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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January

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

February

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

March

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

April

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 Retreat
4/16   Easter Sunday
4/21   Swami Kriyananda Moksha Celebration

May

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

June

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

July

7/4    Independence Day

7/25  Babaji Day

August

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

September

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

October

10/6  Harvest Day at Ananda Portland Community

10/31  Halloween Trick-or-Treating at the Ananda Community

November

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

December

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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