Ananda

Paramhansa Yogananda – sharing his teachings through community and groups

Nestled in the hills of Umbria, Italy, is the European Ananda Yoga Centre, a peaceful guest retreat centre and community that lives and shares the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.  Nalini lived here for many years and continues to be an active member of the Ananda community here in England, holding regular meditation meetups and a yearly weekend retreat (with Leon Deith, Yogaananda, Reigate).  Ananda Italy hold many courses and it is a truly joyful place to visit and enter into a community spirit whilst practicing yoga and meditation.  There is no part of life that meditation cannot improve and learning to meditate brings us in deeper contact with ourselves and with the Divine.

Above all, Yogaananda is probably best known as the author of the spiritual classic ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’, a fascinating and deeply inspiring account of his life and the deeper aspects of yoga.  A worthy read for anyone, and a delve into the true meaning of yoga for any student of yoga or meditation.  Written with great wit and humour, it is a treasure that grows richer with each reading.

If you are interested in the path of Kriya Yoga or would like to learn to meditate, please contact Nalini for more details.  She is available to teach meditation in West Sussex, share the teachings, and give an insight into living in the Ananda spiritual community.

Regular monthly Ananda Meditation Group on Saturdays, next date 8th June

Next UK retreat Friday 4th – Sunday 6th May in Dorset, get in touch for more info

Ananda Weekend Meditation and Satsang Retreat

Friday 4th May 4pm  to  Sunday 6th May 3pm

For anyone serious about meditation, this yearly retreat dives into the teachings of Paramhansa Yogaananda and is led by Nalini, Leon Deith and Darshan (from Ananda Assisi).  A relaxing and inspiring weekend which includes morning and evening meditations, satsang, kirtan and sharing.

Held at Monkton Wyld Court – a gorgeous eco retreat centre in Dorset.

This is our second retreat and we are so looking forward to it.  Last year’s was a great weekend of satsang, fun and laughter, along with some really inspirational moments including a fire ceremony and kirtan with harmonium.

Please contact Nalini for more details.

For info on Ananda Europe please visit:  Ananda Italy www.ananda.it