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
Nayaswami Jyotish, who is the spiritual successor of Swami Kriyananda, will be traveling with his wife Nayaswami Devi to India on Wednesday, February 10th, until March 17th. They will be spending most of their time doing programs in Chennai in South India.
- Is It OK to Stop Talking with My Parents?
- How to Generate Positive Energy and Willpower
- I’m Seeing Lights and Images in Meditation, What Do They Mean?
- How to Overcome Your Fear
- Why Doesn’t God Fulfill Our Needs and Guide Us Clearly?
- How to Be a Channel of Blessing to Others
- How Can I Deepen My Love for My Partner?
Thirteen Weeks of River Solitude
by Nayaswami Savitri
On February 1st, 2015, I paused in my years of service with Ananda Sangha Worldwide to begin a year-long sabbatical. In many ways, it was the best and happiest year of my life. I had the time to do many of the things I always wanted to do, but had never found the time to stop long enough to do them. Read More
Celebrating 100 Years of the Energization Exercises: A Story of a Heavenly Astral Party!
by Tyagi Jayadev
Did you know? This year Yogananda is celebrating 100 years of his divine energization exercises. He is extremely happy, and so he recently organized a heavenly party in the astral worlds, to dance and rejoice with all the angels. Read More
Highlight from Sunday Service
January 31, 2016
Complete Video: The Mystery of Avatara, or Divine Incarnation
Sunday, January 31, 2016
To watch Sunday service live from Ananda Village Sundays at 11am, visit: http://www.ananda.org/sunday-service/.
Have the patience to adjust every plan of action to objective reality.
A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
Another Award for The Answer at Trail Dance Film Festival
February 1, 2016
The Trail Dance Film Festival, which is one of the top 25 film festivals in the world, has given The Answer and it’s director Pavan Kaul Golden Drover Awards for best narrative feature and best director. The Answer is a movie about Swami Kriyananda’s life with Paramhansa Yogananda, and will be released in 2017.
Screening of Awake Movie at UK Parliament in London
January 26, 2016
The House of Lords in the UK Parliament recently had an Indian spiritual event called “Awakening”, hosted by Lord and Lady Popat, and part of this event was a screening of “Awake” a biographical documentary about Paramhansa Yogananda. Read more about it in the articles below: