What is Ananda Sangha India?

A movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda that helps you bring God into your life through meditation and spiritual living.

Daily Inspiration
October 24th, 2014

Stand by whatever lessons you’ve learned from life.

People may urge you to see things their way, but the only truth you can ever really know is one you’ve experienced for yourself.

Change your mind only when new experience obliges you to see things differently.

From Living Wisely, Living Well By Swami Kriyananda

Happy Diwali: May the Light of Paramhansa Yogananda and our Gurus Shine Upon You. Watch Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi’s Happy Diwali Message!

Follow Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi in India!

jd-thumbThey are currently at the Ananda Yoga Retreat in Pune for programs. See below for details and also their schedule. See video links below too!

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Ananda Worldwide’s Spiritual Directors, are now in the NCR area and staying in their Gurgaon apartment. They will be giving satsangs and classes throughout the area as well as in Pune and Kolkata. A complete schedule is published here. See the photos on Facebook of their talks and satsangs here and here. Jai Guru!

Here are their activities for this coming week.
Ananda Yoga Retreat in Pune:
25-26 Oct: Diwali Weekend-Celebrate with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi (more information)
31 Oct-2 Nov: “Deepening Your Spiritual Life”-A Retreat with Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi
View more information about this retreat.

Videos of Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi’s Classes

1545668_561339440655947_5640746823184617084_nHere are links to videos from NCR and Kolkata satsangs and classes given so far by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi have been in India since September and have given many talks in Gurgaon, Noida, Rajouri Garden, Delhi and Kolkata. These talks are available on Ananda India Online YouTube channel and Ananda India YouTube Channel. Watch videos of their talks (more to come!):


See the photos on Facebook of the celebrations here and here. Also, read Nayaswami Devi’s beautiful “Touch of Light” letter on “The Cup and the Ocean”.

Online with Ananda India: Free Inspirational Talks and More!

Wednesday Evenings: Living Wisely, Living Well with Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi, Nayaswami Jaya & Nayaswami Dhyana alternating. Also, daily inspirational classes are offered.

Wednesdays “Living Wisely, Living Well”!
8 October: with Nayaswami Jaya “Learn When to Stop”
15 October: with Nayaswami Devarshi “Be Joyfully Non-attached”
22 October: with Nayaswami Dhyana “Open Your Heart to God”
29 October: with Nayaswami Jaya “Be a Student of Life”
Also offered: Bhagavad Gita classes, Raja Yoga classes & more! Visit the online classes website for more details on how to view all the classes.

“In Joy We Live” Blogpost from Nayswami Dhyana

Read “The Right Response” and how staying calm no matter what can get you through any difficulty

Dhyana1_new_smA couple of years ago, some of the long-term members were called to a meeting with Swamiji.  We knew he was very displeased about things he had heard about the work in Gurgaon and we all got the strong feeling that we were in big trouble!

But in my heart I felt completely free—I felt protected.  We arrived at Swamiji’s house where there were already several others who were critical of the way things were being handled.  He expressed a lot of disappointment in the way the work seemed to be going and in the fact that not many people had attended his latest discourse on his return to Gurgaon….(read more of this post…)

This Week’s “A Touch of Light” Blogpost from Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Nayaswami Devi’s article, “The Cup and the Ocean”


Once when Swami Kriyananda was a young monk, he was sitting quietly at the feet of his guru, Paramhansa Yoganandaji. Filled with devotion for his master, Swamiji silently prayed, “Teach me to love you as you love me.”

Later, as Yoganandaji stood up to leave the room, he looked deeply at Swamiji and said in response to his unspoken prayer, “How can the little cup hold the whole ocean?”…(read more of this post and sign up to receive these…)

The Moksha Mandir for Swami Kriyananda

A new place of pilgrimage is being created at Ananda Village in America where Swamiji’s body will be laid to rest. Learn how you can be a part of this exciting new project!

Moksha Mandir1Dear Ones…

It may seem paradoxical, but there is evidence everywhere these days that our beloved Swami Kriyananda is more actively in our lives now than even before his soul’s liberation a
few months ago. He is clearly without limitation in his ability to guide and help us. (read the rest of this letter…)



Swami Kriyananda In Memoriam

Watch videos commemorating the passing of Swami Kriyananda on 20 April, 2013.

Watch videos of Swamiji’s talks

Website dedicated to Swamiji
SwamiKriyananda.org has many inspiring videos, photos, articles, and more posted in honour of Swamiji.



From the book Affirmations for Self-Healing



Why I Meditate: Dr. Harpreet


Inspiration: Ananda India devotees talk about why they meditate. View this video of Dr. Harpreet and all “Why I Meditate” videos.

Healing Prayer Requests


Our Healing Prayer Circle prays for those in need of healing of body, mind, and soul. Learn more and submit your prayers for healing needed.

Ananda Yoga Retreat

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Situated in the natural serenity of the foothills of the beautiful Sahyadri hills near Pune, where you can develop a deeper relationship with Nature and the Divine potential within you. See the new promotional video about the retreat!

Swamiji on TV


Enjoy a daily inspirational messages on TV (or internet) from Swamiji’s Book Conversations with Yogananda and the Bhagavad Gita. View the details.

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi talks


Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi’s talks in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, NCR and more are available on Ananda India’s YouTube channel. Watch them!

The Movie “Finding Happiness” is Now Available Online

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View the Trailer.

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Audiobook

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Audiobook

Swamiji’s comments on the Bhagavad Gita. Download…

Ananda Monastery Website

Ananda Dwapara Monastery Website

Visit the monks’ website!