September 2021 Update
Ananda Ashram is continuing to be more fully open.
We welcome Day Guests from Thursday through Sunday. Click Here for details.
Those wishing to participate in our Short Term Residential Program may stay for 1 week to 3 months. Guests enjoy use of our facilities plus morning and evening meditation programs with chanting and selected readings, yoga classes, meditative virtual offerings, and special classes and events scheduled from time to time. For more details on our Short Term Residential Program please Click Here.
We continue to monitor events, along with the official guidelines, regarding when we can more fully expand access to the property. We take the responsibility of protecting our guests, teachers, residents and staff very seriously.
Explore our offerings of virtual classes and events on topics including Yoga, Sanskrit, meditation, Dance, Music and Ayurveda. Click here to view our most recent newsletter. Our traditional meditation and fire ceremony program, generally followed by a Sanskrit hymn or verse with explanation, is still being offered free to all at 9 am via Ananda Ashram Live on Facebook several times a week. We are supported through your generosity. If you can, please consider helping us through these extraordinary times. Please click below to donate. Thank you!
Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati
(Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D.)
Ashram Founder Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, also known as Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D., was a highly respected spiritual teacher for countless students and devotees from all walks of life. A prolific author on the science and philosophy of Yoga-Vedanta, he combined the universal message of these teachings with his deep knowledge of both Eastern and Western medicine and psychology. His areas of specialty ranged from Ayurveda to modern psychiatry and neurosurgery.
Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati is the Founder and Spiritual Director of the Yoga Society of New York, Inc. (1958) and its country center Ananda Ashram (1964). He also established the Yoga Society of San Francisco, Inc. (1972), known as Brahmananda Ashram, and inspired several other centers of meditation in the United States and abroad.