What is Ananda?

A movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda that helps you bring God into your life through meditation and spiritual living.

Featured Events

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Sunday Service
Based on the teachings of Yogananda

Sunday Services (gatherings for spiritual inspiration and high consciousness community) start at 11 am. Come early at 10 am for a long meditation, including a Purification Ceremony. We also offer video and audio from previous Sunday Services, including those given by Swami Kriyananda. The Sunday Service includes music, chanting and meditation, an affirmation, and an inspirational […]

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AKASH: Ancient Keys to Attaining Success & Happiness

You will have the opportunity to learn… • To increase awareness of patterns that keep you from achieving the peace you desire • What practical tools and techniques can create positive and lasting changes • How to overcome difficulties and attract what you truly want • How to experience lasting happiness and success in your […]


High Tea @ the Beach

Location: Santa Monica Beach (north of pier between lifeguard stands 11 & 12) Join us for tea and scones on the beach. We’ll discuss our favorite Bhagavad Gita passage or just enjoy each other’s company. Followed by meditation and hopefully a beautiful view of the sunset!


Diwali Celebration

Join us with celebratory candle lights, a talk on ancient Diwali’s symbolic meaning, chanting, and meditation on the spirit of this beloved Indian festival! The tradition and story of Diwali lies the age old significance of the victory of light over darkness; the lights that illuminate homes and hearts in India, like traditions all over […]

Recent Blog Posts

Poem: 8 aspects of God by Edward Larsen
by Dharmadevi Romano

I see the astral light of Divine Mother I hear the cosmic  sound of Aum Aum I long for the infinite love of Heavenly Father I feel the heavenly joy of Almighty Him I live in the celestial calmness of Our Creator I revel in blissful [...] Read More

Abiding in God
by Narayan Romano

“I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” How can we “abide in Him”? [...] Read More

Coming out of the Cocoon
by Paul Fetler

The beloved Indian deity Ganesha, the elephant god, who ushers in new beginnings and removes all obstacles, comes to mind as I enter this blog. I have found the process of approaching new endeavors more than [...] Read More

Daily Inspiration
October 21, 2014

Give others their due. Indeed, to make sure your gift is not grudging, give them more than their due.

In that spirit of generosity, allow others to give you what is your due also. Remind them always, however, that God is the Doer.

To reject sincere praise in the name of humility would be to impugn the judgment and good taste of the one who offered it.

From Living Wisely, Living Well by Swami Kriyananda

Sunday Service and Event Recordings

Nayaswami KriyanandaSpiritual Questions and Answers

June 26, 2012

Nayaswami Kriyananda

Nayaswami KriyanandaBook Launch: Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography

June 24, 2012

Nayaswami Kriyananda

Gatherings for spiritual inspiration through talks, music, meditation and community at 11am PST at LoveLight Wellness Center. Attend in-person, watch online, and see previous satsang recordings.

Next Sunday, October 19:

“First Things First”

Affirmation for Self-Healing: Humor



Kriyaban Only Meditation

2nd Saturday of each month
LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

Yoga & Meditation at the Beach

1st Saturday of each month
Santa Monica Beach

3-hour Meditation

LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

The Art and Science of Raja Yoga (Sept 6 – Nov 22)

September 6 – November 22, Saturdays
LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

Cosmic Chanting (Kirtan)

October 25
LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

Learn to Meditate Intensive

November 8
LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

Potluck & Spiritual Movie Night

November 15
LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

Thanksgiving Day! Gratitude Celebration & Potluck

November 27
LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

How to Be a Success Retreat

January 16 – January 18, Friday
Mary & Joseph Retreat Center 5300 Crest Road Rancho Palos Verdes California 90275

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