Watch this description of the beginning years of Ananda at the Meditation Retreat in the Sierra Nevada foothills, and listen to Swami Kriyananda and other pioneers sharing their inspiring experiences.
The oral history of Ananda as told by long time members.
Watch some of Ananda’s earliest members share about starting this successful spiritual community – the earliest businesses, farm, market and school. Join Nayaswami Jyotish, Binay, Anandi, Durga, Nitai and Parvati as they share their inspiring experiences.
Monday morning class with Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi during Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration and the inauguration of the Temple of Light at Ananda Village.
Class with Nayaswami Asha about her new book on Swami Kriyananda’s life on Monday afternoon during Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration week. You can find the book at https://www.ashajoy.org
Tuesday morning class in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village during Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration week. Learn how the divine consciousness and mission of the Masters descended to the physical and spiritual expression of our work in creating Ananda with talks from Nayaswami Jaya, Shivani, and Asha.
Wednesday morning class in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village during Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration week. With Nayaswami Ananta, Kirtani, and Dhyana, who have been instrumental in spreading this work around the world.
A panel of founding members of Ananda talk about the beginnings of Ananda Village, originally at Ananda Meditation Retreat 5 miles away.
A panel of speakers talk about what life was like in the few years before a large fire burned down 23 of the 24 houses at Ananda Village in 1976.
A panel of Ananda Village residents talk about what life was like there after a fire in 1976 burned down all but one house and they had to build teepees to survive the winter.
A panel of Ananda residents talk about what happened after the fire in 1976 and life in Ananda’s first big urban community in San Francisco.
A panel of long time Ananda Village residents talk about life at Ananda when they first moved there.
Asha Nayaswami gave this satsang about her just released new book, “Swami Kriyananda: Lightbearer”. The satsang was presented on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Ananda Community, Mountain View, California. Asha’s latest book is a labor of love that has been in the making for 44 years. In the early 1970s, Swami Kriyananda asked Asha to start taking notes for … Read More