What Is Ananda?
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.
Ananda has retreats, meditation groups, centers, and spiritual communities around the world. We also have online classes in meditation and other spiritual subjects, as well as books, music, and many other resources for your inspiration.
Learn to Meditate
from Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
Swami Kriyananda on Gratitude
“The way to thank someone is simply to offer your love, and offer it in silence.” — Swami Kriyananda
- I Can’t Breathe Through My Nose: Is This Bad for Meditation?
- How You Can Work with the Subconscious Mind
- Coming Back to My Body in Meditation Is Uncomfortable
- A Few Benefits of Fasting
- How to Protect Yourself from Negative Influences
- What Is the Difference Between Maya and Satan?
- Is It OK to Disagree with the Guru’s Teachings?
by Peter Skillman
The recent anniversary of Swami Kriyananda meeting Paramhansa Yogananda caused me to pause and reflect on my own, vastly insignificant by comparison, spiritual anniversary. Read More
Some Helpful Tips for Energization
by Kalidas Hansen
When I was first embarking on Yogananda’s path about 10 years ago, I was thrilled to be given such effective techniques to relax the body and calm the mind. The energization exercises were of particular interest to me and I dove into them with great earnestness. Read More
How to Feel God’s Presence
by Nayaswami Anandi
Recently at Ananda Village, in a study group on The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, we read this: “The unenlightened man sinks back, at death, into the negative sleep state…. The yogi who can fix his concentration on the spiritual eye leaves his body consciously, whether in deep ecstasy or in death.” Read More
Live to serve others rather than to benefit from them. The more of yourself you can relinquish in joyous service, the freer you will discover yourself to be.
A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
Two Successful Babaji Cave Pilgrimages Led By Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
November 12, 2015
Nayswamis Jyotish and Devi recently led two consecutive weekend trips to Babaji’s cave in India. Despite physical challenges some of pilgrims were experiencing at the time, the climb up to the cave went smoothly and many of the pilgrims said that they felt blessed and changed by Babaji afterward. Jyotish and Devi are now in Pune, India giving retreats.
Happy Diwali from Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
November 11, 2015
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi recorded a short video message in honor of Diwali, a major holiday in India, which represents the victory of light over darkness. Watch the video