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.

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Since the beginning of December we’ve had an Advent Calendar at the top of this page with inspirational treats such as quotes, pictures, videos, and music. If you missed out on it, you can still see it here.

Recent Blog Posts

The Power of Giving
by Nayaswami Diksha

Being in a positive, supportive environment helps you to relax, uplift your spirit and bring out the best in you. The question is how can we remain uplifted when we are not in a positive and supportive environment? When we have to deal with negative people? Read More

Creating Your Christmas Happiness
by Mary Kretzmann

If you have given up hope of ever being happy, cheer up. Never lose hope. Your soul, being the reflection of the ever-joyous Spirit, is, in essence, happiness itself. Read More

I Live at Ananda Village: How I Got Here and What I Have Found
by Prem Das

Until about a week before I arrived at Ananda Village, I never dreamed that I would even consider living here. I know now, without a shadow of a doubt, that my Guru, Paramahasa Yogananda, guided me here. Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
December 21, 2014


Complete Video: What Was the Star of Bethlehem?

Nayaswami Devi

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The story of Christmas, and how to let the Christ be born within us.

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Daily Inspiration
December 28, 2014

Speak courteously to strangers. They are your own self in new, though perhaps unexpected, forms.


A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Making God’s Presence Dynamic in Your Life in 2015

By Nayaswami Devi


Free Live Broadcasts in the Holy Season
December 22, 2014

Ananda Palo Alto is broadcasting many of their upcoming special events, including services on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and Paramhansa Yogananda’s Birthday on January 5. Click here for the schedule and to watch live.

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Back at the Village
December 16, 2014

Nayswamis Jyotish and Devi have returned to Ananda Village and will be staying here through the end of Inner Renewal Week (February 1-8) when they return to India until the end of March. They led a beautiful World Brotherhood Day Celebration, telling us about their inspiring time in India. See a slideshow of their trip

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