The Eternal Flame in Swami Kriyananda’s Moksha Mandir

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Kathleen: I enjoyed listening and watching Joytish and Devi meditate at Swami’s Moksha Mandir. I thought the filming was excellent. Question there seemed to be something inside the glass (yellow-gold) ornament behind Joytish. It looked like some herbs or fine shrubs. Is this so?


Residency at Ananda Village

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Suzanne H Hunt: I just recently read for the first time, The Autobiography of the Yogi. I think this book has deeply changed my thinking. I now listen to your radio program as I practice yoga in the morning, and am listening to ‘celebration of Swami’s birthday’ currently. I am in transition in my life right now, so am wondering if there is…


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


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.