Ananda in Texas currently has meditation groups in Dallas/Richardson, Austin, and Houston. Our main Ananda Texas Sangha House is located in Richardson, TX and offers numerous in-person gatherings, events & workshops. Our Austin Meditation Group currently meets most Sundays at Be Well Yoga Studios, and our Houston Meditation Group meets on the first Sunday of every month, in various locations. Ananda in Texas has several online offerings as well. Come explore Ananda, and see how you too, can find your joy within.

Welcome to Ananda in Texas

Are you seeking inner peace? Wanting to find purpose and meaning in life? Perhaps are seeking a deeper understanding of spirituality? For nearly 30 years, Ananda in Texas has offered support and friendship for your spiritual journey.

Featured
Events

Christmas at Ananda

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Evening of Remembrance and Gratitude

Friday, Dec 1, 6-8pm

We invite you to join us for this very special evening in gratitude and sweet remembrance as we honor all our loved ones who blessed our lives deeply and moved on from this earthly plane.

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Enjoy whatever you do at Christmas with the thought of Christ, in the peace of Christ. Exchange gifts as offerings to the Christ in all; and on the Christmas tree of your calm consciousness, richly decorated and glistening with divine soul qualities, place for him the gift of your heart. There receive from Christ the gift of himself.
– Paramhansa Yogananda

Join Ananda in Texas for a very special holiday season.

An Easter Awakening Retreat
with
Ananda in Texas
March 29 - 31st

"Christ was resurrected not only on Easter morning, but He reanimates Himself in the dawn of each soul’s awakening. Resurrect your soul in the ever-reigning Light of immortality. Let this be your Easter awakening."
– Paramhansa Yogananda

Join guest ministers Jitendra Guidon and Nayaswami Sagar from Ananda Village for an uplifting and joy-filled Easter Celebration as we enjoy the beauty and quiet of the Springhill Retreat Center located in Richardson, Texas.

 

Awakening the Natural Love of the Heart

A Weekend with Darshan from Ananda Assisi

May 16 - 19

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Join us for an inspiring weekend with our dear friend Darshan Lotichius from Ananda Assisi. We will start out the weekend by welcoming him at our first ever Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Thursday night 6:30- 8:30pm. Then on Friday evening we will gather again for the Awaken the Heart kirtan (devotional chanting) from 6:00pm-8:00pm. On Saturday afternoon from 1pm-4pm, we will hold the workshop "Awakening the Natural Love of the Heart", and then on Sunday, Darshan will lead our Sunday Service Satsang 10am-12pm.

Preregistration is required by Tuesday, May 13 for the dinner and by Friday, May 17. For workshop. Space is limited on both.

Featured
Events

The Art & Science of Raja Yoga

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In-Person
Saturday August 19
2:00-4:00pm

In the spirit of our month-long events on the healing power of vibration and sound, join us for a two hour sound healing journey inward, enfolding yourself in nurturing self love. Come prepared to be blown away in a mind-altering, dynamic experience designed to soothe, heal, inspire, and awaken your spirit.

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Sunday Service Satsang

Community Gathering



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In-Person
Sunday
10:00am-12:00pm

Join us for an IN-PERSON gathering at the Ananda Sangha House (map) this Sunday. You can join online too.

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Christmas Blooms of Remembrance

To help us decorate our altar, members of our sangha donated poinsettias in remembrance of loved ones. We will keep these special acknowledgements of loved ones on our website throughout the holiday season until Yogananda's birthday on January 5th.

Mona and Bill Biskamp
Richard Hamish Chadwick
Samuel Chadwick
Jan and Ralph Conner
Glenn Conner
Elaine & Charles Eberhardt
Charlie Eberhardt
Richard Flaten
Robert Hayes
Juan Carlos Losoya
Sam Madrigal
Sandy Mostoller
Conner Louis Smithhisler
Rosemary Smithhisler
Shannon Turner
Betty Yunek

Easter Lilies of Remembrance

We thank those community members who have donated Easter Lilies in honor of the following friends and loved ones.

Richard Hamish Chadwick
Samuel Chadwick
Jan and Ralph Conner
Elaine & Charles Eberhardt
Shannon French
Ria Gipson
Juan Carlos Losoya
Sam Madrigal
Nessie
Mike Nichols
Ruth Nichols
Margaret & Douglas Norton
Conner Louis Smithhisler
Rosemary Smithhisler
Robert Turner

Awake and Ready!

Access your Inner Potential for Increased Energy and Transformation

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In-Person
Sat Jan 27
1:00-4:00pm

Join Mark and Maitri Smithhisler in this experiential workshop learning practical tools to lift your energy levels and then to apply your energy in more productive, creative, and transformative ways.

Suggested Donation $20-$40

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Upcoming
Classes
and Events
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Meditation Solutions: Free Intro to Meditation

Sunday
June 23
1:00-2:00pm

Explore tools that will help you connect to your inner well-being, reduce stress and navigate life’s challenges with greater ease..

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AUM:
the Sacred Sound of Creation

In-Person
Sunday June 23
1:00-3:00pm

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The Path of Kriya Yoga

Sundays
July 7, 14, 21
1:00-4:00pm

This 3 class series is intended for those who want to explore and deepen their understanding of this specific path of Self-realization as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda.

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Fun Fridays!


Kirtan!

In-Person
Friday
6:00-8:00pm

Join us for our monthly kirtan (devotional singing) where we kindle the heart's devotion to dive deep in spirit together!

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Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the great spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, Ananda is a global spiritual movement dedicated to the belief, born of experience, that everyone can rediscover their joy within and realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality.

Meditation and the Path of Kriya Yoga

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Meditation and Kriya Yoga is the heart of our practice at Ananda.

Now is as good a time as ever to begin your inner journey to Self-realization through meditation. Meditation is a simple yet powerful practice which can be done anytime and anywhere to center and calm oneself and potentially change every aspect of one’s life for the better.

Learn the secrets of meditation and discover your Highest Self within.

We are eager to share these tools to enhance your life and to help build a better world.
Personal meditation instruction is available online or in-person.
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Ananda in Texas is a meditation and yoga community  dedicated to practicing and sharing the precepts of Self-realization introduced to the west by Paramhansa Yogananda and shared through his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda.  We offer effective techniques such as meditation, raja yoga, the Path of Kriya, as well as spiritual community.

Ananda Yoga

Bring your yoga practice back to its original spiritual essence. as well as reap the extraordinary benefits of stress relief. Guided yoga postures with affirmations, breath-work, and short meditations help to release tension that gets trapped in the physical and energy body.

No prior experience is needed, and all levels are welcome.

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Community

We welcome all sincere seekers, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone to pursue the search for God. Come explore and experience with us, the joy of your own being.
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