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
February 26th, 2015

A key to introspection is to focus on the rhythms of your breath: on its calmness or rapidity; on its force of flow; on the location of that flow in the nostrils; on each pause between the breaths; on the relative length of inhalation to exhalation (in sleep, for instance, exhalation is twice as long as inhalation).

Your breathing is a reflection of your mental state.

As you watch it, you will find yourself becoming inwardly calm, and your stillness, in turn, will deepen your introspection.

From Living Wisely, Living Well By Swami Kriyananda

Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi, Ananda Worldwide Spiritual Directors are giving programs in Pune this week. TONIGHT’s LIVE BROADCAST is at 6:30pm!

1545668_561339440655947_5640746823184617084_nNayaswamis Jyotish and Devi have given public talks in Delhi and Gurgaon. They will travel to next Ananda Meditation Centres in Pune (23 Feb-4 March), Bangalore (5-10 March) and Chennai (12-15 March). View their complete schedule.

26 Feb at Ananda Pune: “Satsang with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi”, 6:30pm (register here)
1 March at Pune: “Achieving Balance and Harmony in our Lives”, 11:00am – 12:30pm (register here)
See the complete schedule of their visits in India.

Photos and Recordings of Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi’s Talks

Gurgaon Feb 2015Above are the recent photos from their talk at Ananda Gurgaon. The audio recording from this talk, entitled “Spirituality in Daily Life”, is now available.

Featured Video: “Action Versus Non-Action” Talk by Nayaswami Jaya





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.
Living Wisely Living Well Schedule:
18 Feb: Nayaswami Jaya, “Speak the Truth Kindly”
25 Feb: Nayaswami Devarshi, “Share Rather than Teach”
4 Mar: Nayaswami Devarshi, “Act Without Desire for the Fruits of Action”
11 Mar: Nayaswami Dhyana, “Listen”
18 Mar: Nayaswami Jaya, “Accept Criticis”

Also offered: NEW Bhagavad Gita classes with Nayaswamis Jaya & Devarshi, Raja Yoga classes, Guided Daily Sadhanas & more! Visit the online classes website for more details on how to view all the classes.

“In Joy We Live” Blog Post from Nayswami Jyotish

Read “The Spiral Staircase”


We recently held a Kriya Yoga Initiation in the boyhood home of Paramhansa Yogananda at 4 Gurpar Road in Kolkata. This site is made holy, not only by the many years that Master lived here, but also because of uniquely sacred events that took place at this spot. It was here that Babaji appeared and blessed Yoganandaji before his mission to America. Some years earlier Divine Mother had appeared in his little attic meditation room, tenderly telling him, “Always have I loved thee, ever shall I love thee.”

It was in this room that Devi and I prepared ourselves for the Initiation. During my meditation the question came spontaneously to my mind, “Master, was I with you in a previous life?” Immediately came a resounding, “Yes,” but with no details of time or place…(read more of this post…)

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

Nayaswami Devi’s article, “Good Judgment/Bad Judgment”


There is a humorous but instructive story in which a young man asks a wise, older gentleman for advice: “How is it that you have such good judgment?”

The sage slowly reflects, and then says, “Good judgment is born of experience.”

Not entirely satisfied with this answer, the young fellow pursues his questioning: “Well, how do you get experience?”

The voice of wisdom replies dryly: “Bad judgment.”

Paramhansa Yogananda wrote that all of life’s experiences are for our education and entertainment. “But,” he added a little ruefully, “how few are either educated or entertained.” In this never-ending school of life, we will keep drawing lessons, moving up grade by grade, until we perfect our understanding to reflect God’s wisdom……(read more of this post and sign up to receive these…)

The Moksha Mandir for Swami Kriyananda with be Bless and Dedicated May 2015

A new place of pilgrimage has been 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! All are welcome to visit Ananda Village and participate in the “Dedication Weekend” for this mandir.

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.


Why I Meditate: Devendra


Inspiration: Ananda India devotees talk about why they meditate. View this video of Devendra 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.

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 & Ananda India Online YouTube channel.

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.

Ananda 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. See the new promotional video about the retreat!

The Movie “Finding Happiness” is Now Available Online

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View the Trailer.

The Movie “The Answer” coming soon!

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!