Faith Factor | Begin the journey toward happiness |

Faith Factor | Begin the journey toward happiness

A fun and dynamic film, “Finding Happiness,” kicks off the new offering of Spiritual Cinema nights at the Center for Spiritual Living, Tahoe-Truckee on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. There will be a question and answer session following.

A film that brings a new perspective to docudrama, “Finding Happiness” presents real people living dynamic, harmonious lives in real communities around the world, viewed through the eyes of fictional magazine journalist Juliet Palmer.

An investigative reporter specializing in stories that expose corruption, Juliet receives an unusual (and unwanted) assignment from her boss at Profiles magazine: she’ll visit a spiritual community in northern California that has developed alternative solutions to the world’s problems for nearly half a century.

While at Ananda World Brotherhood Village near Nevada City, she interviews its visionary founder, Swami Kriyananda.

Filmed on location at the Ananda communities in California, Italy, and India, “Finding Happiness” follows Juliet as she talks with the real residents of Ananda, who answer her questions, and welcome her to a reality she had never imagined possible.

As Juliet researches Ananda, an inspiring self portrait of the community emerges. Meet a group of people who have made the personal journey from idealism to inner transformation, and who have developed practical solutions for a sustainable, harmonious, inwardly fulfilling way of life.

In her interviews, especially those with Kriyananda, she finds answers for her personal quest. His gentle wisdom helps her discover eternal truths with the power to transform her life.

“Finding Happiness: When you change, everything changes,” is based on Ananda World Brotherhood Village in Nevada City.

Entry is $10 at the door. The Center is at 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, upstairs from Tahoe City Marina. All are invited. For more information, contact Rev. Liz Luoma at 530-581-5117 or


Join For Goodness Sake on Friday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m. for a Oneness Meditation with Larry and Kristine Harikian.

The Oneness Meditation is a transfer of grace, which offers the opportunity to free the mind effortlessly and wake up to the magic, beauty and joy of life. No beliefs, teachings or philosophies are required or taught at this event.

Thousands of people are experiencing the presence of the divine and being blessed with spiritual awakening. At the same time, millions are moving into awakened states as the phenomenon unfolds. The energy field created at these events accelerates spontaneously, creating permanent shifts into awakening for many participants. Please invite your family and friends.

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