Wednesday 31 January – Sunday 11 February
A series of classes in Hamilton and a retreat in Taupo to help you deepen your spiritual life. Events include

  • Wed 31 January Guided meditation and Question&Answer session
  • Thursday 1 FebruaryBuilding Community: Satsang with Nayaswami Pranaba
  • Saturday 3 February Wisdom of the Chakras: An experiential workshop
  • Sunday 4 February Soulful Sunday
  • Wednesday 7 February pm Kirtan (Devotional Chanting)
  • Friday 9-Sunday 11 February Weekend Retreat in Taupo
  • Saturday 10 February pm Kriya Ceremony (for qualified participants only)
  • Sunday 11 Feb am Kriya Review (for qualified participants only)

  • Friday 9 Feb – Sunday 11 Feb

    Weekend Retreat in Taupo

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    Wednesday 31 January 6.30pm – 8.40pm
    Your Contribution: Koha

    Meditation followed by Question & Answer Evening

    Got questions about the spiritual life? Join us for a guided meditation followed by a question and answer session. Nayaswami Pranaba has been meditating for over 40 years and he will shed light on your questions about meditation, the spiritual life and anything else you dare to ask!

    Sample programme for the evening
    6.30 – 6.45pm Devotional Chanting
    6.45 – 7.10pm Guided Meditation
    7.10 – 7.15 Healing Prayers
    7.15 – 7.30 Supper
    7.30 – 8.40 Question and Answer Session with Nayaswami Pranaba

    Please drop me a line if you wish to attend or have any questions.

    Thursday 1 February 7.00pm – 8.40pm

    Building Community: Satsang with Nayaswami Pranaba

    This Satsang is especially for devotees of Paramhansa Yogananda and/or members of Ananda New Zealand. Questions explored will include
    What it takes to build a successful spiritual community
    Our role in continuing the legacy of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda
    Vision for Ananda New Zealand and more…
    Please bring any questions you may have about spiritual communities.
    No registrations required. Simply turn up. Or drop me a line if you have any questions.

    Saturday 3 February 2.00pm – 5.00pm

    Wisdom of the Chakras: An Experiential Workshop

    Your contribution $25
    Financial Members: This workshop is included with your monthly contributions

    The chakras, the energy-distribution centers in our spine and brain, hold the keys to physical and emotional health. They also clearly describe the stages we all follow along our path to spiritual enlightenment.

    You will learn how to unblock your chakras and increase the flow of life-force in your astral body, two key chapters in the study of yoga. More importantly, by learning certain techniques you will begin to experience the reality of chakras and their healing effects on the body and mind.

    Practical Exercise: Learn chakra-awakening exercises including, breathing, chanting, and meditations, working with color and sound, affirmations, and visualizations for each chakra to attune more deeply to these astral energies.

    Drop me a line if you wish to attend this workshop

    Sunday 4 February 10.00am – 12.00noon

    Soulful Sunday

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    Wednesday 7 February 7.00 – 8.30pm

    Kirtan (Devotional Chanting) Evening

    The purpose of chanting is to quiet the mind and prepare it for meditation.
    Devotional chanting is one of the most powerful tools on the spiritual path for transforming consciousness by opening the heart and increasing receptivity.
    The subtle vibrations of chant literally change and uplift the very thoughts that arise in our minds.
    Paramhansa Yogananda said “chanting is half the battle!!!”

    Join us for 1.5 hours of devotional chanting. No experience necessary.
    No registrations required. Simply turn up. Or drop me a line if you have any questions.

    Kriya Initiation Ceremony (for Qualified Participants Only)

    Saturday 10 February 4.00pm

    Kriya Review (for Qualified Participants Only)

    Sunday 11 February 6.30am


    Here’s a rare opportunity to hear wisdom from a gifted spiritual teacher from Ananda Worldwide. Nayaswami Pranaba is one of Ananda’s most widely travelled and experienced ministers, having meditated for over 40 years and offering classes and workshops in meditation and yoga for over 35 years. He travels frequently, bringing the teachings of Yoga and Meditation to the world.

    Drop me a line if you are interested in any of these events or have questions.