Ceremonies are a means of getting groups of people to unite their thoughts and energies.”
Swami Kriyananda

At Ananda, we often express our inner experience of God’s presence, outwardly as well, through simple, beautiful, and uplifting ceremonies.

This beautiful ceremony helps us open to divine grace to obtain purification from any particular trait, tendency or event that is causing an obstacle to our spiritual growth. The ceremony involves writing that quality or habit that we are seeking purification from on a piece of paper and burning it at the altar after receiving a blessing from the presiding Acharya.