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.


World Brotherhood Day

Sunday,  Dec 3 @ 10 Sunday Service

This will be a special Sunday Service, with a celebration of World Brotherhood Day. This tradition is “The First Gift of the Season”; an opportunity to support the sharing of truth and brotherhood across the planet. Join us for service with Brahmachari Sagar and a satsang with International Treats right after service.  Learn More

Services are in person at the temple and live-streamed on Ananda Portland YouTube.

God is Joy: Laughter and Humor on the Spiritual Path with Brahmachari Sagar

Brahmachari Sagar

Saturday, Dec 2 @ 10 AM – 12

God is joy, or as Paramhansa  Yogananda himself often explained: God is ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new bliss. This ever-new joy or bliss of the soul is one of the great gifts of an authentic spiritual life and, surprising to some, often finds expression in laughter and a wonderful sense of humor. 

In this spirit of childlike humor and joy, join Brahmachari Sagar for a special workshop exploring the playful, blissful nature of the spiritual life together. Learn More

Book Study 
Mondays, @ 5 PM via Zoom

More information and to register

Friday, Dec 1 @ 6:30 PM

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Ananda Yoga
Your first class is free!


Ananda Yoga® is spiritual yoga, using uplifting affirmations, an emphasis on consciousness and not just the physical body, and is based on the teachings of the great master, Paramhansa Yogananda.   Try one of our classes and experience Ananda Yoga® for your Self. More class information here.

Discounts for seniors every day.  Purchase 10 classes in advance for more savings.

Looking Forward to...

Weekend with Nayaswami Hriman Dec 9 - 10

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 

Education for Life Outreach 
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. Everyone gains greater self-understanding through the tools of Education for Life. Find out 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.