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 Group on Thursdays 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in York, Me

Autobiography of a Yogi

Thursdays, January 5th, 12th, & 19th, 7:00-8:30 PM, Autobiography of a Yogi book group at York Middle School, 30 Organug Road, York, ME 03909.

Click here to register.

Raja Yoga Classes begin in January.
Classes meet at the Ananda Yoga and Meditation Center at York Cottage Place – Unit F, Suite 208, 433 US Route 1 – York, Maine 03909 on the following Saturdays from 10 AM – 12:30 PM (except for the introduction class on January 7 which is from 10 to 11 AM).

  • Saturday, January 7th, 10:00-11:00, Introduction to Raja Yoga. This free class is an opportunity to learn more about our upcoming Raja Yoga Class series and how to incorporate yoga philosophy into your daily life.
  • Saturday, January 28th, Raja Yoga Class 1, Steps 1 & 2
  • Saturday, February 25th, Raja Yoga Class 2, Steps 3 & 6
  • Saturday, March 25th, Raja Yoga Class 3, Steps 4 & 5
  • Saturday, April 18th, Raja Yoga Class 4, Steps 7 & 8
  • Saturday, May 20th, Raja Yoga Class 5, Steps 9 & 10

Further details regarding materials and cost will be published.

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.