Ananda Meditation

We teach scientific meditation techniques from the Path of Kriya Yoga as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, great yoga master and author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi. We are here to support your meditation practice and your journey toward Self-realization. 

We offer 4 central techniques of the Path of Kriya Yoga for Self-realization:

Meditation Courses

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Meditation Retreats

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Meditation Support

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Meditation Products

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Ananda Meditation Course & Trainings

Ananda Course in Meditation

The 10-week Ananda Course in Meditation online course is designed to provide in-depth instruction in scientific meditation techniques that bring more peace, deeper relaxation, and focused concentration to every area of your life, regardless of outer conditions.


You will learn a quick and effective technique of meditation and Paramhansa Yogananda’s Energization Exercises. This course is the first step in the Path of Kriya Yoga course series.

Ananda Online Meditation Teacher Training

Learn to share Paramhansa Yogananda’s meditation techniques and benefits of meditation  with the growing numbers of people who are hungry for them.

In this online meditation course, you will be supported by:

  • Lively discussion forums filled with insights
  • “Live” practice teaching with fellow trainees
  • Numerous opportunities to receive feedback on your teaching, and give feedback to others
  • Team projects
  • Personal coaching and guidance from meditation instructors

Path of Kriya Yoga: 5 Step Online Course Series

A 5-step online course series that guides you through the process of preparing to learn Kriya Yoga, the most effective technique for accelerating spiritual growth and attaining union with God. 

  1. Ananda Course in Meditation
  2. Living the Principles of Self-Realization
  3. Course on Discipleship
  4. Preparation for Kriya Yoga
  5. Kriya Yoga Initiation

Ananda Meditation Retreats

Expanding Light Retreat

Ananda Village, Nevada City CA

Offering yoga and meditation teacher training, personal retreats, and more in a peaceful and healing environment. This is Ananda’s main retreat in America.

Ananda Meditation Retreat

near Ananda Village, Nevada City CA

Located on 80 pristine acres of forested land—an ideal setting for individuals or groups coming for retreat or seclusion.

Ananda Meditation Retreat

near Assisi, Italy

In the beautiful Umbrian hills near Assisi, Ananda Italy offers many courses that touch a wide variety of subjects. Each one offers you spiritual techniques for inner growth and how to apply higher awareness to daily life.

Ananda Meditation Retreat

near Pune, India

Guests participate in a variety of weekend and week-long programs and are welcome to join in the daily life of the residents, devoting time each day to meditation. For those desiring it, complete seclusion can be arranged.

Ananda Meditation Support

Guided Meditations

Tap into deep inner peace and experience the joy within yourselves with Ananda’s guided meditations based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. 

Download the Free Ananda Meditation App

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
  • Save bandwidth by downloading meditations for offline viewing
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

Find Your Local Ananda Community, Center or Meditation Group

Meditation can be challenging to do on your own. Find meditation support and meet like-minded friends by visiting one of Ananda’s Communities, or Meditation Centers and Groups worldwide. 

Ananda Sangha

Ananda Michigan

Ananda New York

Ananda Tuscan

Ananda Gurgeon

Ananda Pune

Ananda Mumbai

Ananda Bangalore

Ananda Spain

Ananda Argentina

Ananda Pune

Ananda Mumbai

Ananda Bangalore

Ananda Spain