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 everyone 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 any questions you may have through our Ask Ananda’s Experts forum.


Christ Lives — An Illustrated Oratorio by Swami Kriyananda

An illustrated oratorio of Christ’s life and mission, with photography and music by Swami Kriyananda, sung by Ananda Choir.

Recent Blog Posts

An Expression of Divine Love
by Nayawami Prakash

In our recent Shivaratri celebration, we heard a touching story of an old woman who loved the Lord as Shiva, and who longed for a way to help with the building of a great temple is his honor. She despaired of being able to help, for she had little of the world’s goods and was bowed down by age. Read More

The 3 Levels of Consciousness
by Radhika Cosley

Every human being is capable of three different levels of consciousness or awareness. These are the subconscious, conscious, and superconscious. The subconscious level is the lowest, the state at which animals generally think. The next is the conscious, where we use our analytical minds. The highest state is the superconcious, where we are connected with the Divine. Read More

Music for the Easter Season
by Mary Kretzmann

This video was made years ago sharing the deeply inspired music composed by Swami Kriyananda, and complemented by his pilgrimage photos. It is one of the best ways to feel the inspiration of Christ and of Easter. Read More

Meditation Doctor: Curing Impatience

To find God, it is better to be a long-distance runner than a sprinter. Read more…

Highlight from Sunday Service
April 13, 2014


Complete Video: Who Is the Son of Man?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The life of Jesus was about so much more than his death on the cross.

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Daily Inspiration
April 20, 2014

Don’t allow yourself to feel that you deserve more of life than you are receiving. What life metes out to you is exactly what you have earned from it.


A Touch of Light

One in the Light

By Nayaswami Devi

Ask Me About Truth
Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


Video Tours of Crystal Hermitage
April 10, 2014

A new website of Crystal Hermitage, the spiritual heart of Ananda Village, is now online — with video tours, information on weddings, and more. View the website here.

Upcoming Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
March 27, 2014

In November 2014 we are leading a special pilgrimage visiting sacred sites from the life of Jesus Christ. See more details…

Finding Happiness Movie Grand Opening in India
March 20, 2014

Showing in 20 theaters in 13 cities in India starting on April 18. See details.