In times like these, the greatest gifts of God and Guru, are the inner peace of meditation, guidance about right attitudes, and their grace to protect us.Ananda’s Spiritual Directors Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Though the times are challenging, they are also a great spiritual opportunity. We are here to give hope. Our teachings prepare us to respond heroically to every situation. Now is the time to live and share the practical teachings of this path in every aspect of life. This is a global opportunity for spiritual growth.

Here are 108 videos, articles and other resources, compiled to help us find ways of thriving and continuing to grow spiritually during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Be a Warrior for the Light

2. Healing Prayers for the World with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
3. Upcoming Events
4. Online Community
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5. Spiritual Tips and Advice for This Time of Challenge

5. FREE PDF - How to Have Courage, Calmness and Confidence

7 .Ananda Radio

Chanting is Half the Battle!


8. Brave Were the People
9. "Christ LIves!" an Oratorio Watch Party
10. What is This Life

Staying Well

6. Controlling the Reactive Process

13. Information on COVID-19


15. Attaining Radiant Health and Well Being
16. The Healing Power of Silence
17. 20 Second Chants for Hand Washing with Bhagavati and Ramesha Nani
18. How to Balance Our Life in An Unbalanced World with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
19. Sunlight & Laughter l "Secrets of Radiant Health" with Dr. Aditya & Dr. Amar

Learn How to Meditate

20. Lessons in Meditation

25. Kriya Yoga: The Yoga of Energy, Part 2
26. Kriya Yoga - The Airplane Route to God

Guided Meditation and Yoga

The practice of Meditation brings many benefits. One important benefit is healing of the nervous system.

Meditation gives peace. Inner peace is like a lubricating oil that enables the machinery of our lives to function smoothly. Without mental peace, our emotions and the various challenges that we face in life create inner stress that can lead to physical and nervous break down.

Negative emotions create blocks in the heart and in the flow of life force in the body.

The nervous system was not made to withstand the destructive force of intense emotion or persistent negative thoughts and feelings.

The Healing Power of Meditation Posted on June 7, 2019 by Nayaswami Diksha


27. Guided Meditation for Energy and Success

28. Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation: 30 Min Routine

29. Gentle Chair Yoga - A Guided Yoga Class

30. Awaken the Chakras: Guided Meditation and Visualization

31. Guided Meditation with Nayaswami Jaya
32. Guided Meditation with Nayaswami Nefretete
33. Energization, Yoga & Pranayama
34. Heart Opening Yoga Routine: Affirmations

Eight Aspects of God

35. Article : Attuning to the Eight Aspects of God

"The practice of meditation is different, however, from the actual experience of meditation as a state of being. To experience God in his various attributes, we need to practice those things that will help lift us up into attunement with God’s higher consciousness. For this, there are a number of visualizations and meditations that are very helpful." ~ Swami Kriyananda, Direct Disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda


Experience Attuning to the Eight Aspects of God

36. Light

Celebrating the Light Again

37. Power

Connect to Your Divine Power: Guided Meditation

38. Love

Guided Heart’s Love Meditation with Gita Matlock

39. Joy

From Joy I Came | Ananda Chants | Yogananda's Poem "Samadhi"

40. Peace

"Peace" by Swami Kriyananda

41. Calm

Calm Your Emotions - 8 min Technique

42. Wisdom

Wisdom of the Heart by Nayaswami Diksha

43. Aum

Music to Awaken Superconsciousness

Keep a Light Heart

44. The Almond Cookies
45. The Guru's Test

46. Take a virtual journey into the Crystal Hermitage Gardens.

Swami Reads P.G. Wodehouse

47. Swami Kriyananda Reads "From a Detective's Notebook"
48. Swami Kriyananda Reads P.G. Wodehouse, "Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court"
49. Swami Kriyananda reads P.G. Wodehouse's Strychnine in the Soup

Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda

Sunday Service Inspiration and Ways to Live The Teachings Every Day

The Sunday worship service at Ananda communities everywhere, is inspired by the meditation tradition of the East and the ancient teachings of mystical Christianity, with inspirational readings from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. Service includes music, group chanting and meditation, an inspirational talk drawn from the writings of Paramhansa Yogananda or his Disciple, Nayaswami Kriyananda, and a unique blessing ceremony called the Festival of Light. Each week there is a new theme, seemingly running parallel with life’s events.

50. We Are Children of the Light with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi


51. At the Heart of Silence - the Eternal Word
52. Did God Create the Universe - or Become It?
53. Is God Present Even There, Where There is Ignorance?

54. The Infinite Christ,with Jitendra Guindon, and Nayaswamis Anandi and Bharat
55. The Mystery of Avatara, or Divine Incarnation, with Nayaswamis Maria and Ananta
56. The Importance of Soul-Receptivity, with Nayaswamis Bharat and Anandi
57. The Law is Perfected in Love with Sundara and Nayaswamis Parvati and Pranaba
58. Can Man See God? with Brahmachari Jemal from Ananda Pune

59. By Thinking Can We Arrive at Understanding? with Erin Vinacco, with Nayaswamis Ananta and Maria
60. Dogmatism vs. Common Sense with Tyagis Atman and Bhaktimarg
61. Reason versus Intuition with Nayaswamis Krishnadas and Mantradevi
62. Deeds vs. Intentions with Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati
63. Who Is This Son of Man? with Asha Nayaswami

64. Resurrection for Every Soul with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, with Kalidas
65. To Each According to His Faith with Nayaswami Pranaba and Parvati
66. How High Should We Aspire? with Nayaswamis Bharat and Anandi Badri Matlock
67. Perfection Is Self-Transcendence with Nayaswami Anandi
68. The Secret of Right Action with Nayaswamis Maria and Ananta
69. Activity vs. Inner Communion with Nayaswamis Devi and Jyotish
70. The Best Way to Worship with Nayaswamis Anandi and Bharat
71. The Inner Kingdom with Nayaswamis Krishnadas and Mantradevi
72. Why Do Devotees Fall? with Tyagis Atman and Bhaktimarg
73. How Devotees Rise with Brahmachari Jitendra and Nayaswami Maria
74. The Eternal Now with Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati
75. The Redeeming Light with Nayaswami Maria and Ananta

76. Abiding in God with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
77. Self-Reliance vs. Self-Reliance with Nayaswamis Ananta and Maria
78. Self-Effort, Too, Is Needed with Nayaswamis Parvati and Pranaba
79. Do You Need a Guru? with Nayaswamis Anandi and Bharat
80. How Democratic Is Truth? with Nayaswamis Maria and Ananta
81. Does God Hide the Truth? with Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati
82. Does Satan Exist? with Nayaswamis Gyandev and Krishna
83. How Should We Meet Our Tests? with Badri Matlock with Nayaswamis Anandi and Bharat
84. Who Are True Christians? with Nayaswamis Ananta and Maria
85. Ego - Friend or Foe? with Sundara and Nayaswamis Parvati and Pranaba
86. Truth Invites, It Never Commands with Nayaswamis Bharat and Anandi
87. Intuition Is Simple. The Intellect Is Complex. with Tyagis Dr. Peter and Lisa Power
88. Many Are the Pathways to Truth with Nayaswamis Ananta and Maria
89. In Surrender Lies Victory! with Asha Nayaswami
90. Victory Demands the Courage of Conviction with Nayaswamis Ananta and Jyoti
91. First Things First with Nayaswamis Anandi and Bharat
92. What Is the Best Way to Pray? with Tyagis Dr. Peter Van Houten and Lisa Powers
93. Why Tell God Anything, When He Knows Everything? Why Offer God Anything, When He Has Everything? with Rammurti and Sita
94. Faith Is a Call to Prayer; Prayer Is a Call to Faith with Erin Vinacco and Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati
95. The Promise of the Scriptures with Tyagis Dr Peter and Lisa Power
96. Reincarnation - the Spiral Staircase with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
97. The Law of Karma - Bondage, or Soul Release with Nayaswamis Maria and Ananta
98. What Is It, to Fail Spiritually? with Badri Matlock and Nayaswamis Anandi and Bharat
99. Living in the Presence of God with Nayaswamis Ananta and Maria
100. What Was the Star of Bethlehem? with Nayaswamis Devi and Jyotish, and Badri Matlock
101 The Divine Ascension with Nayaswamis Anandi and Parvati
102. Leap Year Special from 2012 The Last Commandment with Nayaswami Maria

Practical Advice


103. Love God


104. Benefits of Worry Fasting
105. Overcome Fear ~ 7 min Technique
106. Seven Practices to Strengthen Yourself in Challenging Times by Tyagini Narayani
107. Be a Warrior for the Light

108. We Are Here to Give Hope


Our teachings prepare us to respond heroically to every situation. Now is the time to live and share the practical teachings of this path in every aspect of life.

Ananda has closed our physical doors and moved everything online. Online is an area of strength for Ananda! Key revenue sources that are closed or canceled though, will result in revenue losses of over $1.5 million.

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