Live! Be a Warrior for the Light live broadcast, 8:00 am PST, 5:00 pm CEST, 8:30 pm IST every Thursday. Share in a worldwide campaign for global healing.

Be a Warrior for the Light


Now is the time to bring light and positive energy into the world — it’s needed today more than ever.

Watch this video from Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, along with Dr. Peter van Houten, to learn what we can do on all levels — spiritually and physically — to be safe and help the world.

You can also read this letter to all of Ananda. And for more medical information, see this informative video on COVID-19.


Join a Worldwide Campaign for Global Healing

Every Thursday, starting March 26 with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide, Ananda centers in the U.S., India, and Italy will host a gathering to meditate, and affirm and visualize light in the world.

Learn more


New Online Community

Free and available to all during this time, with uplifting discussion and sharing. Now in early beta. Explore and sign up now.


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Afternoon Meditation

April 6, 4:30 pm PDT

Morning Meditation

April 7, 7:00 am PDT

Vibras Meditation for Kids

April 7, 10:30 am PDT

Noon Meditation

April 7, 12:00 pm PDT

Noon Meditation

April 7, 12:30 pm PDT

Afternoon Meditation

April 7, 4:30 pm PDT

Energization & Ananda yoga

April 7, 6:30 pm EDT

Lessons from Life with Swami Kriyananda

April 7, 7:00 pm PDT

Morning Meditation

April 8, 7:00 am PDT

Vibras Meditation for Kids

April 8, 10:30 am PDT

Noon Meditation

April 8, 12:00 pm PDT

Noon Meditation

April 8, 12:30 pm PDT

Vibras Meditation for Kids

April 8, 3:45 pm PDT

Afternoon Meditation

April 8, 4:30 pm PDT

Study Group

April 8, 7:00 pm PDT

Morning Meditation

April 9, 6:30 am PDT

Morning Meditation

April 9, 7:00 am PDT

Be a Warrior for the Light: Weekly Live Broadcast of Prayers for the World

April 9, 8:00 am PDT

Vibras Meditation for Kids

April 9, 10:30 am PDT

Noon Meditation

April 9, 12:00 pm PDT

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.
More about Ananda

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Receive uplifting articles, videos, news updates, and advice to enliven your spiritual life, including opportunities to support and connect with Ananda.

Our Inspiration

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

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, which includes posture, where and when to meditate, and a simple effective technique. It also includes a subscription to our monthly Daily Meditator newsletter and monthly Inner Light newsletter.


Kriya Yoga

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

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

Visit in Person

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

What’s New


Recent Posts and Videos

Cleanliness in India

Dear Vidhya, In my many visits to India over my lifetime, I have seen improvements in sanitation and messiness. But what I have also seen is that those of higher consciousness of such matters go the extra length to make ... Read More

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Palm Sunday

I Saw a Pyramid With a Red Star and Have Had Flights Through Ancient Egypt

Dear Michael, Many things can be seen in the inner vision. The thing is, it can come from both the superconscious and the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is amazing: it can produce the most lively pictures, even whole sequences, ... Read More

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Strychnine in the Soup

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We Need to Change Our Thoughts

Good Advice

Yogananda’s Predictions of World Trials

Dear Devika, It would indeed seem very plausible that this pandemic could be the start of a series of events that would align with the warnings Paramhansa Yogananda gave to audiences in the last few years of his life. It ... Read More

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What is the Purpose of Suffering?

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Vegetarian Cooking – Easter Meal – with Nayaswami Diksha

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Does God Really Listen to My Prayers?

How Is Ananda Preparing for the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Dear Rush, This pandemic and its worldwide consequences may be part of the world cataclysm Yogananda predicted. Certainly this event is prompting us all to dive very deep into our spiritual teachings and practices. Ananda village and our Ananda communities ... Read More

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More About Karma

“Many Hands Make a Miracle”

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God is Endlessly Forgiving, So, Forgive Yourself

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Spiritual Tips and Advice for This Time of Challenge

How the West Was (Spiritually) Won by Paramhansa Yogananda

Does Kriya Yoga Initiation Give Psychic Abilities and Cosmic Consciousness?

Dear Jack, It is wonderful that you are interested in serving others. The more we refine our consciousness and are open to the Divine flowing through us the more we are able to serve others selflessly as channels of the ... Read More

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Overcoming Problem Consciousness (and Mosquito Consciousness)

Dear Alok, I assume you are not talking about mosquitoes, as such, right? Well, even if you are…. Remember that the story you just quoted takes place between two avatars! Just try that solution on real mosquitoes in a place ... Read More

What If I Cannot Meditate in My Usual Spot?

Dear Andy, I am so glad you have a place in your home where there is a strong vibration to support going deep in meditation. I expect this has helped you build an enduring meditation habit and allowed you to ... Read More

I Live Without Fear

My Father Passed Away, and My Family Is Pressuring Me to Marry

Dear Friend, I feel sympathy for your situation. I cannot help but wonder why the family feels to move forward and fix a date for your marriage in the face of your father’s recent death? You didn’t mention, however, whether ... Read More

We Are Here to Give Hope

How to Calm the Mind for Meditation During a Demanding Workweek?

Dear Chris, It is a wonderful attitude you have in doing your work to serve and please God. That goes a long way in helping you keep the uplifted state and be in God’s Presence, then to be able to ... Read More

Jesus Forgave Judas, But Would He Let Judas Hurt Him Again?

Dear Katherine, Jesus already knew in advance that Judas would betray him. Even if he hadn’t known, he would have accepted that betrayal as God’s will and plan. In any case, the speculative question as to whether he’d “let him ... Read More

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A Letter to Ananda Sangha

Seven Practices to Strengthen Yourself in Challenging Times

Devotion to Your Practice

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When I Am Only a Dream

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A Mahasamadhi Miracle from Master

How to Love God in Meditation

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Upcoming Events

Ananda Village Internship 2020

JUNE 1, 2020 - OCTOBER 1, 2020
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Are you interested in having a transformative summer experience of spiritual growth, selfless service, community living, self-discovery and adventure?

Swami Kriyananda says that “Cooperative communities are a highly practical solution for everyone seeking true meaning in life.”

Come join the Ananda Village Internship Program 2020 and experience what it is like to live the teachings!

Path to becoming an Intern

Yogananda 100

A Century of Spiritual Awakening

Celebrating 100 Years of Yogananda’s world mission uniting East and West. Learn more.

Next Major Event

May 19: Yogananda 100 Celebration — 3:00 –7:00 pm

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