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.

Nayaswamis Jyotish and 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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Love Breathing

by Eric Munro

Love Breathing is one method that helps habitualize loving God to every breath. With a sincere, regular, loving God practice, enjoying divine communion becomes a natural and common experience; as natural and common as breathing.

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The Path of Kriya Yoga

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.

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Thirteen Weeks of River Solitude

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.

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Health and Healing

Online Holistic Health Courses

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.

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Books and Articles

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality

Practical, wide-ranging, and fascinating suggestions on how to have more energy and live a radiantly healthy life.

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Affirmations for Self Healing

These affirmations and prayers will help you strengthen positive qualities in yourself such as good health, will power, forgiveness, security, happiness, and many others.

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Divine Will Healing

A treasure trove of the healing techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda from his original teachings.

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Meditation Slows Aging: The Scientific Evidence

An interview with Dr. Peter Van Houten, M.D. about the latest scientific research on how meditation affects aging.

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Paramhansa Yogananda’s Nine-Day Cleansing and Revitalizing Diet

A short term raw fruit and vegetable cleanse for improving your health and having more energy.

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How Your Brain Cooperates with Personal Change

Dr. Peter Van Houten on the latest brain science and how we can rewire our brain at any age.

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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.

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Staying Young at Heart

Tips for Staying Young at Heart

By Sabari, Mantradevi, Diksha, and Dayavati

Suggestions by four women from Ananda Village about how they stay physically and mentally youthful.

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Break the Hypnosis of Age

By Janakidevi

Moving into the advanced years of life is no longer the same as it was for our grandparents or parents.

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Growing Younger

By Paramhansa Yogananda

We should be just beginning to live when the first half of life has passed.

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Turning 72: The Fourth Stage of Life

By Janakidevi

Turning 65 was a tumultuous time in my life. I was yearning to know God on a deeper level and concerned about coming to the end of my life without having made much spiritual progress.

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Death and Loss

“Death – The Final Exam” by Swami Kriyananda

Janaka Foundation

Estate Planning

The Janaka Foundation is a non-profit, spiritual foundation established to support the future of Ananda through estate gift planning.

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Parvati Hansen, Executive Director

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.

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Karma and Reincarnation

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.

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Through Many Lives

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.

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Articles

Evening Hospice

By Hanuman Baughman, based on writing by Swami Kriyananda

Counseling should be given both to groups and to individuals with a view to helping them in the following ways.

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Welcoming Death: A Conscious Transition

By Nayaswami Brindey

About nine months ago, at the end of a meditation, I inwardly heard the question, “Are you ready?”

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Understanding Death

By Paramhansa Yogananda

We mortals have so many misconceptions about death that it has grown in importance and implanted in us the idea of annihilation and pain.

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When the Miracle is Withheld

By Mary Kretzmann

A devotee friend asked if I might write about my journey of growing through loss and grief after losing my beloved husband, Timothy, to cancer in August 2012.

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How to Solve the Mystery of Life After Death

By Paramhansa Yogananda

The existence of life after death is the greatest mystery guarded by nature.

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Cancer and the Guru's Grace

By Jivani Ghirla

On some level, I had always known I would someday have cancer. Therefore, it was not a shock when, at age 52, I received the news that I had stage three breast cancer.

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The Worst Choice I Ever Made — And the Best

By Valerie Putney

The death of a parent is never easy to accept, especially when you’re an impressionable 15-year-old shielded from life’s harsh edges.

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