SRW-2010-35Here is Jyotish and Devi’s tentative event schedule. Note that anything here is subject to change without warning; email us to confirm. Click on the event titles for more information.


Portland Yogafest: Yoga—“Bridge to Peace and a World of Possibility”

June 21 (Thursday) - Ananda Portland - International Day of Yoga: The Movement That is Changing the Planet (also broadcast live)

6:30–7:00 p.m. Also broadcast live (Facebook account may be required, but probably not). Part of the International Day of Yoga and Solstice Celebration, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Celebrate the United Nations–declared International Day of Yoga and the arrival of the summer solstice with an all-day festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Portland.

Free and family friendly. Come for an hour or stay for the day.

June 22 (Friday) - Ananda Portland - Peace Symposium: Raising Consciousness for Global Peace (also broadcast live)

7–9 p.m. Cost: $20 ($15 for seniors, youth, and students). Tickets can be purchased here or (if still available) at the door. Also broadcast live (Facebook account may be required, but probably not). Jyotish and Devi are the keynote speakers; the other speakers are Puru (Joseph) Selbie and Dana Lynne Andersen. Emissaries from diverse religious traditions will open the evening, leading an experiential ceremony for World Peace. Location: Portland State University, Lincoln Hall.

Together, the speakers bring together the scientific, the creative, and the spiritual, showing how uplifting consciousness is the bridge to peace.

Raising consciousness is the real solution to the troubles in the world today. World peace, harmony with the environment, creativity—all stem from uplifted awareness of ourselves and the world around us. The powerful teachings of yoga hold the key to personal and global upliftment, harmony, peace, and well-being.

June 23 (Saturday) - Ananda Laurelwood - Open House: Dedication Ceremony (also broadcast live)

3–6 p.m.: Dedication ceremony, unveiling the eight-foot bronze statue of Paramhansa Yogananda in the Yogananda Gardens. Also broadcast live (Facebook account may be required, but probably not). Jyotish and Devi will preside, along with representatives from diverse spiritual traditions. Jyotish and Devi will offer the opening prayer and a brief introduction. At roughly 4:35 they’ll speak for a few minutes about Master’s vision of world brotherhood colonies.

Join us for a beautiful dedication with short talks, music, dance, and a ceremony of blessing.

Part of an all-day program, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Ananda Laurelwood: “Discover Our Intentional Community, Retreat Center, and ‘Campus of Higher Consciousness.’”

All events free of charge. Overnight lodging and hearty vegetarian meals are provided at Ananda Laurelwood’s retreat center. To register for lodging for a weekend retreat, click here. To reserve meals, click here.

June 24 (Sunday) - Ananda Laurelwood - Retreat: Sunday Service (topic: The Eternal Now) (Also broadcast live)

10–11 a.m. Fire and Purification Ceremonies.
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Sunday service. Free of charge. Also broadcast live (Facebook account may be required, but probably not).

The service is just one part of a full schedule of Sunday events, the second day of the Gala Weekend at Ananda Laurelwood.


July 14 (Saturday) - Ananda Washington - A New Tomorrow Today

This is the closing event of the “East Meets West Fest: United Hearts and Minds,” from 2–8 p.m. The whole day is free of charge, and includes an afternoon of programs and workshops. Register (optional) before June 14th to receive an organic, locally-made, bar of soap, courtesy of Ananda Farm, Camano Island. Location: Bastyr University | 14500 Jaunita Dr NE | Kenmore, WA 98028.

6–8 p.m. Jyotish and Devi are keynote speakers, together with Rabbi Ted Falcon, Imam Jamal Rahman, Rev. Michael Ingersoll, and author Philip Goldberg. This inspiring evening will include a yoga demonstration, meditation, music, and more.

For more information, call 425 806-3700.

July 15 (Sunday) - Ananda Washington - Sunday Service ("Self-Reliance vs. *Self*-Reliance") (also live online)

10 a.m. Free of charge. Venue: Ananda Meditation Temple | 23305 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell. View live online here.

July 15 (Sunday) - Ananda Washington - Farm Lunch and Gathering: An Afternoon Filled with Spirit and Nature

1:30–5:30 p.m. $20 reservation required. Location: Ananda Farm | 2732 Haven Place | Camano Island, WA 98282. For more information, call 425 806-3700.

– Guided Farm tour
– 200 blooming lavender plants
– Friendship and fresh air

July 21 (Saturday) -- or in India, 10 a.m. Sunday, July 22 - Ananda Sangha India - Topic to be announced (online webinar)

9:30–10:30 p.m. PDT (10–11 a.m. Sunday IST). Free of charge, registration required (and *re*-registration is required if you haven’t already re-registered since April 10).

July 28 (Saturday) - Ananda Sacramento - Living Yoga Festival

Venue: Folsom Community Center in Folsom. Further details forthcoming.


Spiritual Renewal Week: The Power of Personal Transformation (Aug. 5–12: details forthcoming)


December 12 (Wednesday) - Ananda Virtual Community - Christ Consciousness as a Living Reality

6–7pm PST. Registration required (New to Online with Ananda? First create a free account here, then click on one of the following links.):
a) $15 for the course, or
b) $45 for the entire series “Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi,” or
c) free with trial membership in Ananda Virtual Community.

This webinar is part of the series “Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi.”  This evening we’ll explore:

  • Yoga and Christianity
  • What is Christ Consciousness?
  • The deeper meanings of Christ’s teachings in the Bible
  • How to realize Christ within yourself