Saturday, Dec 2, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Ananda Temple and Teaching Center
4855 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton, OR, 97005

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“A tiny bubble of laughter, I

am become the Sea of Mirth Itself.”

from the great mystical poem Samadhi by Paramhansa Yogananda

God is joy, or as Paramhansa  Yogananda himself often explained: God is ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new bliss. This ever-new joy or bliss of the soul is one of the great gifts of an authentic spiritual life and, surprising to some, often finds expression in laughter and a wonderful sense of humor. Yogananda himself and his disciple Swami Kriyananda, along with many saints throughout history, beautifully shared their version of this joyful, playful sense of humor and bliss.

In this spirit of childlike humor and joy, join Brahmachari Sagar for a special workshop exploring the playful, blissful nature of the spiritual life together. With his own characteristic wisdom and wit, Sagar will share the depthless teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda on this subject, and help to apply them to the personal, spiritual path and the world today.  Don’t miss this opportunity to dive into joy and humor, enrich your spiritual life, and share a few laughs together!


Brahmachari Sagar resides in the Ananda Monastery at Ananda Village, California. Sagar served Ananda’s work in India for seven years and currently teaches online and in-person classes on a variety of topics including meditation, karma and reincarnation, the yogic teachings of Jesus, and more.

Born into a family of Kriya Yogis, Sagar read the Autobiography of a Yogi at the young age of seven and has ever since been an avid student of Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings. Sagar is joyful, highly creative, and has a delightfully spontaneous sense of humor and enthusiasm for life that includes all those around him.

See Sagar give a Sunday talk at Ananda Village here: https://www.ananda.org/video/many-are-the-pathways-to-truth-with-brahmachari-sagar/

Preregister and pay sliding scale admission below.


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God is Joy: Laughter and Humor on the Spiritual Path, with Brahmachari Sagar