Nayaswami Surendra, Ananda Portland Temple and Teaching Center
Inspiration

Noble Is As Noble Does

In the years I managed our Ananda Pune ashram, the workday began after meditation and breakfast with a morning circle. Tushti and I, with our staff and guests, would discuss the day’s projects and assignments, and then we would all affirm together, loudly at first and then more inwardly, “I will do my work thinking of Thee, Lord. I offer … Read More

The Yuga Cycles of Time, based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Sri Yuteswar
Events

The Yuga Cycles of Time

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Different Approach to the Ages These spiritual masters presented a fascinating explanation of a 24,000-year cycle where the rising and falling eras of our planet happen. According to their teachings, we have recently passed through the lowest period in this great cycle of time and are moving upward into a higher age—an Energy Age known as Dwapara Yuga—that will revolutionize … Read More

Events

Temple Seva Day

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Because Many Hands Do Make Miracles There are several times throughout the year when your joyful service and assistance in helping us to keep our Temple in shape is very appreciated. During this Seva Day, we want to deep clean the Temple, making it shiny and bright for Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi’s arrival this month! We will serve coffee and … Read More

Nayaswami Surendra, Ananda Portland Temple and Teaching Center
Inspiration

Working Through the Wobblies

Mark Twain once declared that he loved work so much, he could sit and watch it all day. His remark always draws a chuckle from me as I picture him in a rocking chair on the porch of a stately hotel, savoring his favorite cigar, lazily appraising the bee-like business around him. I suspect, however, the remark did not really describe him except … Read More

Events

Temple Seva Day

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Because Many Hands Do Make Miracles It’s time to deep clean the Temple, and make it shiny and bright for spring time! There are several times throughout the year when your joyful service and assistance in helping us to keep our Temple in shape is very appreciated. We will serve coffee and small sweets at 8:30am, and light snacks throughout the day. … Read More