Swami Kriyananda, beloved friend and guide
Swami Kriyananda, direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, and founder of Ananda, passed away on April 21st while at his home in Assisi, Italy. Swami was 86 years old and had served his guru since becoming a disciple at the age of 22.
The divine friendship he shared with all will continue to guide us and be an inspiration for millions around the globe.
Visit Ananda Worldwide for video and tributes to Swami from around the world. Add your own note of condolence.
What Is Ananda Portland?
Ananda is a movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda as expressed through his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, helping you bring the awareness of God's presence into your life through meditation, yoga, community and spiritual living... More
Living Wisdom School Joyathon at the Ananda Community
Living Wisdom School takes universal principles of spiritual living,
personal growth and inner joy and expresses them in education.
Their biggest annual fundraiser is the Joyathon.
All are welcome to join in the day and support the school.
Saturday, May 11th, 9:30 - 12:30 at the Ananda Community.
Pilgrimage to Italy (Assissi, Florence, Rome)
Pilgrimage is an opportunity to step outside of the ordinary and into the sacred. Come explore the holy sights of Italy, where saints have lived and walked for centuries.
October 7 - 21, 2013 Led by the Spiritual Directors of Ananda Portland and Ananda Worldwide. Costs and other details here.
Ananda Supportive Leadership Training
Ongoing Thursdays - it's not too late to join this course.
This is a course about life, and is appropriate for everyone! event page
Offered through Ananda Worldwide and available here in Portland.
Schedule of classes, lots of details and how to register at Ananda Worldwide
Spiritual Retreats and Seclusion
Take time to breathe, relax inward and find inner peace
Ananda Center at Laurelwood offers retreat packages, or style your own personal retreat at any time.
Finding Happiness - a movie about Ananda
The inspirational film about Ananda, Finding Happiness, will be released Fall 2013. Ananda friends have an opportunity to see a private screening at Ananda Village in July. Read the details here.
Video clips about the movie here
Behind the scenes video here
Try a Guided Meditation
This guided meditation is courtesy of Ananda Sangha Worldwide and Crystal Clarity Publishers. The visualization in this video is from the book by Swami Kriyananda, Awaken to Superconsciousness (How to Use Meditation for Inner Peace, Intuitive Guidance, and Greater Awareness). The video clip featuring Lisa Powers is from the DVD entitled Yoga for Emotional Health, available from Crystal Clarity Publishers.