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, August 20th @10:00 – 11:30 am – Chapter 14 – An Experience in Cosmic Consciousness

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

Healing with Divine Energy Retreat Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2

Healing With Divine Energy led by Mary Kretzman, Director of the Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry

Mary Kretzmann

Mary Kretzmann

How can we accept the events of our lives? How can we be at peace? This deeply healing retreat will help you to deal with emotional losses and grief as well as physical illnesses. Join us as Mary shares with us Paramhansa Yogananda’s techniques for self-healing as well as tools to help others in physical, emotional or spiritual distress.

Friday, September 30 registration/arrival between 2:30 – 4 PM, spiritual practices start at 4:30 PM

Sunday, October 2 – depart after lunch, about 1 PM

Rolling Ridge Retreat Center – North Andover, MA

Click here for more information and to register. Register on or before September 16, 2016 for discounted price.

Looking forward to being with you in September! Have a joyous summer.

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.