Together we are facing unprecedented hard times, which Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda predicted. There is great uncertainty, but we stand united with profound faith in God and Guru.

People around the world are searching for answers.

We are here to give hope.

Our teachings prepare us to respond heroically to every situation. Now is the time to live and share the practical teachings of this path in every aspect of life. This is a global opportunity for spiritual growth.

Ananda has closed our physical doors and moved everything online. This is an area of strength for Ananda!

Every hour of every day, personal spiritual support is available. You can attend live and recorded online activities and classes: healing prayers, group meditations, chanting, singing, affirmations, classes, yoga, virtual community, book studies, and Sunday services.

How quickly the economy will recover is unknown at this point and will impact our ability to serve. Your ongoing support is critical for Ananda.

Your gift to the 2020 Worldwide Appeal is a true blessing to humanity.


Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda wrap their arms around us through instructors and ministers who are helpful, encouraging, and accessible. The love and joy I receive from Ananda spills over into my daily life, blessing me with calmness and receptivity.Vivian Bryan, California, USA

Sharing Yogananda in 2019

Sharing Yogananda’s teachings means making them accessible to anyone — anywhere and at any time.

This year, we:

  • Completed the Temple of Light, temple of all religion.
  • Had 2.1 million visits to ananda.org
  • Taught 18,929 new people how to meditate
  • Had 1,002,004 video views on YouTube
  • Reached 625,401 people on social media
  • Reached 28.9K Ananda Meditation app downloads
  • Supported over 4,774 Kriyabans from 27 countries

Free Inspiration

Ananda has a wealth of inspirational offerings to support and uplift you on your spiritual journey.

  • Free online content (video, blogs, spiritual talks, books, radio)
  • Books
  • Music
  • Apps
  • Spiritual pilgrimages
  • And much more
Ananda was my constant companion — somehow, always when I needed it, the right talk, song, or text would pop up. I am infinitely grateful for the multitude of resources and support available to all.
Catarina, Finland

Personal Connections

Deep spiritual friendships, connections and a supportive community can help you on your spiritual path.

  • Online classes
  • Ananda Communities
  • Virtual Community
  • Meditation Groups
  • Workshops lead by ministers and teachers
  • Individual counseling
  • Retreats

Tools to live your yoga life

Living a balanced and happy life means acquiring a wealth of tools for any challenge life has to offer.

  • Healing prayers
  • Spiritual counseling certification
  • Meditation techniques
  • Affirmations
  • Energization exercises
  • Meditation app
  • Daily online group meditation 


Deepening your spiritual life

Enrich and deepen your spiritual life with Ananda’s many offerings.

  • Learn about the advanced meditation technique, Kriya Yoga
  • Extensive online courses
  • In person classes and retreats
  • Ananda’s Karma Yoga Ashram Programs
  • Learn about discipleship
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Meditation and Yoga Teacher trainings and certifications
Ananda’s support sustains me. I have changed; it is such an inspiration to continue on the path. Meeting them was a blessing from Divine Mother.Yolanda Estevez, Ecuador

Inspiring Stories from Around the World

Autobiography of a Yogi found me in Finland in late 2011. Half a year later my life took me to Stanford where I spent two years as a researcher, near an Ananda Center. Afterward, I moved to New York and was deeply grateful to find an Ananda meditation group. We were blessed with frequent visits from ministers, which energized our group.

“I moved back to Finland and found myself playing Radio Ananda in the background 24/7. I got access to all the Treasures talks and watched Sunday services online. Ananda was my constant companion — somehow, always when I needed it, the right talk, song, or text would pop up.

“I am infinitely grateful for the multitude of resources and support available to all.”
—Catarina Ahlvik, Finland


“I found my Guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, through Ananda. After years of spiritual searching, I read Swami Kriyananda’s Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography. Then I took Ananda’s Self-realization courses and began participating in the Ananda online community. I felt like I was riding an unstoppable wave of energy, and diving heart first into a powerful inner adventure. For those unable to live in communities like Ananda Village, Master and Swamiji wrap their arms around us through instructors and ministers who are helpful, encouraging, and accessible. The love and joy I receive from Ananda spills over into my daily life, blessing me with calmness and receptivity.

“I am so grateful for the blessings that flow through the outreach ministries of Ananda. And I want to do my part in supporting Ananda to keep offering these gifts to all.”
—Vivian Bryan, California, USA

“Those who give, even the little they have, they become blessed in extraordinary ways” Swami Kriyananda