When membership started the campaign “Take Ananda Home” in 2017 we never thought this is where it would lead, but indeed our members' requests are important to us.
We spoke to members about what they wanted from Membership. The answers surprised us, they wanted a meditation timer to help them maintain their practice and remind them of the lessons they learned while visiting Ananda Ashram.
Therefore after many months of planning Ananda Ashram iPhone App became available at the iTunes/Apple Store.
Since its release, there have already been many updates. The updates are in response to owners of the new app sending their requests to our in-house developer. That’s right! Tejas Monteverdi has been at the Ashram for five years (April) and is a web developer. He created the app from many requests from those who really wanted to “Take Ananda Home” with them.
Tejas taught himself how to use the web-based software to create Ananda Ashram’s first ever Meditation Timer. This was his first iPhone App. It began with a simple idea to create a mechanism that would ring a bell at the end of a time period set by the user to alert them their meditation time was over. This simple idea grew and grew. With Sitar Music from Shri Roop Verma, a guided meditation by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (Ramamurti S. Mishra) the app has become a way for our members and guests to have a piece of the Ashram at the tip of their fingertips, with a tagline “We’re just a touch away” illustrates how much our members and guests mean to us.
Memorial Day Weekend
Membership Awareness Program
Thank you to Karen (Kay) Moheban for the delicious treats. All proceeds went to the Ananda Kitchen Dessert Fund!
Thank you to Dinesha Barber for his contribution to the table from the Ananda Gift Shop. All proceeds went to the Gift Shop.
I really enjoyed our time and all of the great guests who asked wonderful questions and came by to see what Ananda Ashram is up to this Year!
Spring is here, the birds have returned, but we still have snow on the ground. I received a call in the office last week asking if a person could camp. Yes! Our camping season has begun. However, I told them, we still have snow on the ground. Not much, but it comes and goes. It's best to watch the weather report. I am happy to say she did camp and loved it even with the snow. She was prepared for the weather. That is pretty important around here if you are going to camp. One day this week it was snowing, the next day it was sixty degrees and raining. Sometimes it rains, suns or snows., Be prepared for whatever life brings you.
Spring camping at Ananda Ashram offers some very nice perks if you are ready for them.
The Shanti Sadanam project is steadily progressing. The footings and foundation walls for the building are finished. Construction of the shell of the building is completed. The roof trusses are now being installed.
We presently have over $465,000 in funds committed to the project. We need everyone's financial support to complete the project by next spring. Your generosity will contribute to a building which will benefit the people who visit Ananda Ashram for many years to come.
Before the first snow the Foundation was complete and Framing had begun.
Just after the first snow we received the trusses. The weather warmed up enough for the snow to melt and the roof trusses began being installed, and the roof was laid.
It's now November 2018, and we are almost ready to open the doors to our new Shanti Sadanam. The pictures below show the progress to date.
Please make you donations as soon as possible. Contributions can be made at the office, or by phone at 845-782-5575, or online at anandaashram.org donation's page, click on the "Shanti Sadanam Fund".
Members who stay at Ananda Ashram have access to the Gift Shop. The Gift Shop offers a variety of Yogic clothing, incense, musical instruments, personal grooming items and of course has a collection of yogic books. But did you know Ananda Ashram also has an Online Bookstore?
You can find the site at AshramStore.com, the Online Bookstore of Ananda Ashram. You'll find works by the founder and spiritual director of Ananda Ashram, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (Ramamurti S. Mishra), published by the Baba Bhagavandas Publication Trust. We also offer books and audio by other authors and friends of the Ashram. Proceeds from sales support the Yoga Society of New York, Inc.
Below find some of the most popular books, CD's and DVD's in our Online Bookstore.
by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D.)
Commonly referred to as the Yoga Sutras manual, this book contains the Yoga Sutras in Sanskrit devanagari script with transliteration, separation of words and translation. It is designed to accompany our Yoga Sutras Audio CDs or Video DVD.
2 CD Set - Sanskrit Chanting with Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D.)
A set of two audio CDs with authentic Sanskrit chanting of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in the ancient tradition of Guru leading students. Each CD has a concluding meditation guiding us to feel the real sutra, the inner thread of consciousness and life.
DVD - Sanskrit Chanting with Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D.)
This DVD captures rare, live footage with authentic Sanskrit chanting of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (Shri Ramamurti) in the ancient tradition of Guru leading students. The program includes two guided meditations to feel the real sutra, the inner thread of consciousness and life.
Come visit the Ananda Ashram Online Store for More Titles!
Thank you for supporting Ananda Ashram!
Did you know that you can now register online for an overnight stay at Ananda Ashram?
Simply go to the AnandaAshram.org Website and click the Reserve Now on the top menu.
You can choose Overnight Reservation if you wish to stay less than a week. Or you can choose one of our extended stay options up to four weeks. The dates are flexible.
Once you click to choose your reservation option, you are taken to the page that describes the process. Make sure you read the terms and conditions because they are updated as our policies change.
As a member you receive a 10% discount on your stay. Please call the office to receive your membership discount code. Simply enter the code on the registration form in the "Discount code" dialog box.
If you are having trouble finding your discount code, please call the office at 845-782-5575.
Thank you for supporting Ananda Ashram, Yoga Society of New York, Inc.
Now it's easier than ever to become a Yoga Society of New York Member.
Click the membership home page and scroll under the video to choose your membership level.
There are two options, General Membership and Lifetime Membership.
Once you choose your option, click the "Next" button. Fill in your email address and the Security Check Code, click the Next button.
You will then be taken to the Membership Application page. You will fill in your information. Once you complete your application you will receive an email giving you further instruction on how to pay for your membership.
Welcome to the New Ananda Ashram Membership Blog. We will be posting members news and events on this blog.
The 2017 Membership Awareness Program was developed to help our members feel connected and to boost a sense of community within the Ashram Family.