A Joyful Spiritual Community Of Friends
One of the most frequent comments by visitors is, “I feel so much joy here!” The smiles you’ll meet are genuine. Ananda is a place of music, laughter, deep spiritual fellowship, and a refreshing sense of humor.
All Are Welcome
The basis of this teaching is universal. People of all faiths are welcome; all faiths are honored. Ananda exists to support your search for greater meaning and understanding, whether it be called wisdom, truth, joy, or God.
Truths Shared By The Great Religions
The emphasis is on the underlying truths shared by the great religions, rather than differences. The teachings at Ananda were brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. His direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, founded Ananda in 1968 and continues his work today.
Ananda is about supporting your quest for inner peace and happiness. Feel cared about by a dynamic, non-judgmental and supportive network of friends as you meet the challenges and victories of your own spiritual journey.
Ananda is a vibrant spiritual community. We offer Meditation, Yoga philosophy and Self-understanding classes. We’re here to give you support for your spiritual life.
Why I Love Ananda
It is also made manifest in the spiritual leadership of Kristy Fassler-Hecht at the Ananda-York Center. Everyone who comes in contact with Kristy knows and feels this love by the way she relates to people. She is a great teacher and an inspired and loving leader. I think I am not exaggerating when I say that all of us at Ananda York want to be as devoted to our guru and as radiating in her love for him as she is.
We often gather for pot-luck lunches or stay for some socializing after lessons or Sunday services. It is because of these occasions (and the retreats, of course) that we have gotten to know each other personally and have been able to bond in real friendships. My connection to Ananda-York is very important to me.”
July 11, 2012
Joy to you,