Ananda is a global movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, who showed how everyone can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality.

Ananda was founded in 1968 by Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda. Swami Kriyananda’s spiritual successor is Nayawami Jyotish who, along with his wife Nayaswami Devi, serves as Ananda’s spiritual director.

Yogananda’s non-sectarian teachings embrace the truths that underlie all the great religions. People from all faiths and backgrounds are welcomed at Ananda.

Expand your sense of harmony, and gain an increased sense of God’s loving presence in your life through ancient and effective techniques including meditation, Kriya Yoga, spiritually oriented Hatha Yoga, community, and divine friendship.

We invite you to join us at our temples, yoga retreats, meditation groups, and communities to experience the joy of your own being.

Our Spiritual Lineage

“Those who join us are not connected to some printing press, but to a line of God-realized masters.”

—Paramhansa Yogananda
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Spiritual Communities

A large part of Yogananda’s worldwide mission was dedicated to the establishment of of World Brotherhood Colonies for people from all walks of life, dedicated to “plain living and high thinking.”

Find Ananda Near You

Located around the world, Ananda’s centers are places of learning, spiritual suppport, and fellowship.
List of Ananda centers

Ananda Spiritual Directors Blog

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi share inspiration.
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