Welcome to Ananda

A place of awakening, spiritual upliftment, and divine friendship based on the meditation practices and teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.



Ananda is a Place of Awakening

Are you seeking inner peace? Do you long to find purpose and meaning in life? For over fifty years, Ananda has helped people worldwide achieve these goals. We offer resources, support and friendship for your spiritual journey.

Joy is within you!

August 2017

At any given moment you have all the courage, strength, and intelligence necessary to overcome any seeming difficulty.
Paramhansa Yogananda

A Moment of Inspiration

Have just a couple of minutes?  Need a quick dose of inspiration?  In this short video (around 2 1/2 minutes), hear Bharat share a story that demonstrates the truth of Yogananda’s quote for this month.  

August Events at Ananda Tucson


132 King of the InfiniteLearn to Meditate

Thursdays, August 3/10/17/24
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Cost: $20
Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. Whether you are interested in managing stress or in exploring the spiritual side of meditation, you will feel at home in an Ananda Meditation class.

Join our Meditation Class to learn skills that will help you make meditation a life-long, rewarding practice.

Learn more about Ananda Meditation here.

Contact us for more information.

Reserve your place in any of our 4 Class Series Meditation classes.  

Reserve your place in any of our 1-time Meditation Workshops.  

Current Book Study:  The Promise of Immortality

Mondays – 4:30 PM – 7:00 PMPromise
Every Monday from 4:30 to 6:30, join Mary as she leads us through a discussion of Swami Kriyananda’s The Promise of Immortality. Viewed by many as the most complete commentary available on the parallel passages in the Bible and The Bhagavad Gita, this groundbreaking book illuminates the similarities between the scriptures of the world’s two most populous religions, vibrantly bringing each to life.


Weekly Yoga Class

Wednesdays – 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM

A complete practice, including Yogananda’s Energization exercises, Yoga asana and Meditation.  Relax and rejuvenate body, mind and soul as you follow Holly’s thoughtful and gentle instruction.


Kirtan at Ananda Center of Tucson — Monthly

Kirtan-4Friday, Aug 25 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.
Sacred music lifts the soul while chanting awakens devotion in the heart. Yogananda said that chanting is half the battle on the spiritual path. Join us for our next evening of Kirtan, where Elizabeth and Mary will lead us through a selection of devotional chants.


Group Meditations

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Long Meditation – 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Third Sunday of every month
Group Meditation before Service
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Experience the joy of group meditation.  Participants often find that they are able to go deeper — and stay there longer — supported by the uplifting vibrations of a group focused on communing with the Divine.




 Virtual Kriyaban Meditations — Monthly

Blue meditation bench, bag, and shawl

Second Thursday of every month
Aug 10 – 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Meditate with other Kriyabans from the comfort of home, in front of your own altar. Energize and perform Mahamudra ahead of time. We will chant, perform Hong Sau, and then Kriya at your own pace.  Contact Us for more information.


Sunday Service – First and Third Sundays

Jyotish-and-Devi-praying-with-the-candle-during-the-Festival-of-LightAug 6 11:00 to 12:15 – Streamed from Ananda Village

Aug 20 Group Meditation – 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Followed by Live Service with Music – 11:00 – 12:15

Each of us has a calm joyful center, deep within. It may get lost in the hectic pace of life today, but it is there, waiting patiently for us. Sunday worship at Ananda helps us get back in touch with that center once again—whether it be called the soul, the Self, or God.


Coming Next Month and Beyond


Learn to Meditate Classes

Meditation classes offered monthly, either as a single, 3-hour Workshop, or in a 4 class series.

Learn more about Ananda Meditation here.

Contact us for more information.

Reserve your place in any of our 4 Class Series Meditation classes.  

Reserve your place in any of our 1-time Meditation Workshops.  


Classes and Workshops Coming Throughout the Year…

The following is a list of potential classes and workshops to be offered this year. Watch for details to come.

  • Plant-Based SOS-Free (Salt, Oil, Sugar Free) Cooking
  • Introduction to the Chakras
  • Forgiveness and Gratitude
  • Living and Aging with Consciousness
  • The Yugas
  • Growing a Desert Vegetable Garden
  • How to Be Happy All the Time
  • The Art of Supportive Leadership
  • Healing Prayer
  • Material Success Through Yoga Principles
  • Autobiography of a Yogi
  • Demystifying Patanjali

If any of these classes is of interest — let us know! Express your interest by sending us a note — and please let us know if there’s a class you’re interested in that you don’t see here.