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Please welcome special guests Dambara and Manisha, ministers at Ananda Washington (formerly at Ananda Portland), who will be giving service this morning. For more information about Dambara and Manisha, see their bios.
Ananda Services Are Open to All
Ananda services are nonsectarian. We invite you to join us in celebrating and sharing the universal truths taught by Paramhansa Yogananda and expressed by his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda. Included in the Festival of Light service are many elements that uplift our consciousness and awaken our highest aspirations.
The Festival of Light service
10am most Sundays. see full calendar
This is an allegorical story of the soul’s journey away from its home in God and back to its union and complete freedom in spirit. At the end of the festival, you are invited to receive a blessing.
Sunday classes for children are offered on the first and third Sundays of each month, from 10-11:15am. Classes are led by Ananda members who love serving our children and families in this way.
The first Sunday of the month is Sunday School for children ages 4-11.
Our curriculum includes spiritual stories, yoga postures, games, craft activities, devotional music, affirmations, prayer, and meditation, based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda.
The third Sunday of the month is Exploring Yoga for teens 12 and up.
The teen program includes opportunities to dive more deeply into the teachings of Raja Yoga, which include yoga, meditation and service. We strive to give children an experience that teaches universal spiritual principles, helps them become familiar with the teachings of this path, and most importantly, reminds them of their own true spiritual nature.
Families are also welcome to use the preschool classroom for supervised quiet play, which has video feed of the service. Older children who are able to sit quietly are welcome to participate in the Purification as well as the Festival of Light services with their parents.
Contact: Michelle Mall
(724) 814-1294 or firstname.lastname@example.org