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Autobiography of a Yogi changed my life. Really, it did. There is a power in that book that is far beyond the ordinary. Paramhansa Yogananda said to Swami Kriyananda on their first meeting, “I put my vibrations into it.” I read it when I was at one of the natural transition points in life, the…


Letter from Chennai

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

We just returned yesterday from two remarkable weeks in Chennai, which were filled with many spiritually powerful events: the dedication of the new center; a large public talk; the first Kriya Initiation, and a retreat day at the center.

Desires are unavoidable, but most human longings hamper the fulfillment of the supreme desire, which is to return to God. To distinguish between reasonable and unreasonable desires, you must learn to be guided by your conscience, the divine discriminative power within you.


How to Grow Spiritually in Each Stage of Life


Young Adults

Young adulthood is the perfect time to take up a spiritual practice that will support you throughout your life. Here you will find articles and videos by young adults about their experiences with the spiritual path, as well as programs and ways to connect with Ananda’s young adults.



“When true friendship exists between two souls and they seek spiritual love and God’s love together, when their only wish is to be of service to each other, their friendship produces the flame of Spirit.”

— Spiritual Relationships by Paramhansa Yogananda



Fostering your child’s spiritual growth is an important aspect of parenting that is often overlooked. Developing a love for the Divine will mean they always have a friend. Here you will find books and articles on parenting through yogic principles, and spiritual activities to do with your child.


Mature Adults

Now that you are in the later years of your life and have fewer worldly responsibilities, it’s time to make the spiritual life a priority and refocus your attention inward. Here you will find resources on deepening your meditation, bringing spirituality into every aspect of your life, and using yoga and meditation to age gracefully.


Follow Your Bliss

by Narayan Ramano


“Mountains remote and still, hint at higher worlds unseen. So may our lives be, soaring and serene.” — Swami Kriyananda, in his song “Channels”. Listen to the song: The mountains in Yosemite are magical. One of the most grand and mystical ones is called Half Dome. It’s as if God made a slice with His…


Just Say “Yes!”

by Jennifer Duke


Songbirds come regularly to drink and bathe in a small birdbath just outside my window. The adults approach cautiously, flitting from branch to branch, looking around anxiously at each stop, lest the local hawk catch them unawares. Finally they land on the outermost edge, there to continue poised for flight even while drinking and bathing.…

Question from ManojKumarBanka: We have lost our beloved wife on 21-06-2016; she was only 41 years old. Her death ended 23 years of…

Question from A: I have a few questions about desires. First, how are desires are fulfilled in the astral world? Some people say…

Question from Rajeev Jayaram: The Gita says the exhaled breath is offered into the inhaled breath. And this is Kriya I believe. So my…

Question from Pragati Raghuvanshi: My closest friend Raj Dubey died this Friday 7th Oct. I did not get a chance to say a good…

Question from Arjun: Greetings! In order to experience god during meditation, is it necessary to stop IMAGINING gods qualities and instead CONCENTRATE on…

Question from Shanmukh: Namaste guruji.I want to ask 2 questions about my meditation practice. 1.I’m practicing meditation from 8 months twice a day.My…

We are part of a great tide of loving, joyful energy that wants to give and give as long as people are happy to receive it.

—Swami Kriyananda

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