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What they say about the Mela

I felt very welcomed, positive experiences with everybody and leaving with a lot of good energy


A rare opportunity to share a spiritual lifestyle with other people


Lots of meaningful conversation


This is my first mela and I've gotten a lot out of it. My meditation is getting deeper


It was wonderful to see my children having such a good time


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The Ananda Mela is an inspiring and welcoming festival for all ages, offering the experience of a spiritual lifestyle in an open and relaxed atmosphere.


  • Deep relaxation with twice daily meditation and yoga
  • Healthy gourmet vegan and vegetarian food
  • Fun and innovative workshops
  • A full 12 hours of chanting (kiirtan) on the middle day of the week
  • Entertaining creative activities for children and youth
  • Inspiring world music, dance performances and sports

The festival has been running at the Ananda Palli community in Stanthorpe, Queensland for 32 years. We would like to thank everyone who has participated over the years for making the Mela the blissful event that we all love.

News from the 31st Mela!

The 2013 Mela offered a wide variety of dance styles from Sicilian Tarantella and Brazilian Capoeira to kiirtan. Dada Jyotiriishananda expanded on the use of water in his Sentient Health workshops and Sohail’s workshops explored transforming inner narratives, and The Sarkar Game, based on P R Sarkar’s social psychology quadrants. Karen Lee returned with a fellow Stanthorpe Writers’ Group enthusiast, Jessica, and an assortment of characters attended their workshop on creating fictional characters. The prize for best representation of the theme, Reclaiming Oneness, must go to Sukhadeva and Shreya for their revolutionary marriage that created a Mela within the Mela.

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here to see our exciting programme for 2014.

Ananda Mela in early January 2014, is a Festival of Bliss featuring yoga & meditation, culture, creativity, arts & crafts, inspiring workshops, community creations, delicious vegetarian food, a camping holiday for the whole family and a great way to start the new year. Organised by Ananda Marga near Stanthorpe, Qld, Australia, 2014 is our 32nd year and we're planning a blissful event.

So all from Stanthorpe, Brisbane , Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Lismore, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Derby, etc., please Join Us!!