Welcome to the Ananda Janaka Foundation!

The Ananda Janaka Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the support of Ananda Worldwide through Estate Gift Planning.

Ananda is a global movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, who showed how everyone can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality.

By including the Ananda Janaka Foundation in your will, trust, IRA or other estate planning, you are supporting the future of Ananda.

In divine friendship,
Parvati Hansen
Executive Director
Ananda Janaka Foundation

Ananda Janaka Newsletters

Most Recent Newsletter

Probate & Your Estate Planning

Once a person dies their estate (whatever they own at the time of their death) has to be settled. Probate enters into the picture if the total value of their estate is over a certain amount, an amount that varies in each state. In California that amount is currently $166,250. So you can see that even if you simply own a home, your estate may need to go through the Probate process.

Previous Newsletters


Estate Planning Resources

How to Make a Will

Useful information on this basic way of getting started with your estate planning.

Your Will – Six Key Questions

Six essential questions you have to keep in mind while writing your will.

Estate Gift Planning with the Ananda Janaka Foundation

We are here to serve you with helpful information about estate gift planning and how to include the future of Ananda in your planning.
How can the Ananda Janaka Foundation serve you?

Ananda Janaka Highlights

Annual Report 2021

The 2021 financial report and the Grants that were given that year in support of Ananda Worldwide.

What We Support – Grants 2021

This year’s Ananda Janaka Grants were given to a variety of areas of Ananda, with a large emphasis on the re-openings of several of the major outreach areas of Ananda Village as we reach out to people coming to visit.

Ananda Remembers

A Memorial Website for the Ananda Spiritual Family

Ananda Remembers is a place to remember individuals who have been part of the Ananda spiritual family. These include people who have lived in the Ananda communities and those who have been connected to one of our Centers or meditation groups. It also includes those who have simply had a meaningful spiritual connection with Ananda during their lifetime. We invite you to take a look at Ananda Remembers!

Please contact us if you have questions about the Ananda Janaka Foundation and Ananda.
We look forward to hearing from you!

In divine friendship,
Parvati Hansen
Executive Director
Ananda Janaka Foundation

Ananda Janaka Mission Statement
To further spread the teachings and ideals of Paramhansa Yogananda, and his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda, and the practical applications of those teachings and ideals worldwide, in all areas of human endeavor. This shall be accomplished through support of the Ananda Churches of Self-Realization and their associated entities.