What is Ananda?

Ananda is a global spiritual movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the great spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, who showed how everyone can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality.

Learn more about Ananda and our spiritual lineage.

Sunday Service June 26 @ 10 AM

The Redeeming Light
with Rose and Nayaswami Hanuman

Affirmation: Non-Attachment
Join us for a morning of inspiration. Service includes a fire and purification ceremony, chanting, meditation, scripture readings, music, affirmation and a Festival of Light. Masks are optional but encouraged during personal blessings.

At the temple and online Ananda Portland YouTube.

*Be aware that the Beaverton Pride parade is happening on Hall Blvd Sunday, beginning at 7:30 am.
Plan a little extra time and park in the Ananda Temple lot. 

Spiritual Renewal Week June 27 - July 3, 2022

Uplift Yourself, Uplift the World

Experience an extraordinary week of inspiration and spiritual upliftment. 

Morning classes will be shown at the Portland Temple Monday - Saturday 10:30 am - 12:30 
Suggested $10 per class. 

Info and Schedule of topics here

Join your energy with hundreds of truth seekers, and strengthen the Divine light within yourself and the world over. We all have a role to play in the upliftment of consciousness. When we uplift ourselves, we open a door for Divine grace to uplift others.

Through Paramhansa Yogananda’s practical teachings, learn how to be a master of your energy, to live more consciously in your true Self, and how to share from your center Divine inspiration and joy with others.

Whether you come in-person or join us online, Spiritual Renewal Week will leave you feeling spiritual renewed in body, mind, and spirit.   Full Week of Events HERE

kirtan at the Ananda Community

Next Kirtan
Friday, July 22 @ 7pm in the community.

We apologize, the July 8th kirtan had to be cancelled. We hope you can join us in singing to God and opening our hearts. Words to the chants are provided - all are welcome.

Yoga for Joy!   
Wednesdays @ 5 - 6:30 PM 

Ananda Yoga is energizing and calming. As we stretch and direct energy within the body, we uplift our consciousness with affirmations and release tension.
We learn to live more in the spine with joy.

Masks are optional. We have mats, but you are encouraged to bring your own if you prefer. Check our calendar listing for the class for details HERE. 

June 29:  Restorative Yoga with Wendy Chapler

Restorative Yoga involves the use of bolsters and blankets to support the body as the pose is maintained. This allows deep relaxation with increased energy flow to all parts of the body. Tension disappears as calmness and peace are restored.   Don't miss this special class.
 Learn more

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

Bookstudy on Mondays @ 5 PM via Zoom. 

Join in reading and discussing this great scripture, as explained by Paramhansa Yogananda. 
Contact Us for the link.

Exploring Kriya Together

For Kriyabans only
Sundays @ 4 pm via Zoom

We review and explore the many aspects of Kriya Yoga and we meditate together, sharing the light of the kriya masters. Contact us for the link. 

Healing Prayer Ministry

Wednesdays @ 7 pm via Zoom

Pray for others who are in need of healing light in body, mind or soul. Use the techniques of healing taught by Paramhansa Yogananda.
Learn more and request prayers here. 

The Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu

Satsang with the Saints

1st and 3rd Fridays @ 7 pm via Zoom

We research and share the inspiring lives of great souls who live lives for God and with God. Saints of all paths share divine light with the world.

Contact lorna@anandaportland for the link.  See calendar

Peace is within you

The ancient and universal teachings of yoga lead the seeker into the inner experience
of peace and joy and have proven to be beneficial in every part of life.
Learn the secrets of meditation and discover your Highest Self within.

Personal Meditation Instruction Online or In Person

Our teachers have many years of meditation experience
and will help you get started or refresh your meditation practice.
Learn techniques of relaxation, energy control, concentration, and affirmation.

Classes include: Learn to Meditate I / Learn to Meditate II:Energy 
and Personal Meditation Coaching

Education for Life Outreach ~ Summer is Here!

Education for Life Outreach Program through Ananda Portland offers support and connection to families with holistic education and community friendships. 

Learn more and register for these programs.

Summer Yoga Day Camp for 6 – 10 year olds
July 25 – 29 @ 10 am – 1 pm

Joyful Heart Yoga Summer Day Camp for 4 – 7 year olds
July 18- 22 @ 10 am – 1 pm

Donate Today ~ Thank You!

Are you inspired by what Ananda offers? Ananda exists because of the support of truth seekers around the world. Please consider donating to enable us to continue to share the light. Enjoy this short inspiring video from Asha Nayaswami on tithing and money magnetism.