The 50th anniversary of Ananda will be a week-long gala affair filled with deep inspiration, divine joy, and celebration.
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Hundreds of friends from around the world will gather in the birthplace of this movement, Ananda Village, to honor the life of Swami Kriyananda, Ananda’s founder and direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, and look to the future together. This week-long program will weave together all aspects of Ananda’s worldwide mission—fulfilling the will of the Masters, spiritual community, yoga in daily life, the path of Self-realization—into an experience of divine friendship for all who come.

The culminating event of the week will be the dedication of the Temple of Light at Ananda Village, a symbol of the uniting spirit that Ananda represents. Dedicated to truth-seekers everywhere, the Temple of Light is a physical manifestation of Ananda’s mission in every way.

Our Full-HD Online Broadcast is designed to make it possible for everyone, no matter where they are located, to celebrate this joyful occasion with their worldwide Ananda family.


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You can expect…

  • The largest gathering of Ananda family from around the world in our fifty year history–a fitting start to the next fifty years.
  • Masterclasses in spirituality, yoga in daily life, science, yoga, meditation, health and healing, and the arts—offered by Ananda’s leading teachers from around the world.
  • Guided yoga and meditation practices for all levels, in multiple languages daily.
  • Unparalleled special events and performances throughout the week.
  • Dynamic, uplifting programs for all ages and stages.
  • A transformative experience of joy, divine friendship, wonder, and inspiration.

Schedule of Events

  • Sunday, June 30
    Welcome Day

    Guests arrive and settle into their accommodations. The evening program will be a welcome and orientation for all.

  • Monday, July 1
    Doing the will of the Masters

    A day of inspiration on the heart of Self-realization and the purpose of our lives. The evening will be an Ananda worldwide choir concert, the first in the new Temple of Light.

  • Tuesday, July 2
    Celebrating the history of Ananda

    Fifty years of joyful service and meditation together will be celebrated, including presentations by all eight residential Ananda communities, along with storytelling, and remembrances filled with joy.

  • Wednesday, July 3
    Yoga in Daily Life

    Today will be an exploration of the integrated path of Self-realization in work, relationships, health, and all aspects of life. The evening will be a delightful, uplifting collection of vignettes from Swami Kriyananda’s Singer and the Nightingale, The Peace Treaty, The Jewel and the Lotus, and The Land of Golden Sunshine.

  • Thursday, 4th of July
    Freedom within and without

    Joyfully we celebrate the birth of both Ananda and the great American experiment on this auspicious day. Both are fitting symbols of the dawn of Dwapara Yuga, the age of energy. Look forward to music, festivities, costumes, inspiration, and fun!

  • Friday, July 5
    Honoring the Life of Swami Kriyananda

    This day will be filled with stories and experiences drawn from the life of our founder, friend, and guide, Swami Kriyananda. A special fundraising gala based on the Beverly Hills garden party where the seed of Ananda was sown, will take place on this evening.

  • Saturday, July 6
    Dedication of the Temple of Light at Ananda Village

    This day will be a day to remember. Together, we will invoke the masters of Kriya Yoga to come and dedicate this sacred temple as a beacon of light for all the world. We will conclude the day with a traditional Ananda Indian banquet.

  • Sunday, July 7
    Sunday Service Farewell

    We will close the week with the inaugural Sunday Service in the newly dedicated Temple of Light at Ananda Village. This will be the closing of our week-long celebration of Ananda’s 50th Anniversary.

to Share In

Ananda friends from around the world
Special guests to honor this occasion
Ananda Village, transformed into a festival campus
The new Temple of Light
The most magnetic gathering in Ananda’s history

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