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.

Paramhansa YoganandaHow to Overcome Addictions
by Paramhansa Yogananda

Man cannot be held responsible for being tempted, for it was Satan who created physical temptations and constantly urges him to transgress morally. Man is responsible, however, for using his reason and will power to conquer his senses and thereby experience the superior happiness of self-control. Read More

Recent Blog Posts

Overcoming Attachments Wins Inner Freedom
by Tyagi Jayadev

Why is non-attachment so essential? You may imagine attachments like a glue: they bind our mind and energy to the outer world, blocking them from turning within. Or, if you prefer another metaphor: visualize attachments like heavy stones which don’t allow the “hot air balloon” of our consciousness to rise. Read More

by Loved and Protected

I always assumed I would have children, probably four, the same as the family I grew up in. My first marriage ended quickly in divorce, and my second marriage didn’t start until my late twenties. My new husband was ambivalent about becoming a father. Read More

Evening Hospice
by Hanuman

In 2006, Swami Kriyananda wrote the 12 Precepts of Evening Hospice. When I first read them I was stunned. It was obvious that these 12 precepts were not just something that you would want to address at end of life, but in fact, were guidelines for living! Read More

question markFrequently Asked Questions About Hong-Sau

What if, during one’s practice of this, or of any other, technique, one is suddenly lifted into a divine state of consciousness? Assuming that it was the technique that induced this state, should one continue his practice, or abandon it to deepen one’s enjoyment of this state of consciousness? Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
January 25, 2015


Complete Video: The Infinite Christ

Nayaswami Maria

Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Daily Inspiration
January 29, 2015

No one, ever, could replace perfectly those whose friendship you enjoy today. Make the most of your present friendships.


Moksha Mandir Construction Update

Exterior work continues: stucco walls, stone landscape walls, and sunshine!

A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

How to Draw God’s Help in Your Life

By Nayaswami Devi

Ask Me About Truth
Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


Yogananda Gardens
January 26, 2015

Nayaswamis Janakidevi and Byasa are in the process of creating a garden in Laurelwood Valley, Oregon dedicated to Paramhansa Yogananda. It will feature secluded areas of inspiring shrines and quiet nooks, as well as lawn areas surrounded by colorful flowers and ornamental plantings. To learn more, visit the Yogananda Gardens website.

Inner Renewal Week
January 16, 2015

Ananda Village’s annual Inner Renewal Week is coming up February 1 — 8, led by Ananda’s Spiritual Directors, Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi. The topic this year is “An Inner Pilgrimage to God”. You can attend online or in person.

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