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Sunday Satsang at Ananda is inspired by the meditation tradition of the East and the ancient teachings of mystical Christianity, with inspirational readings from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. Service includes music, group chanting and meditation.

Nayaswamis Durga and Vidura Smallen are founding members of nearby Ananda Village. They came to Ananda in 1974, after searching for two years for a community that would embrace spiritual principles at the center of daily life. Today they are the Directors of the Ananda Meditation Retreat.

Durga has a natural ability to bring light and comfort to all whom she meets. She has a ceaseless inspiration and drive to make each retreat guest’s stay uplifting and comfortable.

Vidura served for many years as community manager of Ananda Village. Even-minded and cheerful is his motto, I think. Vidura has a knack for seeing the humor in life, he brings a real sense of harmony to the retreat environment. Vidura is also trained as a Sharing Nature guide, leading programs that are designed to open the heart and mind to the fullness and beauty of nature.

With his even-mindedness and harmony that he brings into every thing he does along with his tireless service the benefits of having time spent with Vidura will be a joy that will be remembered for quite some time.

10:00 Chanting & Opening Prayer
10:15  Short Meditation
10:20 Affirmation from Affirmations for Self-Healing
10:25 Bible & Bhagavad Gita readings and commentary from Rays of the One Light
10:30 Long meditation
11:25 Healing Prayers
11:30 Nayaswamis Durga and Vidura join us!