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.

srw-videoSpiritual Renewal Week Videos

This year’s spiritual renewal week was a huge success. Long time spiritual teachers, including Nayaswamis Jyotish, Devi, Asha, Dharmadas, and Pranaba, as well as a couple younger members, gave inspiring talks on happiness. We also had a beautiful concert based on songs that Swami Kriyananda prescribed for helping with certain emotional difficulties. Watch Videos

Recent Blog Posts

The Secret of Happiness
by Nayaswami Gyandev

Last year during my annual seclusion, I found my mind inexplicably seized by a poem—not a fully composed poem, but merely the first two lines, plus a strong urge to expand on them. Read More

4 Spiritual Lessons I’ve Learned from Singing
by Radhika Cosley

Over the past several months I’ve been taking voice lessons with a man named Ramesha, previously part of a singing group at Ananda Los Angeles and now co-leader of the music ministry at Ananda Village. He also gives voice lessons on Skype. Read More

Spiritual Discrimination: From Burning Man to Baby
by Gita Matlock

This is a tricky topic…one that I’ve wanted to write about for sometime, but don’t want to come across judgmental of myself or others. The topic is discrimination. Read More

What is True Humility?

What is humility? The first point to understand is that humility is not self-abasement. To lower oneself is an indication, not of ego-transcendence, but of preoccupation with the little self.

One who bows to the ground and throws dust on his head concentrates on dust and on his own head. Implicit in this attitude is a distorted kind of self-involvement: ego-centeredness. Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
August 31, 2014


Complete Video: Who Are True Christians?

Nayaswami Anandi

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The ego is the barrier between us and freedom, peace, and perfect joy.

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Daily Inspiration
September 2, 2014

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The Most Humble God

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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.

Ananda for the Future Annual Retreat

Ananda for the Future, a group made up mostly of Ananda members in their 20′s and 30′s, as well as some longer-time members, held their second annual worldwide retreat online on August 16th. The purpose of the retreat was mainly to enjoy the fellowship of like-minded souls around the world and to brainstorm ideas of how newer Ananda members can get can involved in sharing Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings. You can see videos of the retreat here.

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