How Meditation Can Help You

Meditation is one of the most natural and yet most profoundly rewarding of all human activities. It is a simple process that can be done anywhere and anytime.    more…

Why I Meditate – short videos from people like you who have discovered meditation helps them reach their goals.

“Practicing daily meditation is the nicest gift I ever gave myself.” – B.G. Portland

Meditation Classes – 

You may be interested in meditation and feel unsure about how to begin, or perhaps you have tried meditation and you are seeking support or help with deepening your practice.  We can help with our monthly class series and workshops. If you cannot attend our classes, we can arrange a private session with one of our meditation teachers.   Learn more

Group Meditation Opportunities







Group meditation is a wonderful way to support one another in our spiritual practices and boost the benefits of meditation. 

  • Sunday Service is a group experience. Meditation periods during service are brief, but the benefit of being with other spiritual seekers and sharing ritual, worship, affirmation, music, as well as meditation, cannot be overstated. When we join our energy with others in high aspiration, we grow.
  • Drop-in meditations are being held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon to 1 pm. Come for the whole hour or stay just a while. The doors are locked at 12:15 so everyone can relax and go inward.  
  • Friday evening meditations are open to all and include a Vedic fire ceremony and personal purification blessing ceremony.  These are held at 6:30 pm – 8 pm every Friday, unless there is a special event that conflicts.  
  • Kirtans, which include devotional chanting and brief meditation, are usually scheduled monthly on Fridays at 7 pm. Please call for information or check our calendar. 503-626-3403

Ananda Worldwide offers meditations online, courses in meditation and a guided meditation app. Learn more

Inspiring Books, Resources and Meditation Supplies

Our Ananda Portland Boutique carries books, CDs, DVDs, meditation pillows, benches, shawls, harmoniums, and other supplies to support and enhance your practice. Located at the Ananda Portland Temple & Teaching Center. We are happy to answer questions or give you an appointment.  Call 503-626-3403.