Ananda Temple • Teaching Center • Yoga Center


2171 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

(650) 323-3363
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Staff, bookshop, & class hours
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am — 1 pm

Free parking:
• on surrounding streets.
• in the Temple lot off El Camino
• city lot at
451 Cambridge, one block away


Ananda’s expanded Bay Area work

Spirituality is more than something we do on Sundays, or while meditating. It’s an understanding that spirit underlies everything we do. That includes meaningful relationships with others, spiritualizing family life, service to others, and play. These are some of the expressions of Ananda’s service in the Bay Area:

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Ananda Community

240 Monroe Drive
Mountain View, CA 94040

(650) 941-6622
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This 72-unit apartment complex is an intentional spiritual community, and home to many students of Yogananda's teachings. Those who are inspired by Yogananda’s teachings may inquire about residency, or drop by for a visit or tour. Some Ananda events also take place here, and are noted in the calendar.


Living Wisdom School, K-8

456 College Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306

(650) 462-8150

Principal, Helen Purcell

For more than 40 years, Living Wisdom School has helped children thrive academically and personally. They provide academic rigor in a supportive, joyful environment. Enriched arts and theater program.


Living Wisdom High School

Cubberley Community Center
Building K, Classroom K5
4000 Middlefield Road, Box 29
Palo Alto, CA 94306

(650) 646-1066 • (650) 785-8099

Principal, Kabir MacDow

Is your teen thriving? You don’t have to choose between strong academics and your teen’s well-being and happiness. For 45 years, we’ve provided personalized learning experiences that enable students to achieve academic excellence while building meaningful connections with others and preparing for life’s challenges, through adventure, challenge, small class sizes, and service projects. Learn more

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EAST West Bookshop

324 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

(650) 988-9800

East West Bookshop is the largest metaphysical bookstores in the U.S., and hosts over 300 in-store events a year with leaders in consciousness and spirituality. Dr. Andrew Weil, Stephen Halpern, and Eckhart Tolle are among the many who have spoken there. Browse unusual gifts, sacred art, jewelry, candles, aromatherapy, singing bowls, statues, clothing, and one of the largest collection of crystals in the Bay Area.

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Ananda Valley Farm

1050 Frenchmans Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019

(650) 246-9453

This organic farm is a rare gem, nestled in the hills and canyons on 67 acres just north of Half Moon Bay. This land that has been lovingly farmed for more than 100 years. Experience a renewing, beautiful natural place, where both food and our spirits can grow. Learn more


Ananda Centers & Meditation Groups in the Bay Area

Ananda Palo Alto is the largest center in the Bay Area, but happily, not the only one. Berkeley, Scotts Valley, Concord, and Sonoma County offer classes and weekly worship services. The remaining cities have meditation groups that meet weekly or monthly. (If you would like to host a gathering or invite an Ananda teacher to address a group or teach meditation anywhere in the San Francisco Bay area, please contact us.)

Ananda Centers
Scotts Valley (831) 338-9642
 (510) 540-6267
Sonoma County (707) 290-5312

Ananda Meditation Groups
Concord (925) 682-7887
Sausalito (650) 766-2851

Ananda Worldwide is a huge resource for the teachings of Yogananda and his disciple Swami Kriyananda, as well as weekly inspiration (streamed Sunday Services from Ananda Village), free ebooks, blogs, and much more. You can visit meditation retreats in Nevada City, CA and Assisi, Italy, or go on pilgrimages to sacred places around the world. There are books, webinars, inspirational emails from Jyotish and Devi, and more. Enjoy exploring!

Ananda worldwide: suggested places to start