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A Yoga Master in the West

Paramhansa Yogananda 1893–1952

Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, came to America in 1920 with life-changing wisdom to impart. “Simple living and high thinking,” he said, “lead to the greatest happiness.” And further, he declared, “Kriya Yoga is the jet airplane route to God.”

As you explore our website, we invite you to consider how the study and practice of these two powerful yogic principles could change your life too. Ananda Portland offers classes and other programs that are universal and nonsectarian, in support of achieving your own highest potential. Discover the teachings that Yogananda prescribed for knowing God, and for finding true happiness along the way.

Leave your expectations at the door, open your mind and body and just be present. They will guide you the rest of the way.Brian, Beaverton, OR


The Path to Kriya Yoga with Ananda

The Path of Kriya Yoga

Ancient and timeless, universal and non-sectarian, the path of Kriya Yoga is more than a spiritual practice, it is a way of life. Its purpose is the end of suffering, the attainment of lasting inner joy, and ultimate freedom in God.

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Art & Science of Raja Yoga Course

The science of yoga is ancient, proven, and universally true. The art of applying these principles to daily life is challenging, endlessly inspiring and the purpose behind our existence. You can find lasting happiness, remain calm in the face of challenges, and maintain your well-being.

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