Before I moved to Ananda, I worked for a fledgling sports magazine, Runner’s World, with its offices in Mountain View on the San Francisco Peninsula. I discovered Ananda and Swamiji in 1974 through his book Cooperative Communities – How to Start Them and Why, found while browsing in a bookstore in nearby Palo Alto. Ananda seemed the answer to a … Read More
It is said that, of all the males of bovine breeds, the dairy bulls are the meanest, as a result of their prolonged separation from their mates. And, of all the dairy bulls, the Guernseys are considered the worst—horns and shoulders, one might say, above the others. At Ananda Village in the late 1970s, we kept a Guernsey bull for … Read More
Some might say relationships are a distraction on the path to God. There was a time when I thought this was true. Ram Gopal, the sleepless saint from Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi had a strong impact on my earlier opinions about this with his personal story: For twenty years I occupied a secret grotto, meditating eighteen hours a … Read More
The Ananda Janaka Foundation supports Ananda’s overall mission through Estate Gift Planning. It has established the Pavilion of Gratitude for the benefit of those who draw spiritual support from Ananda. Further development of this special area will come from Memorial donations. To make a Memorial Donation for the benefit of the Pavilion, please visit us at: https://janakafoundation.org/ananda-remembers/ or by check … Read More
Ananda Europa’s presentation video at the 50th anniversary of Ananda. Over 30 years of history in Europa, this is Ananda Europa!
The Vision The Ananda Pavilion of Gratitude is a place that reflects our spiritual path of Self-realization and the understanding that Paramhansa Yogananda has given us about the transition from life with a physical body to life without one. This transition is part of “the soul’s long journey through time and space.” As a reflection of this understanding, the Pavilion … Read More
Watch this beautiful new video of the Ananda Village Living Wisdom School: We are a child-centered, nonsectarian, consciousness-based private pre-K thru High School nestled in the heart of Ananda Village on the San Juan Ridge. School starts Wednesday, September 4th, so call now to tour our campus and meet our teachers! All are welcome. (530) 478-7640 or visit us at www.livingwisdom.org … Read More
Tuesday morning class in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village during Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration week. Learn how the divine consciousness and mission of the Masters descended to the physical and spiritual expression of our work in creating Ananda with talks from Nayaswamis Jaya, Shivani, and Asha.
Kalidas shares an uplifting story about learning to recognize and accept the flow of energy and grace. He says that “the liberating power of faith is obscured by our doubts and resistance to His will in our lives. Swami Kriyananda said, “Faith is my armor.” Faith is the constant assurance that nothing is out of order, that God is in charge. “‘