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Easter Concert

  • Ananda Temple 2171 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA United States (map)
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Sunday, 10-11:45 am • free
in lieu of our usual Sunday service

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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. 

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This music is one of the best gifts I have ever received in my life. I don’t know how 
to express my appreciation. The composer 
is a great artist. This music should be heard in every church throughout Italy.
— Don Giordano Guistorini, church organist 
for the Cathedral of Siena for 40 years

Also this Sunday:

Meditation and Fire Ceremony

Every Sunday, 9-9:45 am

Before service begins at 10 am, you are welcome to a period of silent meditation from 9 to 9:45 am. Those who wish can also participate in a ceremony of individual prayer for freedom or clarity about a personal challenge, called the Purification Ceremony. You may offer that prayer at the altar and receive a blessing from one of the ministers. 

Sunday School for children

Sundays, 10-11 am, ages 6-12
*Offered Sept 1-June 15; Childcare is year-round

Children join together in worship and joy with an experienced facilitator from 10-11 am. This can include chanting, yoga postures, meditation, stories of inspiration, devotion, art, and song. At 11, all children have a period of supervised play. Learn more

Child care

Every Sunday, 10-11:30 am, ages 3-12 (this special Sunday till 11:45 am)

Young children engage in supervised play, art, or reading. There is a small playground as well as areas for basketball and other sports. 

Parents with babies may watch service on a closed-circuit TV in a classroom in the Yoga Center (right near the Temple).