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!

January 2017

In the Temple of the New Year, renew your reverence for the unlimited hidden power of God within you.Paramhansa Yogananda

Life is a Pilgrimage

Watch the video below for a parable about a pilgrimage taken by a young seeker: a journey towards self-discovery and enlightenment. May 2017 find you making progress on your journey!


January Events at Ananda Tucson


Yogananda’s Birthday

Thursday, January 5 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Join us in celebrating the birthday of Paramhansa Yogananda. Renew discipleship, offer your heart and a flower and sharing the wisdom of Yogananda.

NOTE – Please bring a short passage (not more than a paragraph) of Yogananda’s that you would like to share with the group.


Learn to Meditate

Saturday, January 14 – 9:00 AM – Noon
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 January Meditation Workshop 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 January’s Meditation Workshop.  


Current Book Study: Man’s Eternal Quest

Mondays – 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Every Monday from 4:30 to 6:30 from now through April, join Rebecca and Harlan as they lead us through a discussion of Paramhansa Yogananda’s Man’s Eternal Quest. This collection of inspiring talks speaks to anyone searching for encouragement, insight and truth. Each week we cover 2 chapters, discussing how to apply these timeless teachings to our daily lives.

See this month’s reading schedule here.


Kirtan at Ananda Center of Tucson

Friday, January 27 – 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.

Ongoing Activities at the Center

First Saturday of every month – Long Meditation – 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
First and Third Sundays – Sunday Service – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Every Wednesday – Energization, Yoga and Meditation – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM