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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.
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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.
Meditation & Kriya Yoga
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Be a Warrior for the Light
The prayer event hosted by Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi from Ananda Village on August 26 concluded the worldwide Warriors of Light live broadcasts. Please continue to affirm and share light and harmony for the healing of our globe.
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 almost 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
Recent Posts and Videos
Living the Yoga Sutras: Practical Steps To Higher Awareness
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are a stirring cry to us to transcend all religious differences. Their basic message is, “Here are methods that can be tested and proved. You can know what God is from personal experience.”
— Demystifying Patanjali, by Swami Kriyananda
Supported Silent Retreat
August 26-29 2021
September 2-5, 2021, September 16-19, 2021,
October 7-10, October 28-November 1, 2021
Still your mind and rejuvenate your spirit in a COVID-safe group environment at the Ananda Meditation Retreat, just 6 miles from Ananda Village. Our meditation gardens and serene forest setting provide the perfect backdrop for you to go deep into silence and re-connect with your true Self.
Thank You, God – Tithing as a Spiritual Practice
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.