Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and Meditation
Let us come together to celebrate the coming of Christ Consciousness on this sacred evening. We will sing, chant, meditate and share the light as one family in God. The first half-hour will be a family friendly candlelight service, followed by a one hour adult meditation.
7 – 7:30 pm – candlelight service for families
7:30 – 8:30 – meditation for adults
Purification Service and Fire Ceremony
Ceremonies can be meaningful and powerful if we enter into them with faith and sincerity. Fire is a timeless symbol for purification and transformation in all cultures and religions, including this ancient and revered Vedic ceremony. As we light the fire, which represents divine light, we chant two sacred mantras together, each one repeated seven times. There is also an opportunity for personal self-offering and a blessing from the masters through the Light Bearer, who serves as a channel for divine grace.
Following the fire ceremony there is an approximately thirty minute silent meditation.
All are welcome to attend.
Festival of Light Service
The Sunday worship service at Ananda is inspired by the meditation tradition of the East and the ancient teachings of mystical Christianity, with inspirational readings from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. Service includes music, group chanting and meditation, an inspirational talk drawn from the writings of Paramhansa Yogananda, and a unique blessing ceremony called the Festival of Light.
Our hearts and our sanctuary are open to people of all faiths, races, orientations, truth-seekers, people exploring meditation for the first time, and anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the meaning and purpose of life.
After Service, you are invited to meet the ministers and others in the congregation over snacks in the foyer.
at the end of 10:00 AM Meditation (approximately 10:40 AM)
Do you know someone in need of healing prayers? Let us pray for them. Send your prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also if you’d like to feel God’s healing presence flowing through your hands and heart, come join us in being channels for healing energy by praying for others. To become a member of our Healing Prayer Circle, please contact us at email@example.com. In addition to praying for individuals in our personal sadhanas, we hold open healing prayers at the end of our 9:30AM purification meditation on the 4th Sunday of each month.
Our Healing Prayer Circle offers the opportunity to submit prayer requests for those in need and also for any interested individuals to experience the blessing of becoming a healing channel for Divine Mother’s Grace using the techniques given to us by Paramhansa Yogananda. (read more…)
Child Centered Spiritual Activities