What will be your spiritual legacy?


The Ananda Janaka Foundation has been established to provide for Ananda’s financial future through estate gift planning. Include the Ananda Janaka Foundation as a beneficiary of your Will, Trust, IRA, Investment Account, Life Insurance policy or other planning. These kinds of gifts will help us to provide an income that protects Ananda’s mission from economic uncertainty.

From a seed to a flourishing garden…

Swami Kriyananda, inspired by his Guru Paramhansa Yogananda’s vision, founded Ananda with a small group of individuals. Today over 140,000 people attend our temples, meditation groups, centers, and retreats worldwide, and over a million people visit Ananda’s online resources annually.

A growing number of truth seekers will continue to rely on these resources offering the inspiration of yoga and meditation. Throughout the years Ananda’s organic growth has been made possible through the generosity of individual donors and planned gifts.



Join hundreds of people worldwide…

who have chosen to include Ananda in their planned gifts as part of their spiritual legacy. Your gift will add to the million dollar endowment established in 2016, and will serve millions of truth seekers into the future.

“What I give to others, I give not away, for in my larger reality it remains ever mine. I am happy in the happiness of all.”Swami Kriyananda

What is Estate Gift Planning

It is a planning process that allows you to shape your spiritual legacy through charitable giving.

Including the Ananda Janaka Foundation in your Will, Trust, or as an IRA Beneficiary are some way to do this.


Include Ananda in Your Will

You can do this by naming the Ananda Janaka Foundation as a Beneficiary of your Will.

Please use the Will Kit and Other Estate Planning for more information on Wills, Trusts, and Beneficiary Designations.

Regardless of the size, your thoughtful estate gift will enable Ananda to offer Yogananda’s teachings to truth-seeking souls for many years to come.


Notify Us

If you have already included Ananda in your Will or other planning, please let us know. Your notification helps Ananda plan for the future. It also makes you a valued member of the Ananda Janaka Legacy Fellowship, a fellowship which recognizes all those who support the future of Ananda through Estate Gift Planning.

We would also love to have you join us for our annual tea with Ananda’s Spiritual Directors Nayaswami’s Jyotish and Devi. Each year, they share inspirational stories from around the world and the vision for the future of Ananda. (Hopefully this will be an in-person event in 2021.)

Contact: Parvati Hansen
530-478-7695


Memorial Giving

This is a way to give in memory of a loved one. Through this means, the gift you give will live on in service to others.

Make a Memorial Donation

For more information about Memorial Giving on the Ananda Janaka website:


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About Us

The Ananda Janaka Foundation is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit, religious foundation established to support the future of Ananda through estate gift planning.

Nayaswami Parvati Hansen
Executive Director, Ananda Janaka Foundation
530-478-7695
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Parvati is one of the founding members of Ananda, and is one of Ananda’s most widely traveled and experienced ministers. She moved to Ananda in 1972, and was made a minister by Swami Kriyananda in 1981. With her husband, Pranaba, she has been involved in the creation and direction of Ananda centers and communities in Palo Alto, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, and Assisi, Italy.

The board of Directors of the Ananda Janaka Foundation are members of Ananda who are dedicated to fulfilling the mission of Ananda. This mission is one of sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, through the inspiration of Swami Kriyananda. The two ideals upon which Ananda is based are:

  • People are more important than things.
  • Where there is right action (dharma), there is victory.

Learn more about our board visit the Ananda Janaka Foundation website.