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.

Videos of Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi’s Talks at Ananda India


Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi have given a number of talks during their visit to India this Fall. You can watch them here.

Recent Blog Posts

The Greatest of Virtues
by Kalidas Hansen

“By serving wise and ignorant sadhus, I am learning the greatest of virtues, pleasing to God above all others…humility.” These are the words of the great master, Babaji, in the Autobiography of a Yogi. Read More

The Singer and the Nightingale
by Nayaswami Prakash

This past August, during Spiritual Renewal Week, we were treated to a dramatization of Swami Kriyananda’s beautiful story/allegory “The Singer and the Nightingale.” The play was a delight, profoundly funny and, in its serious purpose, just as profoundly moving. Read More

Mama Sadhana
by Gita Matlock

This morning, as I sat for meditation, the sound of my babbling baby playing peek-a-boo with my husband downstairs made a sweet and distracting background to yet another brief Sadhana. Read More

yogaBasic Rules for Yoga Practice

Yoga postures are very different from ordinary calisthenics. It is a mistake even to call these postures exercises, in the usual sense of the word. Their purpose is not to strengthen the muscles. They emphasize relaxation quite as much as they do tension. Unlike most physical exercise, they do not excite; rather, they eliminate excitement from the system.

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Highlight from Sunday Service
October 12, 2014


Complete Video: Victory Demands the Courage of Conviction

Nayaswami Ananta

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Experience on the path gives us faith, and the courage to act in that faith gradually becomes a natural part of who we are.

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Daily Inspiration
October 19, 2014

Why compare yourself with others? When driving on the freeway, there will be cars ahead of you and many more behind. Keep your mind serenely focused on your own destination.


A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Eternity in an Hour

By Nayaswami Devi

Ask Me About Truth
Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


You Can Now Spend the Night at Ananda Valley Farm
September 24, 2014

The Ananda Valley Farm, near the Palo Alto community, is now available for overnight stays. $50 per night suggested donation. For more information contact

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Leaving for India
September 8, 2014

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi left for India on September 9th, and will be staying there until December 2nd. They will then return to America. View their India schedule.

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