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.

New Swami Kriyananda Website

In honor of the upcoming anniversary of Swami Kriyananda’s passing, we’ve been working on creating this new website for Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda. It has a beautiful new design, as well as new articles, videos, mp3 talks, photos and more.

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Recent Blog Posts

5 Secrets to a Harmonious Marriage
by Radhika Cosley

I feel so grateful to be blessed with such a harmonious marriage. If it were not as harmonious, my life would quickly become unbearable, since my husband and I are together almost 24/7. We have the same job (maintaining this website), and even work in the same office at the same desk. Read More

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

Highlight from Sunday Service
March 29, 2015


Complete Video: Deeds vs. Intentions

Nayaswami Jaya

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Daily Inspiration
April 1, 2015

Work cooperatively with others, rather than competitively against them.

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

The Benefits of Fasting

By Nayaswami Jyotish

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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