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.
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.
Avoid Burnout: Make Inner Peace Your Priority
by Swami Kriyananda
Many people accept the common equation of material success with monetary profit, but monetary profit, without corresponding inner satisfaction, is a hollow victory.
Material success means nothing if, in the act of seeking it, we lose our peace of mind. Read More
From the new issue of Clarity Magazine
by Nayaswami Savitri
As a child, I enjoyed autumn, football games, and piles of colorful leaves to jump about in. Crisp cool nights and sunny days were fun, too. But all too soon, winter came, with coldness, wetness, darkness, grayness, and confinement indoors, for far too many months. Read More
The Greatest of Virtues
by Kalidas Hansen
“By serving wise and ignorant sadhus, I am learning the greatest of virtues, pleasing to God above all others…humility.” These are the words of the great master, Babaji, in the Autobiography of a Yogi. Read More
The Singer and the Nightingale
by Nayaswami Prakash
This past August, during Spiritual Renewal Week, we were treated to a dramatization of Swami Kriyananda’s beautiful story/allegory “The Singer and the Nightingale.” The play was a delight, profoundly funny and, in its serious purpose, just as profoundly moving. Read More
How easy the spiritual path is, if you give even a little time each day to meditation. Meditate intensely, morning and evening. Even fifteen minutes of meditation is better than no time at all. Better still, make it half an hour, or even one hour.
1. Every sincere effort is registered in the divine consciousness. Your duty as a devotee is to accept whatever [God] sends you — and, for that matter, whatever He doesn’t send. Read More
Develop a sense of community with others. See that community as consisting of more than your little family, more than your neighborhood, more than the town or city in which you live.
Expand your sense of community to include, finally, the entire world.
A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
By Nayaswami Jyotish
The Daily Meditator Resuming
October 23, 2014
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