A blog dedicated to the exploration and journey of the community members of Ananda Dallas as we grow together in God-realization.

A New Dawn: Building Spiritual Community in These Times

In Search of an Affirmation

Paramhansa Yogananda was a big proponent of the use of affirmations.“Words saturated with sincerity, conviction, faith and intuition are like highly explosive vibration bombs, which when set off, shatter rocks of difficulties and create the change desired.” he said. Swami Kriyananda, founder of Ananda, said “Affirmations when repeated with deep concentration, can change us on levels of the mind over … Read More

A New Dawn: Building Spiritual Community in These Times

More from Michael on Successful Spiritual Community

We are working to get as many experienced spiritual community builders to share with us for Sunday Satsang. All the satsangs are recorded for folks to view later as well. This is part two of Michael Gornik’s satsang. It contains the Q and A portion which looks more closely at some of the nuts and bolts of establishing the physical … Read More

A New Dawn: Building Spiritual Community in These Times

The Four Pillars of Community

Last Sunday Michael Gornik was our guest for the Sunday Satsang. Michael was the Ananda Village manager for many years and co-founder, along with his wife Ann, of Polestar Community in Hawaii. That community has existed since the early 2000’s. We invited him to share with us what he has learned from building spiritual community and what he found works … Read More

A New Dawn: Building Spiritual Community in These Times

What is Intentional Spiritual Community?

Swami Kriyananda founded multiple spiritual communities worldwide because his guru, Parmahanasa Yogananda said to do so! In a nutshell for the householder (you and I who live in the world and work conventional jobs) this is the path to Self realization. Let your gurubhais help rub off, indeed chisel off, all the rough surfaces of our egoic lives so that … Read More

A New Dawn: Building Spiritual Community in These Times

Simple Living and High Thinking

With the changing times, many more folks are introspecting about what is important to them. People have had the time to reflect on this and crises always allow us an opportunity to get our priorities more in order. When you are forced to isolate by yourself or with a certain number of people for a prolonged period of time, it … Read More

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A New Dawn: Building Spiritual Community in These Times

Your Input is Needed

We are wanting folks who are sincerely interested in spiritual community and the next steps for Ananda Dallas to take this quick survey. Our relocation team is looking to get more information on what people want and their level of commitment/interest. This helps us formulate a plan going forward in looking for our new home.  Just click this link and … Read More

A New Dawn: Building Spiritual Community in These Times

A New Dawn: Building Spiritual Community in These Times

Friends, this is a blog dedicated to the exploration and journey of the community members of Ananda Dallas as we grow together in God- realization.  Recently we left behind, indeed shed a former life as a teaching center, which existed as a Beacon of Light within the Metroplex for over 25 years bringing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda to thousands … Read More