In 2016 the Janaka Foundation made grants available for the major Ananda outreach events planned for the spring of 2017 on the West coast of America. These events featured Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, the spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide. Locations included: Ananda Palo Alto, Ananda Los Angeles, Ananda Washington, and Ananda Portland.
Yogananda Fest – Ananda Los Angeles, April 29,2017 – A great success!
This event was held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. The Keynote talk by Nayawamis Jyotish and Devi was “How to Awaken Your True Potential”
As you can see from the photos below, this event was a great success with over 600 people attending during the 12 hours it was open. Yogananda Fest included talks, yoga & meditation classes, chanting, handicrafts, the arts, products, and food. The location (Torrance Cultural Arts Center) was perfect, providing both indoor and outdoor spaces, and has already been booked for the Second “Yogananda Fest” on April 28, 2018!
For more photos and information Contact Ananda LA
Ananda Palo Alto – March 31 & April 1, 2017
The very successful events for Ananda Palo Alto took place on Friday, March 31, at the Ananda Temple with a talk on Kriya Yoga: Gateway to Self-Realization, and on Saturday, April 1, at the Cañada College Theatre, Redwood City, California, with a talk on Finding Happiness: How to Live a Life Fulfilled, with around 370 people attending the Saturday evening program. Both talks were given by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi.
Friday evening, March 31, Ananda Temple
Saturday evening, April 1, Canada College Theater
For more information: Contact Ananda Palo Alto or phone (650) 323-3363
Ananda (Seattle) Washington, June 9 & 10, 2017
Both of these special events were a great success. The Friday evening event at the Center for Spiritual Living Sanctuary, Awaken Your True Potential: The Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda, had 285 people in attendance and was focused on a key note talk by Jyotish and Devi. It also included a Rabbi, Imam, and Christian Minister who joined Jyotish and Devi on stage to offer prayers for world peace and harmony, each from their own religious tradition. A very inspiring and uplifting evening for all who attended.
The Saturday workshop, Living in Freedom: A Guided Meditation Workshop, held at the Ananda Temple, was very well attended with 190 people coming for the day.
For more information: Contact Ananda Washington