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Sunday Service with Ananda Ministers
Sunday mornings, 10:30am-11:30am


Truth is one and eternal. Realize oneness with it in your deathless Self within.

Sunday Service 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 prayer, music, group chanting, meditation, affirmations, and an inspirational talk.
In person at the Lighthouse Center, 740 E. Shore Drive, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 every 4th Sunday:

9/03, 10/01, 10/08 (re: Pranaba’s visit see below), 10/29, 11/26, 12/24, 1/21/24, 2/18/24, 3/17/24.

In person includes: 9:30am -10:15am **Purification ceremony & Sunday service 10:30am-11:30am

Sunday Service available on Join Zoom Meeting starting at ~10:25am: Meeting ID: 874 5334 1757 Passcode: 295059

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**The purification ceremony is open to everyone. People interested in participating write something they want to let go of or a quality they want more of on a small piece of paper (pens and paper are provided). They approach the minister near the altar and say “I seek purification by the grace of God.” After a brief moment of meditation and prayer, the minister blesses the petitioner, who may offer a personal prayer at the altar and place their paper in a bowl near the altar to be burned.
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Group Meditation with Mike & Martha Limauro
Monday evenings, 7:30pm-8:30pm


This session is designed for beginners and advanced meditators. We begin with a prayer to invoke the grace of God. We practice simple pranayama techniques to relax our bodies and still our minds. We chant to awaken our hearts and deepen our devotion. We invite participants to use whatever meditation techniques they have learned for 15 minutes followed by an inspirational reading. We encourage participants to meditate for another 15 minutes without techniques to feel the divine presence as peace, joy, or some other attribute of God. The meditation ends with an affirmation and a prayer.

This group meditation is offered on Zoom using the link below.

Join Zoom Meeting:  Meeting ID: 823 2969 4359 Passcode 637565

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Morning Meditation with Mary Thomas
Tuesday mornings, 8:00am-8:45am

Affirmation, prayer, chant and meditation to fill the world with God’s light. Morning meditation sets a positive tone for your day, aiding with focus, an increase in productivity, uplifted energy, and sense of well-being. Regular daily meditation is also known to reduce stress, promote physical healing, develop mental and emotional clarity, will power and intuition. The highest purpose of meditation, however, is spiritual awakening – to discover your Highest Self. Guided and silent meditation.

“Everyone who makes a sincere effort on the spiritual path will surely reach his goal.” — The Essence of Self- Realization, Paramhansa Yogananda

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Spiritual Book Study with Dr. Wendy Page-Echols
Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm-7:45pm


Our next book will be God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita – Royal Science of God-Realization by
Paramahansa Yogananda.

Join this enriching spiritual study and fellowship at any time. All are welcome!

Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 826 8315 3536 Passcode: 152272

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Lessons in Meditation, Deepening Your Connection to Self, Step One on the Path of Kriya Yoga
Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm-9:00pm

August 23 and August 30, 2023 at the East Wall Collective in Ferndale

September 20 and September 27, 2023 at the Interfaith Center in Ann Arbor

October 18 and October 25, 2023 at the Lighthouse Center in Whitmore Lake

November 8 and November 15, 2023 at Creative Wellness in East Lansing

This 2 week series provides in-depth instruction in scientific meditation techniques that bring more peace, deeper relaxation, and focused concentration to every area of your life. Whether you are a beginner or already have a meditation practice established, this program will enhance your ability to access inner peace, calmness and joy regardless of outer conditions. There are many benefits of a consistent meditation practice, including reduced stress and anxiety, improved health, greater intuition, compassion, awareness, and focus. 

In this two week series, you will learn the Hong Sau technique of meditation. Hong Sau is designed to increase powers of concentration and introspection while helping to still the mind and calm the heart. The course also offers many tips on how to meditate effectively, establish a daily meditation routine, and how to integrate the benefits of meditation into daily life.

Lessons in Meditation is step one on the Path of Kriya Yoga. There are four steps leading to Kriya Yoga initiation. Kriya Yoga became widely known through Paramhansa Yogananda’s spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. It is a spiritual path that includes advanced meditation techniques that quickly accelerate one’s spiritual growth. Kriya Yoga works by giving the practitioner pranayama, or control of the life force. Through life force control, the yogi is able to overcome all of the obstacles preventing union with the Divine.

These classes are offered in person in: (1) the Conference Room downstairs at the East Wall Collective, 1149 Hilton Road, Ferndale, MI 48220, (2) the Sanctuary at the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, (3) the Lighthouse Center, 740 E. Shore Drive, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 (the classes at the Lighthouse Center are also available on Zoom for those who cannot attend in person), and (4) Creative Wellness, 2045 Asher Court, Unit 100, East Lansing, MI 48823.

The cost for this course is $10-$20 per class based on your ability to pay. Please register by making your payment by the Monday before the first class. However, walk-ins will be welcome if space is available. Payments can be made via PayPal.Me/MichaelLimauro. Please provide your email address with your payment or by email to mike@limauro.com, so that Mike can send you the first handout in advance of the first class and the Zoom link for those who can’t attend the classes at the Lighthouse Center in person. Reading the handouts in advance of each class will facilitate deeper conversation during the class.

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The Essence of Self-Realization, Step Two on the Path of Kriya Yoga
Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm-9:00pm
February 21 through May 15, 2024

The principles of Self-Realization, consistently practiced, awaken us to our deepest reality of oneness with the Infinite and the experience of divine joy. As a spiritual art and science, Raja Yoga is unique in that it encourages us to test the truth of its principles, not simply to believe them. Using the many tools Raja Yoga gives us, we can determine first hand whether it lives up to its promise. 

This course is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, and focuses on the essential principles of Self-Realization. In this 10 week course, you will learn how to deepen your meditation. You will discover how the inspired wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita integrates with a deeper understanding of Judeo-Christian beliefs. You will be introduced to the famous Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and his Eight-Fold Path, also known as Ashtanga Yoga. This course will benefit people who are new to yoga as well as experienced yogis who want to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga.

Though many people think of yoga primarily in terms of physical postures and exercises (hatha yoga), the term “yoga” properly refers to a comprehensive system of meditation and balanced spiritual living intended to unite the individual soul with the Infinite Spirit. Raja Yoga, which is also known as Royal Yoga, is a system of philosophy, meditation, yoga postures, breathing, healing, and diet that leads us to the realization of our highest Self. This course shows the interdependence of these seemingly separate areas and how all of them, when correctly approached, promote physical, mental, and emotional health and further our spiritual progress.

All classes begin at 7:00pm and end at 9:00pm. Here are the dates and descriptions for each class:

February 21, 2024 Week 1: Yoga Paths of Devotion, Action, Wisdom, and Meditation

February 28, 2024 Week 2: The Eight-Fold Path to Self-Realization

March 6, 2024 No class

March 13, 2024 Week 3: Yamas and Niyamas: Donʼts and Doʼs on the Yoga Path

March 20, 2024 Week 4: Hong Sau Technique of Meditation

March 27, 2024 Week 5: Review of the first four weeks

April 3, 2024 No class

April 10, 2024 Week 6: Affirmations: The Power of Thought and Mantra

April 17, 2024 Week 7: Tapping the Infinite Source of Energy and Magnetism

April 24, 2024 Week 8: Guru-Discipleship

May 1 No class

May 8, 2024 Week 9: Pranayama and the Power of Kundalini

May 15, 2024 Week 10: Review of weeks 6 through 9 and discussion about the next steps on the Path of Kriya Yoga 

The Essence of Self-Realization is step two on the Path of Kriya Yoga. There are four steps leading to Kriya Yoga initiation. Kriya Yoga became widely known through Paramhansa Yogananda’s spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. It is a spiritual path that includes advanced meditation techniques that quickly accelerate one’s spiritual growth. Kriya Yoga works by giving the practitioner pranayama, or control of the life force. Through life force control, the yogi is able to overcome all of the obstacles preventing union with the Divine.

These classes are offered in person at the Lighthouse Center, 740 E. Shore Drive, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 and on Zoom.

The cost for this course is $10-$20 per class sliding scale based on your ability to pay. First payment is due February 16, 2024. Payments can be made via PayPal.Me/MichaelLimauro. Please provide your email address with your payment or by email to mike@limauro.com, so that Mike can send you the first handout in advance of the first class and the Zoom link for those who can’t attend the classes at the Lighthouse Center in person. These classes are intended to be interactive. Reading the handouts in advance of each class will facilitate deeper conversation during the class.

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Monthly Kriyaban Satsang
1st Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm-9:00pm

This satsang is intended to strengthen our sense of community as Yogananda’s disciples and kriyabans by supporting each other through our journey home to God. We have an opportunity to be one of the “small harmonious groups” that Master spoke of in 1945 as a model of peace and harmony to the world. Before we can inspire the world, we need to inspire ourselves and each other.

We will begin with a prayer to invoke the grace of God, pranayama to relax our bodies and quiet our minds, and chanting to awaken our hearts and deepen our devotion. We may share information intended to help deepen our kriya practice followed by a guided kriya yoga meditation. The host will be happy to answer any questions following our kriya practice.

Kriyabans, contact mike@limauro.com if interested in participating. The Zoom link will be sent individually.

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Morning Meditation with Mary Thomas
Thursday mornings, 8:00am-8:45am

Morning meditation sets a positive tone for your day, aiding with focus, an increase in productivity, uplifted energy, and sense of well-being. Regular daily meditation is also known to reduce stress, promote physical healing, develop mental and emotional clarity, will power and intuition. The highest purpose of meditation, however, is spiritual awakening – to discover your Highest Self.

Guided and silent meditation.

The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. — Paramhansa Yogananda

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Wisdom Satsang with Mike Limauro
Thursday evenings, 7:30pm-8:30pm THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2023

Please join us for a weekly discussion of the wisdom teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, one of the most important spiritual teachers of our time and author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. We will begin each session with a short prayer and meditation to tune into divine guidance. Everyone will be invited to share topics they feel guided to discuss during our time together. 

We will mindfully bring Yogananda’s teachings to bear on our discussions with an understanding that his teachings bring us a vision of true happiness based on the understanding that it is found within ourselves. He shows us that everyone can be courageous, calm, and confident to effectively deal with any difficulty life sends, because these are qualities of the soul. His teachings guide us to a new and brighter future, filled with inner freedom, purpose, and the realization of our own highest potential. His wonderful vision of life will inspire us to examine the divine potential of all our relationships. Always realistic, practical, and entertaining, Yogananda expresses the challenges we face and shares clear and powerful solutions. He emphasizes that success in life does not depend only upon natural ability. It also depends upon our determination to grasp the opportunity that is presented to us knowing that opportunities in life come by creation, not by chance.

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Monthly Divine Will Healing with Mary Thomas
1st and 3rd Saturday mornings, 9:00am-10:15am

Our Divine Will Healing techniques originate from articles on yogic healing by Paramhansa Yogananda. Divine will is omnipresent, residing in every unit of Cosmic Energy or Universal Prana. An opening prayer, affirmation and simple devotional chant are followed by a short meditation. In this way, the heart and mind are prepared to offer individual and world prayers. 

Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, taught specific techniques for awakening healing energy within each individual. These techniques have been found to overcome physical, emotional, and spiritual difficulties including serious illnesses. He emphasized that we should use our God-given powers to heal ourselves and others, but not think of them as our own powers. He stated that darkness cannot remain where the Light is present. Attuning ourselves to God’s Light (that which is present in every atom of creation) through meditation, prayer, affirmation, and other means can drive away the darkness of disease in a person’s body, mind and soul. 

“The instrument is blessed by that which flows through it.” — Paramhansa Yogananda

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Monthly Meditation & Satsang with Suman & Muneesh Tewari
2nd Saturday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm

This satsang includes some chanting, meditating together, and sharing of our individual reflections. We try to tune into divine guidance as much as possible to guide what we do during our time together.

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Kirtan: Yoga of the Heart
3rd Saturday evenings, 7:00pm-8:00pm; No Kirtan 9/16/23; the October Kirtan has been moved from 10/21/23 to 10/6/23 with Nayaswami Pranaba

Music heals and uplifts our state of consciousness. Please join us for an evening of devotional chanting to attune ourselves to the highest vibration of the heart.

Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 844 4799 3636
Passcode: 503734

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Ananda Spiritual Family Reunion
Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 10:00am-8:00pm

Sandhill Shelter on Bishop Lake at Brighton Recreation Area,

5426 Bishop Lake Road, Brighton, MI 48116.

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Good Friends, Delicious Food, Fun Activities!

Potluck from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. Please bring a dish to pass.

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Ananda Michigan Programs October 5 – 8, 2023 with Nayaswami Pranaba

Thursday, October 5, 2023, evening program 6:30pm-8:30pm

6:30pm – 7:30pm Fellowship Dinner

This catered meal will be vegetarian with gluten free options.

Please email your RSVP by September 28 (include dietary restrictions) to mike@limauro.com.

7:30pm – 8:30pm Meditation and Talk by Nayaswami Pranaba:

Communing with God – Living More in Our True Essence

The divine presence is within each one of us – how do we open ourselves and make this more and more of our daily reality?

Join us in exploring how to gain an ever-deepening experience of God in every part of our lives.

This class will include:

  • The importance of attunement
  • How to ‘talk with God’
  • Achieving even-mindedness as a means of being more receptive to the Divine
  • The importance of Aum – the touch of God
  • Going beyond dogma; opening up to Self-realization

Nayaswami Pranaba is one of Ananda’s most widely traveled and experienced ministers, having meditated for over 48 years and offering classes and workshops in meditation and yoga for the past 43 years. He has helped to create and direct Ananda Centers in Palo Alto, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, and Assisi, Italy. Pranaba has been Director of the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training program, and Manager of The Expanding Light Retreat in California, as well as Ananda’s Retreat in Assisi, Italy. He has directed the Living Discipleship Course, Ananda’s membership training program, and now works with Ananda’s outreach ministry.

Nayaswami Pranaba will be giving this workshop in person at the Lighthouse Center located at 740 East Shore Drive, Whitmore Lake, MI. We will also be offering this event via Zoom for those who cannot attend in person.

Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 836 4831 4317, Passcode: 504265

This is offered $15 -$20 sliding scale based on your ability to pay.

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Friday, October 6, 2023 7:00pm-8:30pm

Kirtan: Yoga of the Heart

Music heals and uplifts our state of consciousness. Please join us for an evening of devotional chanting to attune ourselves to the highest vibration of the heart.

Nayaswami Pranaba will be joining this in person at the Lighthouse Center located at 740 East Shore Drive, Whitmore Lake, MI. We will also be offering this event via Zoom for those who cannot attend in person.

Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 844 4799 3636, Passcode: 503734

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Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10:00am-2:00pm

10:00am-12:00pm The Yoga of Christ – Living More in Our True Essence

This talk will explore such topics as:

• Jesus, son of man vs. Jesus, Son of God

• The Christ Consciousness

• Salvation from what?

• ‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God’

• The Missing Years

• In the Beginning was the Word

Nayaswami Pranaba will be giving this workshop in person at the Lighthouse Center located at 740 East Shore Drive, Whitmore Lake, MI. We will also be offering this event via Zoom for those who cannot attend in person.

Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 864 7926 3316, Passcode: 029702

This is offered $30 -$40 sliding scale based on your ability to pay.

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12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch
There will be a catered vegetarian lunch with gluten free options immediately following Pranaba’s talk. RSVP (including dietary instructions) are requested by September 28 by emailing mike@limauro.com.

Sunday, October 8 2023, 9:30 am-11:45 am

9:30am -10:15am Purification ceremony

10:30am-11:45am Sunday service

Truth is one and eternal. Realize oneness with it in your deathless Self within.

Sunday Service 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 prayer, music, group chanting, meditation, affirmations, and an inspirational talk.
In person at the Lighthouse Center, 740 E. Shore Drive, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189


Available on Join Zoom Meeting starting at ~10:25am: Meeting ID: 874 5334 1757 Passcode: 295059

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Christmas Meditation -Hosted by Ananda Michigan Ministers
Saturday, December 16, 2023, 8:00am-4:00pm

You’ll never think of Christmas the same way after you’ve experienced one of these “inner celebrations” of Christmas. Paramhansa Yogananda first began them for his disciples in the 1930s. Now, thousands around the world celebrate the season by meditating this way before Christmas.

Eight hours of meditation, chant, music and inspirational readings. The day is both deeply restful and the best possible way to get the most out of your devotional practice.

If you can only come for half the day, we break at 2:00pm. and start again at 2:30. So, come for the morning and stay through 2:00; or come for the afternoon and stay through 6:00. Better yet, come for the whole day and experience a full measure of Christ’s bliss.

You are welcome to join us in person at the Lighthouse Center located at 740 East Shore Drive, Whitmore Lake, MI. We will also be offering this event via Zoom for those who cannot attend in person.

Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 882 0434 7241, Passcode: 718573

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Monday, December 25th, 2023, 11:00am – 11:45am
Christmas Morning Service –Hosted by Ananda Michigan Ministers

Celebrate the real meaning of Christmas as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda to his disciples. Select Bible passages, meditation, prayer and song.

Meeting ID: 860 1655 0626, Passcode: 123672

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New Year’s Eve Meditation –Hosted by Ananda Michigan Ministers
Sunday, December 31, 2023, 10:00pm-12:00am

Bring in the New Year with Deep Meditation and Chanting
in the tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the great spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi.

Meeting ID: 860 1655 0626, Passcode: 123672

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