Madhavi Eby and her husband, David Eby, came west to Oregon in 1996 and feeling right at home, found and joined the Ananda Portland family. And have lived in Ananda Communities ever since. Moving to the Ananda Village (Nevada City, CA) in 2001, she joined the staff of Crystal Clarity Publishers working with others in helping to spread the message of this great work of Yogananda and Kriyananda. 2013 the Eby family moved back to Oregon and into the Ananda Portland Community, where she continues to spread her love of vibrant good health through food, humor and community. Madhavi has joined the management staff of the Temple and Teaching Center and also continues to practice her health coaching, love of cooking and chocolate.

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Ananda Portland Christmas Holiday Season events & offerings

Annual All-Day Christmas Meditation

December 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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All-day Meditation

An Annual Tradition Started by Paramhansa Yogananda

Every Christmas Season, Ananda around the globe holds an all-day meditation on the 23rd of December. Just as Yogananda did years ago. Keeping the tradition alive with Devotees around the world, we have an 8-hour meditation to inspire a deep sense of Christ-Consciousness to hold the light and open our hearts to the beauty and joy of this season.

Meditation Details

Times for the All-Day Meditation: 8am–4pm, come earlier for Yoga Postures
Location: Ananda Temple Sanctuary

General Schedule of the Day

7:30–8am   Energization Excercises (on your own) & settling in
8am            Opening Prayer, Reading, Chant, Meditation
9–11am      Chants & Reading, Meditation
11am–12pm Chants & Reading, Meditation
12–1pm     Chants & Reading, Meditation
12:15–1     Meditation
1–1:15       Brief Break (1-1:15)
1:15–2:45pm Chants & Reading, Meditation
2:45–3:50 Chants, Reading, Music, Silence, Meditation
3:50–4pm Healing Prayers and Closing

Things to Be Mindful of:
  • During Chanting people can come and go from the Sanctuary.
  • The Sanctuary Doors will be closed at meditation times.
  • If you need to leave the sanctuary at anytime, that’s fine, but you’ll need to wait until next break to re-enter.
  • If you come late, you can meditate in Clarity room until next break, then you can enter the Sanctuary.
  • Please don’t wear any clothing that makes noise.
  • Please feel free to use your own meditation gear. If you borrow from the Yoga/Clarity Room, please return it as you found it.
  • Please bring water in water bottles.
Swami Kriyananda with his guru Paramhansa Yogananda, disciple and guru

Retreat: The Blessing of Discipleship

September 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Discipleship to A Guru Discipleship is the pathway into greater clarity of heart and mind, into the discovery of our own highest reality, into the joy at the heart of life. In this retreat we will have time to increase our vitality through the Energization Exercises, to relax through the practice of yoga postures, to open ourselves to the presence … Read More


Ananda House Seva Day

August 22, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Ananda House Seva Day

Many Hands Do Make Miracles

Ananda House holds several Seva Days throughout the summer months to get lots of wonderful projects finished. There is something for everyone of any ability, and all levels of experience.

Join us for coffee and tea and a sweet to start the day. Stay for a vegetarian lunch and afternoon snacks. Oh and you can do a project or two!

Ananda Meditation, Meditation on the Path to Self-realization

Introduction to Meditation

December 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 months that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, happening 6 times

Meditation Is Good for the Body, Mind & Soul

Are you thinking about learning how to meditate?

Are you wondering if this it the right style for you?

Join us for this experiential introductory class on how to meditation. Our experienced teachers, practitioners in the techniques of Meditation, will introduce you to and have you experience Meditation.

In this Class You Will Learn:

  • What Meditation is.
  • Easy ways to do Meditation.
  • How to fit meditation into your life.
  • How to work with your energy.

Ananda Temple Seva Day

September 19, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Many Hands Do Make Miracles At the Temple & Teaching Center, we are having half-day Seva Days throughout the year to get lots of wonderful projects finished. There is something for everyone of any ability, and all levels of experience. From cleaning to washing projects, building to painting, organizing to office sprucing! Join us at 8:30am for coffee and tea and a sweet … Read More