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 in April on Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM in Portsmouth, NH

Autobiography of a Yogi

Tuesdays, April 4th, 11th, & 18th, 7:00-8:15 PM, Autobiography of a Yogi book group at the Portsmouth Public Library upstairs in the Hilton Garden Room.

For more information and to register please contact Martha Omshanti omshanti.ananda108@gmail.com

Autobiography of Yogi can be purchased here.

Another option is to download Autobiography of Yogi for free using Hoopla by registering with your local library card here.

Raja Yoga Classes begin in January.

Learn how to practically apply the teachings of yoga to your life.

This 7 Raja Yoga class series meets monthly on the following Saturdays from 10 AM – 12:30 PM.

  • Saturday, January 28th, Class 1, Steps 1 & 2
  • Saturday, February 25th, Class 2, Steps 3 & 6
  • Saturday, March 25th, Class 3, Steps 4 & 5
  • Saturday, April 15th, Class 4, Steps 7 & 8
  • Saturday, May 20th, Class 5, Steps 9 & 10
  • Remaining dates to be determined.

$190 full discounted rate for entire course. Or use a payment plan of $55 due at first class followed by six monthly payments of $25. Book included in course fee.

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

Click here for more information.

To reserve your space please contact Michelle michelle.dossett@gmail.com

Spring Kriya Retreat May 5 (Friday) to May 7 (Sunday)

Registration for our annual Spring Kriya Retreat is now open! Again we will be at the beautiful Rolling Ridge Retreat Center in North Andover, MA – May 5-7, 2017 All are invited.

For more information, and registration instructions please click here. Note discounted price until April 16, 2017.

Nayswami Pranaba and Nayaswami Parvati

Our Kriyacharyas this year will be Nayswami Pranaba and Nayaswami Parvati. They look forward to sharing the ever new joy of Meditation and Kriya Yoga with us.

As in the past couple of years, we will have three modules: Kriya Initiation; Higher Kriya Initiation: and an Alternate Introductory Program.

Join us in this blessed retreat week-end — refresh your soul, learn new insights into the path of Kriya Yoga and enjoy the blessings of being in sangha (spiritual company) for the week-end.

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.