Untitled-1Ananda is a global movement founded in 1968 by Swami Kriyananda. Ananda is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, who showed how all can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality.

Here you can find videos, articles, online books, and online classes on nearly every spiritual subject. We can also answer spiritual questions you may have through our Ask Ananda’s Experts forum.

srw-videoSpiritual Renewal Week Videos

This year’s spiritual renewal week was a huge success. Long time spiritual teachers, including Nayaswamis Jyotish, Devi, Asha, Dharmadas, and Pranaba, as well as a couple younger members, gave inspiring talks on happiness. We also had a beautiful concert based on songs that Swami Kriyananda prescribed for helping with certain emotional difficulties. Watch Videos

Recent Blog Posts

Cultivating True Prosperity
by Kalidas Hansen

In today’s western culture, there are so many teachings about how to use spirituality to become materially wealthy. One cannot deny that man has basic needs: food, health, shelter, etc. Read More

An Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita
by Radhika Cosley

This Self is not born, nor does it perish. Self-existent, it continues its existence forever. It is birthless, eternal, changeless, and ever the same. The Self is not slain when the body dies. —The Baghavad Gita (2:20) Read More

Three and a Half Lessons from a Nine-Day Seclusion
by Brahmachari Tandava

I stepped right into my routine on day 1. It feels so easy to arrive at the Retreat and just leave everything else behind. That’s part of the blessing of having meditating devotees on that land for over four decades. But after a few days, I found myself feeling more and more confused. Read More

What is True Humility?

What is humility? The first point to understand is that humility is not self-abasement. To lower oneself is an indication, not of ego-transcendence, but of preoccupation with the little self.

One who bows to the ground and throws dust on his head concentrates on dust and on his own head. Implicit in this attitude is a distorted kind of self-involvement: ego-centeredness. Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
August 24, 2014


Complete Video: How Should We Meet Our Tests?

Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi

Sunday, August 24, 2014

“The real temptation is the contraction into darkness, away from light.” Jyotish explains the two opposing forces in the universe and how the choices we make daily that bring us towards one or the other.

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Daily Inspiration
August 29, 2014

Disarm critics by saying to them, “I see and appreciate your point of view. Now, may I offer an alternate one?”


A Touch of Light

Feeling Inadequate

By Nayaswami Jyotish

Ask Me About Truth
Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


Spiritual Renewal Week
August 26, 2014

Ananda Village’s annual Spiritual Renewal Week was a great success. Videos from the week can be found here.

Ananda for the Future Annual Retreat

Ananda for the Future, a group made up mostly of Ananda members in their 20′s and 30′s, as well as some longer-time members, held their second annual worldwide retreat online on August 16th. The purpose of the retreat was mainly to enjoy the fellowship of like-minded souls around the world and to brainstorm ideas of how newer Ananda members can get can involved in sharing Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings. You can see videos of the retreat here.

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