Swami Kriyananda’s Birthday Concert
Join us Wednesday, May 19th (U.S. time) for an international brotherhood concert broadcast live in honor of Swami Kriyananda’s birthday.
Live broadcast at:
May 19 7:30 pm PDT
May 20 02:30 GMT
May 20 08:00 IST
A Call for Prayers
We invite you to join forces in sending dynamic healing vibrations to India and other countries which are right now facing the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic….
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.
More About Ananda
Stay in Touch
Join our annual Spiritual Renewal Week and deepen the joy within. Click the button below to enroll. You can use an existing account or create a new one if you don’t have one already.
Once you’re registered, you can access the Spiritual Renewal Week event page, retrieve links for the morning talks, and watch the recordings by clicking the button below:
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
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
Meditation & Kriya Yoga
Learn to Meditate
Meditation is a technique for personal growth that has been practiced for thousands of years around the world with repeatable results. There is no aspect of your life that cannot be improved by meditation, whether it be in business, relationships, or health. The highest purpose of meditation, however, is to discover your Highest Self.
We offer a free, five-day email series for a basic overview of how to meditate, specifying posture options, where and when to meditate, and a simple, effective technique. Signup includes a subscription to our weekly newsletter of inspiration and events.
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 almost 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 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.
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
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
Ananda has developed eight communities in the US, Europe, and India. Many offer internships where you can stay and experience community firsthand. Learn More
Recent Posts and Videos
Dear Friend, You are indeed a student and you are asking practical questions related to your goal of education. Well done! Many years ago when I first met Swami Kriyananda (a direct disciple of Yogananda and the founder of Ananda worldwide), ... Read More
Dear Jayanti, Age is no barrier to taking kriya initiation. Initiation into kriya yoga is diksha, initiation by the guru. It is more than just a meditation technique. If you are happy with what you are doing and feel loyal ... Read More
Dear Tannah, You might be new, but who knows, maybe some ancient knowledge is just surfacing in you. I say this because your “constant pull” towards meditation and the third eye is an inner voice of deep wisdom. Yogis are ... Read More
Dear Open and Honest Friend! The promise of sex and romance “makes the world go round!” With the human body’s refined senses of touch and sight, the garden of sexual delights invites many people, especially in the youthful glow of ... Read More
Jun 21 12:00 pm PDT • Jun 21 19:00 GMT • Jun 22 00:30 IST
Jun 21 5:00 pm PDT • Jun 22 00:00 GMT • Jun 22 05:30 IST
Jun 22 12:00 pm PDT • Jun 22 19:00 GMT • Jun 23 00:30 IST
Jun 23 8:15 am PDT • Jun 23 15:15 GMT • Jun 23 20:45 IST
Jun 23 12:00 pm PDT • Jun 23 19:00 GMT • Jun 24 00:30 IST
Jun 24 12:00 pm PDT • Jun 24 19:00 GMT • Jun 25 00:30 IST
Jun 25 12:00 pm PDT • Jun 25 19:00 GMT • Jun 26 00:30 IST
Jun 28 12:00 pm PDT • Jun 28 19:00 GMT • Jun 29 00:30 IST
Jun 28 5:00 pm PDT • Jun 29 00:00 GMT • Jun 29 05:30 IST
International Day of Yoga
Behind every desire lays hidden a universal need to lift and expand our consciousness
– to live in a spirit of joy and inner freedom.
Who am I, really and what’s the purpose of my life?
How can I truly be happy?
These questions have echoed throughout the ages in every heart. Whether consciously or not, our motivation to seek wealth, love, and any measure of outward success stems from an inner longing to experience life’s deeper essence.
Alas, our outward experiences never fully satisfy us – leaving us hungry for ‘that something else.’ Where does one turn to discover true, ever-lasting joy?
The great yoga masters remind us to look within to discover our true, Divine potential. And the ancient science of Raja Yoga leads us not only to greater peace and harmony – but to our own Self-Realization!
En Español: Formación de Profesor de Meditación
Fórmate como profesor de meditación.
Profundiza en tu propia práctica de meditación y aprende cómo ayudar a otros a establecer la suya y a aprovechar los muchos beneficios que la meditación ofrece.
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.