Education for Life Posts

It’s Time We Started Raising Organic Children

About 50 years ago, a small but dedicated group of people began challenging American society’s attitudes toward food production. The prevailing opinion at the time was that vegetables should be judged primarily by their outward appearance. Bigger and redder tomatoes were deemed more desirable, and so American agriculture brought in the chemical fertilizers and pesticides […]

Meditation in the Classroom

Life Skills Booklists

Music and Education for Life

By Darshan Lotichius Two hours every week are spent with five third graders. On my schedule it says I’m supposed to teach them music. Have I taught music before? Sure! Apart from many individual violin classes, I explored the realm of sound for about 6 years with a previous generation in our school. We sang […]

Dalai Lama, Children, Meditation, and Patanjali: a class series for families

Below, you will find a series of class outlines that introduce the practice of meditation and the supporting life qualities to groups that include both parents and children. The basic principles are derived from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the traditional source of guidance on how to calm the mind from the yoga teachings of India. Many of the […]

Psychological Chart

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Therese Neumann

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: Servant of God By Nakin Lenti Abraham Lincoln is remembered primarily as the preserver of the Union and the president who freed the slaves. But far less is known about his deep spirituality and devotion to God, qualities too often overlooked by modern secular historians in their attempt to assess Lincoln’s presidency and […]

Education Quotations by Paramhansa Yogananda

  The following are a series of quotations from Paramhansa Yogananda selected by various teachers of Education for Life schools in Europe and the U.S. “Educational authorities deem it impossible to teach spiritual principles in public schools because they confuse them with the variety of conflicting forms of religious faith. But if they concentrate on […]

The Balanced Life: Curing Mental Abnormalities

By Paramhansa Yogananda  (Published in East-West Magazine, November-December 1925) Look at the misproportioned figures on the left in the above picture — the first one with a peanut-sized head and a body as fat as a balloon, the second figure with one arm developed like that of a Sandow, but with the physique of a dwarf, […]

Food Drive

When we first met as a new Families for a New Tomorrow (FNT) group in the fall of last year, our families together decided that we want to collect food for those in need. It was really powerful when as families, we spoke about hunger. To the younger children, we talked about what it meant […]