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The Sunday Service includes music, chanting, meditation, an affirmation, and an inspirational talk drawn from the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. The service is preceded by a Purificatio Ceremony and meditation. "Sunday mornings at Ananda is the best part of my week. I feel such a deep sense of peace and connection. It’s the perfect way to end the week and get a head-start on the next. It’s such a loving, uplifting environment; I’m just so thankful that you are here." —D.L., Santa Monica "This is what a Sunday Service should be! Inspiring, thought-provoking, calming, joyful—I hope that everyone gets a chance to experience this. All of that during the Service and then getting to connect with all the wonderful people afterwords. I’ve met so many wonderful people there….What a blessing for me and all the people of Los Angeles." –H.R., Los Angeles When: Sundays at 11am (10am for purification ceremony & meditation) Live broadcasts are available for most Sunday Satsangs at the following link: http://www.AnandaLA.tv
Come join in devotional chanting to awaken the heart’s natural feeling. Chanting is a great aid to open and uplift your heart and uplift your consciousness. We’ll be sharing chants of Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda. All are welcome, no experience needed. Donation based. https://www.anandala.org/event/chanting/2019-03-12/
Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence Exercise and stress relief are only the beginning; the higher purpose of Ananda Yoga practice is to uplift your consciousness. To accomplish that, you’ll work not only withyour body, but also with Pranayama (breathing and energy-control techniques), Affirmations, Yogic meditation techniques, and Applied yoga philosophy. “When you practice the yoga postures, remember that you are not practicing merely a system of calisthenics. You are practicing what might be called ‘meditation in action’: movement meditation, as if you were doing almost a kind of spiritual dance. Remember, this is not sports. You don’t jump into a pose and jump out of it. The way you get into and out of a pose is almost as important as the pose itself. It helps to create a mood, a state of consciousness. Your state of consciousness while doing the poses is a very, very important part of the poses. Because finally speaking, these poses are intended to change your whole being. And that being is a radiation outward from within. What you are within, that you will be without.” All are welcome, including those brand new to yoga postures. Donation based.
Come join us for an hour-long experiential practice where you’ll learn to draw cosmic energy into the body, mind, and spirit through Yogananda’s unique Energization Exercises. After we’ve generated a strong current of energy, we’ll dive into two ancient and transformative mantras, the Gayatri mantra, and the Mahamrityunjaya mantra to help uplift our consciousness. Mantras are a powerful vibrational force, used to help change past bad-habits, free us from negative tendencies, as well as enliven and magnetize our higher natures. To help take the power of the Energization Exercises and mantras deep into the super-conscious mind, where lasting change truly originates, our practice will close with a brief meditation to guide all of the awakened energy and vibratory power to the spiritual eye, the seat of higher-awareness in the body. All are welcome, no experience needed. Donation based. https://www.anandala.org/event/energize-your-life-energy-mantra-and-meditation/2019-03-13/