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
August 20th, 2014

An excellent way to rise above physical pain is to divert your mind to something else.

I’ve found, for example, when sitting in a dentist’s chair (I haven’t taken Novocain in years), that mentally composing music, or working out some passage in a book I was writing, helped greatly.

The dentist’s activities then became hardly noticeable (though often I’ve heard afterward that the dentist himself was perspiring with sympathetic pain!).

From Living Wisely, Living Well By Swami Kriyananda

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi arrive in India soon!

JyotishDevi2Stay Tuned for their satsang and travel schedule as well as posting of videos and audio recordings

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Ananda Worldwide’s Spiritual Directors, will be arriving in the NCR the weekend of 13 September. They will stay there for awhile and also spend time at Ananda Pune. We will post where they will be and when. We will also let you know when the recordings of their talks are available to watch.  Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi will be giving satsangs and talks in different cities during this visit. They will also be coming January of next year to visit more cities. They are taking an apartment in Gurgaon so that they have a permanent place to stay when they come to India. Jai Guru!

Upcoming Retreat at our Ananda Yoga Retreat in Pune: “Kriya Yoga as a Way of Life” 12-14 September
with Nayaswami Jaya, Ananda India’s Co-Spiritual Director

Jaya-teachCome to the Ananda Yoga Retreat for a refreshing weekend. Learn about Kriya Yoga and also come celebrate the discipleship anniversary of Swami Kriyananda!

Understand the importance of the Guru disciple relationship on the path of Kriya Yoga and review the basic teachings of meditation and yoga by Paramhansa Yogananda.
* Practice Yoga, meditation and chanting
* Enjoy good company and great vegetarian food
* Spend time in a calm and nurturing environment
* Interact with others who have spent many years on the path of Kriya Yoga.
View the flyer for more information about prices and housing. To register or ask any questions, please visit the Ananda Yoga Retreat website.

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.

Wednesdays “Living Wisely, Living Well”!
20 August: with Nayaswami Dhyana: “Rise Above Your Troubles”
27 August: with Nayaswami Jaya: “Live a Balanced Life”
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 “Rest in Aum” and the spiritual benefits of communing with the AUM vibration

Jaya1_smParamhansa Yogananda once said, “While prayer and meditation are good and we should practice, we must not forget that the purpose of meditation is to receive this Holy Ghost that is the tangible expression of God, and the sound is the easiest way to approach God…… No one, if he doesn’t know the Aum vibration, can get there. That is all there is to it!”

God comes as peace, or as love and sometimes as bliss but He especially comes as the sacred sound of Aum. Immersing ourselves in that cosmic stream is the true, inner baptism of which immersion in water is but a symbol. By following the enchanting sound, the inner kingdom of Spirit behind the restless mind and senses is revealed…(read more of this post…)

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

Nayaswami Jyotish’s article, “Deepening Your Devotion”

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In a previous letter, Devi has beautifully covered the subject of universal love: expanding our love to everyone and everything until it becomes unconditional. I would like to address another aspect of love: how to deepen our devotion. Devotion is love turned toward God, or, more commonly, toward one of His awakened saints.

Usually we give our love to those who are close to us: family, friends, and coworkers. But with devotion, we also turn our love inward toward God. This change from outward emotions to inward devotion is what makes the difference between an Italian opera and an Italian saint….(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.

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Discrimination

From the book Affirmations for Self-Healing

 

Inspiring Talks

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Why I Meditate

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

Healing Prayer Requests

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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.

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi talks

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

The Movie “Finding Happiness” is Now Available Online

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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!