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You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become. -Bhagavad Gita

Rarely in a lifetime does a new spiritual classic appear that has the power to change people’s lives and transform future generations. The Bhagavad Gita is such a book.

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda shares the profound insights of Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, as remembered by one of his close and direct disciples, Swami Kriyananda.

This revelation of India’s best-loved scripture approaches it from an entirely fresh perspective, showing its deep allegorical meaning and also its down-to-earth practicality. The themes presented are universal, including: how to achieve victory in life in union with the divine; how to prepare for life’s “final exam,” death, and what happens afterward; and how to triumph over all pain and suffering.

Join us for an experiential evening including:

  • Chanting to awaken the heart’s natural love
  • Study from the Essence of the Gita
  • Meditation to awaken our higher potential
  • Sharing inspiration on how the Gita applies to us on a practical level

Join special guest Nayaswami Narayan for this journey into the Bhagavad Gita.

Nayaswami Narayan: In answer to prayer, Narayan found the Autobiography of a Yogi while on a business trip. Soon afterward he met Swami Kriyananda and became a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Narayan helped found the Ananda New York City and Ananda Rhode Island communities. While living at Ananda Village he served at Crystal Clarity Publishers, The Expanding Light retreat, and Online with Ananda.

At Swami Kriyananda’s request he now serves as co-spiritual director of Ananda Los Angeles with his wife, Nayaswami Dharmadevi. As a Lightbearer, part of his service includes Kriya Yoga preparation and initiation for people in Southern California. He lives with Dharmadevi at the Ananda LA community in mid-city.

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

Date & Time: Wed., Sept. 21, 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Cost: This event is donation based. Suggested donation $10. Donation box is on the counter in the center, or donate easily HERE with one click.

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