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.

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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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The Art and Science of Raja Yoga (Sept 3 – Nov 19)

The most comprehensive course on yoga, meditation and the spiritual path offered today. Gain a profound understanding of how to apply the original yoga teachings of India, in all aspects of your life. Topics covered include The Eightfold Path of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Self-Healing, Diet, Meditation. These teachings are truly universal and apply to […]

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Swamiji’s Discipleship Anniversary

Swami Kriyananda met his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, when he was 22. He spent the rest of his life serving his guru and founded Ananda, a movement that has touched millions around the world. His unfaltering discipleship and divine friendship helped uplift the consciousness of the planet. We will celebrate together in gratitude for the life […]

Equinox

Celebrating the Divine in All — Fall Equinox Service

The Fall Equinox celebrates the bountiful harvest of our spiritual and material efforts to expand our consciousness and to multiply and share the gifts of Spirit in nature. Gratitude is an essential attitude for a life of happiness and fulfillment and sharing is the natural response to an “attitude of gratitude.” Harvest time also gives […]

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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

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Daily Inspiration
September 1, 2014

Give credit to others for anything you and they have accomplished together. Indeed, give more credit to them than you claim for yourself.

I remember my father commenting wryly on the foreword written to a book by the writer’s subordinate: “I recommend this book, which was written at my direction and under my constant supervision.”

What had that old fogey gained, except a few chuckles of derision?

If a team helps you, presumably it is because you’ve needed their help. And if you did need it, thank them by giving them even more credit, perhaps, than they deserve.

From Living Wisely, Living Well by Swami Kriyananda

Sunday Service and Event Recordings

Nayaswami KriyanandaSpiritual Questions and Answers

June 26, 2012

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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, September 7:

“Ego—Friend or Foe?”

Affirmation for Self-Healing: Power

 

Upcoming

Yoga & Meditation

Thursdays
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Kriyaban Only Meditation

2nd Saturday of each month
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Yoga & Meditation at the Beach

1st Saturday of each month
Santa Monica Beach

3-hour Meditation

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

September 6 – November 22, Saturdays
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Creativity and Consciousness

September 27
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