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Do either Kriyananda or Yogananda, in writing, or speaking, about small spiritually centered communities, address whether large cities and other social and political structures are a necessary infrastructure for the small villiages to survive. Is there an expectation that a few of these can serve as "antibodies" toward the eventual more peaceful world, or will all need to be in villages? It seems that the belief in eventual, universal salvation is a necessary condition for "Ananda's" to work .

Nayaswami Shivani


Dear Don,

Yogananda spoke often, and forcefully, of future global events. A realized Master is able to see past, present and future more clearly than we are able to perceive current events.

He saw great upheavals, natural cataclysms, global economic depressions — the result of which would be hundreds of years of peace on earth. A necessary purification and pruning process that will help humanity on this planet to enter a higher age with an expanded consciousness.



I have recently moved to Colorado and there is no Ananda community here at all. How can I stay connected with my community and keep strong in my practices. If enviornment is stronger than will any suggestions about keeping the "enviornment" strong?!?!?Thanks.

Nayaswami Pranaba

Nayaswami Pranaba

Ananda Village


Dear Kaaminii,

Ananda does have a Meditation Group in the Denver area if that is anywhere near to you. You can contact us for details.

If however you are located far from Denver then there are a number of ways to keep connected and strong in your spiritual practices. One way is to start up a new meditation group in your area. We have a whole support system to help such groups get started and to continue. Please email us.

September 9

tony Wagner
United States


Is there a process to apply to live in Ananda Village ?


Dear Tony,

Thank you for your question. All residents of Ananda Village follow the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Before deciding to move here, you would want to know in your heart that this is your spiritual path, and that Yogananda is your guru (spiritual teacher).