Now that you are in the later years of your life and have fewer worldly responsibilities, it’s time to make the spiritual life a priority and refocus your attention inward. Here you will find spiritually-oriented resources to help in every aspect of your life, including tips on deepening your spiritual life, keeping a youthful spirit, and physical health resources.
Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi, spiritual directors of Ananda, talk about aging and how to become more inward without losing energy.
Deepening Your Spiritual Practice
How to deepen your meditation practice with Nayaswami Jyotish, successor to Swami Kriyananda and spiritual director of Ananda Worldwide.
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How can one find lasting happiness? Remain calm in the face of challenges? Maintain physical and emotional well-being?
The Path of Kriya Yoga course will give you practical tools to solve these, and many other problems of the daily life.
Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, introduced a simple, step-by-step program for transforming every aspect of one’s life. Thousands of people around the world have learned Kriya Yoga and experienced its benefits.
The Path of Kriya Yoga consists of five steps, leading up to learning the technique of Kriya Yoga. The first four steps can be taken as an online course, or a home study course. If you choose to take the home study course, the materials will be mailed to you.
By Nayaswami Savitri
On February 1st, 2015, I paused in my years of service with Ananda Sangha Worldwide to begin a year-long sabbatical. In many ways, it was the best and happiest year of my life. I had the time to do many of the things I always wanted to do, but had never found the time to stop long enough to do them.
Health and Healing
Ananda offers a several online courses on improving help you improve your overall health, healing yourself and others, increasing your energy, and mental and spiritual health. The information in these classes is taken from the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda as well as modern Western medicine.
Books and Articles
A short term raw fruit and vegetable cleanse for improving your health and having more energy.
Ananda House at Laurelwood is a non-profit adult care home, located in the beautiful Laurelwood Valley, west of Portland, Oregon. The idea for Ananda House came to its founder, Hanuman, in a dream he had many years ago—of a joyful, multi-generational home, where each family member is valued and recognized for their unique contribution.
Staying Young at Heart
Death and Loss
“Death – The Final Exam” by Swami Kriyananda
The Janaka Foundation is a non-profit, spiritual foundation established to support the future of Ananda through estate gift planning.
How can the Janaka Foundation Serve you?
- By providing guidance and direction in the often complicated area of charitable estate gift planning.
- By assisting those who wish to include Ananda as a beneficiary of their estate planning.
- By assisting you in supporting ministries and projects that are particularly meaningful to you.
- By providing a place for you to give undirected gifts, to be used where they are most needed within Ananda’s work.
- By allowing a single gift to be directed to a number of areas within Ananda.
- By making it possible to give to Ananda anonymously.
By Paramhansa Yogananda
Many people share theories on reincarnation, or karma, or what happens at death. Paramhansa Yogananda, a master of yoga, writes from his own true knowledge and experience.
By Nayaswami Savitri
A captivating time-travel adventure, based on the revolutionary “cycles of time” or “yuga” theory propounded by Paramhansa Yogananda. Through Many Lives provides insights into how time travel might actually take place in the future, by experiencing one’s own past and future lives.