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 Aug 14 @ 10 AM

Does Satan Exist?
with Lorna and Bharati

Affirmation: Generosity
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.

Guru Night Saturday, August 20th 6 - 9 pm

A favorite devotional evening every year.  Held outside at the community, where we share our gratitude for our gurus with chanting, meditation and stories. There is room for all.

Satsang with the Saints

1st and 3rd Fridays @ 7 pm via Zoom
Next class Friday, August 19 

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.

pictured: Therese Neumann

Contact lorna@anandaportland for the link.

kirtan at the Ananda Community

Next Kirtan
Friday, Sept 16
@ 7pm in the community.

We hope you can join us in singing to God and opening our hearts. Words to the chants are provided - all are welcome.

Ananda Yoga for Joy!
Wednesdays 5 - 6:30 pm
with Melissa Heart

We find that the whole system of hatha yoga is a very important tool for reminding us of our inner nature, and for strengthening that nature. Through increased awareness, we gradually become aware of the body on a spiritual level. Eventually we become aware of spirit without the body. —Swami Kriyananda

Drop in or register for this weekly class. Learn more here.

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. 

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

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.   Learn more

Living Wisdom in the Early Years,
for children 3 - 6 yrs

Begins Sept 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays  9 am - 12:30 pm

Open Hearts and Balanced Learning.   Our small class size and dedicated experienced teachers provide a family-like, small school community, which makes us one of the most unique programs in Oregon. 

Learn more and register

After School Fall Program, for children 6 - 12 yrs

Begins Sept. 8, Thursdays 3 - 5:30 pm

We offer a space for community, connection, yoga, meditation, and homework support. Education for Life brings the framework for us to assist each child at their developmental stage helping them to be fully themselves with calmness and confidence through self-discovery and balanced development.

Learn more and register

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.