Community Management Training Program

Ananda, its communities and teaching centers, have expanded into many areas of the United States, Europe and India. Now there is a need to provide training for Ananda members, especially those who live outside the US, to begin to manage and lead the Ananda communities and centers where they live.  At present Ananda India has a number of young, talented …

Tonya Gorman

Tonya Gorman is studying to win her B.A. in Holistic Health & Healing, lives in Portland and attended the Portland Living Wisdom School. She spent a year of her high school education in Switzerland, has lived and traveled in Costa Rica, hopes to travel and serve in Peru, and speaks very good Spanish. Tonya is interested in Sustainability and Community …

Kayla Wills

Kayla Wills is from Orland, California and transferred to Ananda College from Butte Community College. She is focusing on the Education for Life Teaching certificate offered by the college, but has also won the year-long Yoga Teacher Training Certificate the college offers. Her goal is to work as a pre-school or Kindergarten teacher in a Living Wisdom School. Dear Ananda …

Hanna White

Hanna White is from Portland, Oregon. She is studying to receive a B.A. degree at Ananda College and is focusing on Cooperative Communities, Sustainability and Directional Psychology. Hanna enjoys painting, singing, and spending time in the Natural world for inspiration and connection. After graduation, Hanna would like to apply her studies by visiting intentional communities, continuing to deepen her practical …

Stephan Ferenchak

Stefan (Satyan) Ferenchak is from Haddonfield, NJ. He studied Environmental Science and Geography at UC Santa Barbara before transferring to Ananda College. He is studying Education for Life and is working towards a B.A. degree in Living Wisdom Studies. He enjoys student teaching in the 1st and 2nd grade at the Living Wisdom School in Beaverton, leading nature awareness walks, …

Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson is from Seattle and is a senior in High School, doing an advanced program with Ananda College of Living Wisdom.  Her long-term intention is to become an Education For Life teacher, but for her first college term, she has been experimenting with the core curriculum and taking Eastern Wisdom Traditions, Directional Psychology, Holistic Mathematics, Creative Writing, Pilates, Expansive …

Finding Happiness Movie

Finding Happiness The movie, Finding Happiness, will debut in 2013.  This movie has now debuted and is available on DVD. It is a full-length film about the small-communities solution to the problems of modern times, as found at Ananda Village in Nevada City, California. The grant given by the Janaka Foundation to Hansa Productions will be used for pre-production costs …

Ananda House

The Janaka Foundation Grant has become the seed money for our Building Fund–we are currently fundraising for our “garage remodel project” which will provide an additional bedroom, bathroom, that are greatly needed as well as an office space, a utility room, and storage space. During our first year, our focus has been primarily on our residents: creating a comfortable and …

Matthew Isbel

Matthew Isbel is from Los Angeles, California and is studying Creative Writing and Living Wisdom Studies at Ananda College (class of 2014). A transfer student from UCLA, Mathew spent a brief period as a production assistant in the film industry before joining Ananda College. My name is Matthew Isbell and I am writing this letter in gratitude for the wonderful …