Ananda India: Meditation, Kriya Yoga, Community

First Spiritual Renewal Weekend In India

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What is Ananda ?

Ananda is a global movement founded in 1968 by Swami Kriyananda. Ananda is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, who showed how all can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality.

Autobiography of a Yogi is not an ordinary book. It is a spiritual treasure. It has since sold 5 million copies and has been translated into at least 34 languages. To read its message of hope to all truth seekers is to begin a great adventure.

Start reading now online for free.

Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi India Tour 2015

Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide – Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi in India !
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Spiritual Renewal Weekend With Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi. Learn more…

Happy Thanksgiving from Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to practice gratitude to God. Take the time to thank God for everything: review your life with gratitude for absolutely everything that has happened and been given to you. Also, be thankful for that which has been taken away from you, as an expression of Divine Love meant to free you from ego consciousness. —Nayaswami Jyotish

Recent Blog Posts

Babaji Brings Me To The Ananda Fold
By Sumitra Ramji
sumitraAbout 5 ½ years back in July that year, my friends and I went to a workshop. The speaker was very good and we had specially gone to interact with him. As the session began, my eyes fell upon a very colourful picture on the wall ahead, of a tall man in Padmasana with a big orange halo around his head. Read More
Letters From Jyotish And Devi
By Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi
J&D_letterIt’s with joy and gratitude to God that we share with you the events that occurred during the past two weeks here in India. It began with the first of two consecutive weekend pilgrimages to Babaji’s Cave on Drongiri Mountain. Read More
Simple Living
By Nayaswami Jyotish
simple_livingAs Devi and I took our morning walk through the countryside near our rural Pune Ashram, we were met with a scene that has changed little in the last thousand years. Crops have just been harvested, and the farmers are plowing their small fields with wooden plows pulled by bullocks. They wave as we pass, and we somehow bridge the language barrier by shouting, “Happy Diwali.” Read More


Healing Prayer Requests



Our Healing Prayer Circle prays for those in need of healing of body, mind, and soul. 

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:


Online Courses & Webinars


Learn to Meditate – Online Course


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.

So register now and take the first step to an incredible journey within.register_button


Free Live Webinars – Weekly Schedule


Affirmations for Self Healing
Monday – 7:30-8:30 PM


Living Wisely, Living Well
Wednesday – 7:30-8:15 PM
Living Wisely, Living Well is one of our most popular webinar, where our senior acharyas share simple and practical ways that can transform ones life.

Guided Meditation

Thursday – 7-7:45 AM

Ananda Yoga
Friday – 6:30-7:30 AM
Experience higher states of awareness with Ananda Yoga.


Bhagavad Gita Study
Friday – 7:30-8:30 PM

Understand the deep allegorical meaning of India’s best loved scripture.

For details on our weekly classes & to register click here.


Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide


Watch Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi’s inspirational talks on our Ananda India YouTube Channel.


How To Be Happy All The Time

Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi on the Speaking Tree

Speaking Tree

Follow Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi’s articles and blog posts on “Speaking”.


Meet Ananda India’s Co-Spiritual Directors

jaya_dhyanaNayaswami Jaya

Nayaswami Dhyana


Daily Inspiration
November 26th, 2015

Be loyal above all to truth as you yourself understand it. Always tell the truth, moreover, no matter how inconvenient you find it.

Friends and relatives may try to influence you otherwise, but be like a compass needle: Point ever toward the polestar of your own integrity.

From Living Wisely, Living Well By Swami Kriyananda