What will be your spiritual legacy?

For over fifty years, thousands of people have drawn inspiration and spiritual support from the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda through Ananda’s outreach ministries. Their gratitude has been expressed through their generous donations, which have made this work possible.

The Ananda Janaka Foundation was established to secure Ananda’s financial future and 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 allocated to Ananda. Your gifts can be current or deferred, revocable (bequest) or irrevocable (charitable trust). Estate gift planning techniques can provide you with a stream of income and/or estate tax benefits.

Include Ananda in Your Will

You can do so by including the Ananda Janaka Foundation in your will, as an IRA beneficiary or life insurance beneficiary, or as a trust beneficiary of your living trust or Charitable Remainder trust — just to name a few options.

If you simply need the language for your will you can find that information here: Sample Bequest Language

Other resources you might find simple and helpful:

If you need help to begin, there are Will apps, software, or talk to your estate planning attorney.

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 taken the steps to include Ananda in your will please notify us. Your notification helps Ananda plan for the future and involves you as a valued member of Ananda Janaka Legacy Fellowship.

We would love to have you join us for next year’s intimate gathering 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.

Contact: Parvati Hansen

Memorial Giving

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

Support Ananda’s Future

The ways you can leave a legacy gift to the future of Ananda.

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

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.