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Jyotish and Devi have updated the affirmation. Use it with faith and power.

God’s light is within me and around me.
With the sword of faith in my hand, with the love of God in my heart, I am a warrior of light.
I join my brothers and sisters everywhere to overcome fear with faith,
hatred with love, and disease with health.
We all are warriors of light.
We fill the world with God’s light.

[/cs_text][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=””]A Call to Action from Jyotish and Devi[/x_feature_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_video_embed no_container=”false” type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]

A message from the leaders of Ananda, encouraging all to raise their consciousness to the highest level and be channels of light in this time of darkness and confusion. [/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section id=”section-introduction” parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 30px 0px 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=”” class=”cs-ta-center”]A Campaign for Global Healing[/x_feature_headline][cs_text]Light the World

Every Thursday at 8:00 AM PDT — 5:00 PM CEST — 8:30 PM IST
Ananda leaders will host an online meditation with prayer and affirmation to fill the world with healing light.

Join us in bringing the light! Click here to join the broadcast and get a reminder email.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=”” class=”cs-ta-center”]Learn to Meditate and Find Inner Peace[/x_feature_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”https://anandaportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CO6A7491-2-267×400-1.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Ananda has been teaching meditation for over 50 years, using the ancient and universal techniques of yoga.

Meditation connects us with what is eternal and true – our own highest nature. It is possible to find inner peace and calmness.

Receive One on One personal attention during your online class with one of our experienced instructors.
Learn More[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”thumbnail” src=”https://anandaportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Shanti-Rubenstone.jpeg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=”” class=”cs-ta-center”]Sunday Service 10 AM
Live on Youtube[/x_feature_headline][cs_text]

Sept 5 – Shanti Rubenstone of Ananda Palo Alto gives service with Keshava Betts. Topic: Ego – Friend or Foe?
Affirmation:  Power

Live on Youtube Ananda Portland
Videos of service are posted on Facebook, Ananda Portland YouTube, and this website – under Service Talks. 

[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”https://anandaportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SKLcovertransparency.png” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=”” class=”cs-ta-center”]Lightbearer Bookstudy[/x_feature_headline][cs_text]Swami Kriyananda; Lightbearer, is about the life of Swami Kriyananda and a detailed history of Ananda. Join the discussion – via Zoom.

Mondays, 5 – 6pm Learn More[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 5px 0px 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”https://anandaportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Group-Meditations.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=””]Live Noon Meditation[/x_feature_headline][cs_text]Take a midday break for inner peace. We can support one another and awaken our connection with the Divine within. Join Lorna on YouTube Ananda Portland for a live meditation Monday – Friday, 12 – 12:30pm.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”https://anandaportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/prayer-Han2-scaled.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=”” class=”cs-ta-center”]Healing Prayer Ministry[/x_feature_headline][cs_text]Request healing prayers or pray for others. The healing prayer ministry meets weekly. Learn More[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=”” class=”cs-ta-center”]From Ananda Worldwide[/x_feature_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_video_embed no_container=”false” type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_video_embed no_container=”false” type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_video_embed no_container=”false” type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=”” class=”cs-ta-center” style=”color: hsl(240, 64%, 59%);”]The Hill That Was Tara[/x_feature_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Brahmachari Prasad plays the piece by Swami Kriyananda.
Lyrics
Tara’s brave hill, so quiet the day I came there:
Not a green leaf stirred on the air—
Not a bird did proclaim
Ancient grandeur and fame,
Only ruins faint mem’ries declare.

I marveled to think, How can greatness e’er die?
How can song disperse in the sky?
How can hopes and dreams fade?
How, the warrior’s sharp blade
Become dust? Was vict’ry a lie?

I stood there and pondered the great deeds of men’s past,
How, like clouds in the sunset, no glory can last.
Even we, as we labor to achieve some bright end,
Must accept, after glory, that the night will descend.

I’ve dreamed a broad rainbow over thicket and thorn,
Over crags that called, “Tarry: Your hopes are forlorn!”
All too oft, in my dreaming, courage turned to despair,
Till I learned that success is but the courage to dare.

As I gazed, and thought sadly of Tara’s demise,
Suddenly I saw her walls rise:
Saw her long, regal halls,
Heard her people’s brave calls—
As though time had doffed a disguise.

And I knew in that moment, the deeds that men do
Never die: Each vict’ry is true!
Ev’ry effort we spend
Gives more strength in the end,
Till our gladness in life’s ever new![/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_video_embed no_container=”false” type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” class=”cs-ta-center” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px 0px 0px px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ class=”cs-ta-center” style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=””]A Yogi Master in the West[/x_feature_headline][cs_text]

Paramhansa Yogananda’s arrival in Boston in 1920 marked the beginning of a new wave of spiritual consciousness in America and throughout the world. Author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, the life changing wisdom of his teachings touched countless souls across the country. “Simple living and high thinking,” he said, “lead to the greatest happiness.” And further, he declared, “Kriya Yoga is the jet airplane route to God.” 100 years later we see the spiritual principles of yoga and Self-Realization spreading across the planet and awakening the yearning for God in hearts everywhere.

[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_box title=”Autobiography of a Yogi” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”125px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”center” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” link_text=”…watch” href=”https://www.ananda.org/video/the-spark-autobiography-of-a-yogi/” href_title=”” href_target=”blank” link_color=”” graphic_image=”https://anandaportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/autobiography_yogi_book-e1577503859143.jpg”]A short video history of the timeless classic[/x_feature_box][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_box title=”Video with Jyotish” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”140px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”center” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” link_text=”…watch” href=”https://www.ananda.org/video/paramhansa-yogananda-indias-messenger-to-the-world-2/” href_title=”” href_target=”blank” link_color=”” graphic_image=”https://anandaportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Master-meditating-on-a-tiger-skin-in-the-Ranchi-garden-753×1024-1.jpg”]Paramhansa Yogananda; India’s Messenger to the World[/x_feature_box][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_box title=”Blog by Tyagi Jyadev” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”150px” graphic_shape=”rounded” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”center” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” link_text=”…read ” href=”https://www.ananda.org/blog/how-the-west-was-spiritually-won-by-paramhansa-yogananda/” href_title=”Read full article” href_target=”blank” link_color=”” graphic_border=”border-width: 2px 2px 2px 2px; border-style: solid; border-color: hsl(0, 2%, 82%);” graphic_image=”https://anandaportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/master_with_folded_arms__gazing_upwards__at_mysore_palace_in_india.jpg”]How the West was Won (Spiritually) by Paramhansa Yogananda[/x_feature_box][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_blockquote cite=”” type=”left” style=”margin-bottom:0;font-size:30px;”]I know God can be realized through meditation, by intuitional perception, but not through the restless mind. [/x_blockquote][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_button size=”global” block=”false” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”/donate/” title=”DONATE” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]DONATE[/x_button][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]