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Sunday Meditation – December 31st

Dear Great Souls, YES, we will meet this Sunday, December 31st, for meditation! Please see the details below to join us. Seasoned or new to the practice, you are invited and welcomed. Let’s ignite our energies and meet the new year with hope and strength! Where: Be Well Yoga Studio 1906 W. Koenig Lane Austin, TX 78756 When: Sundays 10:00 … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – December 24th

Dear Friends, It’s a familiar scene, in any season except summer, the inside of the pediatrician’s office, awaiting the results of the throat swab. Sitting opposite, I look up at this beautiful child perched atop the examination table. I’ve been in this scenario literally 100 times over the past 27 years. This time, beholding my youngest in all his mopheaded … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – December 10th

Dear Friends, What are you reading these days? I’ve been working through a little book called Awake and Ready: How to Work with Energy and Motivate Anyone by Susan Dermond (Crystal Clarity, 2023) It describes how the most effective method of motivation depends on the energy of the one you want to motivate. Personal energy vibrations are generally categorized into … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – December 3rd

Dear Friends, The season of Advent starts tomorrow, with the Sunday of Hope. We need hope more than ever, an undying flame in our hearts that we never allow to extinguish. Every moment carries the potential for shift, personally and collectively. The power of our attention, intention, and heart’s energy can manifest change, as no doubt we all have experienced … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – November 19th

Dear Ones, a slice of Life: Me 6:00 a.m.: “Yogananda, God, be with me and in me, shining your blessings on everyone I meet today. Thank you!” Me at 8:30 a.m.: “I think I’ll go see (a favorite co-worker) and have a pleasant chat as I fulfill an administrative duty in her office. There will be candy! TGIF!” Yogananda (as … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – November 12th

Dear Great Souls, What a week of intensity, perhaps a pattern to be worked through for a while. Of all the week’s ups and downs, internally and externally, here is the message that I’m left with at the week’s end: Believe in yourself. We are plugged into the Divine, our eyes and hearts open to all the messages and wisdom … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – November 5th

Great Souls, Some of us Austinites went up to Dallas last weekend for a Kriyaban Retreat with Pranaba from Ananda Village. Kriya is described in Autobiography of a Yogi as the “plane route to God” (versus the bullock cart route of theology — much faster and direct). Yogananda’s meditation, energization, and devotional practices, like chanting, all are essential first steps … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – October 22nd

Dear Friends, Just a short but sweet reminder that tomorrow we are meeting for our weekly practice. Old timers and newcomers — we look forward to seeing you there! If you are new to the Ananda techniques, we will guide you. Look for an in-person class coming in the near future. See the embedded links below for virtual lessons on … Read More

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Sunday Meditation Service – October 15th

Dear Ones, You may know that tomorrow a solar eclipse around midday will be visible in many states, including Texas. The moon, looking small in its apogee, will pass in front of the sun, causing it to appear as a ring of fire. Astrologers and intuitives are touting this celestial shadow dance as initiating a huge shift at a personal … Read More

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Sunday Meditation Service – September 24th

Dear Friends, We all have a multi-leveled, “real world” playground for practicing the spiritual lessons we learn from our Masters. But how about the reverse — the “real world” giving context for spiritual life? Among my immediate family members, there is a guiding principle that governs every waking moment of their lives. I’m referring to that phenomenon in the body-sculpting … Read More