Sunday Service from Ananda Village
Live Broadcast Every Sunday, 9:45 am PDT • 16:45 GMT • 22:15 IST
Schedule and Lyrics
A description of each part of the service, including a schedule and song lyrics (in PDF format).
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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.
Learn to Meditate: 5 Essential Keys to Meditation
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
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 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.
2023 Ananda Worldwide Appeal
Book Study: How to Spiritualize Your Life
Free weekly online book study
Join us for a free book study of the new release How to Spiritualize Your Life by Paramhansa Yogananda.
This book is set up perfectly for a book study, as it is in a question and answer format. We will explore Yogananda’s wisdom-guidance and discuss as a group.
8-week series, from 6–7 PM Pacific time, starting Tuesday, March 7 and ending Tuesday, April 25
The Yoga Teachings of Jesus
LIFETIME ENROLLMENT: ENROLL NOW
Life-time enrollment—study at your own pace:
Discover the deep yogic truths hidden in the teachings of Jesus
An on-demand course – Join anytime!
This online, interactive course is designed to give you an inspiring and in-depth understanding of Paramhansa Yogananda’s stirring interpretation of Jesus’s teachings.
Each of nine structured lessons addresses a particular facet of Jesus’ yogic teachings through written material and audio and video recordings. Make the thrilling discovery that Jesus Christ and the Self-realized yogis of the East proclaimed the same eternal truths.
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
The Ananda Virtual Community is a vibrant fellowship of sincere seekers and meditators from across the globe. Join our growing family from over 30 countries as a source of inspiration that you can access anytime and anywhere. 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
Paramhansa Yogananda Mahasamadhi Anniversary
View the Celebration’s Recording: Ananda Village Temple of Light with Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi
March 7, 2023
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…