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.

In Joy We Live

Inspirational Blog

The Right Spiritual Path for Me
By Dr Ritu

The Right Spiritual Path for Me

In the ‘ The New Path’, Swami Kriyananda describes the feelings of the young J Donald Walters, as he enters his Guru’s ashram, for the very first time; in the following words.
“ Yes, I reflected, this was home! For how many years had I wandered..... I had begun to wonder if I belonged anywhere. But now, suddenly, I knew that I did belong: right here in this ashram; here with my Guru; here with his spiritual family! Gazing about me, I breathed deeply the peace that permeated this holy place.”

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The Final Step in Discipleship
By Nayaswami Devi

The Final Step in Discipleship

Sept. 12, 1948 was the day that Swami Kriyananda met his guru, Yoganandaji, for the first time. He knelt at the Master’s feet, and with a heart filled with deep reverence and yearning said to him, “I want to be your disciple.”

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Yoga Teacher Training Course in Gurgaon

 200 hours of classes and practice 

Date : 27th Sep – 26th Oct 2016 


Ananda Yoga Teacher Training is a dynamic, professional training experience — and the only certified yoga teacher training program offered in the highly regarded yoga tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda. We’ve spent more than 30 years shaping it into a first-rate expression of the tradition — a dynamic blend of professional training and personal development.

Online Courses & Webinars




A course on how to start your home meditation practice. In this 6 weeks course we share a very simple yet powerful meditation technique as it was taught by Paramhansa Yogananda.

So register now and take the first step to an incredible journey within.


We offer free online classes on Meditation, Yoga and Spirituality. Attend our classes from your home or workplace. Just subscribe to our newsletter and we will keep you posted on our weekly class schedule. 


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lineNayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide


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Meet Ananda India’s Co-Spiritual Directors

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Nayaswami Dhyana



Healing Prayer Request

If you, or someone you care for, is experiencing a health challenge or difficult life situation, we can pray for them at a distance. You may submit prayer requests for physical, mental, or spiritual well-being. Email your request to: healing@anandaindia.org.