The 50th anniversary of Ananda will be a week-long gala affair filled with deep inspiration, divine joy, and celebration.

Hundreds of friends from around the world will gather in the birthplace of this movement, Ananda Village, to honor the life of Swami Kriyananda, Ananda’s founder and direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, and look to the future together. This week-long program will weave together all aspects of Ananda’s worldwide mission — fulfilling the will of the Masters, spiritual community, yoga in daily life, the path of Self-realization — into an experience of divine friendship for all who come.

The culminating event of the week will be the dedication of the Temple of Light at Ananda Village, a symbol of the uniting spirit that Ananda represents. Dedicated to truth-seekers everywhere, the Temple of Light is a physical manifestation of Ananda’s mission in every way. We hope you can come and celebrate this joyful occasion with your worldwide Ananda family.


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You can expect…

  • The largest gathering of Ananda family from around the world in our fifty year history – a fitting start to the next fifty years.
  • Masterclasses in spirituality, yoga in daily life, science, yoga, meditation, health and healing, and the arts — offered by Ananda’s leading teachers from around the world.
  • Guided yoga and meditation practices for all levels, in multiple languages daily.
  • Unparalleled special events and performances throughout the week.
  • Dynamic, uplifting programs for all ages and stages.
  • A transformative experience of joy, divine friendship, wonder, and inspiration.

How to Register

To attend this event, you will need to:

  • Purchase an Event Pass
  • Arrange for accommodations
  • Meal tickets will be available for purchase (info coming soon)

The Event Pass provides admission to all events during the week, but does not include accommodations or meals.*

* The Garden Party Fundraising Gala and Indian Celebration are meals and are not included in the Event Pass. Tickets for these events are available separately.


Call Jayeswari at 800-346-5350 ext. 7076 or email

Choose an Event Pass

Four-Day Event Passes

$100 / $40

Adult / Child

Covers Wednesday through Saturday nights.

Child pass covers childcare for morning classes for ages 3+ and full participation in family friendly programs. Passes are not required for children under 2 years old.


Online Full Access Pass



Covers Monday through Sunday: all masterclasses, morning meditations, and evening entertainment including the Temple Dedication ceremony.


Explore Accommodation Options

Standard camping includes a campsite and access to shared showers and bathrooms. Camping gear is not provided so please bring your own.
Located just 4 miles from Ananda Village, this facility can accommodate 250 guests with shared rooms (3 to 4 guests to a room) with shared bathrooms. This facility boasts shaded, cool shared rooms made of rammed earth, swamp coolers, and a pool for dipping in the heat of the day. The entire facility is for Ananda use only during this week of celebration.

Rates include bed, shared bathroom/shower facilities, and continental vegetarian breakfast. Daily meditation and coordinated carpool will be provided for guests.

Bedding and towels are not provided, so please bring your own. Bedding available for additional purchase of $45 per bed. Please let us know if you require this option by noting this in the comments section of your registration form.

Families with children are invited to camp at the Living Wisdom School campus together. Accommodations include shared bathrooms and indoor “camping” in classrooms or bring your own tents. Bedding and towels not included.
For those wishing to be in a hotel, buy Event Passes only and book your own reservations at this local hotel for comfort and convenience. Be sure to tell them you are with the “Temple Dedication” to receive a discounted rate of $160 per night (rather than $225).

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We are happy to announce that delicious, nutritious vegetarian lunches and dinners are available for $12 each. Locally beloved chef, Kayla from Taste Your Roots, will provide meals at the Expanding Light for all.

Meal tickets will be available for purchase soon and must be pre-purchased by June 1, 2019.


Transportation within Ananda Village is included in your Event Pass.

Shuttle service to/from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is available for an additional fee (cost and registration coming soon). To take advantage of this service:

  • Flights must arrive on June 30, 2019 by 3 p.m. PST. (Full Week Program)
  • Flights must arrive on July 3, 2019 by 3 p.m. PST. (4-Day Program)
  • Flights must depart on July 7, 2019 no earlier than 3:30 p.m. PST from SMF

NOTE: On-demand rides to/from SMF are also available for a fee, by request (info coming soon)

Registration coming soon.

Event Schedule and Overview

Daily Flow

  • Morning sadhana (multiple options)
  • Breakfast
  • Morning masterclass in the Temple of Light
  • Lunch
  • 3 – 5 choices across Ananda Village: “zones” for afternoon experiential workshops and activities
  • Dinner
  • Evening performance or activity

Schedule of Events

  • Sunday, June 30
    Welcome Day

    Guests arrive and settle into their accommodations. The evening program will be a welcome and orientation for all.

  • Monday, July 1
    Doing the will of the Masters

    A day of inspiration on the heart of Self-realization and the purpose of our lives. The evening will be an Ananda worldwide choir concert, the first in the new Temple of Light.

  • Tuesday, July 2
    Celebrating the history of Ananda

    Fifty years of joyful service and meditation together will be celebrated, including presentations by all eight residential Ananda communities, along with storytelling, and remembrances filled with joy.

  • Wednesday, July 3
    Yoga in Daily Life

    Today will be an exploration of the integrated path of Self-realization in work, relationships, health, and all aspects of life. The evening will be a delightful, uplifting collection of vignettes from Swami Kriyananda’s Singer and the Nightingale, The Peace Treaty, The Jewel and the Lotus, and The Land of Golden Sunshine.

  • Thursday, 4th of July
    Freedom within and without

    Joyfully we celebrate the birth of both Ananda and the great American experiment on this auspicious day. Both are fitting symbols of the dawn of Dwapara Yuga, the age of energy. Look forward to music, festivities, costumes, inspiration, and fun!

  • Friday, July 5
    Honoring the Life of Swami Kriyananda

    This day will be filled with stories and experiences drawn from the life of our founder, friend, and guide, Swami Kriyananda. A special fundraising gala based on the Beverly Hills garden party where the seed of Ananda was sown, will take place on this evening.

  • Saturday, July 6
    Dedication of the Temple of Light at Ananda Village

    This day will be a day to remember. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. PST, we will invoke the masters of Kriya Yoga to come, honor the light of all religions, and dedicate this sacred temple as a beacon of light for all the world. We will conclude the day with a traditional Ananda Indian banquet and blessing.

  • Sunday, July 7
    Sunday Service Farewell

    We will close the week with the inaugural Sunday Service in the newly dedicated Temple of Light at Ananda Village. This will be the closing of our week-long celebration of Ananda’s 50th Anniversary.

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Ananda friends from around the world
Special guests to honor this occasion
Ananda Village, transformed into a festival campus
The new Temple of Light
The most magnetic gathering in Ananda’s history

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