“The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then, you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn’t belong to the soul.”Paramhansa Yogananda

Moksha Mandir

This meditation temple was built in honor of Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda. It is called the “Moksha Mandir,” meaning “temple of spiritual liberation.”

It is also the final resting place of Swami Kriyananda and houses his remains. It is a deep and powerful space for meditation.

During Springtime at Ananda tulip season, the mandir is open every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The rest of the year, it is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:45 pm to 5:00 pm or by appointment.


This charming chapel is based on the Porzuincola, the little church of St. Francis in Assisi. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, a pond, and statues of Buddha and the Virgin Mother, it offers an intimate and inspiring atmosphere for meditations or worship services.

The chapel is always open for prayer and meditation.

The Shrine of the Masters

The Shrine of the Masters at Crystal Hermitage is a museum housing relics from our lineage of spiritual masters. It includes personal artifacts that belonged to Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswar, Paramhansa Yogananda, and Swami Kriyananda, as well as Anandamoyi Ma and Yogananda’s saintly mother.

It is located as you enter Crystal Hermitage and is open to all for meditation. It is our privilege to share the power of the masters through these relics with devotees and visitors from around the world.

During Springtime at Ananda tulip season, it is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The rest of the year, it is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, and closed Monday and Tuesday.

Learn How to Meditate

Ananda offers online meditation classes frequently throughout the year, as well as free resources to help you find peace and stillness.

Our meditation techniques are focused on the breath and don’t require any belief system to practice.