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.
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Swami Kriyananda: A Life in God

by Dave Bingham

Recent Blog Posts

Stay Close to ME
by Nayaswami Diksha

Yogananda was once asked how much free will do we have.
His response was, “Our free will exists to this extent: to think of God or not to think of God.” In this seemingly simple choice lies the path to inner freedom: The more we attune our individual will to God’s will, the more we free ourselves from karmic compulsions. Read More

Can Karma Be Good?
by Krysta Gibson

For most people, the word “karma” indicates something wrong. If something negative happens, the usual response is that we must have done something wrong in this lifetime or another. Other people have decided they don’t believe in karma because it makes them feel too guilty. Read More

Self-Offering to the Divine
by Nayaswami Prakash

Just at daybreak, April 20, 2015, Swamiji’s casket was carried by devotees to its final resting place beneath the newly completed Moksha Mandir. That same morning, while in seclusion at Ananda’s Meditation Retreat, I awoke from a dream of our choir singing, with so much power and joy, “Christ Is Risen,” from Swami’s Oratorio, Christ Lives. Read More

children-grass5 Simple Ways to Relax

Doing yoga postures, or going for a walk or jog, is a great way to relax and rejuvenate your body. Exercise is particularly helpful in the morning or middle of the day, because it will allow you to relax and relieve any stresses without becoming drowsy. Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
May 24, 2015


Complete Video: The Best Way to Worship

Nayaswami Devi

Sunday, May 24, 2015

God loves and accepts us no matter what — it is we who sometimes don’t accept ourselves. Also: Nayaswami Devi shares how we to take the blessings of a special weekend and use them to grow spiritually.

Daily Inspiration
May 29, 2015

Show respect for others, and they will always respect you.

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Local Newspaper Writes Article About Moksha Mandir Dedication
May 20, 2015

We recently held a dedication ceremony for the Moksha Mandir, a small meditation temple built in honor of Swami Kriyananda, at Ananda Village. The ceremony, and all the events held that weekend, were a huge success, with over 600 people from around the world attending. A local newspaper called The Union wrote an article about it.

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Nayaswami Asha in New Zealand
May 4, 2015

Asha has returned to New Zealand for a few weeks after a successful trip last Fall, along with some of the people who came with her on her last trip. She is spending most of her time there giving classes and workshops in Hamilton and Lake Taupo. Asha wrote a letter about her first week there, talking about their plans and workshops they’ve done so far. Read the letter

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