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.

Meeting the Challenge of Living in an Uncertain World
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Certain periods in history are of major importance in the growth of planetary awareness, and we’re living in such a time. We’ve moved from Kali Yuga (the age of materialism and matter consciousness) to Dwapara Yuga (the age of energy and fluidity in thinking).

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10 Meditation Tips from Swami Kriyananda
by Radhika Cosley

Through this blog, The Yogis Say, I like to take the highest spiritual teachings and deliver them in a way that is easy to understand and use in daily life. Sometimes, though, there’s just no substitute for a real pro. Here are 10 tips from Swami Kriyananda’s book, Meditation for Starters, that can help improve your meditation practice no matter what path you are on or technique you use:

Grateful Service
by Nayaswami Prakash

What opens the channel through which God’s grace flows into the human heart is, above all, an attitude of giving to the universe, to something larger than one’s little self, to the mystery from which comes all true inspiration. The giver increasingly finds his fulfillment in the giving, in using what he has, what he is to, in Sri Yukteswar’s words, “render grateful service.” Read More

Practicing Contentment
by Michelle Dossett

This past winter has undoubtedly been a challenging one for us New Englanders. As I’ve tried to remain positive and upbeat despite the onslaught of blizzards and the challenges they’ve imposed, I’ve realized that relating to the weather this winter has, for me, become an exercise in practicing contentment. Read More

PrayerHow to Pray Effectively

I have asked for God’s help many times in my service to Him (or, as I put it, to Her). Many people have called the responses to those prayers miraculous.

In every case, what made these “graces” possible was the attraction of energy, by will power, from the surrounding universe. Faith must be dynamic, not passive. By offering it to God, we focus it better. Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
April 12, 2015


Complete Video: To Each According to His Faith

Nayaswami Ananta

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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April 18, 2015

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Last Chance to Submit Your Blessings for Swami Kriyananda’s Moksha Mandir
April 6, 2015

In May at Ananda Village’s Moksha Mandir dedication ceremony, we will be enclosing a container full of blessings in a chamber beneath Swami Kriyananda’s body for all time. Please send us your blessings now so we can collect all of them before the ceremony.

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Yogananda’s Teachings on Happiness with Jyotish Novak in Los Angeles
March 20, 2015

Restore your hope for a better world as we share Yogananda’s revolutionary teachings — including an experiential guided meditation and an audience-participatory healing prayer for peace and harmony. Learn more

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