Are you looking for a deeper understanding of how life works? Are you yearning for “something” that you might call truth, or wisdom, or spiritual meaning in your life? Perhaps you are interested in meditation, yoga or the ancient teachings of the East. Maybe you are looking for practical tools to live spiritual ideals. We invite you to look over what Ananda Portland offers and come to a class or event. We may have what you are looking for.
Recommended for newcomers, and everyone else too:
Welcome to Ananda: One hour introductory classes for those new to Ananda, or just interested in the topic. Offered three times a month, Tuesdays 7 – 8 pm, each class stands alone. more on the calendar
Meditation Classes: For those new to meditation, or new to the techniques taught at Ananda. Ananda teaches meditation as it was taught by Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda. more about meditation classes
Inspirational Classes: Special classes to inspire and support your spiritual life. These are opportunities to immerse yourself in various aspects of the spiritual path and to expand your experience beyond the daily routine. Topics may include experiential music, art, relationships, prosperity, affirmations, chakras, and many others. see the calendar
Inspirational Events: These events are also opportunities for inspiration and experience in various aspects of the spiritual teachings but differ from classes in format. Concerts, retreats, seva (service) days, and satsang (fellowship with other truth seekers) are examples. see the calendar
Ananda Yoga Classes: Yoga postures, as originally developed, were used to awaken and release energy in the body and to uplift and expand consciousness. Ananda Yoga is taught with these goals. Drop-in classes are offered two evenings a week. more about Ananda Yoga classes
The Art and Science of Raja Yoga: A course developed by Swami Kriyananda to study the teachings and techniques of “Raja” or royal yoga. Includes learning and practicing meditation techniques, sharing a meal and discussion. You should have one meditation class first. Offered twice a year. more about this course
Ananda Supportive Leadership: An year-long course offered through Ananda Online. Watch live classes at home or come to the temple and watch with us. You can sign up online for individual classes or the entire course. Recordings of all classes are available, so you may join the course anytime. Invaluable topics for anyone working with others in a leadership role, in any setting. Fall classes run Thursdays, Sept 19 – Oct 31. 7:30 – 9:00 pm more information
Exploring Ananda: Two hour in-depth classes for those who have taken the Art and Science of Raja Yoga and want to practice the techniques and discuss topics in more depth. These classes will resume on Thursday evenings after the Leadership class finishes in October.
Devotional events at the temple center around the Self-Realized masters of this divine ray; their lives, their example and their mission. We come together to express gratitude and to open our hearts to the blessings that come through each of these pure channels. Each one may include music, chanting, offerings, meditation and inspiration and they occur throughout the year. All are welcome to share in these sacred gatherings. more about the masters