Swami Kriyananda and Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF)

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Frank: Hello, I am a member of Self-Realization Fellowship. I saw on YouTube where Swami Kriyananda was talking about being kicked out of SRF. It is a little concerning to me that Swami Kriyananda was a direct student of Master, was at SRF for many years, yet was kicked out of SRF. I was wondering what is the difference between SRF…


Is Ananda Village Heaven on Earth?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Tanu: I imagine Ananda Village as the perfect land where people wake up doing mediation & yoga and perform their daily duties and roles, perhaps something more that makes it beautiful. I once attended an Ananda Programme when Swami Kriyananda was there and one of the person there referred Ananda Village as heaven and perfect land. Can we come to stay…


Why doesn’t Ananda have Krishna on the altar?

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Lynn Lloyd: My small town has an Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) meditation group that I meditate with periodically. I have noticed that their invocation of the lineage includes both “Mahavatar Krishna” and Babaji separately. Their photos on the altar always include Krishna. I noticed this also in the Yogananda movie. Why does Ananda combine Babaji and Krishna? If this change was made by…

How to Learn More About Ananda

Nayaswami Premdas

Question from Candie: I am interested in learning more about this faith. I used to have some links to free lessons, I have gained the link to the books, however I thought there used to be daily assignments to help you work toward initiation. Bless you for your time, and information. Candie


How to Watch Ananda Videos on Your TV

Nabha Cosley

Question from doreen: Has Ananda explored the possibility of creating a Roku Channel? Thank you all for your amazing service!


Can I Join Ananda and Remain Catholic?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Ivan: I am Catholic, and I am very active in my parish church. I really like teachings of Yogananda. So, my question is: Can one remain active Catholic when one enters in Ananda Sangha? Does it change or limit his relation with the church? Thank you!


The Meaning of Ananda’s Joy Symbol

Nayaswami Gopal

Question from Sai: Dear Ananda Friends, I would like to understand the significance of Ananda’s symbol that we see in the top of the page.


Japa and Chanting at Ananda

Nayaswami Sahaja

Question from Anthony: Hello, Is japa or chanting out loud the different names for God like Aum as a practice accepted in Ananda? I find it helps me to have better meditations when I do, along with affirmations and prayers. Thanks for your help Anthony


Ananda in the Midwest, USA

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Peter: I follow this site and the colony sites very closely and love the support and resources available. I am curious — why does Ananda primarily exist on the West Coast? I am in the Midwest and there are many followers of Yogananda here that could benefit from the teachings in person. Are there any plans to expand? In Master’s blessings,…