Ananda 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.
Learn to Meditate
Swami Kriyananda: A Life in God
by Dave Bingham
- Feeling Drowsy? Here Are Some Ideas
- The Ego Fears Mistakes, but the Soul Says, "Let's Give It a Shot!"
- How to Deepen Your Meditation and Kriya Yoga Practice
- Put the Past Behind You!
- Healing Herpes Zoster with Spiritual, Mental, and Physical Methods
- Meditation Is the Key to Return to God
- Do We Really Need to Attain Samadhi?
Stay Close to ME
by Nayaswami Diksha
Yogananda was once asked how much free will do we have.
His response was, “Our free will exists to this extent: to think of God or not to think of God.” In this seemingly simple choice lies the path to inner freedom: The more we attune our individual will to God’s will, the more we free ourselves from karmic compulsions. Read More
Can Karma Be Good?
by Krysta Gibson
For most people, the word “karma” indicates something wrong. If something negative happens, the usual response is that we must have done something wrong in this lifetime or another. Other people have decided they don’t believe in karma because it makes them feel too guilty. Read More
Self-Offering to the Divine
by Nayaswami Prakash
Just at daybreak, April 20, 2015, Swamiji’s casket was carried by devotees to its final resting place beneath the newly completed Moksha Mandir. That same morning, while in seclusion at Ananda’s Meditation Retreat, I awoke from a dream of our choir singing, with so much power and joy, “Christ Is Risen,” from Swami’s Oratorio, Christ Lives. Read More
Doing yoga postures, or going for a walk or jog, is a great way to relax and rejuvenate your body. Exercise is particularly helpful in the morning or middle of the day, because it will allow you to relax and relieve any stresses without becoming drowsy. Read More
Highlight from Sunday Service
May 24, 2015
Complete Video: The Best Way to Worship
Sunday, May 24, 2015
God loves and accepts us no matter what — it is we who sometimes don’t accept ourselves. Also: Nayaswami Devi shares how we to take the blessings of a special weekend and use them to grow spiritually.
Show respect for others, and they will always respect you.
June 25 – July 1
with Nayaswamis Hriman and Padma
July 15 – 17
with Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati
Los Angeles, CA
A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
Local Newspaper Writes Article About Moksha Mandir Dedication
May 20, 2015
We recently held a dedication ceremony for the Moksha Mandir, a small meditation temple built in honor of Swami Kriyananda, at Ananda Village. The ceremony, and all the events held that weekend, were a huge success, with over 600 people from around the world attending. A local newspaper called The Union wrote an article about it.
Nayaswami Asha in New Zealand
May 4, 2015
Asha has returned to New Zealand for a few weeks after a successful trip last Fall, along with some of the people who came with her on her last trip. She is spending most of her time there giving classes and workshops in Hamilton and Lake Taupo. Asha wrote a letter about her first week there, talking about their plans and workshops they’ve done so far. Read the letter
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