Ananda Village

Nevada City, California, United States

  • Last updated: May 23, 2017 (5 days ago)
  • Listing created on: December 8, 2011

Mission Statement

Service and Kriya meditation

Community Description

We are a cooperative spiritual community based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, founded by his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda. All residents are disciples of Yogananda, and follow the path of Kriya yoga. Our lives center on joyful service and meditation. Visitors are welcome, and those interested in exploring our path and community life can apply to participate in our Karma Yoga service program at

We have Living Wisdom Schools from pre-K( through College (, based on the “Education for Life” philosophy. We also run Crystal Clarity Publishers ( and The Expanding Light Yoga and Meditation Retreat (, and offer Ananda’s teachings worldwide, through centers, meditation groups and

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 1967
  • Start Living Together: 1967
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
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  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Badri Matlock
  • Phone: 530-478-7500
  • Community Address:
    14618 Tyler Foote Rd
    Nevada City, California, 95959
    United States
  • Location


  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 800 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building
  • Current Number of Residences: 200


  • Adult Members: 200
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes


  • Decision Making: Dharmocracy
  • Identified Leader: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested

Sustainability Practices


  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ananda Community
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private Schooling at the Community, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Community Affiliations

Ananda Communities in the US, Italy, and India


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