Sunday Service from Ananda Village

Live Broadcast Every Sunday, 9:45 am PDT • 16:45 GMT • 22:15 IST

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What Is
Ananda?

Ananda is dedicated to the belief, born of experience, that you can live in joy. We teach effective techniques for expanding your sense of self, such as meditation, Kriya Yoga, spiritual Hatha Yoga, and divine friendship.

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Yogananda Birthday Program at Ananda Village

January 5, 7:00 pm PST 

Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi lead a program of chanting, music, and satsang that includes the premiere of a slideshow of Paramhansa Yogananda and a ceremony of discipleship. We offer gratitude to Yogananda for a life lived in God. 

Our Inspiration

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Paramhansa Yogananda has been called the father of yoga and meditation in the West. His Autobiography helped spark and inspire a spiritual revolution across the world. Among the over three-hundred (influential spiritual voices) I interviewed about their key spiritual influences, a high percentage named a book, and by far the book most often mentioned was Yogananda’s unique memoir.

— Phil Goldberg, American Veda
Paramhansa Yogananda (1893 – 1952), best known as the author of Autobiography of a Yogi, was the first guru from India to make his home permanently in the United States.Paramhansa Yogananda showed how everyone, by means of meditation, can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality. He taught an ancient meditation technique known as Kriya Yoga, by which one can quickly attain Self-realization. More
Swami Kriyananda (1926–2013), is a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda and the founder of Ananda’s worldwide movement. At the request of Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda dedicated his life to lecturing and writing, and has also produced hundreds of pieces of music, to help others to find joy within. More
With the passing of Swami Kriyananda in 2013, Nayaswami Jyotish was named by Kriyananda as his spiritual successor. Jyotishji met Swami Kriyananda in 1966, working closely with him and his wife, Devi (who came to Ananda in 1969), to build Ananda’s work around the world. Both Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi were named kriyacharyas by Swami Kriyananda, and disseminate the liberating and ancient Kriya Yoga technique of Paramhansa Yogananda’s lineage. More

Online Course: Ananda Course in Meditation

Whether or not you are new to meditation, this course will help you develop a deep and consistent practice. With ample feedback from meditators with decades of experience and your own persistence, you will awaken your true nature: a pure reflection of divine peace, joy, and love.

Ananda is known for its expertise in meditation, and for 50 years has trained teachers in techniques grounded in the highest yogic practices of India, as brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda.

Kriya Yoga

Kriya Yoga is an ancient meditation technique of energy and breath control, or pranayama. It is also a comprehensive spiritual path of additional meditation practices and guidance for living.

The Kriya technique is given through personal initiation by one of our Kriya Yogacharyas. Initiation requires preparation through practice of other meditation techniques and study of Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings.

Community

Let us join together in this wave of social transformation, and through our practice of meditation create a spirit of global unity that can lead to lasting peace.

— Nayaswami Devi

Connect Online

Ananda is very active online: Live events, satsangs, group guided meditations, and personal support through email and chat. Learn More

Find a Local Center

Ananda has over 150 centers and meditation groups in over 45 countries which offer group meditations and classes. Learn More

Experience Community

Ananda has developed eight communities in the US, Europe, and India. Many offer internships where you can stay and experience community firsthand. Learn More

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Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training

10-WEEK ONLINE CERTIFICATION COURSE JAN 19 TO APR 02, 2022
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Become an effective meditation teacher

Join Nayaswami Gyandev and Nayaswami Diksha—along with trainees from around the world—in this uplifting, professional, highly experiential training. You’ll be part of a diverse learning community that will include:

  • Dynamic individuals who plan to teach public classes
  • Professionals who want to broaden their skillsets as psychotherapists, life coaches, nurses (nursing CE available), and other healthcare providers, social service workers, yoga teachers & therapists, healers & counselors.
  • People who want to teach friends, family, or colleagues
  • Others who simply want to deepen their own practice, not teach it
  • Nursing CEU 50 hours

Spanish OMTT “Tambien en Español”  https://anandaespanol.org/formacion-profesores-de-meditacion/

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New Online Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Coming in January

January 9 – May 29, 2022 • Early Bird Discount Ends December 7, 2021

For the first time ever, the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation is now offering a Yoga Alliance approved 200-hr teacher training online.

This certificate training experience is focused on your own personal and spiritual growth. Ananda Yoga® is a classical and spiritual approach to Hatha Yoga. Using yoga postures to uplift consciousness, increase awareness and then ultimately unite our energies with the unlimited divine source of power.

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Thank You, God – Tithing as a Spiritual Practice

Tithing is a spiritual practice, a conscious expression of gratitude given without condition to the source of your inspiration– God. We invite you to try it. Hear the stories of others but test this teaching in your own life and see what transpires.

Your support is a blessing for all

Ananda is a beacon of light, breaking through the darkness of this world with the universal teachings of Self-realization.

Thank you for being a part of this community of souls who support each other on our path to God.