Ananda Life Training

Download the Ananda Life Training Guide (PDF, 938KB)

Many people ask what they should learn and do to embrace the path of Self-realization more fully. The answer is not a short one. The teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and Nayaswami Kriyananda are rich, deep, and varied, and touch on all aspects of life. We have developed Ananda Life Training to give you a complete view of the teachings of Ananda Sangha, and to help guide you in your choices of what you want to learn and do.

The Ananda Life Training Guide is organized into the categories you see below to make it easier for you to explore the books, online books, talks, video, streaming video, online and onsite classes and courses, and other in-person experiences available to you. Many of the resources are available online and many are free. Each resource is linked to where it is made available.

The Art and Science of Self-Realization

  • A New Dispensation
  • The Art of Discipleship
  • Meditation and the Path of Kriya Yoga
  • Raja Yoga and Yoga Philosophy
  • Keys to Your Inner Life

The Practical Expression of Spirituality in Your Daily Life

  • Spiritual Community
  • Health and Healing
  • Creativity and the Arts
  • Marriage and Relationships
  • Education for Life
  • Business and Prosperity


The Ananda Life Training Guide can serve as your personal guide to explore and deepen your understanding of the teachings, but you may also want to use it to become certified in Ananda Life Training. Once you have completed all the required items, and at least half of the optional items (download the Ananda Life Training Guide for more information), you may contact Nayaswami Pranaba to complete your certification.

Ananda Minister Training

Certification in Ananda Life Training is a requirement for Ananda Minister Training. If you would like to learn more about Ananda Minister Training, contact Nayaswami Pranaba, for more information.

Download the Ananda Life Training Guide (PDF, 938KB)