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.

Swami Kriyananda Moksha Anniversary Message from Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Message from Ananda’s Spiritual Directors Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi on the anniversary of the passing of Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda.

Recent Blog Posts

What is God?
by Prasanna Hankins

A children’s picture book about the chakras and the eight aspects of God. Read book online or read blog post about book.

10 Meditation Tips from Swami Kriyananda
by Radhika Cosley

Through this blog, The Yogis Say, I like to take the highest spiritual teachings and deliver them in a way that is easy to understand and use in daily life. Sometimes, though, there’s just no substitute for a real pro. Here are 10 tips from Swami Kriyananda’s book, Meditation for Starters, that can help improve your meditation practice no matter what path you are on or technique you use. Read More

Grateful Service
by Nayaswami Prakash

What opens the channel through which God’s grace flows into the human heart is, above all, an attitude of giving to the universe, to something larger than one’s little self, to the mystery from which comes all true inspiration. The giver increasingly finds his fulfillment in the giving, in using what he has, what he is to, in Sri Yukteswar’s words, “render grateful service.” Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
April 19, 2015


Complete Video: To Each According to His Faith

Nayaswami Bharat

Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Daily Inspiration
April 25, 2015

Concentrate on the vital essence of what you eat. The more you make it a practice to eat consciously, the more the energy in what you eat will fill your being — and the more, as a result, you will want to eat correctly.

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May 29 – 31
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A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

The Happiness Cycle
by Nayaswami Jyotish

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Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


Swami Kriyananda’s Body in Final Resting Place
April 21, 2015

On April 20th the body of Swami Kriyananda was laid to rest in it’s final resting place beneath the Moksha Mandir, a small meditation temple dedicated to Swami Kriyananda. Today, April 21, was the 2nd anniversary of his passing, and there was a 6 hour meditation at the Crystal Hermitage and in the Moksha Mandir in honor of him.

Last Chance to Submit Your Blessings for Swami Kriyananda’s Moksha Mandir
April 6, 2015

In May at Ananda Village’s Moksha Mandir dedication ceremony, we will be enclosing a container full of blessings in a chamber beneath Swami Kriyananda’s body for all time. Please send us your blessings now so we can collect all of them before the ceremony.

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