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.

Avoid Burnout: Make Inner Peace Your Priority
by Swami Kriyananda

Many people accept the common equation of material success with monetary profit, but monetary profit, without corresponding inner satisfaction, is a hollow victory.

Material success means nothing if, in the act of seeking it, we lose our peace of mind. Read More

From the new issue of Clarity Magazine

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Changing Seasons
by Nayaswami Savitri

As a child, I enjoyed autumn, football games, and piles of colorful leaves to jump about in. Crisp cool nights and sunny days were fun, too. But all too soon, winter came, with coldness, wetness, darkness, grayness, and confinement indoors, for far too many months. Read More

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

Paramhansa Yogananda9 Meditation Tips from Paramhansa Yogananda

How easy the spiritual path is, if you give even a little time each day to meditation. Meditate intensely, morning and evening. Even fifteen minutes of meditation is better than no time at all. Better still, make it half an hour, or even one hour.

1. Every sincere effort is registered in the divine consciousness. Your duty as a devotee is to accept whatever [God] sends you — and, for that matter, whatever He doesn’t send. Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
October 19, 2014


Complete Video: First Things First

Nayaswami Bharat

Sunday, October 19, 2014

As devotees, we need to keep our mind on what is most important — God’s bliss.

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Daily Inspiration
October 25, 2014

Develop a sense of community with others. See that community as consisting of more than your little family, more than your neighborhood, more than the town or city in which you live.

Expand your sense of community to include, finally, the entire world.


A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Finding Babaji’s Cave

By Nayaswami Jyotish

Ask Me About Truth
Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


The Daily Meditator Resuming
October 23, 2014

The Daily Meditator newsletter, which sends out inspiring stories about meditation and the spiritual path, will be starting up again on October 30th, and will send a new newsletter monthly. Subscribe

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

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