Christmas 2020: let’s make it an exceptional celebration!

After a truly exceptional year, the divine light of Christmas brings hope! This year we would like to share that Light with as many people around the world as possible… in fact, our wish is to share the Light of Hope with everyone! You too, can be part of this amazing campaign to kindle the Light of Hope in every heart, so that everyone may feel its comfort and support in these times.

Discover our inspirational programme and events calendar below, and let’s prepare ourselves for an exceptional Christmas… together!


Our Journey

Six weeks dedicated to living in the light.



Our complete Events Calendar!

Join us also for our daily morning meditations based on that day’s advent calendar quality from 6:30 – 8:00 a.m. on Ananda LIVE.


Open Yourself to the Light

29 Nov – 18 Dec

Join us as we attune ourselves to the vibration of the Light, opening our hearts and calling in the Christ Consciousness.


4 December

8:30 pmDivine Mother Concert in English in Italian

A wonderful evening of choral music to help us tune into Divine Mother’s presence and enter into the spirit and magical atmosphere of Christmas.


5 December

6:30 – 8:30 am Special Divine Mother Meditation in English in Italian

11:00 am Sharing: Attune yourself to Divine Motherin English

How can we tune into the feminine aspect of God? How to percieve the constant hints of Her love whispering in our souls?

8:30 pm Divine Mother Kirtan in English in Italian


6 December

20:30 pm Reader’s Theater: “The Smile that Wins” by PG Woodhousein Italian

A reading in Italian of the short story “The Smile that Wins” by the British humorist P.G.Wodehouse


8 December

6:30 – 8:30 am Special Meditation for the “Immacolata” holiday in English in Italian


11 December

8:00 – 9:00 pm Advent Satsang with Uma in English


Christ Lives

19 – 27 Dec

The joyful birth of the Christ Light within us; a time of reflection, nurturing and deep intimacy with the Divine.


19 December

8:30 pm Christ Kirtan in English in Italian


20 December

7:00 – 8:00 Ananda Yoga and Energisation in English in Italian

9:00 – 17:00 Long Christmas Meditation in English in Italian
The traditional all-day meditation, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., during which periods of silent meditation alternate with chanting, inspirational music and readings.


24 December

11:00 – 12:30 Sharing: Living with Jesus in English in Italian

Ideas and inspirations on how you too can express the love, forgiveness and power of Jesus in your daily life.

21:00 – 22:30 Christmas Eve Celebration in English in ItalianWherever Christ is, There is Love
Christmas Eve is one of the most inspiring and beautiful moments of this sacred season. Celebrate this special time with us.


25 December

7:00 -9:00 am Christmas Morning Meditation in English in Italian

11:30 Christmas Message by Nayaswamis Kirtani and Anand in English in Italian

12:15 – 13:30 Sharing: Christmas all year round in English in Italian

How can we live in the spirit of Christmas every day? A panel of speakers will give you insight.

Christmas Concert in English in Italian

A beautiful and uplifting concert of Christmas music to open your heart and fill you with joy.


26 December

11:00 Virtual Pilgrimage in the Holy Land  in Italian

Join us on this virtual journey to the sacred sites of Israel where Jesus and his disciples walked and shared the joy of living in God.

8.30 pm Readers’ Theatre: The Fourth Wise Man  in Italian


27 December

11.30 Christmas Sunday Service in English in Italian

16:00 Christmas Tea on Zoom in English in Italian


Together in the Light

28 Dec – 01 Jan

Looking within, let’s encourage this beautiful Light to grow!
Together we can manifest our highest potential!


30 December


31 December

21:30 – 00:15 New Year’s Eve Ceremony in English in Italian

Say goodbye to 2020 and greet 2021 along with your Ananda family. An evening of reflection, inspiration and depth!


01 January

10:30 – 11:00 New Year’s Message by Nayaswamis Kirtani and Anand in English in Italian

A tradition at Ananda! An inspiring and uplifting message by Nayaswamis Kirtani and Anand, Spiritual Directors of Ananda Europe.


Sharing the Light with All

2 – 10 January

In the footsteps of Paramhansa Yogananda, avatar of Dwapara Yuga, let’s connect more deeply to his mission and realise it… together!


02 January

11:00 Yogananda’s Lasting Legacy: A Divine Plan for the evolution of our planet in English in Italian

In preparation for the celebration of Yogananda’s birth 127 years ago, we want to cherish the inheritence he left us and consider the ways in which we ourselves can become torchbearers, continuing to live and share the Master’s legacy in present and future generations.


05 January

6:30-8:30 Special Meditation for Yogananda’s Birthday in English in Italian

 Satsang: “I am the vine, you are the branches” – Staying connected with Master in English in Italian

A sharing from many devotees about the challenge we all face of staying connected to Master in life’s manifold situations.

17:30 – 19:00 The Yoga of Yogananda with Jayadev in Italian

20:30 Yogananda’s Birthday Celebration in English in Italian

An evening dedicated to attuning ourselves to the great Master, Paramhansa Yogananda.


06 January

7:00-8:30 Special Epiphany Meditationin English in Italian

19:00 Satsang with Nayaswami Jyotish and Deviin English in Italian 

A wonderful opportunity to draw on the immense wisdom and practical advice of the spiritual leaders of Ananda Worldwide.


09 January

11:00-13:30 Kriya Initiationin English



Light of Hope – Nayaswami Kirtani and Anand

How to truly love – Jayadev

Freedom in compassion – Nayaswami Uma

How to develop calmness – Manu

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Happy Birthday, Yogananda!

Ananda Advent Calendar

Live the true spirit of Christmas every day with our advent calendar!

Receive a Christmas-inspired spiritual quality every day and discover how to live each one as we prepare for the birth of the Christ Consciousness within us.

Today’s Inspiration

Behind the scenes

Breathe Joy

What is happening at Ananda Assisi in this moment? Lakshmi and Arjuna share with us!

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Our Spiritual Home

Can you remember visiting Ananda Assisi for the first time?

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Could you ever have dreamed of such an amazing Christmas?

All of us, together, light by light, lit up our Christmas tree with so many
donations! 20000 euros were donated in total, and we sincerely thank you all for each and every offering; they gave our spiritual family the opportunity to gather together online during this sacred time of the year.

What a Joy ..oh what a Joy!!! Such is the joy of Family!

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