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

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

Dec 5:  Ministers ~ Lorna and Surendra

Ananda services are non-sectarian and include an ancient Vedic fire ceremony, readings from the Bible and Bhagavad Gita, the Festival of Light (an allegory of the universal journey of all souls), 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.

Christmas at Ananda - Join Us!

Awaken to the Christ Consciousness within and share the joy of the season.
Click the links for more information.

Sundays Nov 28, Dec 5, 12, 19: 4 PM Advent with Lorna
Saturday Dec 11 - World Brotherhood Day Celebration
Sunday Dec 19 - Christmas Sunday Service 
Thursday Dec 23 - 8 hour Christmas Meditation
Saturday Dec 25 - Christmas Morning Meditation

Secrets of Emotional Healing

Find Out More and Register

Next Class Dec 6 @ 7 pm

Shanti Rubenstone of Ananda Palo Alto will be giving a monthly class series based on the book by Swami Kriyananda, "Secrets of Emotional Healing".

All classes will be offered via Zoom on the first Tuesday of each month. Suggested donation $10 per class.

Shanti Rubenstone, M.D.

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.

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.

Dec 4th, 12 - 2pm
Devotional Altars for Families
with Melissa Heart

Have fun with yoga games, meditation, and building an altar to take home.

Learn More

Coming January 8th, 12 - 1:30 pm
How to Raise Happy Children through Holistic Parenting
with Rose Neal

Learn your strengths as a parent and your child’s place of joy through yoga and Education for Life principles.

Learn More
Begins January 11th, 1 - 3 pm
Winter Elementary Enrichment Series
with Sydney Petett

This ten-week series  offers an opportunity for your child to expand their heart and mind. 

Learn 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
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.