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.

World Brotherhood Day Service 12/4/22 @ 10am

Join us for a special service focused on World Brotherhood. This is an Ananda annual tradition and this year we are offering this celebration on Sunday morning.

Included in this service will be a fire and purification ceremony, music, scripture readings, an inspirational talk, personal blessing, and an opportunity to give a donation in support of sharing these teachings of unity and harmony.

Masks are optional but encouraged during personal blessings.

At the temple and online  Ananda Portland YouTube.

The Holy Season at Ananda

From Thanksgiving to Paramhansa Yogananda's birthday (Jan 5), Ananda celebrates the holy season within and without.  Check out the December calendar for a preview now.

Advent Sundays with Lorna 4 - 5 pm online

Christmas Kirtan

Friday, Dec 9 @ 6 pm

Portland Temple

Christmas Concert

Saturday, Dec 17 @ 5 pm

View the Ananda Village concert
at the Portland Temple


Begins Jan 19th

In partnership with Ananda Washington, we are offering this in-depth course on the ancient teachings of yoga and the practical application of those teachings in our spiritual life and daily activities. Join us for this wonderful opportunity. Taught by Murali Ventrakao and Sita Tocco. Find out more 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

2023 Winter Program

The Living Wisdom in the Early Years is for children ages 3 to 5 years old.  We teach from a holistic perspective. 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.  Click here for information about the Winter program.

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.