Sunday ServiceJoin our residents and guests for our weekly Sunday Service which includes prayer, chanting, meditation and inspirational readings from the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita, all in the tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda. Every Sunday from 10-10:45 (Purification Ceremony*) and 11-12:30 (Service), at the Expanding Light.

Sunday School for children is usually available (contact badri@ananda.org) each week.

After service, delicious vegetarian lunch is served at 12:30pm. The cost is $10 per person. Call to reserve for lunch 530-478-7518 Ext. 1.

Watch past Sunday services talks here.

*The Purification Ceremony includes two parts: an ancient traditional Vedic fire ceremony with the chanting of the Gayatri and Mahamritunjaya mantras, and the Purification Ceremony, where an individual’s silent prayer to God is supported by the presence and blessing from the minister, acting only as a reminder and representative of the presence of God within us.

For more information: please call the Village Reception Office at (530) 478-7500, 10am – 4pm, Mon. – Fri.

On weekends (when the Village Reception Office is closed), please call the Expanding Light for more information at (530) 478-7518, ext. 1.

Ananda Village Map

Directions to Sunday Service
at The Expanding Light

For driving directions, click here.

For Those with Children

All-Community Sunday Service
During special holidays such as Christmas, Easter and Yogananda’s birthday, the first part of Sunday Service is designated especially for children, with inspiring storytelling and a very brief meditation. Children then leave for supervised activities, and return to join their parents during the blessing, after the Festival of Light.

Please call the Village Reception Office at (530)478-7500 (Mon. – Fri. 10am -4pm) to find out when All-Community Sunday Service is scheduled.

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