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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

Upcoming events (4+)

Morning Meditations: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Ananda Thousand Oaks

Meditation 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.

Ongoing: Tuesday & Thursday mornings 5:30am-6:30am in person at Ananda Thousand Oaks.

Before rushing off to begin your day, enjoy the calmness of deep inner silence, and re-connect with your true reality - the Souls ever-existing peace. All are welcome.

See also: Weekly Wednesday evening meditations open to all HERE.

Ananda is a nonprofit, nondenominational center for meditation, spirituality, and community. All are welcomed. (805)[masked]

This event is donation based.
Visit HERE for details.

Weekly Wed. Evening Meditations

Ananda Thousand Oaks

Meditation 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

For complete details visit HERE

Our Wednesday meditations begin with Paramhansa Yogananda’s Energization Exercises followed by group chanting, leading us into silent meditation.

All are welcome for devotional chanting and silent meditation. Ananda is a nonprofit, nonsectarian center for meditation, spiritual growth, and community. No experience required.

Free. Donations encouraged in the donation box on the counter.

Morning Meditations: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Ananda Thousand Oaks

Meditation 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.

Ongoing: Tuesday & Thursday mornings 5:30am-6:30am in person at Ananda Thousand Oaks.

Before rushing off to begin your day, enjoy the calmness of deep inner silence, and re-connect with your true reality - the Souls ever-existing peace. All are welcome.

See also: Weekly Wednesday evening meditations open to all HERE.

Ananda is a nonprofit, nondenominational center for meditation, spirituality, and community. All are welcomed. (805)[masked]

This event is donation based.
Visit HERE for details.

New To Ananda? Learn more about us!

Ananda Thousand Oaks

Ananda is a nonsectarian center for meditation, spiritual growth, and community. All are welcome.

Come learn about ongoing classes, our growing community of souls committed to spiritual growth, and how Ananda can support your spiritual journey. Feel free to ask questions including questions about spirituality, the path of Self-realization and Kriya Yoga.

Call with questions or to schedule a visit at a time that's convenient for you, (805)[masked]

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