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.

Nayaswami Asha

Free Live Webinar with Nayaswami Asha
March 27th 6 – 7pm PDT

This class is being offered as part of a free online series called “Deepen Your Spiritual Life,” which includes a variety of spiritual topics based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

The topic for this class is: “Exercise Regularly with Deep Attention.”

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Recent Blog Posts

The Bliss that Dispels All Fears
by Nayaswami Asha

In The New Path, Swami Kriyananda describes how Mt. Washington was like a hotel when Master lived there – how people would check in and out, and how very few of them ever stayed. It’s hard to fathom, isn’t it, how people could have the tremendous good karma to be with Yogananda, and not to be able to appreciate it enough to stay. Read More

Live in Ever-New Joy
by Paramhansa Yogananda

There is one thing you will never tire of, either in this life or throughout eternity, and that is the ever-new joy realized in God-contact. Joy that is always the same may cause boredom, but joy that is ever-new will last forever. Such joy can be found only in deep meditation. Read More

Idealism vs. Realism
by Radhika Cosley

Driving back from my grandparents house one day with my parents when I was about 10, I noticed a sign for an “Optimists Club.” I questioned my mom about it and she told me it was a program that tries to bring out the best qualities in children through acts of service. Read More

YogaWhat is Yoga?

Most people in the West, and also many in India, confuse yoga with Hatha Yoga, the system of bodily postures.

But yoga is primarily a spiritual discipline.

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Highlight from Sunday Service
March 22, 2015


Complete Video: We Are Children of the Light

Nayaswami Mantradevi

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Stillness and devotion are key qualities for success on the spiritual path.

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Daily Inspiration
March 26, 2015

Life is compromise. Make sure only that you adjust your compromises to your principles, and not your principles to any convenient compromise.

Upcoming Events

April 8 – 9
with Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati
Encinitas, CA

April 11
with Nayaswami Jyotish
Los Angeles, CA



A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Why I Meditate

By Nayaswami Devi

Ask Me About Truth
Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


Yogananda’s Teachings on Happiness with Jyotish Novak in Los Angeles
March 20, 2015

Restore your hope for a better world as we share Yogananda’s revolutionary teachings — including an experiential guided meditation and an audience-participatory healing prayer for peace and harmony. Learn more

Live Online Meditations from the Crystal Hermitage at Ananda Village
March 9, 2015

You are invited every Sunday from 6 – 9pm PDT until May 10th to join in a live online meditation at the Crystal Hermitage at Ananda Village. These meditations are hosted by Treasures Along the Path and will be led by monks living at Ananda Village.

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*Click “Enter as Guest”. Type your name. Click “Enter the Room”

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