Are Gay People Accepted at Ananda?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Edward O’Brien: Would like to know where Ananda stands on same sex marriage, does Ananda preform these marriages? I heard that Ananda practices discrimination against gay and lesbian people when wanting to join your communities, is this true? Ok for gay men to pay for your lessons and follow Yoganandya but not be welcomed at Ananda centers. Would like to join Ananda…


Looking for Spiritual Community

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Thomas: Just one month ago I finished my spiritual journey around the world. I found what I was looking for — meaning. Now, I am profoundly convinced that meditation leads to self-realization. I thirst for more, for a life in a community. But there isn’t one in Germany. And I haven’t the financial possibility to look around yet. Further, my environment isn’t spiritual…


How to Come Out of Depression and Isolation

Nayaswami Diksha

Question from Sally: I am 61 years old, and have suffered from inertia, deep depression and alienation since infancy. I was diagnosed aged 35 with benign tumours in my neuroendocrine system, and have several cancers about which I have never sought-medical advice. I have little love for life left in me, but am terrified of death and the afterlife, feeling deeply ashamed of…


How can I find spiritual community?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Tom: (sorry for terrible english, first, hope you understand something) Im 18 years old from small european country, and my only desire is to seek God, i see absolutely no point in other things. it simply doesnt give me any joy. I really agree with Yogananda that environment is more stronger than will power. there is no any spiritual environment where…


Being (Gay) at Ananda

Joseph (Puru) Selbie

Question from A.: I am a homosexual who is living in the deep waters between two communities. My Ethnic/Christian community reject gay people and the gay community I just can not connect with. What I do have is the love of Jesus Christ in my heart. I don’t go to church as often as I like too due to the fact they judge…


Universal destruction or salvation?

Nayaswami Shivani

Question from Don: Do either Kriyananda or Yogananda, in writing, or speaking, about small spiritually centered communities, address whether large cities and other social and political structures are a necessary infrastructure for the small villiages to survive. Is there an expectation that a few of these can serve as “antibodies” toward the eventual more peaceful world, or will all need to be in…


How to stay spiritually connected

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Kaaminii: I have recently moved to Colorado and there is no Ananda community here at all. How can I stay connected with my community and keep strong in my practices. If enviornment is stronger than will any suggestions about keeping the “enviornment” strong?!?!?Thanks.

Residency at Ananda Village

Ananda Sangha Worldwide

Question from tony Wagner: Is there a process to apply to live in Ananda Village ?