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!

The Heart of Yogananda’s Teachings from July 17 to July 22 (Sunday – Friday) at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York

Gyandev & Diksha McCord

Diksha and Gyandev

The Heart of Yogananda’s Teachings – Practical Tools for Spiritual Living with Nayaswamis Gyandev and Diksha from Sunday, July 17 to Friday July, 22. Join us in beautiful Rhinebeck, New York for a week of spiritual depth and inspiration on the teachings of Yogananda with leaders from Ananda Village.

In this 5-day immersion into the heart of Yogananda’s teachings, we awaken and engage the power of our hearts and minds, develop dynamic willpower, and access the inner technology of joy.
• Cultivate higher awareness and unshakeable happiness
• Explore yogic healing techniques
• Engage the inner mechanism of transcendence
• Energize the body and concentrate the mind
• Increase mental clarity and effectiveness
• Learn about karma and personal success
• Discover how to become a magnet for accomplishment
Led by Nayaswamis Gyandev McCord and Diksha McCord, who have a combined 60 years of discipleship to Yogananda and practice with Kriya Yoga, this workshop is open to anyone who wants to lead a deeper, more meaningful life. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

Please come join us!

Click here for more information and to register.

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

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.