Ananda Center at Laurelwood was founded in May 2011, and is dedicated to providing a setting where people can become, on every level—heart, mind, body, and spirit—more balanced, mature, effective, harmonious, and happy; where learning and joy come together; and people learn to nurture an inner life, to love the world of ideas, to ask questions, and to be original thinkers.

Ananda Center at Laurelwood is part of a worldwide movement, Ananda Sangha, based in the universal spiritual teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and his disciple Swami Kriyananda. While spiritual in nature, Ananda Laurelwood is not religious in any sectarian way. More information at Ananda Laurelwood.