Mark Your Calendars

There are many special days, considered holidays, in Ananda Sangha Worldwide. For your convenience we have listed these annually held holidays with their corresponding dates. Included are some of the main National holidays as reference.

“TBA” literally means “To Be Announced,” it means these events are not fixed to a particular date on the calendar, e.g. Christmas is always on the 25th of December. There are no classes, series or trainings listed here.

We ask that you always check with our monthly calendar, and our weekly emails, to get the details of any celebration or event that is scheduled.

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1/1    New Year’s Day
1/5    Paramhansa Yogananda’s Birthday


2/14   St. Valentine’s Day
TBA   Inner Renewal Week at the Ananda Village/Expanding Light Retreat


3/7    Paramhansa Yogananda’s Mahasamadhi
3/9    Sri Yukteswar’s Mahasamadhi
3/12  Day Light Savings Time begins
3/12  Ananda’s Annual Appeal visit


Easter Season Schedule
4/1   Christ Lives, An Oratorio (full concert held at the Temple)
4/9   Palm Sunday service
4/14   Good Friday
4/15   Easter Retreat4/16   Easter Sunday
4/21   Swami Kriyananda Moksha Celebration


5/5   Ananda Laurelwood’s 7th Anniversary
5/10   Swami Sri Yukteswar’s Birthday
5/12   Living Wisdom School’s “Joyathan” at Ananda Community
5/13   Mother’s Day
5/19   Swami Kriyananda’s Birthday
5/21   Swami Kriyananda’s Birthday Celebration at the Temple
5/28   Memorial Day


6/16   New Wave Kirtan at the Temple
6/17    Father’s Day
6/21   Portland Yoga Fest at Pioneer Courthouse Square
6/22   Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi at Portland State University
6/23   Ananda Laurelwood Open House
6/24   Sunday Service at Ananda Laurelwood


7/4    Independence Day
7/25  Babaji Day


TBA   Family Camp Week at the Ananda Center in Laurelwood
8/5-12   Spiritual Renewal Week at the Ananda Village
8/25   Guru Night at Ananda Portland Community


9/1-3   Labor Day Weekend Events at Ananda Laurelwood
TBA    Ananda House Anniversary Celebration
9/12   Swami Kriyananda’s Discipleship Anniversary
9/15   Kriya Initiation at the Temple
9/22-10/10   Pilgrimage to Spain and Italy
9/26   Lahiri Mahasaya’s Mahasamadhi
9/30   Lahiri Mahasaya’s Birthday


10/6  Harvest Day at Ananda Portland Community
10/31  Halloween Trick-or-Treating at the Ananda Community


11/4   Daylight Savings Time ends
11/16   LWS Silent Auction & Raffle
11/22   Thanksgiving and Potluck at Ananda Laurelwood
Special Christmas Holiday Season Listings


12/1   World Brotherhood Day Celebration and Potluck
12/8   Holiday Concert with Ananda Choir of at the Temple
12/9   Glazzard’s Christmas Party at Ananda Community
12/15   Alternate 8-Hour Meditation at the Temple
12/20   LWS Christmas Program at the Temple
12/22   Annual 8-Hour Meditation at the Temple
12/23   Christmas Family Service and Potluck at the Temple
12/24   Christmas Candlelight Service 10:30-midnight
12/25   Christmas Meditation 8-10 am
12/31   New Year’s Eve Meditation at Ananda Community

January 2019

1/5   Paramhansa Yogananda’s Birthday Celebration

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