What we're about

Are you seeking inner peace? Would you like to reduce stress and improve your health and well-being? Or would you like to find deeper purpose and meaning in life or discover the secrets of lasting happiness? This Meetup group does all that--and much more. Perhaps you have had questions about meditation, spirituality, or are seeking a deeper connection with the Divine. Ananda is a worldwide community of friends that has helped thousands of people to achieve these goals. We offer support, friendship, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded people from all over the LA area. Ananda is one of the largest and oldest networks of meditation centers and communities in California. We follow the teachings and techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the best selling spiritual biography of all-time, Autobiography of a Yogi. Ananda was founded by Yogananda's direct student, Swami Kriyananda. No prior meditation experience is required to join or attend. If you do not yet know how to meditate, we will teach you an authentic, scientifically and spiritually proven style of meditation that Yogananda himself recommended and taught; it is an easy-to-learn, yet powerful and profound technique. Skilled instructors with personal life-long practices will help guide you, from sitting comfortably to learning how to calm the mind and the heart. Whether your interest is meditation as a spiritual practice, or for stress reduction and health, you will feel at home in an Ananda meditation and spiritual development gatherings. All are welcome. No prior experience is required. We are ecumenical, non-denominational, non-dogmatic, and all-inclusive for those of every religion, race, creed, color, orientation, or belief. Events are held at locations all around Los Angeles. From Santa Monica to Downtown, from The Valley to the OC, from West Hollywood to Pasadena--and all points in-between. We try to rotate the location of our events as much as possible so that people all over the LA area can easily attend. If you would like us to have an event in your neighborhood, just let us know and we'll try to make it happen!

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How to Be Happy All the Time Free Workshop

1123 Goodrich Blvd

Navigating Stress & Overcoming Difficult Emotions For Greater Joy
Free 90-minute Workshop Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 10-11:30am

“Success is not rightly measured by wealth, prestige, and power. Success is measured by the yardstick of happiness!” - Paramhansa Yogananda

What if learning how to manage stress and conquer difficult emotions is the key to our search for happiness and success?

Our ability to manage stress and navigate challenging emotions plays a huge role in our self-image, our self-confidence, the quality of our relationships, our capacity for joy and empathy, and even our physical health.

Discover the connection between your thoughts, your energy, and your body-and how to create harmony within your heart and mind.

In this free 90-minute workshop, you will understand how to:

React less, respond more
Free yourself from unhealthy habits
Develop new habits with greater ease
Experience a quiet mind and calm heart
Increase your calmness and confidence in any circumstance
Open your capacity for greater happiness and success

Sunday Service livestream

Ananda LA Temple of Light

This ongoing event is now only online. Please visit

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:


Ananda Yoga: Rise and Shine! on Zoom

Online event

Let your awareness rise and feel deeply centered with this meditative approach to hatha yoga. Discover a practice that can energize your body, calm the mind, and awaken you to your spiritual essence.
To join this Zoom class, please register https://livestream.com/anandala/ananda-yoga-morning

Guided yoga postures, breath-work, and a short meditations to help release tension that gets trapped in our physical and astral body. Like cleaning the dirt off a stain glass window, this practice will cleanse out toxins so that your natural radiance and beauty can shine from the inside-out.

No experience is needed and all levels are welcome. Ananda Yoga is a powerful yet gentle practice that’s suitable for everyone – all ages and body types.

Suggested donation: $10

Paul Fetler is a certified Ananda Yoga and Meditation Instructor who has been offering yoga classes weekly at Ananda South Bay since 2006. He also regularly shares inspiring workshops that combine practical wisdom, storytelling, spiritually focused asana, and meditation.

Meditation for Kids Zoom Live Stream

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This event will be live streamed. Go to https://vibrasmeditation.com to get the Zoom link for this class.

The best gifts you can give your child are the skills to deal with life effectively and successfully. With the use of advanced meditation techniques developed over centuries and a program designed for and proven to work with children, Vibras has created a completely new meditation experience that is fun, engaging and effectively builds a daily meditation routine!

A multistage class brings awareness to the energy in the body and then focuses it during meditation. Vibras incorporates yoga, energization, and concentration exercises that are suitable for both parents and kids!

This class is designed for children.

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Meditation for Kids Zoom Live Stream

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