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Message from Marv Suval, June 14, 2021

Hi everyone,

I am pleased to announce that Ananda Ashram has confirmed the weekend of August 28/29 to Celebrate Joan's Life.

We are anticipating a full day on Sunday, August 29th starting at 11 am through 5 pm. It will include listening to an excerpt from one of Joan's talks as well as giving time for each of you who want to say a few words. Lunch will be provided. Also, activities in which Joan was always interested are in the planning stage for the previous day, Saturday, August 28th More details to follow.

Ananda Ashram is continually reviewing its policy for guests who wish to visit. Present policy only allows people to attend a minimum of 2 weeks and they need to be vaccinated or show a negative PCR test. As Covid-19 restrictions wind down it is anticipated that by August this policy will be changed to allow daytime and overnight guests to partake of the ashram's activities. If you are planning to come for an overnight stay, it is suggested at this time that you make a reservation at a local motel as well as the ashram. You can then cancel the motel if the ashram can provide the accommodations.

If you are planning to attend, please let the Office at Ananda Ashram know by calling at 845-782-5575 or by emailing office@anandaashram.com. Let us know if you are coming for the day on Sunday or for other nights as well. This will allow us to plan accordingly. Also, feel free to let me know if you have an idea that you think should be included in the Celebration program.

I will keep you updated as things evolve.

Stay well.

Warm regards,

You have reached a web site dedicated to presenting a message of hope and inner transformation. For the first time, you can now download Joan Suval's Readings From The Masters. We are honored to present--in a downloadable MP3 format--these empowering readings, talks, and meditations, based upon the philosophy of Yoga Vedanta.

How You Will Benefit From These Recordings

With the fast pace and high stress of modern life, many of us are taking steps towards greater peace and self-awareness. These practices might include yoga or simple walks in a peaceful setting. We might try meditation, therapy, service to others, prayer, or reflection. We are not the first to seek such remedies. Throughout history, great teachers and mystic poets presented their thoughts and insights to help gain understanding, offering a path through a challenging world. With that in mind, Joan Suval presents us with Readings from the Masters. These profound and empowering programs examine Eastern teachings as they relate to our everyday lives.

About The Recordings

Recorded live at Ananda Ashram and in New York City, Joan relates the timeless messages of Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Shri Ramana Maharshi, Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Hafiz, Rumi and many other enlightened sages. These teachings--conveyed in a clear, serene and supportive manner--emphasize the important art of "witnessing". You will learn how to apply these teachings in your day-to-day life. You'll be able to hear Joan's engaging weaving of these traditional and modern sources of insight. Her words will help you to gain the understanding to accept absolutely everything about your life by embracing moment-to-moment awareness. That's the inspiring message she transmits. Her openness to many traditions comes directly from her years with Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (formerly Dr. Ramamurti Mishra). This respected physician and teacher, who established Ananda Ashram in 1964, directed Joan in the recording of his meditations. In her calm, conversational style, you'll be with Joan as she encourages you to understand that, as one poet says, "The way out is the way through."

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