Events

Sunday Service

December 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:25 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

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 School

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 michellethirteen@gmail.com

Events

Purification & Fire Ceremony

December 29 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Fire Ceremony

Fire has historically symbolized purification and transformation. All ceremonies are as meaningful and powerful as our faith and sincerity when we participate in them. In this ancient and revered vedic ceremony we light the fire and chant two sacred mantras together, each one repeated seven times.  more information

Purification

In this ceremony we offer ourselves to God and ask for help and guidance in areas of challenge.  Ask God to help change those traits and behaviors that are obstacles to spiritual growth. Deep, simple and heart opening, the Purification Ceremony can bring profound peace and lasting change to our troubled hearts and lives. A brief period of meditation follows. more information

All are welcome to attend.
Newcomers are encouraged to come and experience the opportunity for personal self offering and the support of others in the process. We are happy to answer any questions. 

*Child care: Sunday School for children 4–11 begins at 10am, during the Festival of Light service.

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Events

3-Hour Monthly Meditation

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2019

One event on March 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

A Longer Group Meditation to Deepen Your Experience

Join us at the Ananda Temple and Teaching Center

This special evening drop-in meditation, generally on the 4th Friday of the month, is open to all. Join in the powerful dynamic of group meditations in a longer 3-hour meditation.

Make this monthly commitment to take this special opportunity to go deeper into your practices once a month. Bring your gear, or borrow a chair. Come and add your light to the group.

Meditation Schedule

6pm  Opening prayer, chanting (15 min.)
6:15pm  Meditation (20 min.)
6:35pm  Chanting break—good time to enter or leave (10 min.)
6:45pm  Meditation (90 min.)
8:15pm  Chanting break (15 min.)
8:30pm Meditation (20 min.)
8:50pm  Chant & Healing Prayers

Events

Christmas Services and Potluck Brunch

December 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Purification at 9 am; Christmas Festival of Light Service at 10 am; Brunch at 12 pm. Ananda services are nonsectarian and open to all. 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.

Events

Purification & Fire Ceremony

December 22 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Fire Ceremony

Fire has historically symbolized purification and transformation. All ceremonies are as meaningful and powerful as our faith and sincerity when we participate in them. In this ancient and revered vedic ceremony we light the fire and chant two sacred mantras together, each one repeated seven times.  more information

Purification

In this ceremony we offer ourselves to God and ask for help and guidance in areas of challenge.  Ask God to help change those traits and behaviors that are obstacles to spiritual growth. Deep, simple and heart opening, the Purification Ceremony can bring profound peace and lasting change to our troubled hearts and lives. A brief period of meditation follows. more information

All are welcome to attend.
Newcomers are encouraged to come and experience the opportunity for personal self offering and the support of others in the process. We are happy to answer any questions. 

*Child care: Sunday School for children 4–11 begins at 10am, during the Festival of Light service.

Events

Yoga Class for Clarity and Energy

December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

You Can Experience Clarity in Your Life!

By doing yoga asanas, or postures, as a daily practice, you can experience more clarity and increased energy. Ananda Yoga is based on the ancient teachings of yoga as a method for expansion of consciousness and union with the One Source of all that is.

This is a drop-in yoga class. No pre-registration required.
First time visitors need to complete an information sheet; it is helpful to come 15 minutes before class starts.

Benefits of Ongoing Drop-In Yoga Classes

  • Clears energy in the body, not only physically but emotionally, allowing a fuller experience of ourselves.
  • We incorporate modifications for poses to help you get the best possible experience.
  • We use pauses during our routines for the beneficial effects of yoga.
  • The affirmations are there to guide the mind in a positive thought and give the yogi an idea about what is happening within.
  • Right attitude is really important when we practice with joy we magnetize the positive effects of the pose.
  • With the addition of a meditation at the end, the yogi gets a direct experience of feeling calm and energized so the body can sit and the mind can focus.

You Can Experience Tranquility in Your Life!

These yoga classes are suitable for beginners as well as those experienced in practicing yoga postures. Affirmations accompany each pose and help to focus attention on the consciousness and energy being manifested as the body relaxes into the posture.

Our instructors apply modifications for all body types and abilities, enabling everyone to have an experience that is beneficial and without stress.

Yoga blankets and props are available for students, and you are encouraged to bring your own gear.

Events

Sunday Service

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:25 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

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 School

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 michellethirteen@gmail.com

Events

Purification & Fire Ceremony

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Fire Ceremony

Fire has historically symbolized purification and transformation. All ceremonies are as meaningful and powerful as our faith and sincerity when we participate in them. In this ancient and revered vedic ceremony we light the fire and chant two sacred mantras together, each one repeated seven times.  more information

Purification

In this ceremony we offer ourselves to God and ask for help and guidance in areas of challenge.  Ask God to help change those traits and behaviors that are obstacles to spiritual growth. Deep, simple and heart opening, the Purification Ceremony can bring profound peace and lasting change to our troubled hearts and lives. A brief period of meditation follows. more information

All are welcome to attend.
Newcomers are encouraged to come and experience the opportunity for personal self offering and the support of others in the process. We are happy to answer any questions. 

*Child care: Sunday School for children 4–11 begins at 10am, during the Festival of Light service.

Events

Yoga Class for Clarity and Energy

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

You Can Experience Clarity in Your Life!

By doing yoga asanas, or postures, as a daily practice, you can experience more clarity and increased energy. Ananda Yoga is based on the ancient teachings of yoga as a method for expansion of consciousness and union with the One Source of all that is.

This is a drop-in yoga class. No pre-registration required.
First time visitors need to complete an information sheet; it is helpful to come 15 minutes before class starts.

Benefits of Ongoing Drop-In Yoga Classes

  • Clears energy in the body, not only physically but emotionally, allowing a fuller experience of ourselves.
  • We incorporate modifications for poses to help you get the best possible experience.
  • We use pauses during our routines for the beneficial effects of yoga.
  • The affirmations are there to guide the mind in a positive thought and give the yogi an idea about what is happening within.
  • Right attitude is really important when we practice with joy we magnetize the positive effects of the pose.
  • With the addition of a meditation at the end, the yogi gets a direct experience of feeling calm and energized so the body can sit and the mind can focus.

You Can Experience Tranquility in Your Life!

These yoga classes are suitable for beginners as well as those experienced in practicing yoga postures. Affirmations accompany each pose and help to focus attention on the consciousness and energy being manifested as the body relaxes into the posture.

Our instructors apply modifications for all body types and abilities, enabling everyone to have an experience that is beneficial and without stress.

Yoga blankets and props are available for students, and you are encouraged to bring your own gear.

Events

Sunday Service

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:25 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

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 School

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 michellethirteen@gmail.com