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Ananda is a non-denominational center for meditation, spiritual growth and community. All are welcome.

Meditation is a technique for personal growth that has been practiced for thousands of years around the world with repeatable results. It 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. While its highest and original purpose is to help us awaken our inner, spiritual nature, the benefits to body and mind are well established by medical research and include:

 • Reducing tension and stress at will:

 • Feel happier, more relaxed, and at peace within

 • Improve health, mental clarity, and vitality

 • Develop a more intuitive, heart-centered way of life

 • Discover and explore your inner spiritual nature

There is no aspect of your life that cannot be improved by meditation, whether it be in business, relationships, health, or developing any personal quality, such as willpower. The highest purpose of meditation, however, is to discover your Highest Self.

Ananda was founded in 1969 by Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda. Ananda is a global movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda who showed how everyone can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality. Ananda provides meditation support, spiritual community, and support in the path of self-realization. 

“Self-realization means realizing your true Self as the great ocean of Spirit, by breaking the delusion that you are this little ego, this little human body and personality. . . .” -Paramhansa Yogananda

For more information call (805) 372-1691

Visit our center at 1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., #124

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