What is Ananda?

Autobiography of a Yogi

Ananda is a global spiritual movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the great spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, who showed how everyone can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality.

Learn more about Ananda and our spiritual lineage.


Sunday Service with Surendra

Oct 1 @ 10 am 
In Surrender Lies Victory
Affirmation: Awareness

Service includes a Vedic fire ceremony, a Purification Service, chanting, meditation, affirmation, scripture readings, music and an inspirational talk. We also have snacks and satsang (fellowship) after service. 

Find more information about services here. 

Services are in person at the temple and live-streamed on Ananda Portland YouTube.


Ananda Yoga
Your first class is free!

Ananda Yoga® is gentle and energizing for every body. Ananda Yoga® is also spiritual yoga, using uplifting affirmations, an emphasis on consciousness and not just the physical body, and is based on the teachings of the great master, Paramhansa Yogananda.   Try one of our classes and experience Ananda Yoga® for your Self. 

Discounts for seniors every day.  Purchase 10 classes in advance for more savings.

More class information here.



The ancient and universal teachings of yoga lead the seeker into the inner experience
of peace and joy and have proven to be beneficial in every part of life.
Learn the secrets of meditation and discover your Highest Self within.

Personal Meditation Instruction Online or In Person

Our teachers have many years of meditation experience
and will help you get started or refresh your meditation practice.
Learn techniques of relaxation, energy control, concentration, and affirmation.

Classes include: Learn to Meditate I / Learn to Meditate II:Energy
and Personal Meditation Coaching

Education for Life Outreach

The Education for Life Outreach Program through Ananda Portland offers support and connection to families with holistic education and community friendships. The programs and classes will enrich our lives and expand our awareness of what’s possible in raising kind and compassionate children.   Learn more

Donate Today ~ Thank You!

Are you inspired by what Ananda offers? Ananda exists because of the support of truth seekers around the world. Please consider donating to enable us to continue to share the light. Enjoy this short inspiring video from Asha Nayaswami on tithing and money magnetism.