Nayaswami Krishna Das

Nayaswami Krishna Das books and manages the many guest groups that The Expanding Light hosts, leads pilgrimage trips to holy places in India and the U.S., teaches weekend retreats, and gives spiritual counseling to guests. He came to Ananda in 1978 and immediately found his home and purpose in life at Ananda. An exceptionally knowledgeable and gifted meditation and yoga philosophy teacher, Nayaswami Krishna Das shares his passion for these teachings with dynamic enthusiasm. He has a vibrant zest for life that comes out in a warm, personable nature and serviceful disposition. He’ll go out of his way to make you feel comfortable and clear about the teachings.

Events with Nayaswami Krishna Das

Re-Discover Your Own Happiness
June 7 - 9, 2024

Everyone Wants to be Happy! But That Elusive Element of Happiness is Often Missing, Especially as a Constant in Life True happiness is inside of you always—you just need to know how to access it. During this Retreat weekend, you will learn how you can experience happiness within, and learn to find it amidst the challenges of life. During this weekend retreat you will: Identify and outwit your “happiness thieves” Learn how to strengthen your mind to make better choices Develop ways to connect with a higher awareness Discover meditation’s role in true happiness and integrating it into your life…

The Yoga Sutras: Demystifying Patanjali
September 19 - 22, 2024

Based on the book: Demystifying Patanjali: The Yoga Sutras (Aphorisms) –The Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda as Presented by his Direct Disciple, Swami Kriyananda About 2200 years ago, a great spiritual master of India named Patanjali described the process of Self-Realization and presented humanity with a clear-cut, step-by-step outline of how all truth-seekers and saints achieve divine union. He called this universal inner experience and process “yoga” or “union.” His collection of profound aphorisms-a true world scripture-has been dubbed Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Dive into the Yogic Teachings: explore the 8-limbed path Patanjali outlined—using introspective exercises, affirmations, visualizations, discussion, and meditation practices. Within these…

A Christmas of Inner Awakening
December 12 - 15, 2024

Dive deep into the Spirit of Christmas  Take time away from the hustle-bustle of the Christmas season and tune into the true meaning of the season. Spiritualize your Christmas season and reconnect with your spiritual aspirations. Experience the feelings of peace, divine love and joy that you can find at Ananda. Access the heart of Christmas within your own being and feel renewed and strengthened, ready to more deeply enjoy your own Christmas celebrations.  “It was Jesus himself who appeared to Babaji, and asked him to send this teaching of Self-Realization to the West . . . Babaji asked me…

New Year Renewal: Relax, Recharge, Refocus
December 28, 2024 - January 1, 2025

Welcome the New Year in a Joyful and Renewing Retreat Escape the ordinary New Year’s celebrations and join us for a transformative retreat designed to help you take stock of the past year and prepare inwardly for the year ahead. Connect with other spiritual seekers in a relaxed and supportive environment. Go forward into the New Year rejuvenated, with purpose and solid tools to support your resolutions in all areas of your life. Your New Year’s Retreat includes: Guided introspection to get the most out of the hidden (and not-so-hidden) lessons of this past year Guided goal-setting for next year,…