What Is Ananda?

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.

Ananda has retreats, meditation groups, centers, and spiritual communities around the world. We also have online classes in meditation and other spiritual subjects, as well as books, music, and many other resources for your inspiration.
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jyotish-and-devi-2016Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Going to India

Nayaswami Jyotish, who is the spiritual successor of Swami Kriyananda, will be traveling with his wife Nayaswami Devi to India on Wednesday, February 10th, until March 17th. They will be spending most of their time doing programs in Chennai in South India.

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Recent Blog Posts

Thirteen Weeks of River Solitude
by Nayaswami Savitri

On February 1st, 2015, I paused in my years of service with Ananda Sangha Worldwide to begin a year-long sabbatical. In many ways, it was the best and happiest year of my life. I had the time to do many of the things I always wanted to do, but had never found the time to stop long enough to do them. Read More

Celebrating 100 Years of the Energization Exercises: A Story of a Heavenly Astral Party!
by Tyagi Jayadev

Did you know? This year Yogananda is celebrating 100 years of his divine energization exercises. He is extremely happy, and so he recently organized a heavenly party in the astral worlds, to dance and rejoice with all the angels. Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
January 31, 2016


Complete Video: The Mystery of Avatara, or Divine Incarnation

Nayaswami Ananta

Sunday, January 31, 2016

To watch Sunday service live from Ananda Village Sundays at 11am, visit: http://www.ananda.org/sunday-service/.

Daily Inspiration
February 7, 2016

Pay more attention to the tone of your voice. Magnetize that tone by lifting it up from the heart, then releasing it to soar out through the forehead.

Keep the vocal cords relaxed. Your voice will be a delight to listen to if you can express through it calm heart-feeling.


A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Just a Play of Light and Shadows
by Nayaswami Devi

Ask Me About Truth
Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


Another Award for The Answer at Trail Dance Film Festival
February 1, 2016

The Trail Dance Film Festival, which is one of the top 25 film festivals in the world, has given The Answer and it’s director Pavan Kaul Golden Drover Awards for best narrative feature and best director. The Answer is a movie about Swami Kriyananda’s life with Paramhansa Yogananda, and will be released in 2017.

See a picture of the producer and director of The Answer holding the award

Screening of Awake Movie at UK Parliament in London
January 26, 2016

The House of Lords in the UK Parliament recently had an Indian spiritual event called “Awakening”, hosted by Lord and Lady Popat, and part of this event was a screening of “Awake” a biographical documentary about Paramhansa Yogananda. Read more about it in the articles below:

Screening of ‘Awake: The life of Yogananda’ at the House of Lords

Event celebrating Indian meditation technique held at UK Parliament

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