Ananda Sangha Worldwide Ministries include:
Ananda Sangha Worldwide ministries
Crystal Clarity Publishers
Crystal Clarity publishes and promotes the writings of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda (both digital and in print) as well as those of other Ananda members. In addition, Crystal Clarity publishes audio books, as well as music and chanting recordings. See the Crystal Clarity website.
The Joyful Arts
The Joyful Arts include music, drama, painting, sculpture, and many other expressions of the arts. The purpose of exploring the Joyful Arts, as written about in Swami Kriyananda’s book, Art as a Hidden Message, is “to reach beyond the passing trends in art and see whether, in an overview, there may not be found a guideline to life’s true purpose and meaning.” The purpose of the Joyful Arts is to provide us with a direct experience of upliftment of consciousness and expansion of awareness. Learn more about Ananda Music.
Education for Life and the Living Wisdom Schools
While many traditional forms of education address the spiritual needs of a child as an afterthought, if at all, at Education for Life schools the spiritual needs of the child come first. Not surprisingly, we find that when children’s inner growth is nurtured, they thrive at all levels – emotionally, physically, and intellectually. The Education for Life philosophy, with its emphasis on the child’s spiritual development and the use of intuition and understanding of the energy fields of the brain and heart, has the potential to be the leading alternative education philosophy of the twenty-first century. Learn more about Education for Life and Living Wisdom Schools.
Paramhansa Yogananda promoted the concept of World Brotherhood Communities during his lifetime. He talked with great enthusiasm about the ideal of “simple living and high thinking,” lived in intentional, spiritually-based communities where “job, home and church” could be all in one place. This, he said, would give people the support and the focus they need to deepen their spiritual lives. Ananda has established five World Brotherhood Communities in the United States, located in California, Oregon, and Washington state, and an additional community outside of Assisi, Italy. These Ananda communities include temples, community living, businesses, and schools based on the Education for Life principles. The Ananda Communities are for those who wish to live their daily lives in attunement with Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings and the Path of Kriya Yoga. They have been founded through the guiding leadership of Swami Kriyananda, a foremost direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. Learn more about Ananda Village, the first Ananda community, located outside of Nevada City, California.
Our Mission Statement
To further spread the teachings and ideals of Paramhansa Yogananda, and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, and the practical application 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.