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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.
2022 Ananda Worldwide Appeal
Thousands of truth seekers are reaching out to Ananda for inspiration and life-changing tools.
These timeless teachings are practical. As you apply them they will nurture your transformation and bring you greater joy.
Your financial support of the 2022 Ananda Worldwide Appeal will help make Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda’s teachings available to all who seek to change and uplift their lives.
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.
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
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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
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Thank You, God! – Tithing as a Spiritual Practice
“God as Divine Mother”
We all long for a God who loves us exactly as we are, who doesn’t judge us but rather helps and encourages us to achieve our highest potential. For many of us, however, the image of God we grew-up with conjures more thoughts of judgment and condemnation than of loving acceptance.
“The Mother is closer than the Father. No matter what you do, She still loves you. She won’t judge you. No matter who you are, She’s your friend. She’s on your side and will always forgive you.”
– Paramhansa Yogananda
“How to Face Life’s Changes”
“See God’s changeless beauty at the heart of change, and in every good thing.”
This brand new volume by Paramhansa Yogananda will help you infuse your life with greater courage and clarity.
Changes come in life not to destroy us. They come, rather, to help us grow in understanding and to learn the lessons we must if we are to reach our highest potential.
New from © 2022, Crystal Clarity Publishers
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