About Ananda LA

Have you ever felt stuck? Perhaps you’ve experienced LA traffic and know the feeling! We’ve all experienced difficulties in our lives. What is it all for?

We believe that life has but one purpose, Self-realization.

What is Self-realization?

“Self-realization means the realization that your true Self is not the ego, but God, the vast ocean of Spirit which manifested for a time the little wave of awareness that you now see as yourself.”

“Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing.” – Paramhansa Yogananda

Ananda LA is a community for Self-realization.

Our purpose is to help you “improve your knowing” through direct experience and realization. When you clear the the spinal highway of traffic and the mind of static, you awaken to your soul nature of joy, peace, transcendence, and love.

All Are Welcome

Ananda’s primary goal is to help people achieve Self-realization: a state of consciousness that comes through shedding all outward self-definitions. Ananda has, therefore, created communities and centers that welcome all sincere seekers, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone to pursue the search for God.

You are invited to visit our temple to experience the joy of your own being.

With Love & Blessings,
Narayan & Dharmadevi