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
September 16th, 2014

Never complain, no matter what you have to endure.

Misfortune lies always in the perception of things, not in the things themselves. Should you suddenly lose all your wealth—perhaps in a stock market crash—the time may have come in God’s plan for you to experience poverty.

One positive lesson to be learned from every loss is calm detachment. Another is to become more whole in yourself.

Success and failure, equally, are part of life’s flow. So too are all the pairs of opposites: wealth and poverty, fame and ignominy, gain and loss of every kind. Accept them with a smile, for only in God can one rise permanently above duality.

Meanwhile, whatever your lot in life, accept it with good cheer. Remember, all this is a show—a cosmic dream; a drama. To your deeper Self, life here on earth has no reality.

From Living Wisely, Living Well By Swami Kriyananda

Happy Spiritual Anniversary to Swami Kriyanandaji

assisi-may6Ananda centres and communities all over the world are celebrating Swami Kriyananda’s 66th Spiritual Anniversary: On 12 September 1948 he became a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, celebrated this anniversary in Gurgaon. See the photos on facebook of the celebrations here and here. Also, read Nayaswami Jyotish’s beautiful “Touch of Light” letter on “Discipleship”. Stay tuned for the video and recording of their talks in the NCR area.


Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi are now in India!

jd-thumbThey are living in the NCR and will be giving programs starting this weekend. A schedule of their activities has been created.

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Ananda Worldwide’s Spiritual Directors, are now in the NCR area and staying in their Gurgaon apartment. They will be giving satsangs and classes throughout the area as well as in Pune and Kolkata. A complete schedule is published here. Jai Guru! Here are their activities for this coming week.

Gurgaon Programs:
12 September, Friday Evening 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Swamiji’s Discipleship Spiritual Anniversary at Guru Prem ashram. Satsang honoring Swamiji’s life. 8pm prasad

13 September, Saturday Evening 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Public Talk at Ananda Gurgaon, Phase 2, Community Center: Paramhansa Yogananda: Incarnation of Divine Love

Delhi Program:
Sunday, 14 September, “Meditation Amidst Stress and Responsibility,” Discourse followed by informal Questions and Answers. Venue: Delhi Kannada School, Lodhi Estate, next to Khan Market & Bharti Nagar bus stand 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, (Meditation 9:15 – 10:00 am)

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”!
17 September: with Nayaswami Haridas
24 September: with Nayaswami Devarshi
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 Dhyana

Read “The Right Response” and how staying calm no matter what can get you through any difficulty

Dhyana1_new_smA couple of years ago, some of the long-term members were called to a meeting with Swamiji.  We knew he was very displeased about things he had heard about the work in Gurgaon and we all got the strong feeling that we were in big trouble!

But in my heart I felt completely free—I felt protected.  We arrived at Swamiji’s house where there were already several others who were critical of the way things were being handled.  He expressed a lot of disappointment in the way the work seemed to be going and in the fact that not many people had attended his latest discourse on his return to Gurgaon….(read more of this post…)

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

Nayaswami Jyotish’s article, “Discipleship”


September 12 marks the anniversary of the day when, in 1948, Swami Kriyananda met Paramhansa Yogananda and became his disciple. From then on, in spite of his amazing accomplishments, Swami Kriyananda’s self-definition was simply, “I want to be known as a good disciple.”The essence of discipleship is the effort to align our individual will with God’s will as it is expressed through the guru. When we do, miracles begin to unfold. God guides and uses us as His instruments. He will work through each of us to the extent that we are willing to be His channel…(read more of this post and sign up to receive these…)

The 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



Why I Meditate: Mickey Datt


Inspiration: Ananda India devotees talk about why they meditate. View this video of Mickey. View all “Why I Meditate” videos.

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.

Ananda Yoga Retreat

yoga retreat

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.

Swamiji on TV


Enjoy a daily inspirational messages on TV (or internet) from Swamiji’s Book Conversations with Yogananda and the Bhagavad Gita. View the details.

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi talks


Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi’s talks in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, NCR and more are available on Ananda India’s 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!