Welcome to Ananda

A place of awakening, spiritual upliftment, and divine friendship based on the meditation practices and teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.


A Place of Awakening

Ananda of York Maine, a spiritual sanctuary and resource center in York, Maine since 1998, is one of many Ananda Centers dedicated to practicing and sharing the precepts of Self-Realization as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda.

We welcome your attendance at our weekly Saturday meditations, monthly Sunday service and ongoing activities with fellow truth seekers. May you experience the consciousness of inner joy and the presence of the Divine in every moment of your life.

Divine Mother’s omnipresent love flows through us to all souls everywhere!

Autobiography of a Yogi Book Study

Saturday, October 22nd @10:00 – 11:30 am – Chapter 30 – The Law of Miracles

In 1946 Paramhansa Yogananda, a self-realized master through yoga and meditation, published the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Named one of the “Top 100 spiritual books of the Twentieth Century,” it has changed the lives of millions.

Join us as we explore this timeless classic. Sessions will include the opportunity to hear a recording of Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, read an excerpt from the Autobiography of a Yogi and a discussion of a specific chapter.

Autobiography of a Yogi

For more information, Contact David Mauriello at 781-640-9606

Suggested Donation $10

York Cottage Place Unit F, Suite 208,
433 US Route 1, York, Maine 03909

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Experience the Bliss of Inner Communion with the Omnipresent Christ Consciousness on Saturday, December 3rd Christmas Meditation
from 9:00 AM to 4 PM

at the Ananda Yoga and Meditation – York Cottage Place Unit F, Suite 208, 433 US Route 1, York, Maine 03909

Paramhansa Yogananda began a tradition of a long meditation prior to Christmas to honor Christ and to prepare for the coming of Christ consciousness in each of us. Don’t be intimidated by the length. Even for beginners, it’s not difficult. Group energy plus chanting, music, and inspirational talks by Yogananda and Kriyananda carry you along.

We begin promptly at 9:00 AM.

We are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to meditate together Saturday, December 3rd. A schedule of our day will be posted on this website.


“Christ is only suggested in social Christmas festivities,
but He is seen and felt as an everlasting, ever-joyous fact in the cradle of divine ecstasy. Make the unknown Christ known within yourself by seeing Him born a second time as the ever-new, ever increasing joy of your daily deep meditation.”
Paramhansa Yogananda


“I and my Father are One”
Jesus Christ


“When Jesus said in the Bible, ‘I and my Father are One,’ He was declaring that He had united His soul with the Infinite Spirit. His words spoken in truth, were meant as a challenge and an inspiration to us all to ‘go and do likewise’. He was saying He had accomplished what He had come on earth to help all of us to accomplish: to unite our souls with the endless source of Divine Love.”
Swami Kriyananda


Ananda Yoga and Meditation Center of York Maine
433 US Route 1, Unit F, Suite 208

Kristy – gurupriya.ananda@gmail.com

Finding Happiness

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Most of “Finding Happiness” was shot on location at the Ananda Village in northern California, near Nevada City.

Founded in 1968 on 67 acres of land near the tiny Gold Rush town of North Columbia, Ananda has become a thriving village, with 900 acres, 250 permanent residents, nearly 100 homes, schools from K-8 through college, an infrastructure that includes its own water, energy, and telephone systems, biodynamic and permaculture farms, a yoga and meditation retreat, a publishing house, and a wide variety of community-owned and private businesses. Ananda Village is part of a network of intentional communities that span the globe.