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.

In Joy We Live

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Healing by Will Power
By Swami Kriyananda

Healing by Will Power

The teachings relating to health tend to focus on foods that will strengthen the body or on removing toxins that block the flow of energy in the body. These teachings are an important part of the picture so long as you haven’t reached a certain level of spiritual realization.

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Rust Never Sleeps
By Nayaswami Devi

Rust Never Sleeps

The two brown bears that lumbered past our cabin at Lake Tahoe, California, were larger than I’d ever imagined a bear to be. It was twilight, and a steady rain was falling. Jyotish quietly but emphatically said, “Look,” as he pointed out the window: There they were, walking slowly by, not more than fifty feet away.

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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.