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.

New Issue of Clarity Magazine

Clarity Magazine is an online magazine offering inspiring articles and stories by Ananda members, spiritual directors Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Swami Kriyananda, and Paramhansa Yogananda.

Some of the articles in this issue include:

  • How to Overcome Addictions by Paramhansa Yogananda
  • How to Test the Genuineness of a Spiritual Teaching by Swami Kriyananda
  • Five Steps to True Prosperity by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
  • Stranded in the Snow by Mary Kretzmann
  • and more

See the new issue

Recent Blog Posts

Christmas in Pune 2012
by Nayaswami Devaki

One day I was chatting with Swami Kriyananda’s nurse at Ananda Village and I was describing what I’ve done for the Village in terms of our Christmas Eve celebrations. I was hoping to inspire her to attempt the same when she returned to Pune India where Swami resided. She became very excited and suggested that I visit Pune to help that year with Christmas. Read More

Ananda Goes to New Zealand
by Rachel Ebgi

Recently I have been made conscious of a habitual way of thinking. Before, when confronted with something that was impossible to do, I would let everyone know why it couldn’t be accomplished, justifying my decision not to raise my energy. Read More

The Journey Home
by Nayaswami Diksha

The practice of meditation can be described as a journey back home, back to our native land, as Paramhansa Yogananda called it. As we practice meditation, we find that the journey is not always easy. Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
December 14, 2014


Complete Video: Living in the Presence of God

Nayaswami Ananta

Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Daily Inspiration
December 18, 2014

Hold your hand out to others. Don’t wait for them to come to you.


A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Why Be Sad About Time’s Passing?

By Nayaswami Devi

Ask Me About Truth
Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Back at the Village
December 16, 2014

Nayswamis Jyotish and Devi have returned to Ananda Village and will be staying here through the end of Inner Renewal Week (February 1-8) when they return to India until the end of March. They led a beautiful World Brotherhood Day Celebration, telling us about their inspiring time in India. See a slideshow of their trip

Article by Nawayswami Jyotish in The Speaking Tree
December 1, 2014

An article by Nayaswami Jyotish, called “The Tremendous Power of Meditation”, came out recently on the editorial page of the Speaking Tree, a Times of India newspaper. It has gotten over 90,000 views so far! Click here to read the article

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