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.

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In Joy We Live

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Health, Healing & Consciousness Series
By Dr. Aditya

Health, Healing & Consciousness Series

In this series of health articles we will be exploring the teachings of Yoga to attain health. We will also see what Paramhansa Yogananda has said about this universal subject, and how we can find correlations between these profound ancient teachings and findings of modern-day science.

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Five Essential Steps to Happiness
By Nayaswami Jyotish

Five Essential Steps to Happiness

Paramhansa Yogananda said, “I once met a very successful and wealthy man, who said to me, ‘I’m disgustingly healthy, and disgustingly wealthy.’ ‘However,’ I replied, ‘you are not “disgustingly happy,” are you?’ He admitted he was not. Soon afterward, he became a student of this path.”

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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.

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lineNayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide


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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.




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