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!


“Finding Happiness” movie will be showing ONE time on Sunday, April 19 @4:30 PM at the Colonial Theater, 163 High St., Belfast, Maine.

$8.50 advance purchase of first 75 sold or until April 18. Click here to purchase by April 18

$10 at the door.

For the Colonial Theater website click here. The Colonial Theater contact information is 207-338-1930 or email “INFO@COLONIALTHEATRE.COM”.
You are invited to attend a potluck dinner, chanting and meditation with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Ananda world spiritual directors, and Nayaswami Devarshi, Kriya ministry director, on Thursday, April 30 at 5:30 pm at the Ananda Center – York Cottage Place – Unit F, Suite 208, 433 US Route 1 – York, Maine 03909

Come and share in spiritual satsang (fellowship) with the leaders of our Ananda worldwide family!

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Nayaswami Devarshi

Nayaswami Devarshi

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide, and Nayaswami Devarshi, Kriya ministry director, will lead our Spring Kriya Retreat on May 1-3rd at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, North Andover, MA. There will be a Kriya initiation into the full technique; an initiation into the Higher Kriya techniques; and an alternate introductory program for those not participating in either initiation. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please note that one must be approved by Ananda beforehand to attend the Initiation(s), or have already received Kriya through Ananda Sangha. For more information, please send an email to Nayaswami Devarshi at kriyayoga@ananda.org

We suggest that you register early to get the accommodations of your choice.
Click here to register and for more information.
The Raja Yoga course is deeply enriching
for all seeking deeper awareness of one’s own highest potential.

It is fun, uplifting, healing, life transforming, and spiritually awakening.
No matter where you are on your journey—Join us!

Classes are located at York Cottage Place – Unit F, Suite 208, 433 US Route 1 – York, Maine 03909. For more information, please contact Kristy Fassler Hecht

Next Raja Yoga Class is on Saturday, April 18

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Finding Happiness

While visiting a spiritual community in northern California called Ananda (meaning “Joy”) an investigative journalist armed with a fair amount of skepticism and a dash of curiosity discovers that the key to finding happiness comes from within and that when you change, everything changes.