Convert Challenges into Opportunities to Bring Out your Hidden Strength

The ancient yogic science teaches us to conquer both the inner and the outer kingdom. Through yoga practice we learn to meditate deeply as well as to tackle all of life’s duties and challenges creatively and successfully.

Life is change. Remain ever calm within. Be even-minded. You are immortals, endowed with eternal joy. Never forget this during your play with changeable mortal life.

This world is but a stage on which you play your parts under the direction of the Divine Stage Manager. Play them well, whether they be tragic or comic, with an inner smile, always remembering that your real nature is eternal bliss, and nothing else.

— Paramhansa Yogananda

Recorded May 26, 2021
Duration: Two Hours


This 2-hour webinar covers:

      • Understanding the purpose of life: “Life is a Battlefield”
      • Training your occult soul-soldiers: Divine qualities that aid you to overcome life’s challenges
      • Tools to develop your Will Power and Won’t Power
      • Developing “Solution Consciousness”
      • Yogic ingredients for a balanced and happy life on all three levels: physical, mental and spiritual
      • Changing your mental make-up with the scientific use of Affirmations
      • Tools to banish worry-consciousness and anxiety
      • 5 yogic precepts that will prepare you to face all of life’s curveballs
      • Simple yogic tools to live every single day with joy, fearlessness and equanimity
      • A yogic outline for living dynamically every day, week, month and year

Enroll and Receive

    • A 2 hour HD video webinar with the instructor (recorded for offline viewing)
    • A handout with in-depth articles and practical guidelines on the webinar topic by Swami Kriyananda and Paramhansa Yogananda
    • Six-month access to the webinar and materials
    • Access to personal email support from the instructor

Brahmachari Sagar

Brahmachari Sagar
resides in the Ananda Monastery located at Ananda Village in Northern California. Born into a family of kriya-yogis, Sagar read Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi at a young age, an influence that culminated in his decision to serve Yogananda’s mission through Ananda.

Sagar led Ananda’s work in Mumbai for about five years and has served Ananda’s work in India and the US as a teacher and counselor to students and as a meditation and stress-relief workshop facilitator for corporates.

Sagar currently serves in Ananda’s Online Ministry. He is one of the principal instructors for the Ananda Course in Meditation and has helped create several online offerings such as the full-length courses The Yoga Teachings of Jesus, Karma and Reincarnation and the webinars The Anatomy of the Astral Body, Losing the Fear of Death Through the Science of Yoga, and How to Stand Unshaken amidst Life's Challenges. You can read some of his articles here.

Prior to commencing his life of service at Ananda, Sagar was a graduate student with full scholarship at Boston University and holds advanced degrees in Engineering.

11 reviews for

How to Stand Unshaken Amidst Life’s Challenges

  1. 5 out of 5

    Another outstanding webinar from Sagar! I’ve always intrigued by Yogananda’s bold declaration to “Stand unshaken amidst the crash of breaking worlds” and was very excited to sign for this short webinar and it did not disappoint.

    Sagar did an excellent job getting to the core of Yogananda’s message and gave simple to grasp techniques to remain calm in life’s storms in today’s fast paced world.

    Greatly appreciate these webinars. They keep me on the path and help me feel connected to the great folks at Ananda Village and everyone else on the journey towards awakening we are all undertaking together.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I have followed several courses now from Ananda with great pleasure and ‘How to stand unshaken amidst Life’s Challenges’ is another very practical and inspiring course based on the teachings of Yogananda. Sagar conveys the insights and teachings very clearly and what he brings up during this webinar is directly applyable to reach even mindedness and calmness among the wirdles of every day life.
    I strongly recommend this webinar!

  3. 5 out of 5

    This was a very well put together webinar. I was amazed at the amount of information that was in this approximately 2hr programme.
    It comprises instructions which are helpful to any one who wants to follow a path that would lead them to a better life.
    The topics discussed were so relevant and far reaching and have really made an significant impact in the way I see and do things,
    I would surely recommend this webinar to any one who is interested in making serious changes to make their life better.
    Thumbs up to Bramacharie Sagar. He is indeed some one whose pleasing personality alone is so encouraging.

    Rajkrishna Naraine

  4. 5 out of 5

    This course is perfect for anyone looking for easy-to-incorporate, simple things to do to bring joy, happiness, calmness and peace of mind into daily life. For those interested in following a yogic path, this course is a must. The practicality, energy, and enthusiasm in which the course is presented grabs your attention, draws you in and leaves you with a desire to immediately delve into the course materials and get to work standing unshaken amidst life‘s challenges!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Brahmachari Sagar , thank you for this webinar! Not only did you share practical tips and memorable stories, but you demonstrated it by teaching with energy, enthusiasm, concentration and joy.
    I am finding it very valuable to re-watch the recording, taking notes the second time round, and peruse the handout. Blessings!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Thank you, Sagar, for a wonderful reminder of what is possible in life. It is a great gift to have techniques to help us deal with uncertainty, externally and internally, that faces us and so often takes us off our goals of living well, with joy and happiness. I pray especially that young people will watch this; those at the beginning of their lifes’ work have a golden key in these words on how to find what matters most in life and not get caught early in the false promises a culture of consumerism, me-first, isolationism, and selfishness. As an older person, the seminar gave me hope and gratitude that these universal ideals of living are alive and well and flourishing!

  7. 5 out of 5

    I have taken other Ananda courses, but find those presented by Sagar to be the most enjoyable and inspiring. His gentle spirit, bright smile, and nonjudgmental ways are so calming yet uplifting. His use of humor, stories and various resources make each class a joy. He not only teaches by words, but by being a living example of the type of person I believe that God wants us all to be. He somehow finds the time to offer his love and support to all of his students on a personal level and continues to maintain contact even after a course has ended. Needless to say, I feel that Sagar is the best instructor that Ananda has to offer, and I look forward to all of his classes. I am most grateful for his help, kindness, knowledge, and ongoing support. Thank you, Sagar, for being the amazing person that you are and for all of the goodness and love you bring to this world.
    Many blessings,

  8. 5 out of 5

    This was the most enlightening webinar! The instructor, Brahmachari Sagar, presented the webinar with a beautiful calmness, intelligence and a happy countenance. He made me smile constantly and the teachings of Yogananda are always helpful and so meaningful. I loved the webinar!! ♥️

  9. 5 out of 5

    ‘How to Stand Unshaken Amidst Life’s Challenges’ is something I really need. Sagar presented in a state of joy… going over the material. The handout is very informative & will be useful, with exerpts of Swami Kriyanda’s & Paramahansa Yogananda’s writings as pointed guidance for a more positive evolution, for a happier life.

    Thank you so very much for providing these useful, helpful seminars & classes.
    Blessings ~

  10. 5 out of 5

    This class was the perfect tune-up for me. Lately I’ve been anxious about an increasingly busy schedule especially with work. I was worried about transitioning into a much more busy life and how that could affect my practice. This was the reminder that I needed – that every second is an opportunity to be with God and to put Master’s teachings to work. With over two hours of very practical teachings and an extensive handout of the key points – this will be a benefit to all who need to be bolstered during times of uncertainty. Sagar presents in a clear, straight forward and non-judgmental way – looking at some of the pitfalls of the human condition and how to best navigate them. The joy of Yogananda’s teachings are found within this presentation. Safe harbor from life’s storms can be found here. Highly worth checking this one out.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Hello Sagar, Thank you for a wonderful webinar. This is my first time connecting with Ananda via Zoom… and I found it very inspiring. Looking forward to watching more things with Ananda. Blessings, Andrea

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