Ananda 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 everyone 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 any questions you may have through our Ask Ananda’s Experts forum.
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The Power of Light
by Lorna Knox
Recently, I watched a fascinating documentary film about the Chauvet cave in France, where the oldest known cave paintings have been found. The best scientific dating techniques we have in this modern age of energy estimate the paintings to be over 30,000 years old. Read More…
The 4 Yugas
by Radhika Cosley
In the West people often view time as linear, with the future being more evolved than the past. In India, however, time is viewed a cyclical, that people slowly evolve, then slowly devolve, only to slowly evolve again. Read More…
4 Paths to Self-Realization
by Radhika Cosley
Each of the yogas or paths is designed for people of different temperaments. Karma yoga is for people who like to serve, bhakti for people who are more loving and devotional, and gyana yoga for those who are more intellectual and philosophical. Read More…
March 2, 2014
Highlight from Sunday Service
Complete Video: By Thinking Can We Arrive at Understanding?
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Bharat talks about how attunement to a larger reality creates thinking that is also expansive.
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Three Books Recently Published
March 7, 2014
Spiritual Yoga: Awakening to Higher Awareness by Gyandev McCord
Love Perfected, Live Divine: A Novel by Swami Kriyananda
Loved and Protected: Stories of Miracles and Answered Prayers by Asha Praver
Articles in Times of India
January 24, 2014
In the tradition of Swami Kriyananda, Nayaswami Asha has been publishing articles in India's largest newspaper. You can read the most recent article here.