New Meditation App

Guided Meditations and Techniques for iOS and Android Based on the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda

Start a new practice or inspire your current one

  • Learn techniques, ancient and new
  • Inspire your practice with guided meditations
  • Use a timer to help you focus
  • Create custom meditations and add chants, periods of silence, affirmations, and more
  • Set reminders to strengthen your daily routine
  • Save bandwidth by downloading meditations for offline viewing
  • Learn More

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I’ve just been meditating with Nayaswami Jyotish, the Spiritual Director of Ananda. He led a prayer, played a chant, and guided us into meditation. It felt like he was actually there.

In fact, we weren’t meditating together in person but through the new free Ananda Meditation app. I was watching his meditation video, “Expand Your Consciousness," one of the 14 already published. (We’ll be adding new meditations every couple of weeks.)

So instead of an inspirational letter this month, we wanted to invite you to try this app. The guided meditations from long-time meditators are the centerpiece, but there’s a lot more that I think you may find valuable.…

It was an Open House at a Unitarian Church in San Francisco where people could sign up for a variety of new classes. That evening I was sitting at a small table ready to register people for a four-week “How to Meditate” course that Jyotish and I would be teaching. Two well-dressed middle-aged women approached…

Lest anyone doubt the terrible power of delusion to draw people into actions that are diametrically opposed to everything they most deeply believe, the fate of Judas must stand forever as a salutary, even a terrifying, lesson.

Spiritual Renewal Week

Starting August 6

Join with hundreds of people from around the world in a week of joyful learning and practice of the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

The week takes place at The Expanding Light and online. The Expanding Light is always filled with an atmosphere of divine joy that enhances spiritual development, but during Spiritual Renewal Week these blessings are amplified.

Guests coming in person will have the opportunity for meditation in Swami Kriyananda’s Moksha Mandir and in his apartment. These holy spots are blessed by a uniquely powerful and expansive spiritual vibration. People go on pilgrimage to places around the world to experience what you can enjoy during your Spiritual Renewal Week.

This year’s theme is “Transforming Your Life Through Meditation”, and will feature a groundbreaking for Ananda Village’s new Temple of Light.

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Squatting before the seated figure of an elderly Brindaban widow, his face suffused with compassionate concern, his hands gently tending the deep gash of a monkey bite, the young man emanates inner joy, selfless love, reverent self-offering in service to the needs of those he cares for. Preetam is a young devotee from the village…

Transforming Theater — by Selflessness and Service

A Conversation with Marcel Hernandez

Marcel Hernandez directs the Ananda Players in Palo Alto, California. We spoke with him in the wake of Land of Golden Sunshine, a stunning dramatization of a story by Swami Kriyananda. (Watch on YouTube. Also: Performance photo gallery.)

Clouseau Consciousness

By Narayan & Dharmadevi

Foreign Nature

by Dharmadevi Romano

Question from Ron: Since alcohol is to be avoided while on the spiritual path, is it best to avoid remedies like — the Bach Flower…

Question from Aswin: Is true spiritual fulfillment possible only by getting rid of all worldly possessions and relationships? Is there a middle ground…

Question from Pushkar: Greetings gurudev, Recently I had a dream in which I performed some miracles like the Masters. Is this a good…

Question from Subramanya: Hello, Stuck in one question,after death to physical body, where do the soul go,what happens to soul after death??? How…

Question from Kailash: Hello there. I’m having a problem considering whether to join for a nightshift work, or not. I believe meditation can…

Question from Rush: Hi, do certain environments excuse scathing rudeness? I personally try to always be emotionally considerate to gauge people’s receptivity before…

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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