World Brotherhood Day, Celebrating Spiritual Intentional Communities around the globe

World Brotherhood Day

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Celebrating Global Friendship Ananda represents a global movement of awakening in Spirit, and the realization that we are all brothers and sisters. The antidote to hostility, war and tension lie in the discovery of our connection with each other, with life, and with God. Help Ananda Portland and Ananda Worldwide continue spreading the message and experience of Self-realization through your … Read More

Nayaswami Surendra, Ananda Portland Temple and Teaching Center
Spiritual Teachings

Hey, Just Get Over It!

Pain must come In sudden and chronic experience, in large and small doses, pain is bound to come. Ours is the pain planet. We were born here to feel and deal with pain’s discomfort, to endure its seemingly infinite permutations, to confront its huge force. Until we attain liberation, each turn of the karmic wheel can be counted on to … Read More

Humility of Rain Francis the patron saint of Paramhansa Yogananda
Spiritual Teachings

Learning to Forget

There’s a funny one-liner that bemoans the effects of aging: “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.” Thank goodness for humor. It softens the blow. Uhh. . . Let’s see now. . . Where was I going with that? . . . Oh, yes. . . As some of us know already, seniors are forced … Read More


Food for Thought

In the summer of 1990, during the annual Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria, my wife and I were staying with a new friend in his apartment. Richard had lived in Salzburg for many years, retired from his long-time career as the personal secretary to Herbert von Karajan, the famous Berlin Philharmonic conductor. Aristocratic society had been his world, but now … Read More

Jyotish and Devi

Hope for a Better World – A Choose the Light Tours event

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hope for a Better World Weekend Hope for a Better World – In these times of uncertainty, Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi shine light on the real solution: raising our consciousness. Our deepest drive is for joy. With wisdom and delightful humor, Jyotish and Devi show us how to experience joy daily, without succumbing to the stresses caused by our modern … Read More