What is Ananda?

Autobiography of a Yogi

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.


Portland Welcomes Nayaswami Jyotish & Nayaswami Devi

April 26 – 28

We are looking forward to a visit from the Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide. The weekend will be filled with opportunities to see them and hear them speak about Swami Kriyananda, spiritual community and Kriya yoga. Save the dates and plan to join us!

More information about their visit here. 

Read inspiration from disciples of Yogananda here: Rise in Freedom

Drop-in Meditations at the Temple

Please drop by and dive into peace. No experience necessary!

We will lock the door 15 minutes after we begin, however, you can leave anytime. 

Mondays @ 12 noon – 1 PM
Wednesdays @ 12 noon – 1 PM
Fridays @ 6:30  – 8 PM

Fridays begin with a Vedic Fire ceremony and a Purification Ceremony, followed by an hour meditation. 

People meditating

Apartment Openings
in the Portland Community

Live in spiritual community, alongside others who aspire to higher consciousness. A beautiful setting that is family friendly and close to Portland in the Raleigh Hills neighborhood.  Contact Lorna, community manager, 971-219-0767. 


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.