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 Services @ 10 am, Now in-person!

Come share the morning in person at our beautiful temple. Masks are required. We look forward to seeing you.

Oct 31:  Rose Neal and Surendra

Ananda services are non-sectarian and include an ancient Vedic fire ceremony, readings from the Bible and Bhagavad Gita, as well as chanting, meditation, affirmation, prayer and music. *There is no Sunday school for children at this time.

Services are live-streamed on Ananda Portland Youtube. Past services can also be seen under Sunday Services.

Connect With Ananda

Lorna Knox, Ananda minister

First Mondays @ 7 pm.  Oct 3, Nov 1, Dec 6  via Zoom
Are you new to Ananda and have questions? Perhaps you want to take small steps and are not sure how to begin. Maybe you’ve been to Ananda in the past and want to reconnect. We are happy to answer questions, share a little inspiration, hear how Ananda can support your spiritual growth and how you want to connect with Ananda.
It would be great to spend time with you. 

Hosted by Lorna and the Ananda Portland ministry, along with other Ananda devotees. Contact Lorna@anandaportland.org

Shanti Rubenstone visits Portland

Oct 17 - 24     Shanti is a lifelong devotee and has been a co-spiritual director at Ananda Palo Alto for many years. She teaches, councils and maintains a practice of medicine through her coaching practice of “Transformational Medicine.” Shanti shares straight from her heart, interweaving wisdom gained through years as a physician and years as a student and teacher on this path of Self Realization.  She is a much-loved counselor and teacher. 

Shanti will be giving service  and will be leading a class series during the week.

Essentials On the Path; a Deeper Dive  Oct 19, 20, 21, 22

In large part based on notes Swamiji took from his earliest meetings with Yogananda, then extrapolated from how he lived these teachings in his life, these talks will inspire beginners and longtime disciples alike. “Truth is one and eternal” and we are all moving in the direction of realizing our oneness with that truth. Taking a fresh look at the basics we see how at each moment in a devotee’s life they are “ever-new”.

Talks include, Right Attitude, Attunement, Devotion and Seva

Q & A:  There will be a portion of the class time devoted to questions. Please bring questions or submit your question to Lorna@anandaportland.org

Find Out More and Register
Shanti Rubenstone, M.D.

Education for Life Outreach

The Education for Life Outreach Program through Ananda Portland offers support and connection to families with holistic education and community friendships. The programs and classes will enrich our lives and expand our awareness of what’s possible in raising kind and compassionate children. Everyone gains greater self-understanding through the tools of Education for Life. Find out more.

Learn the Secrets of Meditation

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

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.

Evening of Remembrance

Monday, Nov 1 @ 7 - 8:30 pm via Zoom

Our annual celebration of loved ones who have passed from this world. The evening will include readings, prayer, meditation, a slideshow of photos and an opportunity to share. The focus is on those who have passed during this last year, however, we will honor anyone you wish to remember.

Register for this Zoom event here.

Submit photos and names for the slideshow to lorna@anandaportland.org

Chanting and Harmonium

Class series on Tuesdays, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23   7 - 8:30 PM  $25

Now IS the time!   Whether you are completely new to chanting and/or harmonium and just want to explore a bit, or are already thinking about leading kirtans, this will be a great way to dip that toe in the (warm) water and get started.  All four classes only $25! Led by Michael Fellows.

Learn more and register here.

Take Charge of Your Life

Saturday, Nov 6 @ 10 - 3 pm at the temple and on Zoom

The Power of Affirmations

Personal affirmations, carefully written and faithfully applied, can be amazingly effective tools of transformation. Learn how to harness their power and make them your own in this exceptional workshop.

Your guide, David LaBriere, has over 40 years of experience in this dynamic metaphysical field, using and sharing with others the wonders that lie within it, waiting to be tapped.

Learn more and register here.

Yogananda Blesses Portland

Paramhansa Yogananda visited Portland for the first time 97 years ago in October 1924.
Enjoy this slideshow about how he blessed Portland.

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.