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, author of Autobiography of a Yogi

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Saturday, January 29
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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How to Awaken Your True Potential

A 4-week online course that shares ways to unlock one's fullest potential

4 Tuesdays, Feb 8 - March 1
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Lessons in Meditation

A 4-week introduction to  meditation as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda

4 Saturdays, Feb 12 - Mar 5
10:30 - 11:30 am

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Art & Science of Raja Yoga

A 12-week deep dive into the philosophy and practice of yoga & meditation

12 Thursdays starting March 10
6:00 - 9:00 pm

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Ananda members base their lives and spiritual practices on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, the first yoga master of India to take up permanent residence in the West. Yogananda arrived in America in 1920, and began teaching the universal path of Self-realization. Twenty-six years later he wrote Autobiography of a Yogi, which soon became a best-selling spiritual classic.

Meditation and the Path of Kriya Yoga

Now is as good a time as ever to begin your inner journey to self-realization through meditation. Meditation is a simple yet powerful practice which can be done anytime and anywhere to center and calm oneself and potentially change every aspect of one’s life for the better.

Ananda meditation centers on the inner Divine Bliss all human souls share in common. Begin the journey back to bliss with us.

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Ananda Yoga

Exercise and stress relief are only the beginning; the higher purpose of Ananda Yoga is to uplift your consciousness. 

Guided yoga postures with affirmations, breath-work, and short meditations help to release tension that gets trapped in the physical and astral body. 

No prior experience is needed, and all levels are welcome. Ananda Yoga is a powerful yet gentle practice that is suitable for everyone – all ages and body types.

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Uniting East and West

Ananda’s Sunday Festival of Light service highlights the common underlying truths behind different paths, taking passages from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita, as well as readings from both Master Yogananda and his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda, founder of Ananda.

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We 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. Come visit our Southern California centers to experience the joy of your own being.

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