What is Ananda?
A worldwide spiritual movement to help you find joy within yourself, inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda and founded by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda.
Ananda Sangha – “fellowship of divine joy”—is a worldwide group of individuals who share the search for higher consciousness and the ideal of service to others by following the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. These teachings emphasize “Self-realisation” as direct inner experience of God. Non-sectarian, they are based on India’s timeless universal truths and offer practical solutions to the challenges of modern life.
The Path Of Kriya Yoga
Kriya Yoga Home Study Course
According to Yoganandaji, Kriya is the most effective means available to mankind today for reaching the goal of Self-realisation: union with the Divine. The techniques and practices leading up to initiation into Kriya can be learned through the four books that make up the Kriya Yoga Home Study Course.
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Radio Ananda Apps
With great joy we share with you a new Radio Ananda app! Now you can listen to music for world peace and harmony inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda on your smart phone at any hour, anywhere in the world.
In Joy We LiveInspirational Blog
Healing by Will Power
By Swami Kriyananda
The teachings relating to health tend to focus on foods that will strengthen the body or on removing toxins that block the flow of energy in the body. These teachings are an important part of the picture so long as you haven’t reached a certain level of spiritual realization.
Rust Never Sleeps
By Nayaswami Devi
The two brown bears that lumbered past our cabin at Lake Tahoe, California, were larger than I’d ever imagined a bear to be. It was twilight, and a steady rain was falling. Jyotish quietly but emphatically said, “Look,” as he pointed out the window: There they were, walking slowly by, not more than fifty feet away.
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Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide
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