Classes in Practical Spirituality
through September, 2016



Conversations with Yogananda
Every Tuesday (except 8/9)
7:30 pm, $15/class  Register
drop-ins welcome

What does a great master talk about when he is with his close disciples? Asha shares insights and spiritual gems to help guide our lives as we slowly read through Conversations with Yogananda. These words were lovingly captured by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda, in this 466 page treasure. Each class stands alone, so you may drop in at any time.

People from around the world are watching Asha's book study classes, which take us deeply into Swami's writings about the spiritual life (Patanjali, Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Revelations of Christ, and many more can be found online at Nayaswami Asha’s YouTube Channel. What others are treasuring in cyberspace, you can enjoy here in person.
Instructor: Nayaswami Asha


Welcome/Orientation for Newcomers
2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month
7:30 pm, free

Meets in the Teaching Center, the building just behind the Temple
Many people understand the need for a stronger inner life, to help offset the bustle and pressures of daily responsibilities. But it is often hard to know what to do, where to go, or how to find a path that will work for you personally. This evening is designed to answer those questions in an informal and engaging way.

Most evening are 45-60 minutes in length. We look forward to meeting you.

"Your explanations were so clear. I understand things that I've simply never understood before, even though I've been a serious spiritual seeker for many years. But what really touches me is how welcome I feel."  — Deborah


Finding Peace
Saturday, August 6, 10 am-1 pm, $30  Register
It is easy to be anxious in these challenging times. What is true peace and how do you find it? Is it all about better organizing our lives on the outside, deepening our spiritual practice, or both? What would you be willing to change if you knew it would give you more peace? These topics will be explored and practical approaches offered to open your experience to the benefits of true peace.
Instructor: Nayaswami Asha


life balanceHow to Bring Your Life into Balance
Saturday, August 27, 10 am-1 pm, $30
Everyone feels out of balance at times. Your best choice in these circumstances is to change the way you experience the world. Even a small change can have profound effects. It doesn’t take a lot of time, if you know where to start. We’ll explore ways to consciously bring happiness and a sense of peace into our lives. Learn how, by looking at the vital interplay of attitude, energy, attunement, and devotion, you can conquer feeling overwhelmed by life and, instead, feel a sense of mastery and calm.
Instructor: Shanti Rubenstone

How to find us


Map of Ananda grounds, so you can easily find your way around once you arrive.

Even if you registered ahead of time, please stop by the Teaching Center to sign in, so we can greet you and direct you to the right classroom. The Teaching Center is located just behind the large temple on El Camino. Enter the courtyard from College, and the building will be on your right. If it's your first time, you may appreciate having the Ananda grounds map handy.

Occasionally, a class or event takes place at Ananda Community, just a few miles south of the Temple and Teaching Center. You'll see a special mention of it in the description. Directions to Ananda Community