Miracles in Giving

Dear Friend, When the Temple of Light was completed back in June, many hundreds of our Ananda family from around the world came together to dedicate it, and to celebrate the first fifty years of Ananda’s worldwide community. In response to the many hands who make the miracle of Ananda possible, Paramhansa Yogananda had sent us conduits both gracious and … Read More

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The Pavilion of Gratitude at Ananda Village

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


Join Us for the Temple Dedication Ceremony, Live!

Join us for the dedication of the new Temple of Light, a beacon of blessings for all the world. Schedule (in Pacific Daylight Time) 10:00 am to 12:00 noon: Temple dedication ceremony with representatives from many religions 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Meet the Temple of Light builders and architects 7:45 pm to 9:00 pm: Procession to the Temple of … Read More


Explore the Early Years of Ananda on a New Website

Learn what it was like to live in tipis and trailers, start a new center out of the “Garage of the Eternal Religion,” and find joy in simple living, high thinking, and service to God and guru. Visit the website

News and Online with Ananda Become One

Have you noticed some changes to Today and Online with Ananda merged into one website. This is an important step toward making our many offerings more accessible to you. Explore our new navigation where you can now easily find courses and upcoming online events. Stay tuned for many more exciting changes in the months to come, including: One … Read More

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Temple of Light Seva Week (May 2019)

We had a several day Seva week late May 2019 where folks from many communities joined in with Ananda Village residents to put in landscaping and many other projects around the new Temple of Light.


Springtime at Ananda Tulip Season Almost Upon Us

What began 40 years ago as a small private garden is now frequently atop Gorgeous Gardens in the West.  Visiting the garden is an annual springtime tradition in the Sierra Foothills for over 12000 visitors from as far away as India.  Trip Advisor reviewers have made the Crystal Hermitage one of the top three spots to visit around Nevada City. … Read More


Climate Change & Consciousness 2019

Ananda Sangha Worldwide and Findhorn are collaborating to manifest the conference Climate Change & Consciousness: Our Legacy for the Earth (CCC19), a conference from April 20 – 26 at Findhorn in Scotland. It’s an opportunity to be Global Ambassadors for Peace. About 20 Ananda members from multiple communities and the Living Wisdom High School in Palo Alto are going to Findhorn for … Read More


International Wave at Living Wisdom High School

The energy is building for the Living Wisdom High School at Ananda Village. A concerted effort was made in recent months to increase enrollment and expand outreach. The school will now have 4 new international students for the spring semester, three from India and one from Iran. Students who are able to attend the school from other countries will take the blessings of the community … Read More