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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

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Be a Warrior for the Light - Meditation & Prayers for the World

Join Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Spiritual Directors, Ananda Worldwide, for “Worldwide Weekly Live Broadcast of Prayers for the World:” twenty minutes of coming together to strengthen light in the world — with a brief talk and meditation followed by group affirmation and visualization for world blessing. Every Thursday, 8:00am-8:20am from Ananda Village, Nevada County, CA. For more information or to sign up visit: https://www.ananda.org/be-a-warrior-for-the-light/ For information about Ananda Thousand Oaks call (805)[masked]

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Ananda Thousand Oaks

During these challenging times you do not have to put your spiritual growth on hold. We can still meet by phone or zoom. Learn about Ananda's growing community and how Ananda can support your spiritual journey. Feel free to ask any questions including questions about spirituality, the path of Self-realization and Kriya Yoga. Learn about ongoing online classes and our beautiful community of souls committed to spiritual growth. Call (805)[masked]. Leave a name and number, we WILL get back to you shortly. All are welcome. Ananda is non-sectarian. Visit our website to learn more about Ananda Thousand Oaks and Ananda Worldwide http://anandathousandoaks.org/

Weekly Community Meditations

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-Online Event- Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. Ananda is a worldwide, nonsectarian, spiritual community rooted in the teachings of the spiritual master Paramhansa Yogananda. Yogananda said that next to daily meditation, one of the most important things for a spiritual aspirant is “satsang,” “fellowship with other truth seekers.” Add the joy and dynamic energy of group meditations to your spiritual practice. Uplift your week by sharing this sacred space with other Truth seekers. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. To learn how Ananda supports people in their spiritual journey, contact Ananda Thousand Oaks at (805)[masked]. For details about Tuesday evening meditations visit: Anandathousandoaks.org

Be a Warrior for the Light - Meditation & Prayers for the World

Join Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Spiritual Directors, Ananda Worldwide, for “Worldwide Weekly Live Broadcast of Prayers for the World:” twenty minutes of coming together to strengthen light in the world — with a brief talk and meditation followed by group affirmation and visualization for world blessing. Every Thursday, 8:00am-8:20am from Ananda Village, Nevada County, CA. For more information or to sign up visit: https://www.ananda.org/be-a-warrior-for-the-light/ For information about Ananda Thousand Oaks call (805)[masked]

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