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 Fall Issue of Clarity Magazine

Clarity Magazine, a website with articles by Ananda members, has just released its fall issue with many new entertaining and useful articles about life and the spiritual path.

See the new issue

Recent Blog Posts

The Holy Meditation Retreat
by Nayaswami Prakash

“That which you offer to God, that which you give to God is blessed. It’s not charity, for you’re giving to your own Self. What you offer to God is blessed a million fold!” — Swami Kriyananda

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The Poem “God, God, God” by Paramhansa Yogananda
by Kalamali Church

This past (August 2014) Spiritual Renewal Week (SRW) Nayaswami Jyotish Novak encouraged us to memorize and repeat the poem, “God, God, God” by Paramhansa Yogananda, put to lyrics by Swami Kriyananda. Read More

Judge Not!
by Kalidas Hansen

I was 22 when I found the spiritual path, and it was great despair and disillusionment that compelled me to embrace it. Like many of the great souls I have known in this life, I came to a point where the anguishing monotony of “normal” human existence was simply not enough. Read More

How to Teach Meditation to Children
by Anonymous

I have been an aid in the school district of a town with a population of about 8500 and with a strong Christian tradition. I mainly work with children with severe disabilities, i.e. severely involved physically as well as some with mental disability. Read More

PrayerHow To Pray

When most people pray, they don’t take the time to listen for God’s answer. Prayer, however, to be most deeply meaningful, needs to be real communication.

The difference between the one-way street of normal prayer and actually conversing with God is simply the degree of involvement — on both sides. Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
September 14, 2014


Complete Video: Truth Invites; It Never Commands

Atman Goering

Sunday, September 14, 2014

We are in a new age, and religion needs to be approached in a new way.

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Daily Inspiration
September 22, 2014

Be dignified but not proud. Live in recognition of the divine power within you to accomplish all things.



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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.

Spiritual Renewal Week
August 26, 2014

Ananda Village’s annual Spiritual Renewal Week was a great success. Videos from the week can be found here.

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