We often receive questions from students asking about the difference between Ananda and Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF); about Ananda’s authority to disseminate Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings; about Swami Kriyananda’s role at Ananda and his role in Paramhansa Yogananda’s mission; and, finally, about two lawsuits that involved Ananda: the 1990 SRF vs. Ananda religious freedom lawsuit and the 1994 Bertolucci lawsuit alleging sexual harassment by Ananda and Swami Kriyananda.

We have compiled our answers to each of these questions on this page. If you have more questions or would like greater clarification on anything that we have shared, we are happy to answer you and invite you to write us personally.


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