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Kriya Yoga – Frequently Asked Questions

What is authentic Kriya Yoga? What does it involve? How do we find the path with ...

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Space Element of Nature

Space element of nature allows all the other elements to arise. It is the most subtle, ...

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Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian

Yogacharya O’Brian makes yogic philosophy accessible and inspiring for the modern mind, helping people from ...

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Dharma 365! – The Way of Mastery

Learn to live your higher purpose. Every day.

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Your Life Has Purpose – quote

Remember that what you are seeking is seeking you. Divine grace arranges the meeting. Have faith.

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Swami Sri Yukteswar – The Incarnation of Wisdom

Swami Sri Yukteswar, the guru of Paramahansa Yogananda, was humble, learned, and a tough but loving ...

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Air Element of Nature

Air element supports healing and can teach us about openness and clarity.

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Ten Ways to Remove Obstacles to Superconsciousness

Superconscious meditation is the gateway to Self- and God- Realization.

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The Key to Freedom and Happiness – quote

Let go of self-will and discover the key to freedom and happiness. Without that key, we ...

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Lahiri Mahasaya – The Father of Kriya Yoga

Lahiri Mahasaya revealed where the practical and mystical aspects of our life meet in harmonious accord. ...

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Fire Element of Nature

Fire in our hearts and in our wisdom-guided will can provide the energy we need for ...

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Lord of Love – quote

In the silence of our hearts, the Lord of Love hears even those dreams we leave ...

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15-min Guided Meditation

This is a 15-minute guided meditation with Yogacharya O’Brian.

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Water Element of Nature

As a guru and divine companion, water shows us how to realize our soul power and ...

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Useful Desires – quote

Useful desires are those that lead toward greater realization, serve others, and contribute to health and ...

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Wisdom of Kriya Yoga for an Awakened Life

Yogacharya O’Brian talks about the ancient wisdom of Kriya Yoga and how it can help ...

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Earth Element of Nature

Begin your healing journey of soul renewal by entering the auspicious shrine of earth element.

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Unconditional Love – quote

Unconditional love cannot be won or destroyed, only accepted or rejected. Accepting the pure simplicity of ...

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The Key to Living a Joy-filled Life

Discover how the practices of Kriya Yoga awaken the heart and reveal innate divine qualities such ...

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Yoganada’s Soul Pilgrimage to Mastery

This talk focuses on what Yogananda’s autobiography reveals about the path of Kriya Yoga, the ...

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Raise Your Consciousness – quote

Cultivating love, offering service, and lighting the lamps of devotion for God raise our consciousness from ...

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Wisdom from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra: Part Two

Master Your Life: Both practical and profound, yoga’s quintessential guide for the spiritual life shows ...

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Unalloyed Happiness: Go For the Gold!

We all seek happiness and try to avoid suffering. How can we set ourselves up for ...

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Superconscious Meditation – quote

Learn to witness, to observe the mental field. Watch for the moment when thought activity subsides, ...

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Wisdom from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra: Part One

Master Your Mind: Both practical and profound, yoga’s quintessential guide for the spiritual life shows ...

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Awaken Fully: You Can, and You Will

We belong only to God and are restless like a river until we find our way ...

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Divine Remembrance – quote

God is hidden by forgetfulness. Our forgetfulness is a curtain of personal desire made by the ...

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Yoga Teachings on Prosperity | The Christine Upchurch Show

Discussion about a useful antidote to the hyper-materialism that poisons modern life. Explore how the ancient ...

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Love Abundantly:The Divine Meeting of Heart and Mind

Spiritual realization opens the heart, purifies the mind, and empowers our visionary capacity. This intuitive, visioning ...

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Grow in Love – quote

Self-will is a destroyer of loving relationships. It cuts the ties of compassionate caring that bind ...

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Glimpses into The Jewel of Abundance Book | Jen Mavros Show

Yogacharya O’Brian shares glimpses of her latest gem of a book, The Jewel of Abundance.

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Live Simply: The Auspicious Way

The omnipresent Lord of Love is auspiciousness itself. Contemplate your life as auspicious. Open to it. ...

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Deep Meditation Tools – quote

The focus and resolve needed to dive deep in meditation is cultivated in the hundreds of ...

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Abundant Wholeness, Purpose, and Wisdom | Sunny in Seattle Podcast

Yogacharya O’Brian shares about her book Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom ...

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The Grace of the Guru

The spiritual path is always illumined by the grace of the guru—the Eternal Friend patiently ...

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Willpower – quote

Believe in yourself and exercise your divinely inspired willpower.

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Life in Dynamic Balance | The Conscious Talk Radio

The spiritual community has struggled with the concept of abundance. Money and possessions have often been ...

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Truthful Words Light Up Life

The power of our creative imagination rests on the divine cosmic Word. It takes form through ...

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Support on the Path – quote

Keep on striving toward your goal with commitment, steadfast devotion to God, and even-mindedness in times ...

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Cooperate with Universal Principles for Complete Well-being | Divine Insight Podcast

Insights into the philosophy of yoga and the nuts and bolts of practice, such as setting ...

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What Stirs the Heart with Divine Remembrance

Learning to attend, to listen deeply, to what stirs the heart with divine remembrance infuses our ...

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Self-confidence – quote

Develop Self-confidence by daily divine remembrance in Superconscious meditation, followed by inspired right action, and nonattachment ...

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Prosper and Keep Your Soul | The Yoga Hour

How do we prosper without losing our soul?

Yogacharya O’Brian discusses how spirituality ...

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Necessary Imagination: See It, Be It

Discover three steps for embracing the highest good for your life and our world. What does ...

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Faith – quote

Worry, regret, and self-doubt cause the mind to run in circles, like a dog chasing its ...

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Fulfill Your Highest Potential | The Yoga Hour

We can all know why we are here, how to fulfill our divine destiny, and how ...

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Let Your Mind Sink into Your Heart: The Principle of Harmony

There is a natural harmony to the universe that brings forth healing and the fulfillment of ...

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One-pointed Attention – quote

Developing one-pointed attention is valuable on the meditation cushion and off. When the mind is calm, ...

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Yoga, Compassion, and Resilience | The Yoga Hour

Yoga helps us build compassion and resilience, two important qualities for our rapidly changing times.

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Kriya Yoga Living: Uprightness

Be an Upstanding Human Being. With courage and commitment, live the simple, straightforward truth of your ...

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Beauty – quote

Beauty invites the mind into the heart.

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One Thing That Makes All the Difference | The Yoga Hour

What is it to have faith? Can it help in times of challenge and change?

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Kriya Yoga Living: Freedom from Anger

When we free ourselves from the stronghold of anger, we gain access to the transforming graces ...

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Heart Opening – quote

Letting go and forgiving let love in. Humility leads the way.

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Step Into the Stream: Kriya Yoga Teachers and Teachings for Today’s World | The Yoga Hour

An esteemed lineage of teachers made the transformative teachings of kriya yoga available to us today.

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Kriya Yoga Living: Perseverance

Perseverance, steadfast dedication, and commitment to the goal are hallmarks of success. With firm determination and ...

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“I Am”—conscious existence Itself – quote

Without desires, the ego starts to crumble. What remains when desires and attachments are removed is ...

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Awakening, Prospering, and Fulfilling Our Higher Purpose | New Dimensions Radio

The four principles of Yogic philosophy: higher purpose, true wealth, pleasure and joy, and awakening to ...

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Kriya Yoga Living: Humility

True humility, wisdom, and greatness are inseparable. Those who are wise cultivate humility.

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Divine Love – quote

Divine love goes before us to make a place for us; it is there to meet ...

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Yoga and Spiritual Practice for Self-evolution | Core Brain Journal with Dr. Charles Parker

Yogacharya O’Brian shares her review on personal observations about one’s deeper understandings regarding the ...

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Kriya Yoga Living: Self-Restraint

With access to superconsciousness, self-restraint is easy and natural. Learn how to function on a higher ...

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True Self-confidence – quote

True self-confidence is grounded in faith; it is confidence in the Self.

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Imagine Enlightenment | The Yoga Hour

Can we imagine a world in which all people are spiritually awake? Is enlightenment possible for ...

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Notice Dharma Arising

We are living in a time of global spiritual awakening. Actively noticing and participating in the ...

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Be of Service – quote

We belong to Life. Each one of us is born with an inherent obligation to serve.

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Our Wealth of Spiritual Resources | The Yoga Hour

We each have a wealth of spiritual resources we can access to meet our needs. They ...

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Pay Attention to the Stirring of Conscience

Conscience is a still small voice of God within us, the benevolent power and presence that ...

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The Aim of Spirituality

The aim of spirituality is to awaken and uplift society, to establish true community on earth.

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True Wealth | The Yoga Hour

Discover the basic spiritual law of wealth and how our ability to thrive is connected to ...

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Train Your Mind for Wisdom, Compassion, and Strength

Explore the three approaches of marking time, making time, and mastering time to discover the potential ...

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Change of Heart – quote

Real change happens through a change of consciousness. A true change of heart is reflected in ...

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The Prosperity Imperative | The Yoga Hour

How can we be conscious partners in a world awakening to its highest potential?

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How to Be Happy for No Reason | Inspirational Talk with Yogacharya O’Brian

The spiritually awakened life comes with a prescription for unconditional happiness, a way to live in ...

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Cultivate Beauty – quote

Beauty is a window that opens to the soul. Cultivate beauty in your environment to quiet ...

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Fall in Love with Your Spiritual Practice

In order to keep our meditation practice steady and strong, we need to find ways to ...

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The Jewel of Abundance | An Evening with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian

In this inspiring evening, esteemed Kriya Yoga teacher Ellen Grace O’Brian discussed an overlooked aspect ...

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Honor the Struggle and Success – quote

Any struggle or success we experience can be used to help us grow in faith and ...

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The Power of Intention | The Yoga Hour

Discover the benefits of setting a spiritual intention. Setting a resolution to express a particular soul ...

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Becoming Wealth | Inspirational Talk with Yogacharya O’Brian

We are here to be a prospering presence, agents of transformation. Aligning our goal to thrive ...

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Guidance of Wisdom

Use discernment to guide the senses. Without the guidance of wisdom, senses are like a runaway ...

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Four Goals for Spiritually Conscious Living | The Yoga Hour

What goals are essential for spiritually conscious living? The Vedas say there are four: finding our ...

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A Way to Find One’s Purpose, Happiness, and Contentment

Yogacharya O’Brian led a discussion of how to find one’s life’s purpose from ...

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Disciplined Mind – quote

The mind, which has been allowed to roam wherever it will, at first resists the discipline ...

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Awaken Your Heart | The Yoga Hour

To awaken our heart is to embody the divine love and joy that is part of ...

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Life in Dynamic Balance Workshop with Yogacharya O’Brian

Yogacharya O’Brian’s workshop, “Life in Dynamic Balance,” went deeper into questions like, ‘Is it ...

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Live from the Heart – quote

As we learn to restrain the ego’s selfish desires, our relationships with others naturally improve. ...

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Meditate for Good | The Yoga Hour

How does meditation support our health, well-being, and spiritual growth? How can we create a meditation ...

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The Soul Power of Freedom | The Soul Powers Series

In this encouraging video, Yogacharya O’Brian says:

“We’re living in a time ...

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The Light of Compassion – quote

The true Self remains unstained regardless of any harmful deeds we may have done. The consequences ...

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Role of Wealth and Prosperity on the Spiritual Path | The Inner Work

Yogacharya clarifies the misconceptions we have around the concepts of wealth and prosperity in the spiritual ...

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The Soul Power of Clear Insight | The Soul Powers Series

How can you light the lamp of Spiritual Presence?

Take the teachings to heart — ...

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The Benefits of Daily Meditation – quote

The benefits of daily meditation touch all areas of our life. As body and mind are ...

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Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga | Shakti Hour

How we can apply yogic principles to create abundance in every area of our lives, now.

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The Soul Power of Truth | The Soul Powers Series

In this soul empowering video, Yogacharya O’Brian explains that Truth as the foundation of life ...

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Just Be Present – quote

Our amazing soul power to “just be present” with whatever is at hand, is the highway ...

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Yogic Teachings on the Purusharthas | Spirit Matters Talk

Yogic teachings on the purusharthas, (four aims of life) and especially artha (prosperity).

We ...

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The Spiritual Power of Love | The Soul Powers Series

Yogacharya explores the spiritual power of love, and how love can free us from fear. Choose ...

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The Storehouse of Spiritual Principles – quote

We all have available to us the storehouse of spiritual principles that can meet every need. ...

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How to Prosper Without Losing Your Soul | America Meditating w Sister Jenna

How to become truly wealthy and prosperous in today’s world.

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The Power of the Mind and the Power of the Will | The Soul Powers Series

Yogacharya explores how the power of the mind and the power of the will can be ...

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Realization of the true Self – quote

When there is realization of the true Self there is no struggle with discipline. When divine ...

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Yogic Principles to Create a Fully Balanced Life | The Miracle of Healing – Empower Radio

Path of yoga can provide you with the keys to prosperity and abundance. Yoga also has ...

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The Creative Power of the Universe | The Soul Powers Series

Yogacharya O’Brian explores how the creative power of the Universe and the power of imagination ...

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Spiritual Discipline – quote

Spiritual discipline is arranging conditions that support living in the highest way. This discipline is not ...

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Discover an Inexhaustible Source of Abundance | Relationships 2.0 – Michelle Skeen

How can we experience more balance in our busy lives and live the life we desire?

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Stability through Understanding the Truth of Our Being | The Soul Powers Series

Yogacharya O’Brian explored how we can find stability through understanding the truth of our being ...

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Look Within – quote

The fundamental changes that last, those that truly matter, come forth from within us when the ...

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Living the Dharmic Life | The Yoga Hour

What does it mean to live a dharmic life? How can we live by the soul’...

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Make Love Your Aim | Lessons from Paramahansa Yogananda (pt.4)

The breaking of the heart is the breaking open of our awareness. We come to know ...

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Divine Qualities Flower from Within – quote

No amount of self-control or discipline will bring love, or peace, or joy because they are ...

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Live with Higher Purpose | The Yoga Hour

What is our higher purpose? Why are we really here?

Living with higher purpose ...

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Decide to Be Happy | Lessons from Paramahansa Yogananda (pt.3)

Once we decide to live from our innate wholeness, we can be happy for no reason. ...

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Divine Guidance – quote

Divine guidance is always just behind our thoughts and actions. It is the still small voice ...

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Yoga Teaching on Artha — Wealth or Prosperity | Moments with Marianne

Artha—wealth or prosperity—is one of the four Vedic aims of life—to live with ...

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Stay Open | Lessons from Paramahansa Yogananda (pt.2)

Every new encounter can expand our awareness—if we are willing to learn. Staying open is ...

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Self-discipline – quote

Self-discipline isn’t self-control; it is self-surrender.

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Be Intentional | Lessons from Paramahansa Yogananda (pt.1)

To be guided by higher purpose requires us to be willing to learn, discover how to ...

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Joy – quote

Joy comes from divine Love, like the fragrance from a rose.

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Everyday Dharma | “Live Your Divine Life Now!” Pt.4

Discover how to have everything you need to live a spontaneously delightful life now. Live in ...

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Live Fully – quote

Live your life as a great bliss adventure. Be willing to follow what has heart and ...

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Realize Your True Self | “Live Your Divine Life Now!” Pt.3

Focus on your personal plan for complete well-being. Learn how to develop faith, let go of ...

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Meditative Awareness – quote

Maintain an inner, meditative awareness, even in the midst of activities, and you will discover a ...

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Finding Stability and Joy in Uncertain Times | “Live Your Divine Life Now!” Pt.2

Find freedom from debilitating fear and doubt, develop clarity of purpose, strength of character, power of ...

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Divine Destiny – quote

We are not here to make a living but to fulfill our divine destiny. To discern ...

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Your Extraordinary Life | “Live Your Divine Life Now!” Pt.1

Begin by exploring your dharmic life—its ultimate purpose and profound potential. Find encouragement to answer ...

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Divine Support – quote

When we recognize that we are divinely supported, we truly begin to live.

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Becoming Wealth | Yoga Teachings on Prosperous Living, Pt.5

What does Prosperity mean? The greatest potential of the life goal of artha, or wealth, is ...

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Let Love Lead – quote

To make a lasting change, let Love lead. Be established in Love.

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Taking Charge and Letting Go | Yoga Teachings on Prosperous Living, Pt.4

To overcome obstacles in life requires us to be fiercely intentional with our resolve, determination, and ...

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Love – quote

Love is the true measure of aliveness.

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Sanctuary of the Soul | Yoga Teachings on Prosperous Living, Pt. 3

Enter the sanctuary of your soul and realize the timeless truth of “I Am That.” When ...

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A Formula for Happiness – quote

A formula for happiness: Bless what comes and bless what goes. When we bless all of ...

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Find Your Within | Yoga Teachings on Prosperous Living, Pt. 2

“Finding our within” is taking the time to shift our attention from the periphery of our ...

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The Self-knowledge – quote

Conditions are ever-changing but they occur or arise on the ground of being, or pure existence, ...

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Go Ahead, Shine | Yoga Teachings on Prosperous Living, Pt.1

The greatest impulse of the divine within each of us is to be what we are: ...

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Observe Your Mind – quote

Grief, anger, and greed arise in the mind. We are not the mind. We are the ...

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Take Up Love’s Discipline, Pt. 1 | Teaching Series from Yogacharya O’Brian

Ellen Grace O’Brian (Yogacharya O’Brian, a title of respect bestowed upon a teacher of ...

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Letting Go – quote

All of life is about letting go. Letting go is necessary to expand into the true ...

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The Jewel of Abundance – Path of Transformation with Ellen Grace O’Brian

In an interview regarding her book, ‘The Jewel of Abundance’, Yogacharya O’Brian says that learning ...

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Contemplation of Om – quote

Contemplation of Om, the primordial sound emanating from the field of God, purifies the mind. Absorbing ...

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The Jewel of Abundance | Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian introduces her book THE JEWEL OF ABUNDANCE: Finding Prosperity through the ...

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Commit to Change – quote

When the commitment to change is anchored in the soul’s inclination toward freedom, we can ...

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The Jewel of Abundance | Awakening Process with Ellen Grace O’Brian

In the yoga tradition, spiritual awakening or Self-realization is seen as the primary task for all ...

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Free Living – quote

An illumined mind can discern that either nothing belongs to us, or everything does. Both “some” ...

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The Jewel of Abundance | Life Purpose with Ellen Grace O’Brian

Yogacharya’s advice to those who are having a hard time finding their life purpose is ...

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Auspicious World – quote

The world is an auspicious place for spiritual realization. No matter what your current circumstances, consider ...

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Inspired Conversations at OM Times with Linda Joy

Join Yogacharya O’Brian in Inspired Conversations with Linda Joy, featured at iOM Radio Network, as ...

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Love and Kindness – quote

Watch for moments where love and kindness can be expressed. Follow that golden awareness into action.

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Yogic principles of Wealth, Abundance and Prosperity with Ellen Grace O’Brian

In this interview with Aditya Jaykumar, Yogacharya O’Brian invites us to live an awakened, creatively ...

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Turn Within – quote

Whenever we turn our minds from concerns about our work to being immersed in the conscious ...

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The Jewel of Abundance with Ellen Grace O’Brian in Path11

In this interview, Yogacharya O’Brian goes into how you can deepen your practice so you ...

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Lift Your Consciousness – quote

Any time we feel caught in a struggle is a sign to stop and lift our ...

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Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian | Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

In this interview, Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian expounds on her message: “Engaged Enlightenment: An Invitation ...

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Prayer Windows – quote

Look for the “prayer windows” that open throughout your day and gaze through them into the ...

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Yogi Cameron’s Interview with Yogacharya O’Brian

In this interview, Yogacharya speaks about abundance not only from a physical and mental view but ...

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A Prayer Life – quote

To develop a prayer life, we must value prayer. When we do, we can answer the ...

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Kriya Yoga Love’s Discipline 2

Paramahansa Yogananda said, “You would not desire to know God if it’s not possible for ...

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Spiritual Success Formula – quote

Success formula: Spend less time trying to figure things out and more time raising consciousness into ...

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Take Up Love’s Discipline, Pt. 3 | Teaching Series from Yogacharya O’Brian

“When we know the truth of our being, we begin to live in love. When you ...

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Mantra – quote

The use of a mantra, or prayer word, allows us to channel our energy toward our ...

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Take Up Love’s Discipline, Pt. 4 | Teaching Series from Yogacharya O’Brian

Yogacharya O’Brian advises that when life becomes challenging, pay attention to small graces of divine ...

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Self-realization – quote

Self-realization, to know God directly as the true Self, is the bridge that connects the inner ...

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Conform Your Will to Divine Will – quote

Will can be useful when it is guided by soul-inspired wisdom. First, we use it to ...

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Live a Dedicated Life – quote

A student, or spiritual seeker, is one who embarks on the path. A disciple is one ...

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Selfless Service

Service can be a burden if we believe ourselves to be the doers. It is pure ...

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Express Yourself – quote

Search the divine book of your heart to discern what is ready to express through you, ...

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Life’s Blessings – quote

Those who know and experience life as full of blessings are those who believe in Life’...

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Effective Prayer – quote

Effective prayer is not sending out our thoughts to connect with God; it is rather an ...

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Let Faith Bring Peace – quote

Don’t be overly involved with mundane thoughts, worries, or things. Don’t let your mind ...

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Watch Your Inner Dialog – quote

Continually engage in a divine conversation by changing the focus of your inner dialogue from Me ...

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Creative Powers – quote

More love, goodness, inspiration, wisdom, grace, and power are at work in our lives right now ...

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Inner Guidance Speaks – quote

How do we know when guidance is correct? The soul’s peace tells us. We feel ...

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Ask for Guidance – quote

Open your heart and mind to the Infinite and ask for guidance. How often do we ...

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Time for Meditation – quote

The window that we open for divine communion is not for anything but love. It is ...

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The Path of Surrender – quote

Make the journey from head to heart. This is the path of surrender—letting go of ...

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Spiritual Mastery – quote

We are all working on our master’s degrees. We are here to attain spiritual mastery—...

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Innate Power of the Soul – quote

What difference does it make to recognize the innate power of the soul? It brings us ...

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Express Who You Are – quote

When we realize that what we are looking for is within us, we can focus on ...

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Be Authentic – quote

Being authentic, true to our divine Self, is more important than we might ever have imagined. ...

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Realize Oneness – quote

The invitation to realize oneness, to experience divine love and support, is always there, but sometimes ...

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Cooperate with the Infinite – quote

We are each unique expressions of the one Reality, dwelling in the family of all beings. ...

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The Awakening Journey – quote

On the awakening journey, it is necessary to train our mind to look beyond the surface ...

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Live from the Soul – quote

Connect with your soul and act from it. When you do, you will feel a river ...

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From Ignorance to Truth – quote

The reactions we experience are based on the meeting of an external stimulus and our own ...

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Inner Guidance – quote

Be observant of moods, not mastered by them. Be guided by the steady lamp of truth, ...

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Surrendered Living – quote

Do good deeds and leave the knowledge of them to God alone. This will strengthen the ...

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True Knowledge and Humility – quote

True knowledge and humility are inseparable companions. They do everything together.

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You are Love – quote

You are Love itself. Live that way.

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Break the Mental Chains – quote

Strong mental chains are forged from desire and habit. Each time action is taken to fulfill ...

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Knowledge to Wisdom – quote

The knowledge we acquire becomes wisdom when it transforms our will and our character for good.

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True Surrender – quote

True surrender in a devotee of God is revealed as joy in doing the work at ...

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Divine Qualities – quote

The more our divine qualities are developed, the easier it is for us to recognize them ...

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Do Things with Integrity and Joy – quote

Imagine watching a play and feeling responsible for the outcome of the story. It wouldn’t ...

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The Role of a Spiritual Teacher – quote

The spiritual teacher sees the Divine in us and insists on it. The commitment of the ...

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Becoming a Disciple – quote

Becoming a disciple is not something we do in a moment. We may, in a grace-filled ...

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The Purpose of the Teacher – quote

The purpose of the outer teacher or guru is to lead us home to the true ...

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Mindfulness Moments – quote

Look for those times when a moment of prayer, or mindfulness, could bring more spiritual awareness ...

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Home as a Place of Blessing – quote

Dedicate your home as a place of blessing. With the intention to bless, we are more ...

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Home as a Sanctuary – quote

When a home is a place of peace—of caring, love, awareness, and appreciation for life—...

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Revelation of the Spirit – quote

When patience, love, wisdom, insight, and compassion are discovered within us and expressed, the invisible Spirit ...

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Transform the Ego – quote

Becoming aware of our mistakes can strike a painful blow to the ego. If our goal ...

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