Lahiri Mahasaya
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Lahiri Mahasaya’s Birthday

September 30, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 30 of September, repeating until September 30, 2022

Lahiri Mahasaya, the guru of Paramhansa Yogananda’s guru, was born on this day in 1828.

Lahiri Mahasaya
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Lahiri Mahasaya’s Mahasamadhi

September 26, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 26 of September, repeating until September 30, 2022

Lahiri Mahasaya, the guru of Paramhansa Yogananda’s guru, consciously left his body on this day in 1895.

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Swami Kriyananda’s Birthday

May 19, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 19 of May, repeating until May 19, 2022

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 19 of May, repeating until May 19, 2021

Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda Sangha Worldwide and a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, was born May 19, 1926.

Sri Yukteswar
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Sri Yukteswar’s Birthday

May 19, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 19 of May, repeating until May 19, 2022

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 19 of May, repeating until May 19, 2021

Swami Sri Yukteswar, the guru of Paramhansa Yogananda, was born May 10, 1855.

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Sunday Service

January 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:25 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until January 3, 2021

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

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Purification & Fire Ceremony

January 3, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until January 3, 2021

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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Yoga Class for Clarity and Energy

December 30 @ 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 30, 2020

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.

Yoga teacher

Melissa Heart has been teaching Ananda Yoga since 2012. She’s RYT-200 certified with Yoga Alliance. She’s been with Ananda Portland since 2007 and has served in many capacities at the Temple. Currently she works at the Living Wisdom School as the Primary Teacher.

Teaching yoga has always been a joy and it has transformed my life. It has always given me more energy and a calm acceptance of what is in front of me. I love that everyone can do yoga!
-Melissa

Events

Sunday Service

December 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:25 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until January 3, 2021

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 27 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until January 3, 2021

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 23 @ 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 30, 2020

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.

Yoga teacher

Melissa Heart has been teaching Ananda Yoga since 2012. She’s RYT-200 certified with Yoga Alliance. She’s been with Ananda Portland since 2007 and has served in many capacities at the Temple. Currently she works at the Living Wisdom School as the Primary Teacher.

Teaching yoga has always been a joy and it has transformed my life. It has always given me more energy and a calm acceptance of what is in front of me. I love that everyone can do yoga!
-Melissa