourselves incarnations.

This two night discussion is based on Swami Kriyananda’s book, Demystifying Patanjali, based on the teachings of the great Self-realized Master, Paramhansa Yogananda.

This discussion is for everyone. Swami called his book “Demystifying Patanjali” because Patanjali describes the route every soul takes as our consciousness expands its journey toward enlightenment.  

How do we make spiritual progress? Patanjali show’s us the roadmap. Our first evening we will discuss Patanjali’s Yamas:

  • Ahimsa
  • Satya
  • Asteya
  • Bramacharya
  • Aparagraha

Second evening we will discuss the Niyamas: 

  • Saucha
  • Santosha
  • Tapasya
  • Swadhyaya
  • Ishvara Pranidhana

Dates & Time: Tues. April 25, and Thurs. April 27. 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Cost: Two night series $25.

Location: Ananda Thousand Oaks, 1321 Thousand Oks Blvd., #124

Ananda is a worldwide, nonprofit, nondenominational center for meditation, spiritual growth, and community. All are welcomed. 

It is Chela’s great joy to be of service leading the Ananda Thousand Oaks center. She is an Ananda Minister, Tyagi, a certified Ananda Meditation instructor, a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda and a Kriyaban. Chela loves sharing the teachings of Self-realization, leading classes for Ananda, meditations, satsangs, and more. She has been married for thirty-six years and is mom to two adult children. She offers a loving heart to anyone seeking support in their spiritual journey.