Joy Is Within You StatueAnanda focuses on both the original writings and teachings of Yogananda as well as the endless applications of those teachings as explained by Kriyananda. Ananda Portland makes all this available through the Ananda Temple and Teaching Center, Living Wisdom School, Ananda Community, Ananda Center at Laurelwood and Ananda House at Laurelwood.

Ananda Portland is one of 9 Ananda colonies and numerous meditation groups around the globe, where the universal teachings of Self-Realization are lived every day. If you would like to learn more about Ananda’s work worldwide, visit

Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, is the founder of Ananda worldwide. Kriyananda has written hundreds of pieces of music and over 140 books to show how these teachings apply to every aspect of human life—from profound spiritual aspiration and yoga to childhood education; from creative arts to business and leadership. If you would like to know more about Swami Kriyananda, we have a short biography posted here.

Ananda Portland isn’t just in Portland!

Our Temple and Teaching Center with the Living Wisdom School is located in Beaverton, our spiritual community is located in SW Portland in Washington County, our educational campus, Ananda Center at Laurelwood, is located near Gaston. And just up the road is the Ananda House, a progressive assisted living home. More details on our Contact Us page.