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Easter at Ananda Village

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Experience the presence of Christ within you.

Easter at Ananda focuses on celebrating the resurrection of the Christ within us all. Through music, meditation, fellowship, and inspiring worship services, we affirm the presence and power of God’s light and joy. Easter Sunday Service is followed by a festive vegetarian lunch, a traditional egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Please join us for inspiration and fun!

Schedule of Activities

Christ Lives: An Oratorio
Friday, April 11, 7:30pm
Living Wisdom Center

The Ananda choir performs Swami Kriyananda’s Christ Lives: An Oratorio, centered on Christ’s life, his resurrection, and the presence of God’s light within us all. Admission is free.

Palm Sunday Service
Sunday, April 13, 11am – 12:30pm
The Expanding Light Temple

Christ’s sorrow was not for himself, but for the ignorance of our own divine nature. Awaken your spirit with devotional chanting, an inspirational talk, uplifting music, and the Festival of Light. You are welcome to join us in the temple prior to service, from 10am-10:45am, for our weekly vedic fire ceremony and Purification Ceremony. Following service, lunch will be served in the adjacent dining room.
Lunch cost: $10. Call (530) 478-7518 x 1 to reserve your meal.

Good Friday Meditation
Friday, April 18, 12pm – 3pm
Hansa Temple

Join us during this sacred time of attuning ourselves to the spirit of Christ’s self-offering and surrender to divine will, and his example of our true reality as deathless spirit. Meditation will be followed by Ananda’s Purification Ceremony at 1:30.

Easter Egg Decorating
Friday, April 18, 5:30pm
on the Village Green

Fun for children of all ages. We’ll have all you need to dye and decorate your eggs.

Easter Sunday Service
Sunday, April 20, 11am – 12:30 pm
The Expanding Light Temple

Celebrate Christ’s resurrection with devotional chanting, an inspirational talk, uplifting music, and the Festival of Light. You are welcome to join us in the temple prior to service, from 10am-10:45am, for our weekly vedic fire ceremony and Purification Ceremony.

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 20, 12:30pm – 1pm
The Expanding Light

Children hunt for traditional eggs, while adults hunt for spiritual eggs with inspiring sayings. Be on the lookout for a special visit by the Easter Bunny.

Easter Lunch
Sunday, April 20, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
The Expanding Light

Join us for a hearty vegetarian lunch, including an Easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Cost: $15 (ages 13 and up); half price for ages 6 – 12; free for ages 6 and under. Lunch menu: Greek frittata with artichoke hearts, olives, spinach and feta; roasted potatoes; fresh baked biscuits and gravy; and organic green salad with dressing from scratch.
Call the Expanding Light (530) 478-7518×1 to reserve your meal.

Easter Evening Meditation
Sunday, April 20, 2pm – 9pm (breaks at 4, 6 and 7:30pm)
Lahiri Shrine at the Expanding Light

During this longer evening meditation, we will take the opportunity to receive the powerful blessings offered by Christ to all who inwardly commune with him. Come for all or part.

For more information:
Ananda Village Reception Office
530 478-7500
info@anandavillage.org