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.

The Legacy of Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda, direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, dedicated his life to share the teachings of his Guru. The Legacy of Swami Kriyanada is a cinematic treasure – capturing the final year of Swamiji’s life and the spiritual legacy he leaves in his wake.

Recent Blog Posts

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

Stay in Tune!
by Gita Matlock

In April of 2012, my husband (then fiance) and I traveled to Europe for a vacation and ended up having the great joy of spending time with Swami Kriyananda in Lugano, Switzerland and Assisi, Italy. Read More

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

9 Meditation Tipsbiking-exercise

If you have time, exercise a little before you meditate. Yoga postures are an excellent way to relax the body and mind before meditation. Paramhansa Yogananda’sEnergization Exercises are also highly recommended.

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Highlight from Sunday Service
September 7, 2014


Complete Video: Ego — Friend or Foe?

Nayaswami Maria

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The human incarnation is a great blessing; it’s as a human that we have the freedom to choose to evolve and be one with God or to just live in his dream.

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Daily Inspiration
September 15, 2014

Support others in their worthwhile goals, and let them feel your support. Don’t merely wave your abstract blessings.


A Touch of Light


By Nayaswami Jyotish

Ask Me About Truth
Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Leaving for India
September 8, 2014

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi will be leaving for India on September 9th, and 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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