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
July 24th, 2014

Never seek self-justification. If people are interested in hearing your explanation, state the facts simply and impersonally, but never descend (unworthily) to self-defense.

From Living Wisely, Living Well By Swami Kriyananda

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.

Wednesday “Living Wisely, Living Well” on July 16 with Nayaswami Jaya: “Live in Aum”
Also offered: Bhagavad Gita classes, Raja Yoga classes & more! Visit the online classes website for more details on how to view all the classes.

Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi now have a blog on The Speaking Tree

View their blog posts online on The Speaking Tree

Dear Friends, you can go to The Speaking Tree online now and subscribe to Nayaswami’s Jyotish & Devi’s blog posts! View their page here.

Breaking News: Finding Happiness will open in Chennai, India 19/20 July at PVR

Finding HappinessA beautiful movie about Ananda Sangha Communities and how spiritual communities hold the key to solving today’s difficult issues. Also, the Finding Happiness: Day by Day book is now available too!

The docudrama about Ananda communities made in Hollywood, now available in India and online. Find the book and watch the movie on the Finding Happiness website. Visit the Finding Happiness Facebook page.

“A Blissful Partnership”

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi are interviewed in “The Speaking Tree”.

“Since Swami Kriyananda’s passing away in April 2013, you and Devi are functioning as spiritual directors of Ananda worldwide. What kind of challenges do you face in fulfilling the mission?…”Click here to view article: A Blissful Partnership

“In Joy We Live” Blogpost from Nayswami Jaya

Read “The Practice of Silence” and the spiritual benefits of practicing silence

Swami Kriyananda once told a story about the great South Indian saint Sadasiva Brahmendra, a brilliant and gifted student in his youth.  One day, after he bested older scholars in debate and perhaps displayed a bit of pride, his guru admonished him, “When will you learn to hold your tongue?”  “Instantly Master, with your grace.”  From that moment, he never spoke again.

Within the first few years of being introduced to the teachings of yoga, circumstances allowed me an opportunity to take up the traditional practice of silence, once for two months and another time for one. I found the experience highly worthwhile and recommend it to anyone who wishes to give it a try.  …(read more of this post…)

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

Nayaswami Jyotish’s article, “The Purpose of Life”

Jyotish_medEarlier this week we were having lunch with a group of friends, and the conversation took an interesting turn. The seven of us passed around the question, “When did you begin to know what you were supposed to do in this life? Why were you born?”

For me, I knew early on that I was supposed to be a teacher. My subliminal thoughts often muse about how to explain a concept or principle to others, and I tend to think in terms of analogies and examples that can be shared. When they asked about my paintings, I answered that I try to capture astral energies and share them through images and color. I also recognized that from youth I was usually the leader of whatever group I was in. This…….(read more of this post and sign up to receive these…)

A New 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


Inspiring Talks




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.

Visit Ananda’s Yoga Retreat!

yoga retreat

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.

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi talks


Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi toured India and gave talks in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and NCR. These inspiring videos are available on our 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!