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
November 29th, 2014

Think of others not as your competitors, but as your colleagues, even when working in the same field of endeavor as they.

A thousand rivulets, conjoining, become a mighty river. Thus, indeed, are great civilizations born.

From Living Wisely, Living Well By Swami Kriyananda

Featured Video: A Thanksgiving Message from Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Ananda Articles Featured in “The Speaking Tree”

Ananda_speaking_treeThe Speaking Tree is featuring four articles from Ananda Sangha in the recent 23 November edition including the front page! Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi are the guest editors. The front page features the article: Welcome to Ananda! The other articles are: The Tremendous Power of Meditation by Nayaswami Jyotish, Selfless Service by Nayaswami Surendra, and Become the Cause by Nayaswami Jaya. Read the whole Speaking Tree epaper here!


Follow Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi in India!

jd-thumbThey are back in NCR 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 are in India only a little while longer and then they return to the US. They will be back in India February 2015! A complete schedule is published for this stay here. See the photos on Facebook of their talks and satsangs here and here. Jai Guru!

Videos of Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi’s Classes

1545668_561339440655947_5640746823184617084_nHere are links to videos from the latest Ananda Pune satsangs and classes given 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, Pune and Kolkata. These talks are available on Ananda India Online YouTube channel and Ananda India YouTube Channel. Here are their most recent talks:

See the photos on Facebook of the celebrations here and here. Also, read Nayaswami Jyotish’s “Touch of Light” letter on “Babaji’s Cave”.

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.
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 Jaya

Read “Stillness” about cultivating calmness in order to better tune into God and deepen our meditations


As a child in Los Angeles, Nayaswami Dhyana, Ananda Sangha’s Spiritual Director in Gurgaon, attended church every Sunday with her mother.   African American congregations are noted for their exuberance and lively spirit and her church was no exception.  Dhyanaji once laughingly commented upon her minister’s Sunday discourse on the oft-quoted Biblical verse, “Be still and know that I am God.”  “I can assure you,” she said, “ Nobody was ever still in my church!”

“Stillness is the altar of Spirit. Where motion ceases, Spirit begins to manifest.”  Paramhansa Yogananda was referring to the “inner stillness” behind the outer world of emotions, sense enjoyments, desires and restless thoughts…(read more of this post…)

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

Nayaswami Jyotish’s article, “Babaji’s Cave”


We recently went on a pilgrimage to Babaji’s cave. There were forty-five pilgrims on the trip, with most of us seeing this sacred spot for the first time. It was here, in this little secluded cave in the middle of nowhere and of everywhere, that our lineage took birth. From this tiny cave, the science of Kriya Yoga has spread around the globe. It was here that Lahiri Mahasaya received not only Kriya initiation, but also the charge to take it back to the masses of spiritually thirsty souls. Autobiography of a Yogi relates that Babaji told him, “A deep purpose underlay the fact that you did not meet me this time until you were already a married man, with modest business responsibilities. You must put aside your thoughts of joining our secret band in the Himalayas; your life lies in the crowded marts, serving as an example of the ideal yogi-householder.”…(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.


Why I Meditate: Jayeeta


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