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 […]

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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Creativity and Consciousness

“The ego wants to call attention to itself, the soul wants to share.” Swami Kriyananda What is your true goal for creative expression? Do you ever wonder what is behind a piece of art work and the artist channeling it? Can you express self realization through your art? Is your creative expression a channel for your personal […]

Diwali

Diwali Celebration

Join us with celebratory candle lights, a talk on ancient Dewali’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 […]

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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 […]

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
September 22, 2014

There is a simple key to happiness: Resolve to be happy! Depend not on outer things for what you want in life.

Earthly happiness is like a rainbow: radiant with bright colors, but evanescent, for it consists only of raindrops—which, in human life, are the droplets of earthly sorrow!

When you learn to welcome the rain as gladly as you smile at a rainbow—the one bringing cleansing to the heart; the other reminding you of God’s inner joy—you will be happy always.

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 28:

“Many Are the Pathways to Truth”

Affirmation for Self-Healing: Self-Confidence

 

Upcoming

Yoga & Meditation

June 5 – September 25, Thursdays
LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

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

Fridays
LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

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

September 6 – November 22, Saturdays
LoveLight Health & Wellbeing

High Tea @ the Beach

October 11
Santa Monica Beach (north of pier between lifeguard stands 11 & 12)

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

Happiness News

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Living Wisely, Living Well, by Swami Kriyananda

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