Welcome to Ananda

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

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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!

PLEASE JOIN US FOR SUNDAY SERVICE on
September 16th at 10 am

Beginning with a Fire Ceremony and Mantras, rice and Ghee; followed by the purification ceremony and Sunday service, ending with a Satsang and a vegetarian potluck

Sunday Service is held at York Cottage Place – Unit F, Suite 208, 433 US Route 1 – York, Maine 03909.


Weekend Retreat:
Healing with Divine Energy
October 5-7, 2018
Litchfield, Connecticut

led by Mary Kretzmann,
Director of the Ananda Healing
Prayer Ministry, and Kent White

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. For more information and to register please click here.

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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.