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.

Getting Started with Meditation: A New Video Series

We have created a few short videos that are helpful for those just learning to meditate.


Recent Blog Posts

Reaching the Mountaintop in Meditation
by Nayaswami Diksha

On a recent vacation, my husband and I were hiking near Calistoga, California. When we started our hike, we were in a valley: thick forest, many trees, but little sunlight. Read More

The Holy Meditation Retreat
by Nayaswami Prakash

“That which you offer to God, that which you give to God is blessed. It’s not charity, for you’re giving to your own Self. What you offer to God is blessed a million fold!” — Swami Kriyananda Read More

Judge Not!
by Kalidas Hansen

I was 22 when I found the spiritual path, and it was great despair and disillusionment that compelled me to embrace it. Like many of the great souls I have known in this life, I came to a point where the anguishing monotony of “normal” human existence was simply not enough. Read More

Woman Playing Violin10 Ways to Strengthen and Protect Your Spiritual Magnetism

We affect others by our magnetism and they affect us with theirs. It is vitally important to understand the principles of magnetism, how they can be used for our own and others’ benefit, and how to protect ourselves against harmful magnetism. Below are a few ways to strengthen your own magnetism and avoid taking on others’ negative magnetism.

Highlight from Sunday Service
September 28, 2014


Complete Video: Many Are the Pathways to Truth

Nayaswami Durga

Sunday, September 28, 2014

To grow and expand in yourself, you must have courage to do what you believe is right, regardless of anyone else’s opinion.

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Daily Inspiration
October 1, 2014

To develop will power, concentrate your forces; don’t scatter them.


A Touch of Light

The Spiral Stairway

By Nayaswami Jyotish

Ask Me About Truth
Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


You Can Now Spend the Night at Ananda Valley Farm
September 24, 2014

The Ananda Valley Farm, near the Palo Alto community, is now available for overnight stays. $50 per night suggested donation. For more information contact

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Leaving for India
September 8, 2014

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi left for India on September 9th, and will be staying there until December 2nd. They will then return to America. View their India schedule.

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