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 at 10 AM

Jan 30:  Service with Santosh and Hanuman

Sundays are special at Ananda. Each week we get together, in person and online, to share in the path of Self-Realization as brought by Paramhansa Yogananda.
Masks are required for all attendees at the temple.  
More details about services here. 

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

2022 - Make this the year of spiritual growth!

Ananda Portland is here to offer you opportunities for exploring, living and sharing the teachings of Self-Realization. Be sure to check our calendar and sign up for our weekly newsletter (see below) to keep up with all that is available throughout the weeks and months ahead.

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 on
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. 


Meditation: Open the Door to Joy

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.

Find Out More

March 12, 2022
Sharing Nature Experiential Workshop

A rare opportunity to participate in a world renowned Sharing Nature Program right here in Portland.  Sharing Nature is a worldwide movement dedicated to helping people of all ages deepen their relationship with nature.  Register before Jan 31 for Early Bird price.

Learn more

Greg Sundara Traymar is the International Director of Sharing Nature Worldwide. Greg has spent years training with Joseph Cornell and has trained thousands of people around the world in Sharing Nature techniques.

The course offers more than only entertainment games or educational activities to learn knowledge about nature. These activities help to open our hearts and teach us to feel a closer bond to the nature and with each other”   —Jazeps, Latvia

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.