Dear Friend,

It is our JOY to share with you a completely NEW way to experience the Holy Season at Ananda this year, with a six-week program designed to bring Divine Joy & Grace into your home and into your heart for a blessed Holy Season together with your spiritual family!

At Ananda the Holy Season goes from Thanksgiving to the birthday celebration of Paramhansa Yogananda (which is on January 5, and celebrated in 2022 on Sunday, January 9). This is the season to share that Joy and Grace with as many people as possible and celebrate the true spirit of this time of year: faith, hope, kinship in Christ’s and Krishna’s Infinite Consciousness! Not everyone has Joy and Grace in their lives, but together, in our spiritual connectedness, we can change this!

Are you ready for the Holy Season 2021 and all the good that it can bring? Are you ready for the Joy and Grace? To live it and to share it?
We are ready, and we hope you are too!

Nayaswamis Hriman and Padma

Celebrating Christmas with the Masters. 6-week series on Tuesday evenings at 7p Pacific Time, starting on Nov 23rd. In-person and online. Free! See details, click here.

Thanksgiving (Thursday Nov 25), 10am to 11:30am, In-person and livestreamed online.

We hope you can join us in person, to be together with spiritual family (masks still needed for everyone indoors please).

A morning inspirational program with Hriman, Padma & a host of your favorite folks, which will include some of Paramhansa Yogananda’s Thanksgiving messages and his spoken voice, as well as uplifting music composed by Swami Kriyananda.     

At the culmination, everyone present will receive a delightful packaged treat.

The tradition of thank you notes will be online again this year. Look for the link in Sangha emails, in order to participate.

Childrens’ Christmas Party: Saturday, December 4 at 4pm, Online only.

Van Barker is arranging for the reading of the Christmas story. For children of all ages! All are welcome!

Christmas Kirtan: Saturday, December 11 at 7pmOnline only.

Chant in the Joy of the Season! All are welcome!

Christmas Meditation: Saturday, December 18, 10am to 6pm, Online only. This is the highlight of the Spiritual Christmas Season. We hope you can participate for all or part. Online only. All are welcome!

Christmas Festive Sunday Pageantry Service: Sunday December 19, 10am-11:30am, In-person and online. The entire family is welcome! Enjoy the music and pageantry of the holy season with friends old and new.

Then we transition after service at 11:30am to a joyful ‘all-sing’ of Christmas Carols, including Silent Night in numerous languages. In-person and online

At 12:00pm we’ll transition to a tradition started by Swami Kriyananda: A Wodehouse Readers’ Theater culminating at 12:45pm with a packaged dessert treat. In-person and online

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: Friday, December 24 at 9pm. In-person and online.

Enjoy the glow of the holy season on this sacred night. This year it will be a hybrid (in person & online) service with lots of music and the Festival of Light. All are welcome!

SORRY, we had to CANCEL THIS! Christmas Day Music Meditation: Saturday, December 25. The glorious music of the season will draw you deep into the spirit of the day. All are welcome!

New Year’s Eve service: Friday, December 31 at 7pm – 9pm, In-person and online. Help ring in the spiritual New Year with meditation & inspiration. All are Welcome!

Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 7 – 8pm, In-person and online: Celebrate Paramhansa Yogananda’s birthday with meditation and inspiration.

Sunday, January 9, 2022, 10am, In-person and online: Concludes the Holy Season with a Festive Family Service commemorating the birth of Paramhansa Yogananda, followed with a delicious dessert (safely, individually wrapped) for all present.

Start the new year by LIVING IN JOY!