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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Recent Blog Posts

Highway Patrol
by Loved and Protected

I don’t take Divine Mother’s assistance for granted, but Her record with me on the highway is pretty impressive. Read More

by a devotee

to discover that
I love myself
more than God
does not help
Read More

Tips for Staying Young at Heart
by Ananda Sangha Worldwide

Swami Kriyananda said that even at age 20, some people have already become what his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, called “psychological antiques.” Here are suggestions by four women from Ananda Village about how they stay physically and mentally youthful. Read More

10 Ways to Strengthen and Protect Your Spiritual Magnetism

We affect others by our magnetism and they affect us with theirs. It is vitally important to understand the principles of magnetism, how they can be used for our own and others’ benefit, and how to protect ourselves against harmful magnetism. Below are a few ways to strengthen your own magnetism and avoid taking on others’ negative magnetism. Read More

Highlight from Sunday Service
July 26, 2015


Complete Video: Do You Need a Guru?

Nayaswami Ananta

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Daily Inspiration
July 28, 2015

Happiness is seeing one’s work as service.

Upcoming Events

August 9 – 16
Superconscious Spiritual Renewal Week
Ananda Village, CA

September 11 – 15
with Nayaswamis Krishnadas and Manradevi
Denver, CO



A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Does God Listen to Our Prayers?
by Nayaswami Devi

Ask Me About Truth
Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda


Train in India Renamed “Kriya Yoga Express”
July 23, 2015

The South Eastern Railway in India has renamed a train that goes from Ranchi, where Paramhansa Yogananda started a school, to the popular Howrah station, “Kriya Yoga Express” in honor of Paramhansa Yogananda and the International Day of Yoga.

New 30 Acre Retreat House in Twentynine Palms
July 13, 2015

Ananda Los Angeles is currently in the process of purchasing 3 bedroom, 2 bath house on 30 acres in Twentynine Palms, California, where devotees will be able to go on retreat. They hope to close by the end of July and do not expect any problems. Twentynine Palms is where Paramhansa Yogananda used to go into seclusion to write books, sometimes with Swami Kriyananda accompanying him to help edit. See the new house

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