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 everyone 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.

bird-cage-2Group Discussion: Let It Go

Self-definitions and attachments are some of our main obstacles on the spiritual path. What would you like to let go of — or what are you letting go of right now?

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Recent Blog Posts

Divine Protection: Psalm 91
by Mary Kretzmann

Over the years, in the Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry, I have recommended Psalm 91 for people who needed protection. One time it was a for a couple facing a very unfair lawsuit, in which they stood to lose everything. Read More

What Religion Are You Today?
by Radhika Cosley

When I was in college and intending to major in Religious Studies, I would sometimes attend services at different churches and temples. Occasionally I would become very inspired and begin spontaneously preaching to my parents. Read More

Lessons from School Children
by Nayaswami Prakash

The Ananda Living Wisdom School holds an awards ceremony at the end of each school year. The teachers recognize their students for qualities developed and expressed during that year – qualities such as kindness, generosity, servicefulness. Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
July 20, 2014


Complete Video: Self-Effort, Too, Is Needed

Nayaswami Asha

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Becoming one with the Christ Consciousness means knowing how to follow It through the crowds of our own conflicting thoughts and desires.

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Daily Inspiration
July 24, 2014

Say what you mean, and mean what you say. Infuse energy into every word you speak.


A Touch of Light

First Kriya Initiation

By Nayaswami Jyotish

Ask Me About Truth
Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


Spiritual Directors Return from Travels
July 17, 2014

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi returned to Ananda Village this week after visits to Ananda communities in Portland and Seattle. This fall they will visit Assisi, Italy for two weeks and stay in India for three months. See their schedule for specific dates…

22 Flats Completed in Ananda Pune Community
July 8, 2014

22 apartments have been finished at the Ananda Pune community in India, and community members are moving in.