A place for Gratitude and Remembrance, Meditation and Memorial Services
On Sunday, June 16, there was a lovely Dedication for the new Pavilion of Gratitude. This happened right after the Sunday Service in the Yogananda Amphitheater. For the Dedication there was a procession with chanting around Lotus Lake (as you can see in the photos) which ended at the Pavilion of Gratitude on the far side of the lake. The statues of Babaji and Master were carried in the procession and then placed on their pedestals at each side of the altar. A rose from the altar was then placed on each statue. Nayaswami Parvati led a prayer and then said a few words about the Pavilion. One of the purposes of it is to attune more deeply to the soul’s transition at death from a physical body to the astral realms and beyond. Paramhansa Yogananda described this transition in detail and talked about ways to understand its significance. A number of his writings on this subject can be found in The Wisdom of Yogananda book, Volume 2, titled Karma & Reincarnation. We hope you will enjoy visiting the Pavilion of Gratitude during your time at Ananda Village. Know more about the vision and history of the Pavilion of Gratitude.