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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.

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

In person at the Lighthouse Center, 740 E. Shore Drive, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 every 4th Sunday:

7/07, 8/04, 9/01, 9/29, 10/13 (Nayaswami Pranaba), 10/27, 11/24, 12/22

In person 9:30am-1:00pm includes: 9:30am-10:15am **Purification Ceremony, 10:30am-12:00pm Sunday Service & Festival of Light, 12:00pm-1:00pm vegetarian/vegan potluck.

Previous Sunday Service Recordings:

June 2 Sunday Service – The True Longing of the Human Heart – Asha Nayaswami is a spiritual teacher, author, and lifelong disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda YouTube recording

February 4 Sunday Service – The Mystery of the Avatara – or Divine Incarnation – Lisa and Tim Clark, Ananda Lightbearers recording Passcode: kRB57ix?

January 28 Sunday Service – The Infinite Christ – Ram Smith and Denise Ruelas, Guest Ministers recording Passcode: 1vbMh&R1

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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 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
canceled 07/02

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

Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 503 768 4301

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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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Monthly Kriyaban Satsang
1st Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm-9:00pm
canceled 07/03

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

Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 503 768 4301

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Wisdom Satsang with Mike Limauro
Thursday evenings, 7:30pm-8:30pmcanceled 07/04

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.

Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 864 5156 2664

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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

Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 503 768 4301

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Monthly Meditation & Satsang with Suman & Muneesh Tewari
2nd Saturday mornings, 10:30am-12:00pm, July 13th

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.

Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 864 5680 4892

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Kirtan: An Evening of Chant
3rd Saturday evenings, 7:00pm-8:00pm, generally every other month in-person

Kirtan is from the bhakti yoga tradition, the yoga of devotion. Devotional chanting helps to still the mind and quiet the heart, preparing one for deep meditation and inner communion. The blending of voices and unified focus make for a sweet, yet powerful practice which beautifully expresses and enhances devotion.  

“O Divine Mother, lift us on Thy lap of universal love. Break Thy vow of silence and sing to us the heart-melting melody of human brotherhood.”

~Paramhansa Yogananda

In-person Kirtan’s are at The Lighthouse Center 740 East Shore Drive, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

August 17th – The Lighthouse Center (Open House)

October 11th – The Lighthouse Center (Kriya Retreat) 7pm-8:30pm

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Ananda Michigan Spiritual Family Reunion

Ananda Michigan Spiritual Family Reunion

August 3, 2024  10:00am – 8:00pm

Sandhill Shelter on Bishop Lake at Brighton Recreation Area

5426 Bishop Lake Road, Brighton, MI 48115

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Good Friends, Delicious Food, Fun Activities!

Please note: Vegetarian Potluck from 12:00pm -2:00pm, please bring a vegetarian dish to pass

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Ananda Michigan Programs October 10-13, 2024 with Nayaswami Pranaba

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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.

Thursday, October 10, 2024 evening program 6:30pm-8:30pm

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6:30pm – 7:30pm Fellowship Dinner

This catered meal will be vegetarian with gluten free options.

Please email your RSVP by September 24, 2024 (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 [This talk was given in 2023. The topic in 2024 is still to be determined.]

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 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.

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Friday, October 11, 2024 7:00pm-8:30pm in-person

Kirtan: An Evening of Chant

Kirtan is from the bhakti yoga tradition, the yoga of devotion. Devotional chanting helps to still the mind and quiet the heart, preparing one for deep meditation and inner communion. The blending of voices and unified focus make for a sweet, yet powerful practice which beautifully expresses and enhances devotion.  

“O Divine Mother, lift us on Thy lap of universal love. Break Thy vow of silence and sing to us the heart-melting melody of human brotherhood.”

~Paramhansa Yogananda

Nayaswami Pranaba will be joining this in-person at the Lighthouse Center located at 740 East Shore Drive, Whitmore Lake, MI.

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Saturday, October 12, 2024 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.

2:00pm-2:00pm Lunch All meals will be vegetarian potluck with gluten free options.

The cost for the talk and the lunch is $40. However, no one will be turned away for their inability to pay.

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Sunday, October 13, 2024 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

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Previous Ananda Michigan Programs May 30 – June 2, 2024 with Asha Nayaswami & Dambara Begley

Journey to Fulfillment: Understanding Life’s Purpose Asha Nayaswami link to Youtube recording

Sunday Service – The True Longing of the Human Heart – Asha Nayaswami link to YouTube recording

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

Communing with God – A Talk with Nayaswami Pranaba link to recording, Passcode: baYKR#36
Date: Oct 5, 2023 7:30 PM Eastern Time

The Yoga of Christ – A Talk by Nayaswami Pranaba link to recording, Passcode: 6q@JxVPT
Date: Oct 7, 2023 9:48 AM Eastern Time

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New Year’s Eve Meditation –Hosted by Ananda Michigan Ministers
Sunday, December 31, 2024, 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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