"The purpose of human life
is to find God. That is the only reason for our existence. Job, friends,
material intereststhese things in themselves mean nothing. They
can never provide you with true happiness, for the simple reason that
none of them, in itself, is complete. Only God encompasses everything.
"That is why Jesus said, 'Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all
these things shall be added unto you.' (Matthew 6:33) Seek ye first the
Giver of all gifts, and you shall receive from Him all His gifts of lesser
from Essence of Self-Realization by Paramhansa Yogananda
About Ananda East
teachers offer outreach
programs and ministerial support
and Ananda meditation groups/centers
throughout the northeast.
Call your local group for locations
and a schedule.
VA: Heather Corey or Nancy Phillips
NJ: Susan Wilk
CT Theodore and Julia
MD: Colleen Corwell
ME: Kristy Hecht
Manhattan NY: Phil Romano
Princeton, NJ: Robert Stagon
North Shore, MA:
Kaye Gordon or Tracy Anderson
Ananda Retreat Center
NYC Ananda meditation group
The Ananda meditation group of NYC is now 1 year old!
The group meets on a weekly basis, Saturday mornings 9-10:30am.
The location is NY Spaces (520 8th ave, 36th & 37th st on 16th floor).
Beginning in Febuary we will be holding another "Learn to Meditate"
series on four consecutive Sundays (Feb 15th-March 7th). The first class
on Feb 15th is free.
Also, we are being invited back to the Birkram Yoga Studio in Union Sqaure
for a second Kirtan (devotional chanting). We don't have a date yet, but
the owner has expressed that he would like to do these Kirtans on a regular
Shore, MA: Kaye
Gordon has been co-leading the Ananda meditation group north of Boston
since its beginning in about 1988. Finding this path, she says,
helped me feel a deeper connection with the Catholic Church. The
path of Kriya enhances any religion it is truly a church
of all religions. I take special comfort when Im feeling
out of sorts, and I think of Masters words: He is the nearest
of the near, the dearest of the dear. He is closer than your own breath.
And from the poem I Come to Tell You All of Him: Unknown, I will
walk by your side and guard you with invisible arms.
Ananda Retreat Center Rhode Island Our
staff has been studying and practicing Yoganandas teachings for
15 to 30 years. We have lived in various West Coast Ananda communities
where our real training has been in learning co-operative living skills
and in applying the universal principles we teach in dynamic daily living.
Our desire is to share with others this path of Self-Realization and the
life-changing teachings and techniques that Yogananda brought including