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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“All Day” Christmas Meditation

This tradition was begun by Yogananda and has become the heart of Ananda’s Christmas season. It is a day dedicated to communion with Christ Consciousness—a profound opportunity for an inner experience of the Divine. Though its length may seem intimidating, you may be surprised at how easily the soul welcomes long periods of deep quiet. […]


Christmas Eve Service

Join us for a devotional ceremony to honor the Christ within! Our 10pm-midnight service will include meditation, chanting, inspirational music, candlelight service, and a flower ceremony. We look forward to sharing this sacred occasion with you!


Four-Week Learn to Meditate Series

Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. It gives direct, intuitive experience of higher realities, and is the cornerstone of true spirituality. It also brings balance, rest, and a growing inner peace. While its highest and original purpose is to help us awaken our inner, spiritual nature, the benefits […]

Gyandev Diksha

How to Be a Success Retreat in Racho Palos Verdes

Weekend Retreat with Nayaswamis Gyandev and Diksha McCord In this weekend retreat will you learn proven yoga techniques and principles to help you become more effective and more successful in every area of your life: from work to relationships to your inner life. You will learn how to: • Overcome long-term patterns that may have kept […]


How to Be Happy w/Nayaswami Asha

The human drive for happiness is one of our most far-reaching and fundamental needs. Yet, despite our desperate search for happiness, according to a recent Gallup Poll, only a minority of North Americans describe themselves as “very happy.” It seems that very few of us have truly unlocked the secrets of lasting joy and inner […]

Recent Blog Posts

Add-ons Anyone?
by Dharmadevi Romano

At our essence, we are Unconditional Love… so why is it so difficult at times to act from that place of perfect, completely giving, non-judging Divine Love? If it is our nature, as the Masters [...] Read More

The Twelve Zodiac Signs as Warriors in the Bhagavad Gita
by Ramesha Nani

By Kashiraja (Massimo Barbagallo) “Several astrologers believe there is a connection between the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ and the twelve signs of the zodiac. Somewhat similarly, I want to show a connection between twelve ‘apostles’ [...] Read More

Gratitude for the Divine Mother
by Narayan Romano

This past weekend was a deeply inspiring kriya weekend with Nayaswami Devarshi from Ananda Village. He led us through an introductory class on Kriya Yoga, a Kriya initiation, and service on Sunday. What joy to [...] Read More

Daily Inspiration
December 19, 2014

The Italians have a saying, “Se non vero, ben trovato: If it isn’t true, at least it’s well said.”

Don’t, however, be lured too far from your own center by the attractive power of epigrams. Where truth is concerned, laugh if you feel to, but in the end, be serious.

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, December 14:

“Living in the Presence of God”

Affirmation for Self-Healing: Practicality



Yoga & Meditation at the Beach

1st Saturday of each month
Santa Monica Beach

3-hour Meditation

LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

Potluck & Spiritual Movie Night

December 19
LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

New Year’s Retreat on the Beach

January 3
Santa Monica Beach (5 lifeguard stands north of the pier at lifeguard stand #11)

Karma & Reincarnation Class Series

January 6 – January 27, Tuesdays
LoveLight Health & Wellbeing


How to Be Happy w/Nayaswami Asha

January 10
LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

Gyandev Diksha

How to Be a Success Retreat in Racho Palos Verdes

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

Creativity and Consciousness

February 7 – February 28, Saturdays
LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

Happiness News

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Living Wisely, Living Well, by Swami Kriyananda

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