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
April 23rd, 2014

Don’t ask more of others than you would ask of yourself.

From Living Wisely, Living Well By Swami Kriyananda

A Message from Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi in Honor of Swamiji’s Passing

A Message entitled “One in the Light” from Ananda Worldwide Spiritual Directors

jd-thumbApril 21, 2014 marks the one-year anniversary of Swami Kriyananda leaving his body. Someone asked us recently what this period has been like, both for Ananda and for us personally. The question gave us pause to reflect on what we’ve experienced in these twelve months since his passing.

The legacy Swamiji left behind has both outer and inner aspects. The outer one was expressed in his spiritual leadership, now reflected in the vibrant, expansive growth of Ananda. In the past year, we have had the opportunity to visit virtually all of our communities—in Assisi, India, Mexico, and throughout the United States.  …(read more of this post…)

A Message from Nayaswamis Jaya and Dhyana in Honor of Swamiji’s Passing

Two Individual Messages from Ananda India’s Spiritual Directors

Dear Friends,
Through Swami Kriyananda, thousands were introduced to God and to the teachings of Kriya Yoga. He left this world one year ago but he lives on in our love for him and through his books and music, his beautiful discourses, the communities he founded and especially through his example of loyal discipleship to his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda. We are eternally grateful, for it was through Swamiji that we were graced to find this path to Self-realization. His legacy will continue to inspire and be seen as a shinging light into the far future but the memory that lingers with those who had the privilege to know him is one of divine friendship, a bond rooted in God. Swamiji was a friend to all who crossed his path, the student, stranger, co-worker and local tradesman. Many thought of him as their dearest friend because it was God he saw in all. As life passes and this world falls away from us, love and friendship will remain. …(read more of this post…)

In Honor of the One Year Anniversary of Swami Kriyanandaji’s Passing: 21 April, 2013

One year ago, Swamiji left his body. All over the world, devotees will be giving tributes in his honor through satsangs, slideshows, music and vidoes. Watch a beautiful tribute video from the Ananda Pune devotees. Also, here is a slideshow of Swamiji with the audio of his last talk.

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Finding Happiness Movie Release in India April 25–Across Major Cities

A beautiful movie about Ananda Sangha Communities and how spiritual communities hold the key to solving todays difficult issues. Finding Happiness comes to theatres April 25 in cities across India: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Surat

FH_poster The docudrama about Ananda communities made in Hollywood, now available in India. More details are available on the Finding Happiness website and 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

Online with Ananda: Friday Inspirational Talk Series

Every Friday we offer a free 1-hour inspirational online class, 7:30-8:30 pm with different Ananda teachers

Visit the online classes page for more details on how to view these classes.

“In Joy We Live” Blogpost from Nayswami Jaya

Read “Pray In God” and how we can be reawakened to our true state in God Jaya1_sm

Years ago, in a moment of frustration, I spoke very harshly to a co-worker.  To my horror, she broke into tears under the weight of my assault and I still remember my feelings of regret and deep dismay at my inability to control myself.  I had been shooting bullets of disharmony into a crowd of innocents. I see so much anger these days and wonder why.  Is it really on the rise or am I simply more sensitive to it now? …(read more of this post…)



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

Nayaswami Devi’s article, “Getting Caught”

Devi_smWatching the sunset on the Pacific Ocean is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. Recently while in Pacific Grove, California, we enjoyed this experience — seeing the sun change its color from golden to pink to orange before slipping below the horizon. Gazing out at the ocean, I remembered another sunset I’d witnessed some years before — one that left a deep impression on me.

It was at Master’s Retreat Center in Encinitas, California, where I’d been taking seclusion for a week……(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.

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi talks in India are now available


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


Nayaswami Jaya


Nayaswami Dhyana

Watch the New Trailer for the Movie “Finding Happiness”

The Ananda Movies

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!