As spiritual seekers we know how important the blessings of Christmas are to help us deepen our devotion and expand our inner life. During this time of year, the weather turns colder (in the Northern Hemisphere at least) and animals and humans alike tend to stay home and look for comfort and quiet peace.
The presence of masters and saints can be felt more tangibly during this sacred time when we celebrate the birth of Christ and the birth of Christ Consciousness in our own hearts. If you’re looking to connect more deeply with Ananda or just don’t have any nearby spiritual Christmas activities that resonate with you, here are a few ways you can celebrate the holiday season with us online or in person.
Many of our members have written inspiring articles about how to celebrate Christmas in a spiritual way and about why this is such a special time of year.
You can join us for a special Christmas Sunday service which will be broadcast live on the homepage of Ananda.org on the Sunday before Christmas. You can also watch recordings of previous Christmas Sunday services.
You can sign up for a free trial of our Virtual Community to participate in our online holiday activities.
Many of Ananda’s communities, centers, and meditation groups offer fun and inspirational activities throughout the holiday season. Contact your local center to find out what’s happening.
During the month of December Nevada City hosts a Victorian Christmas festival, which Ananda’s Victorian Singers attend and sing traditional Christmas songs next to a live crèche scene also done by Ananda.
Our retreat centers usually offer special holiday programs to help you spiritualize you Christmas season. Touch the consciousness of Christ within yourself and be renewed and strengthened in your inner life.