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JANUARY, 2018                                Feb  |   March  |   April


January at-a glance  

New to Ananda? Any of these are great places to jump in  

New to Ananda? Welcome Wed 1/31 7:30-8:30 pm
Learn to meditate Wed 1/3-24 7:30-9 pm
  Sat 1/20-27 10 am-1 pm
The Art & Science of Raja Yoga Thu 1/4-4/26 6-9 pm
Conversations with Yogananda Tue 1/23, 1/30 7:30-9 pm
Kirtan: Devotional Chanting Fri 1/19 7:30-9 pm
Sunday Service Sun   10-11:30 am
Drop-in meditations Tue-Fri learn more
Drop-in yoga postures Mon-Sat learn more  

 

Special events

Kriyaban Retreat with Sanjan* Sat 1/13 10 am-1 pm
Painting Magic into Your Life Sat 1/20 10 am-5 pm
Deepening Kriya Practice* Sat 1/27 10 am-1 pm
Satsang with Hriman & Padma Fri 1/26 7:30-9 pm

* invitational for Ananda Kriyabans

 

January classes & events — detail

 

conversationsConversations with Yogananda
Tuesdays, Jan 2, 23 & 30 (and ongoing), 7:30 pm
$15/class, drop-ins welcome  Register

What does a great master talk about when he is with his close disciples? Asha shares insights and spiritual gems to help guide our lives as we slowly read through Conversations with Yogananda. These words were lovingly captured by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda, in this 466 page treasure. Each class stands alone, so you may drop in at any time.

People from around the world are watching Asha's book study classes, which take us deeply into Swami's writings about the spiritual life. (Patanjali, Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Revelations of Christ, and many more can be found on Asha's YouTube Channel. What others are treasuring in cyberspace, you can enjoy here in person.
Instructor: Asha
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Grupo de Meditación en Español
Every Wednesday (and ongoing), 7:30 pm, free
Ananda Palo Alto patrocina un grupo de meditación en español. Meditamos juntos y después compartimos experiencias de nuestra vida spiritual basándonos en los temas tratados en el libro ‘Rayos de Una Sola Luz’ escrito por Swami Kriyananda. Nos reunimos los miércoles de 7:30 pm a 8:45 pm, menos días festivos. Para más información llama al (650) 503-4417 o escribir Eloisa.
Instructors: Eloisa Fuentes, Esther Cortona, and team
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

meditatingLearn to Meditate
Wednesdays, January 3-24 (4-week series)
7:30 pm, $60  Register
or two Saturdays, January 20 & 27, 10 am-1 pm, $45
 Register    or learn more...
required course text: How to Meditate, by Jyotish Novak, $14.95
Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. It gives direct, intuitive experience of higher realities and is the cornerstone of true spirituality. It also brings balance, rest, and a growing inner peace. Ananda is one of the oldest centers for meditation training in the Bay Area. Thousands of people from every walk of life have learned to meditate in Ananda classes over the past fifty years.

Wednesdays instructor: Brahmachari Saiganesh
Saturdays instructor: Brahmachari Tandava
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Raja Yoga

The Art & Science of Raja Yoga
Thursdays, January 4-April 26, 6-9:30 pm          Learn more...
(16-week series) $495  Register
      
Note: drop-ins welcome in January; instructor ok needed after then
One of our most popular offerings is this 16-week immersion course. Raja Yoga encompasses all the different types of Yoga, including meditation, devotional practices, dispassionate discrimination and wisdom, as well as the yoga asanas well-known in the West.

Raja Yoga offers a scientific approach to the spiritual life, with techniques for stilling the mind and expanding our awareness of spiritual realities. It offers techniques for self-mastery in every aspect of life, from calming turbulent emotions to awakening deep compassion and love for others. Ultimately, it is a well-explored pathway, walked by countless yogis and mystics, to union with God.

6 pm Gentle hatha yoga session
6:45 Sadhana (spiritual practices)
7:15 Vegetarian potluck dinner
7:45 Discussion of Raja Yoga teachings
9 Guided practice session (optional)

The teachings of Raja Yoga are compatible with the core teachings of all the great world religions. Devoted members of other faiths are also an active part of Ananda.
Instructors: Dr. Shanti Rubenstone and guest teachers
Vivekadevi and other teachers from the Ananda Yoga Center

Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Drop-In Meditations        Learn more...
Tuesday-Friday, 12-12:30 pm, free    
   
and Wednesday, 7:30 pm, free

Ananda Teaching Center (orange building behind Temple) 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

Drop-in Walking Meditation     Learn more...
Thursdays, 7-8 pm, free

Yogananda’s Shrine, Ananda Community, 240 Monroe Drive, Mountain View   Directions

Drop-in Yoga Postures
Offered nearly every day of the week     Calendar

 

kriyaKriyaban Retreat (invitational; Ananda Kriyabans only)
Saturday, January 13, 7 am-3 pm, donations welcome         Learn more...
Join the head of Ananda’s Kriya Sangha for North and South America for an all day retreat of inner communion with Spirit. After the morning meditation, enrich your understanding of the technique and power of kriya Yoga through discussion and conversation about this sacred practice.
Instructor: Sanjan Thelen
Ananda Community, 240 Monroe Drive, Mountain View   Directions


Kriya Preparation 1
Energize Your Life, Deepen Your Devotion

Thursdays, January 18-February 22, 7 pm, $90  Register
Prerequisite: Meditation 1 (Learn to Meditate) or the Raja Yoga Series
meditationRegrets, no drop-ins after the 2nd week without permission from the instructor
The secret of success in life, and in meditation practice, is to be able to generate energy at will and direct it where you wish. In this series, you will learn Yogananda’s Energization Exercises to develop concentration, will, clarity of mind and calmness. In addition, you will learn to experience meditation as a means of awakening the heart and developing a devotional, inner relationship with God. This, Yogananda calls the “divine romance.” We will explore discipleship as an intimate relationship, not blind or passive, but requiring courage and dynamic will.
Instructor: David Praver
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions


chantinKirtan: An Evening of Devotional Chanting
Friday, January 19   (no kirtan 1/5)
7:30 pm, free (usually 1st & 3rd Fridays)

Join us for an evening of sacred chanting. Chanting has the power to transform and uplift the soul, and to open the heart. Most chants are simple to learn, so you’ll be able to join in easily your first time. Words are provided. We’ll sing many beautiful chants in English, as well as some Indian chants, accompanied by harmonium and guitar. All are welcome.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Cultivating Creativity in Kids and Teens
For Parents and Educators
at East West Bookshop in Mountain View
Friday, January 19, 7:30 pm, free
    Learn more...
Instructor: Carianne James
East West Bookshop, 324 Castro Street, Mountain View, Directions

 

Carianne artOpen Heart Art
Painting Magic into Your Life

Saturday, January 20, 10 am-5 pm, $65 (includes all art supplies) Register

“It took 4 years to paint like Raphael and a lifetime to paint like a child.”
—Picasso


Ignite your creativity as you play with paint, pastels, collage and more. Carianne will guide you through a layering technique using paper, writing, stamps, and paint that is both a fun, joy-filled experience and a process producing beautiful, often whimsical, art. Come, create, play! Awaken your joyful self!

Carianne is the Visual Arts Director for Living Wisdom School at Ananda Village. She shares, “Creativity is so much more than painting. It is how we think, how we approach a challenge, how we allow spontaneity into our busy lives. The creative process isn’t about technique, it’s about learning to think outside of the box, to express yourself and bring to life something that has never before existed. It’s about allowing the energy to flow through you.”
Instructor: Carianne James
Divine Mother Retreat House, Menlo Park, directions provided after registration

 

Taller en Español Como Meditar
Saturday, January 20, 2 pm-5 pm, $30   Register      Learn more...
Instructors: Eloisa Fuentes, Esther Cortona, and team
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Emergency Preparedness Class
Sunday, January 21, 11:45 am-12:30 pm, free

In this workshop, we will review the basic principals of preparedness. We’ll focus especially on preparing an emergency pack for hasty exits, such as during a fire or earthquake. Kabir has taught emergency preparedness since the early 1990s.
Instructor: Nayaswami Kabir
Ananda Teaching Center or Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Hriman & Padma

Informal Satsang with Nayaswamis Hriman and Padma
from Ananda Washington

Friday, January 26, 7 pm, free
Sunday Worship Service, January 28, 10 am, free
These great souls have served as spiritual directors of Ananda Washington for nearly 25 years, with wisdom, depth and attunement to Yogananda’s teachings and Swami Kriyananda’s guidance. The Friday evening satsang will be an informal sharing, including news, spiritual adventures, and opportunity for questions. They will be guest ministers on Sunday morning for the 10 am service.
Ananda Community, 240 Monroe Drive, Mountain View   Directions

 

jyotish & Devi here in 2018

 

Deepening Your Kriya Practice (for Ananda Kriyabans only)
Saturday, January 27, 10 am-1 pm, $30 Register       Learn more...
Instructor: Nayaswami Hriman
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Healing Prayers
Sunday, January 28, 11:45 am, free
the last Sunday of the month
Perhaps you, or someone you know, is facing an illness or a personal challenge. We can pray on your behalf, and you may join a monthly healing prayer circle. Yogananda, taught specific techniques for awakening healing energy within each of us, and sending healing energy even to those at a distance. All are welcome.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

EkavirNew to Ananda?
Welcome & Orientation for Newcomers

Wednesday, January 31
7:30 pm, free    Directions
Meets in the Teaching Center, the building just behind the Temple

(last Wednesday of each month)
Many people understand the need for a stronger inner life. But it is often hard to know what to do, where to go, or how to find a path that will work for you personally. This evening is designed to answer those questions in an informal and engaging way, including:

We look forward to meeting you.
Hosted by David G or others
Ananda Teaching Center (the orange building behind Temple), 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 


FEBRUARY                                               March  |   April


New to Ananda? Any of these are great places to jump in  

New to Ananda? Welcome Wed 2/28 7:30-8:30 pm
Learn to meditate Wed 2/7-28 7:30-9 pm
  Sat 2/17 & 24 10 am-1 pm
Conversations with Yogananda Tue every Tuesday 7:30-9 pm
The Joy of Singing Wed 2/7-28 7:30-9 pm
Kirtan: Devotional Chanting Fri 1st & 3rd Fridays 7:30-9 pm
Sunday Service Sun   10-11:30 am
Family & Children’s Service Sat 1st Sat monthly 10-11 am
Drop-in meditations Tue-Fri learn more
Drop-in yoga postures Mon-Sat learn more  

 

Special events

Members’ Candlelight Tea Sat 2/10 7 pm
Shivaratri Kirtan
Sat 2/24 7 pm

* Invitational for supporting members. It’s easy to join! Learn more


kirtan

Kirtan:
An Evening of Devotional Chanting

Fridays, February 2 & 16, 7:30 pm, free
(1st & 3rd Fridays)

Join us for an evening of sacred chanting. Chanting has the power to transform and uplift the soul, and to open the heart. Most chants are simple to learn, so you’ll be able to join in easily your first time. Words are provided. We’ll sing many beautiful chants in English, as well as some Indian chants, accompanied by harmonium and guitar. All are welcome.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

guidance

How to Cultivate Intuition for Inner Guidance
Saturday, February 3, 10 am-1 pm, $30 Register
Do you want your life to be guided from the highest source? Do you try your best to be intuitive, but it is not always easy to tell where that inner voice is coming from: your self or your Self? Fears, conflicting desires and preconceived ideas of what one should do can obscure understanding.

Learn to recognize the many disguises of the ego, to sense the vibration of true superconscious intuition and to tell the difference between the desires of the little self and what God wants for you. This practice is the very heart of the spiritual life, opening us to a flow of energy from the Divine and the blessing of living a life according to God’s specific will for us.
Instructor: Asha Nayaswami
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Family serviceFamily Worship Service
Saturday, February 3, 10-11 am
(1st Saturday each month)

Come together in worship and joy with the whole family. Children, like all of us, are hungry for meaning and understanding. Children, parents, and extended family are all invited to this child-oriented celebration of Spirit. Family Worship Service offers spiritual wisdom for families in a joyful atmosphere of music, storytelling, and love.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Asha teaching

Conversations with Yogananda
Tuesdays, February 6-27, 7:30 pm
$15/class, drop-ins welcome
 Register
What does a great master talk about when he is with his close disciples? Asha shares insights and spiritual gems to help guide our lives as we slowly read through Conversations with Yogananda. These words were lovingly captured by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda, in this 466 page treasure.

Each class stands alone, so you may drop in at any time. People from around the world are watching Asha's book study classes, which take us deeply into Swami's writings about the spiritual life. (Patanjali, Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Revelations of Christ, and many more can be found on Asha's YouTube Channel. What others are treasuring in cyberspace, you can enjoy here in person.
Instructor: Asha
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

all-sing

The Joy of Singing
Singing as a Spiritual Practice

open to everyone (don’t be shy)
Wednesdays, February 7-28, 7:30 pm, $60 Register

“Music consists essentially of sound vibrations condensed from the music of Creation. Without music, life itself would cease to be...Of all the musical instruments, the voice is the most perfect because it most instantly and clearly expresses the feelings and consciousness behind it.”
—Swami Kriyananda

Have you been moved by the music at Ananda and wanted to experience it more deeply for yourself? Perhaps you haven’t had the time or skills to join the choir? This class is open to all regardless of musical background. Let’s sing, sing, sing!

We’ll explore together:
• singing Swami’s songs (classes will be mostly experiential and singing)
• the story behind the music
• how music influences consciousness
• songs as “remedies” for emotional and spiritual healing

Singing Swamiji’s music, and experiencing what happens to us as we do, forms the heart of the class. Enjoy the science experiment and see what you discover. “If you want to know me, listen to my music,” said Swami once, in an interview with a journalist. The more we have explored this idea, the more we find singing a window to expanded awareness and understanding far beyond what most of us could imagine.
Guided by Karen G, Tandava, Saiganesh, Navashen, and more...
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

meditating

Learn to Meditate
Choose from:
4 Wednesdays, February 7-28
7:30 pm, $60  Register

or 2 Saturdays, February 17 & 24
10 am-1 pm $45  Register

Learn to relax your body, quiet your mind, awaken intuition and experience greater joy and creativity in daily life. This training includes in-class practice, tips on establishing your practice at home, written instructions, unlimited (no-charge) re-take policy, and ongoing support in-person or online. Learn how to:

Techniques taught in this class include simple stretches and exercises, breathing exercises, watching the breath, affirmations, chanting and creative visualization. Meditation is for everyone and requires no outward affiliation or belief system. This class is open to all. There are no prerequisites.
Wednesdays instructor: Steven Manus
Saturdays instructor: Navashen Jones
Ananda Temple or Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Grupo de Meditación en Español
Every Wednesday (ongoing), 7:30 pm, free
Ananda Palo Alto patrocina un grupo de meditación en español. Meditamos juntos y después compartimos experiencias de nuestra vida spiritual basándonos en los temas tratados en el libro ‘Rayos de Una Sola Luz’ escrito por Swami Kriyananda. Nos reunimos los miércoles de 7:30 pm a 8:45 pm, menos días festivos. Para más información llama al (650) 503-4417 o escribir Eloisa.
Instructors: Eloisa Fuentes, Esther Cortona, and team
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

candlesSupporting Members’ Candlelight Tea
Saturday, February 10, 7 pm
Invitational — for all members
Mingle and enjoy this beautiful, annual, evening celebration for members—a beautiful gala event. It’s a time to get to know others better, be delightfully entertained, enjoy tasty morsels, and be inspired by the blessings of spiritual family. Interested in becoming a supporting member? Learn more or talk to an Ananda friend or staff member.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Drop-In Meditations        Learn more...
Tuesday-Friday, 12-12:30 pm, free    
   
and Wednesday, 7:30 pm, free

Ananda Teaching Center (orange building behind Temple) 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

Drop-in Walking Meditation     Learn more...
Thursdays, 7-8 pm, free  (except 2/22)

Yogananda’s Shrine, Ananda Community, 240 Monroe Drive, Mountain View   Directions

Drop-in Yoga Postures
Offered nearly every day of the week     Calendar

 

Inner Renewal Week
This year's theme: Going Deeper into God

February 18-25
The Expanding Light Retreat at Ananda Village
      Learn more or register
Join Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, the spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide, for this deeply transforming week. Each morning, participate in classes on spiritual topics, followed by afternoons of devotional chanting, inward meditations, and time spent in the Moksha Mandir and Swami Kriyananda’s apartment. First and second Kriya Initiations will be offered for those who are eligible. Ananda Village is alive with the presence of God during this special week, offering profound experiences to long-time devotees and guests new to the spiritual path alike. One of the spiritual highlights of the year.
The Expanding Light Retreat, Ananda Village, Nevada City, CA, Directions

 

The Storms of Maya Stilled
An Evening of Healing

Friday, February 23, 7:30 pm, free
Open to the Divine Presence within you by freeing a flow of healing energy for yourself and others. Combining devotional movement with prayerful practices, you will be guided in stanzas from Paramhansa Yogananda’s poem “Samadhi.” This guided inward practice will be interspersed with healing prayers for one another. A meditative evening, helping to dissolve separation from Infinite Spirit.
Instructor: Rita Deirlein
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

death dying

Death, Dying, Karma and Reincarnation
Saturday, February 24, 10 am-1 pm, $30 Register

“He who made us must surely also love us. His reason for ordaining death as the final act of life must, therefore, be somehow connected with His love.”
—Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained by Swami Kriyananda

Birth, death, and reincarnation seem to us fragmented realities. We have little memory of what came before and no knowledge of what is to come. In fact, these apparently separate experiences are one continuous flow of expanding consciousness. Reincarnation is the highway; karma is the roadmap; astral and physical birth and death are the vehicles in which we travel.
Instructor: Dr. Shanti Rubenstone, MD
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

jyotish & Devi here in 2018

 

SHIVAShivaratri Kirtan
Saturday, February 24, 7-9 pm, free
Yogananda didn’t come to bring Hinduism to America. But we can’t resist celebrating some of India’s beloved holidays. Tonight’s kirtan is in honor of Lord Shiva, symbolic of the destructive force in creation, sometimes feared, but also needed to clear away the old and make room for new beginnings. Shivaratri is the night when Shiva is said to have performed the dance of primordial creation, preservation, and destruction. It is also the day Shiva was married to the goddess Parvati. The “Great Night of Shiva,” marks the convergence of Shiva and Shakti, divine feminine energy. Invoke Shiva’s supreme power through meditation, chanting, and storytelling. Come and join in singing chants of celebration and chants of longing in the Indian Hindu tradition. Join us for all or any part of the evening.
Kirtan leader: Nayaswami Biraj and kirtan musicians
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions


Healing Prayers
Sunday, February 25
(last Sunday of the month), 11:45, free

Perhaps you, or someone you know, is facing an illness or a personal challenge. We can pray on your behalf, and you may join a monthly healing prayer circle. Yogananda, taught specific techniques for awakening healing energy within each of us, and sending healing energy even to those at a distance. All are welcome.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

EkavirNew to Ananda?
Welcome & Orientation

Wednesday, February 28, 7:30 pm, free
Meets in the Teaching Center, the building just behind the Temple
(usually offered the last Wednesday of the month)

Many people understand the need for a stronger inner life. But it is often hard to know what to do, where to go, or how to find a path that will work for you personally. This evening is designed to answer those questions in an informal and engaging way.

We look forward to meeting you.
Guided by David G or others
Ananda Teaching Center (building behind the Temple), 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

 


MARCH                                              April  |   back to top  


New to Ananda? Any of these are great places to jump in  

New to Ananda? Welcome Wed last Wednesday 7:30-8:30 pm
Learn to meditate Wed 3/14-28 7:30-9 pm
  Sat 3/10 & 17 10 am-1 pm
Conversations with Yogananda Tue every Tuesday 7:30-9 pm
Kirtan: Devotional Chanting Fri March 2 7:30-9 pm
Sunday Service Sun   10-11:30 am
Family & Children’s Service Sat 1st Sat monthly 10-11 am
Drop-in meditations Tue-Fri learn more
Drop-in yoga postures Mon-Sat learn more  

 

Special events

Yogananda’s Mahasamadhi
Wed 3/7 5-7, 7:30-9
The Life of Abraham Lincoln
  3/14, 16, 17 10 am, 7 pm, 7 pm
Easter Concert: Swami’s Oratorio
Sun 3/25 12:15 pm
Good Friday Fri 3/30 5-7, 7:30 pm
Easter Retreat All-Sing with Asha
Sat 3/31 10 am-2 pm


expanding awarenessKriya Preparation 2:
Expanding Your Awareness

Thursdays, March 1-22, 7 pm, $60 Register
Prerequisite: Kriya Preparation 1
Regrets, no drop-ins after the 2nd week without permission from the instructor

Meditation has often been called “the listening part of prayer.” After we have done our share of talking, meditation leaves an opening for the Divine to respond. Learn how to expand your awareness to embrace more than you thought possible, with techniques especially designed to cultivate devotion and heart qualities.
In this course we will practice:

Instructor: Brahmachari Tandava
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Direction

 

chantinKirtan: An Evening of Devotional Chanting
Friday, March 2, 7:30 pm, free
(normally 1st & 3rd Fridays, but no kirtan 3/16)

Join us for an evening of sacred chanting. Chanting has the power to transform and uplift the soul, and to open the heart. Most chants are simple to learn, so you’ll be able to join in easily your first time. Words are provided. We’ll sing many beautiful chants in English, as well as some Indian chants, accompanied by harmonium and guitar. All are welcome.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

courageHow to Take Charge of Your Life
How to Develop Courage and Confidence

Saturday, March 3, 10 am-1 pm, $30 Register
What worries you most? Lack, success, loneliness, intimacy, your future or past—perhaps even yourself? Facing our fears with a clear head and perceptive vision is the best and often the only way to releasing them. However, most of us lack the skills necessary to do so. Asha will help provide you with the tools you need to transcend your fears and live your life in greater harmony with yourself and the Divine.
Instructor: Asha Nayaswami
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

tandava and baby at harmonium

Family Worship Service
Saturday, March 3, (1st Saturday each month), 10-11 am
Come together in worship and joy with the whole family. Children, like all of us, are hungry for meaning and understanding. Children, parents, and extended family are all invited to this child-oriented celebration of Spirit. Family Worship Service offers spiritual wisdom for families in a joyful atmosphere of music, storytelling, and love.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Fundraising Auction for YoganandaFest
Sunday, March 4
5:30 pm, Light dinner in the yoga studio
7:30 pm, Auction in the temple, free

You are warmly invited to a free dinner and fund-raising auction. We’ll be auctioning off many relics from Swami Kriyananda—items blessed by him and items associated with his life and work—as well as other items of spiritual value. All proceeds from this evening will go directly toward Ananda Palo Alto’s YoganandaFest event on June 2, 2018, with Jyotish and Devi. Be a part of this movement to uplift consciousness as we share Yogananda’s vibration with the world. This promises to be a truly fun-raising evening.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

conversationsConversations with Yogananda
Tuesdays, Mar 6-27 (and ongoing), 7:30 pm
$15/class, drop-ins welcome  Register

What does a great master talk about when he is with his close disciples? Asha shares insights and spiritual gems to help guide our lives as we slowly read through Conversations with Yogananda. These words were lovingly captured by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda, in this 466 page treasure. Each class stands alone, so you may drop in at any time.

People from around the world are watching Asha's book study classes, which take us deeply into Swami's writings about the spiritual life. (Patanjali, Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Revelations of Christ, and many more can be found on Asha's YouTube Channel. What others are treasuring in cyberspace, you can enjoy here in person.
Instructor: Asha
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Grupo de Meditación en Español
Every Wednesday (ongoing), 7:30 pm, free
Ananda Palo Alto patrocina un grupo de meditación en español. Meditamos juntos y después compartimos experiencias de nuestra vida spiritual basándonos en los temas tratados en el libro ‘Rayos de Una Sola Luz’ escrito por Swami Kriyananda. Nos reunimos los miércoles de 7:30 pm a 8:45 pm, menos días festivos. Para más información llama al (650) 503-4417 o escribir Eloisa.
Instructors: Eloisa Fuentes, Esther Cortona, and team
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

MasterlivestreamParamhansa Yogananda’s Mahasamadhi*
Wednesday, March 7, free
Meditation, 5-7 pm
Service, 7:30 pm

*Mahasamadhi: a great yogi’s final, conscious exit from the body
Since Yogananda’s passing on March 7 in 1952, this day has become a sacred occasion for his students. Millions of people around the world have been touched by the life of Yogananda and inspired by his Autobiography of a Yogi. We will gather tonight to hear stories of his life, chant and meditate, listen to recordings of his voice, and receive his inward blessing. All are welcome to this devotional, beautiful evening.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Drop-In Meditations        Learn more...
Tuesday-Friday, 12-12:30 pm, free    
   
and Wednesday, 7:30 pm, free

Ananda Teaching Center (orange building behind Temple) 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

Drop-in Walking Meditation     Learn more...
Thursdays, 7-8 pm, free  (except 2/22)

Yogananda’s Shrine, Ananda Community, 240 Monroe Drive, Mountain View   Directions

Drop-in Yoga Postures
Offered nearly every day of the week     Calendar

 

Spiritual Entrepreneurship
Saturday, March 10, 10 am-1 pm, $30  Register

We’re living in a time of transition for all. As our spiritual aspirations expand, we may find ourselves conflicted about the goals of our work or business. How can we make them more service-oriented? Is it spiritual to want to make more money, to want to grow a business? You may be surprised to learn how important money and business are on the spiritual path. Learn how the great Masters deal with these issues, and how to spiritualize these vital aspects of your life.
Instructor: Steven Manus
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

meditating

Learn to Meditate
3 Wednesdays, March 14-28
7:30 pm, $45  Register

or 2 Saturdays, 3/10 & 17
10 am-1 pm, $45  Register

Learn to relax your body, quiet your mind, awaken intuition and experience greater joy and creativity in daily life. This training includes in-class practice, tips on establishing your practice at home, written instructions, unlimited (no-charge) re-take policy, and ongoing support in-person or online. Learn how to:

Techniques taught in this class include simple stretches and exercises, breathing exercises, watching the breath, affirmations, chanting and creative visualization. Meditation is for everyone and requires no outward affiliation or belief system. This class is open to all. There are no prerequisites.
Wednesdays instructor: Lakshmi LaPine
Saturdays instructor: Brahmachari Saiganesh
Ananda Temple or Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

harmonium class

How to Chant with the Harmonium
Wednesdays, March 14-28, 7:30 pm, $45 Register  
Bring your own harmonium, or you can share one of ours
Experience the joy of chanting which Yogananda called “half the battle.” If you’ve made a resolution to learn, now’s your chants! This hands-on class is designed to give you everything you need to chant at all (for beginners), chant better (for those with some experience), or chant confidently and blissfully (for long-timers).

We’ll focus on how to play the harmonium, but come even if you just want to sing. It doesn’t take long to get familiar and comfortable with a harmonium keyboard and reading simple music. Many people find they can play by ear surprisingly quickly. You’ll experience everything you need to make chanting a life-long pleasure and a powerful tool for developing devotion and depth in your spiritual life.
Instructor: Saranya LaCosse
Ananda Temple or Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions


LincolnThe Life of Abraham Lincoln
Living Wisdom School Theater Magic
Wednesday, March 14, 10 am
Friday & Saturday, March 16 & 17, 7 pm
Tickets: $12 adults, $7 children
For tickets, call (650) 462-8150
Lincoln’s humanity, integrity, and sense of justice remain touchtones for today. His life’s story comes to life through acting, poetry, and dance. In the process, the children convey the power of democracy in action, during a time when a young country was on the verge of tearing itself apart. The themes of this conflict echo even now, 150 years later. This is a timely and powerful play. (painting: National Gallery)

Each year, Living Wisdom School presents a play based on the life of a spiritually great man or woman. Past years’ plays: Dalai Lama, Buddha, St. Francis, Jesus, and Martin Luther King. Every student, from kindergarten through 8th grade, is involved. This is a full-scale production, far exceeding in quality and complexity anything you would expect in a “school play.” There are three performances from which to choose. Come early, as seats fill VERY quickly. It’s easier to find seats during the daytime performance.
Free admission for teachers and their classes; call to reserve.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

jyotish & Devi here in 2018

 

wild foodsWild Food Foraging and Cooking
Saturday, March 17, 10 am-2 pm, $75  Register
Celebrate the return of the glorious spring season by learning about local wild foods known as “weeds,” abundant in our fields and orchard at Ananda Valley Farm. Learn to identify and gather an array of delicate wild greens and edible flowers. With our bounty we will then prepare a delicious gourmet lunch to enjoy together.

Sample Menu
Creamy Nettle Soup • Wild Greens Frittata
Floral Studded Salad • Confetti Butter with Bread

Suzanne loves to share her deep love and respect for nature, and her passion for everything herbal, thus helping to create a greater awareness and appreciation of the natural environment and the rich connection between plants and people.
Instructor: Suzanne Elliott, Master Herbalist and Health Educator
Ananda Valley Farm, 1050 Frenchmans Creek Road, Half Moon Bay, Directions

*Guest presenter program costs apply to everyone, including tithing members

 

Como Integrar la Meditación en tu Vida Diaria
Saturday, March 17, 10 am-1 pm, $30   Register    Learn more...
Instructors: Eloisa Fuentes, Esther Cortona, and team

 

Vernal (Spring) Equinox Kirtan:
An Evening of Devotional Chanting

Sunday, March 18, 7 pm, Ananda Community at Chela Bhavan, free
Join us in an evening of sacred chanting during this auspicious time of year. The vernal equinox symbolizes a time of energy and enthusiasm, as the sunlight slowly overtakes the darkness of nighttime and the natural world springs forth in renewed life. Chanting has the power to transform and uplift the soul, and to open the heart. Most chants are simple to learn, so you’ll be able to join in easily even if it is your first time. Words are provided. We’ll sing many beautiful chants in English as well as some Indian chants. 
Guided by Nayaswami Biraj
Ananda Community, 240 Monroe Drive, Mountain View   Directions

 

Easter rejoice at AnandaThe Meaning of Easter Revealed for Yogis
Saturday, March 24, 10 am-1 pm, $30 Register

“Christ was resurrected not only on Easter morning, but He reanimates Himself in the dawn of each soul’s awakening...Banish the death-consciousness perceived during the sleep of delusion, and resurrect your soul in the ever-reigning Light of immortality.”
—Paramhansa Yogananda

How can we make Christ a living reality in our lives? Use the Easter experience as the lens through which we understand ourselves and the spiritual path we are traveling. We will prepare ourselves for a deeper experience of Swami Kriyanada’s “Christ Lives” Oratorio” — a music concert the following day.
Instructor: Rammurti Reed
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

livestreamPalm Sunday
Sunday, March 25, Worship Service, 10 am
Purification and Meditation Ceremony, 9–9:45 am

Commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem—the beginning also of his final days on earth. Music and readings help draw us into his spirit of courage and transcendence.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

concert

livestreamEaster Season Concert
An Easter Oratorio Celebrating the Life and Teachings of Jesus
Sunday, March 25, 12:15 pm, free (but donations gratefully accepted)
Hear the story of Jesus in music, from his remarkable birth to his joy-filled resurrection. Christ Lives: An Oratorio is performed by a full choir, soloists, and instrumentalists. The music has a lyric quality that reflects the grace and refinement of classical music, unusual in modern compositions. The words are deeply stirring. Swami Kriyananda has written some 400 musical works, but for many, the Oratorio is his masterpiece. It’s a transformative experience, not only for audiences, but also for the musicians. This music is winner of three music prizes in Europe, and has been sung for the Pope in Rome.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

ayKriya Preparation 3
Attuning to the Masters of Kriya Yoga

Tuesdays, March 27-June 12, 7:30 pm, $145 Register
Prerequisite: Kriya Preparation 1 & 2
Regrets, no drop-ins after the 2nd week without permission from the instructor

In continued preparation for your kriya yoga initiation, this course offers the opportunity to attune yourself more deeply to the teachings and consciousness of Yogananda, his disciple Kriyananda and the others in our line of gurus. Kriya Prep 3 includes an in-depth study of the books Autobiography of a Yogi and The New Path. It also provides continuing support for your sadhana through group meditations and opportunities for Q&A. 
Instructors: Brahmachari Tandava and Shanti Rubenstone, Nayaswamis Biraj and Lahari
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

welcomeNew to Ananda?
Welcome & Orientation

Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 pm, free
Meets in the Teaching Center, the building just behind the Temple
(usually offered the last Wednesday of the month)

Many people understand the need for a stronger inner life. But it is often hard to know what to do, where to go, or how to find a path that will work for you personally. This evening is designed to answer those questions in an informal and engaging way.

We look forward to meeting you.
Guided by David G or others
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Last Supper

Good Friday
Friday, March 30, free
Meditation, 5-7 pm
Service, 7:30 pm

We reflect on the courage of Christ’s surrender to God’s will—the ultimate sacrifice. And we ask ourselves how we may open ourselves to that most profound of spiritual acts: openness to God’s will for us. Asha leads this inward evening of storytelling and music, evoking the mystery and power of Christ’s last days on earth. (above, Di Vinci's masterpiece of the Last Supper)
Guided by Asha
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

All-sing

Easter Saturday
Retreat and All-Sing of Swami Kriyananda’s Oratorio: Christ Lives!

Saturday, March 31, 10 am–2 pm, free
Come join in singing the story of Jesus, from His birth to His resurrection. Absolutely no previous musical experience or training required. In a quiet retreat atmosphere, we’ll sing the Oratorio, “Christ Lives” and reflect on the meaning of Christ’s life. Asha introduces each section of the music, relating the events of Jesus’ life, their context, meaning and present-day relevance. The retreat is half music and half storytelling, with brief interludes of meditation. Ananda singers help lead the music and everyone joins in; words and music are provided. This is our favorite “performance,” since we are singing only for ourselves and for God. Many people say this retreat is one of the most inspiring events of their year.
Guided by Asha
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

 


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New to Ananda? Any of these are great places to jump in  

New to Ananda? Welcome Wed last Wednesday 7:30-8:30 pm
Learn to meditate Wed 4/4-25 7:30-9 pm
  Sat 4/21 & 28 10 am-1 pm
Conversations with Yogananda Tue 4/3 only 7:30-9 pm
Kirtan: Devotional Chanting Fri 1st & 3rd Fridays 7:30-9 pm
Sunday Service Sun   10-11:30 am
Family & Children’s Service Sat 1st Sat monthly 10-11 am
Drop-in meditations Tue-Fri learn more
Drop-in yoga postures Mon-Sat learn more  

 

Special events

Day Hike to Tamales Point
Wed 4/7 8 am-7 pm
Annual Appeal: Ananda Worldwide
Sun 4/15 noon-1 pm
Swami Kriyananda's Moksha Day
Sat 4/21 5-7, 7:30 pm

 

Easter he is risen

livestreamEaster Sunday
Sunday Service, April 1, 10 am
Purification and Meditation Ceremony, 9–9:45 am
One of the spiritual highlights of the year—join in a music-filled, joyful celebration of Christ’s triumph over all earthly limitations and awaken within yourself the all-conquering power of Spirit.
Guided by Asha Nayaswami
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Direction

 

egg hunt

Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 1
Easter Egg Hunt, noon
Brunch, 12:30 pm
Adults/$15, $5 children (under 6 free)

Ananda Community in Mountain View, weather permitting, and otherwise in the Ananda Temple
Easter would not be complete without this lovely family brunch in a beautiful, relaxing, out-door setting. Reservations appreciated, but not required; all are welcome.
Weather permiitting: Ananda Community, 240 Monroe Drive, Mountain View   Directions
Otherwise, will be in Ananda Temple

 

Asha teaching

Conversations with Yogananda
Tuesdays, April 3-24 (and ongoing), 7:30 pm, $15/class, Register, drop-ins welcome
What does a great master talk about when he is with his close disciples? Asha shares insights and spiritual gems to help guide our lives as we slowly read through Conversations with Yogananda. These words were lovingly captured by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda, in this 466 page treasure.

Each class stands alone, so you may drop in at any time. People from around the world are watching Asha's book study classes, which take us deeply into Swami's writings about the spiritual life. (Patanjali, Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Revelations of Christ, and many more can be found on Asha's YouTube Channel. What others are treasuring in cyberspace, you can enjoy here in person.
Instructor: Asha
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Drop-In Meditations        Learn more...
Tuesday-Friday, 12-12:30 pm, free    
   
and Wednesday, 7:30 pm, free

Ananda Teaching Center (orange building behind Temple) 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

Drop-in Walking Meditation     Learn more...
Thursdays, 7-8 pm, free 

Yogananda’s Shrine, Ananda Community, 240 Monroe Drive, Mountain View   Directions

Drop-in Yoga Postures
Offered nearly every day of the week     Calendar

 

Kriya Preparation 3
Attuning to the Masters of Kriya Yoga

Tuesdays, March 27-June 12, 7:30 pm, $145 Register  (drop-ins allowed April 3)
Prerequisite: Kriya Preparation 1 & 2
Regrets, no drop-ins after the 2nd week without permission from the instructor

In continued preparation for your kriya yoga initiation, this course offers the opportunity to attune yourself more deeply to the teachings and consciousness of Yogananda, his disciple Kriyananda and the others in our line of gurus. Kriya Prep 3 includes an in-depth study of the books, Autobiography of a Yogi and The New Path. It also provides continuing support for your sadhana through group meditations and opportunities for Q&A. 
Instructors: Brahmachari Tandava, Shanti Rubenstone, Nayaswamis Biraj and Lahari
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Direction

 

Grupo de Meditación en Español
Every Wednesday (ongoing), 7:30 pm, free
Ananda Palo Alto patrocina un grupo de meditación en español. Meditamos juntos y después compartimos experiencias de nuestra vida spiritual basándonos en los temas tratados en el libro ‘Rayos de Una Sola Luz’ escrito por Swami Kriyananda. Nos reunimos los miércoles de 7:30 pm a 8:45 pm, menos días festivos. Para más información llama al (650) 503-4417 o escribir Eloisa.
Instructors: Eloisa Fuentes, Esther Cortona, and team
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

meditating

Learn to Meditate
Wednesdays, April 4-25 (4 weeks)
7:30 pm, $60  Register
or two Saturdays, April 10 & 17
10 am-1 pm, $45
 Register
required course text: How to Meditate, by Jyotish Novak, $14.95

Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. It gives direct, intuitive experience of higher realities and is the cornerstone of true spirituality. It also brings balance, rest, and a growing inner peace. Ananda is one of the oldest centers for meditation training in the Bay Area. Thousands of people from every walk of life have learned to meditate in Ananda classes over the past fifty years. Learn more...

Wednesdays instructor: Nayaswami Sharmila
Saturdays instructor: Steven Manus
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Meditation 2: Deepening and Strengthening Your Practice
Wednesdays, April 4-25, 7:30 pm, (4-class series), $60  Register
required course text: How to Meditate, by Jyotish Novak, $14.95
Pre-requisite: Learn to Meditate class
You’ve learned the basics of meditation and are beginning to feel more peaceful and calm. But there is more to discover: within each of us lies a portable paradise of divine love and expansive joy. A quiet mind helps us to live a more intuitive, heart-centered way of life. Whether Ananda becomes your spiritual home, or you follow another spiritual tradition, meditation can help you connect with a greater reality, however you may define it. Learn how to:

Instructors: Nayaswamis Biraj and Lahari
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions


At the feet of Swamiji

Lessons from Life with Swami Kriyananda
At the Feet of a Great Teacher

Wednesdays, April 4-25, 7:30 pm, $60 Register 
None of us currently at Ananda spent time with Yogananda, as he passed away in 1952. Yet, through hearing Swami Kriyananda tell of his life with Master and lessons learned, we have come to feel close to our Guru. Swami Kriyananda said that every word and every glance of Yogananda’s was filled with meaning, much of which he did not understand fully until years later. So too with Swami Kriyananda.

Come enjoy seldom-before-heard stories of Swami—each a tiny gift of understanding and inspiration. The presenters were with Swami Kriyananda for many years, observing him guide Ananda’s development, interacting closely with others, and especially, helping each individual to develop spiritually. This will be an informal, relaxed evening of personal sharing and inspiration.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Direction

 

jyotish & Devi here in 2018

 

chantingKirtan:
An Evening of Devotional Chanting

Fridays, April 6 & 20, 7:30 pm, free (offered most 1st & 3rd Fridays)
Join us for an evening of sacred chanting. Chanting has the power to transform and uplift the soul, and to open the heart. Most chants are simple to learn, so you’ll be able to join in easily your first time. Words are provided. We’ll sing many beautiful chants in English, as well as some Indian chants, accompanied by harmonium and guitar. All are welcome.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Family serviceFamily Worship Service
Saturday, April 7
(1st Saturday each month), 10-11 am

Come together in worship and joy with the whole family. Children, like all of us, are hungry for meaning and understanding. Children, parents, and extended family are all invited to this child-oriented celebration of Spirit. Family Worship Service offers spiritual wisdom for families in a joyful atmosphere of music, storytelling, and love.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

hikers

Spirit and Nature: Tomales Point Hike
Saturday, April 14, 8 am-7 pm, free
Meet at Ananda Community entrance at 7:30 am to set-up carpools. We’ll leave from the community at 8 am. Bring water, snacks, and dress in layers of clothing.
Lunch will be provided by Shanti ($10 donation)

Enjoy a breathtaking hike at Tomales Bay State Park, in Point Reyes. The Tomales Point Trail rests on a narrow strip of land, surrounded by the great Pacific Ocean and Tomales Bay. A perfect trail for viewing wildflowers and tule elk, this 10-mile trail offers unparalleled views of nature. Join us for the day, sharing the joys of nature with God and gurubais. This hike is moderate in difficulty.
Guides: Shanti Rubenstone, Navashen Jones, and Brahmachari Saiganesh
Meet at Ananda Community entrance, 240 Monroe Drive, Mountain View   Directions

 

Ananda Worldwide Annual Appeal
Sunday, April 15, noon-1 pm
Once a year, we hear tales from Ananda’s service projects around the world, and have a chance to donate to the annual appeal. It’s amazing how much happens with a pretty tiny annual budget, from Kriya initiations in every corner of the globe to a huge number of teachers traveling hither and yon to share Yogananda’s teachings. Come whether you are interested in donating or not — it’s inspiring and moving to hear how Ananda is serving the spiritual needs of many, in so many wonderful ways.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Moksha Mandir

livestreamSwami Kriyananda’s Moksha Day
Saturday, April 21, free
Meditation, 5-7 pm
Evening program, 7:30 pm

Join us for a two-hour meditation and an evening program celebrating the life of this great teacher who guided so many truthseekers, devotees and disciples on the spiritual path. The evening will include a brief meditation and a talk by Asha. It will end with an opportunity to make a personal, spiritual offering to Swami. (above, the Moksha Mandir; visitors meditate at this temple at Ananda Village memorializing Swamiji)
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

EkavirNew to Ananda?
Welcome & Orientation

Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 pm, free
Meets in the Teaching Center, the building just behind the Temple
(usually offered the last Wednesday of the month)

Many people understand the need for a stronger inner life. But it is often hard to know what to do, where to go, or how to find a path that will work for you personally. This evening is designed to answer those questions in an informal and engaging way.

We look forward to meeting you.
Guided by David G or others
Ananda Teaching Center, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Tides of Grace: An Evening of Healing
Friday, April 27, 7:30 pm, free
Spend an evening opening to the Divine Presence within you, by freeing a flow of healing energy for yourself and others. Combining devotional movement with prayerful practices and guided affirmations. This guided inward practice will be interspersed with Healing Prayers for one another. Join us for a meditative evening, dissolving all separation from Infinite Spirit.
Instructor: Rita Deirlein
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

 

Healing Prayers
Sunday, April 29 (last Sunday of the month), 11:45, free
Perhaps you, or someone you know, is facing an illness or a personal challenge. We can pray on your behalf, and you may join a monthly healing prayer circle. Yogananda, taught specific techniques for awakening healing energy within each of us, and sending healing energy even to those at a distance. All are welcome.
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino, Palo Alto • Directions

jyotish & Devi here in 2018

 

How to find us

Directions

Map of Ananda grounds, so you can easily find your way around once you arrive.

Even if you registered ahead of time, please stop by the Teaching Center to sign in, so we can greet you and direct you to the right classroom. The Teaching Center is located just behind the large temple on El Camino. Enter the courtyard from College, and the building will be on your right. If it's your first time, you may appreciate having the Ananda grounds map handy.

Occasionally, a class or event takes place at Ananda Community, just a few miles south of the Temple and Teaching Center. You'll see a special mention of it in the description, along with directions.

 

How to find us

Directions

Map of Ananda grounds, so you can easily find your way around once you arrive.

Even if you registered ahead of time, please stop by the Teaching Center to sign in, so we can greet you and direct you to the right classroom. The Teaching Center is located just behind the large temple on El Camino. Enter the courtyard from College, and the building will be on your right. If it's your first time, you may appreciate having the Ananda grounds map handy.

Occasionally, a class or event takes place at Ananda Community, just a few miles south of the Temple and Teaching Center. You'll see a special mention of it in the description, along with directions.