Category Archives: Classes

Screening of “Finding Happiness”, Sept 24

The Story The World in Crisis Economic collapse, government gridlock, climate disasters, senseless violence, pervasive corruption. Protests, anger, disillusionment, despair. Against this background, fictional journalist Juliet Palmer, an investigative reporter specializing in stories that expose corruption, receives an unusual (and unwanted) assignment from her boss at Profiles magazine: she’ll visit a spiritual community in northern  …read more

Your Brain: Engineered for Divinity, Nov 12

Who do you want to be in 6 months? Learn how your brain can help you! Peter Van Houten, M.D., leads this fascinating, encouraging, and deeply beneficial class, sharing exciting new information on the brain that helps us make use of our brain’s nearly infinite capacity for change and adaptation. One of the central keys  …read more

Summer Solstice Celebration, June 18

Since time immemorial, humans have taken special note of the seasonal rest points in nature. Many of the world’s most celebrated religious holidays take place on or around the Solstice or Equinoxes. We find that many are magnetically drawn together as if by some special grace we affirm our humanity and our Oneness in Spirit.  …read more

Introduction to Kriya Yoga, April 20

Kriya Yoga is a comprehensive spiritual path that was brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. Kriya also refers to the specific technique that is part of the spiritual path taught by Yogananda. According to Yogananda, Kriya is the most effective technique available to mankind today for reaching the  …read more

The Power of Music

There is immense power in music. It is an art form that transcends language and can affect people of all ages, from every corner of the world. “Music is the language of the soul,” it has been well said. Here at Ananda we’ve been blessed with an enormous library of music written by Swami Kriyananda  …read more

Overcoming Stress & Fear

4-Week Series Courage, calmness, and confidence are the secrets to dealing with any difficulty life sends. The “impossible” becomes manageable, and a stepping-stone to greater inner strength. Everyone can be courageous, calm, and confident, because these are qualities of the soul. Hypnotized with material thinking and desires, many of us have lost touch with our  …read more

Developing Intuition

4-Week Series Every day we are confronted with difficult problems or complicated situations for which we either don’t have enough information to make clear-cut decisions or for which there is no easy intellectual answer. At these moments, we all wish for another way to know how to make the right choice. We can… by using  …read more

Guided Seclusion at Ananda Desert Retreat

Join us for a guided seclusion retreat at the brand new Ananda Desert Retreat in Twentynine Palms! Attendance is limited so please register right away. Retreat includes: Saturday (vegetarian) lunch & dinner Sunday (vegetarian) breakfast & lunch Morning & Afternoon Sadhana (spiritual practice) including:               — Gentle yoga postures               — Energization Exercises               — Devotional Chanting               —  …read more