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Ananda is a global spiritual movement sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Through ancient practical techniques of meditation, Kriya Yoga, Hatha yoga, music, education & much more, you can learn how to make joy your living reality.

Join us in one of our centers in India or Online and become a part of this ever-growing spiritual family!

Ananda India offers you support online to stay strong during these challenging times. Join us online for support with guided meditations, yoga, healing prayers, various classes, inspirational satsangs and more led by centers across Ananda India!

Our Inspiration

AutobiographyParamhansa Yogananda

Paramhansa Yogananda (1893 – 1952), best known as the author of Autobiography of a Yogi, was the first guru from India to make his home permanently in the United States. He showed how through meditation one can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality. He taught an ancient meditation technique known as Kriya Yoga, by which one can quickly attain Self-realization. Find out about our Autobiography of a Yogi app, for daily wisdom on your smartphone!

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Read Autobiography of a Yogi
Learn to Meditate
Request Healing Prayers
What is Kriya Yoga?

Kriya Yoga is a meditation technique that quickly accelerates one’s spiritual growth.

It was first made widely known by Paramhansa Yogananda in his Autobiography of a Yogi. You can learn Kriya Yoga by taking classes at one of our teaching centres, or at home through the Ananda Kriya Yoga Home Study Course. Its effectiveness has been demonstrated by thousands of dedicated Ananda Kriya Yogis, from all walks of life, religions, nationalities, and backgrounds.


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Online Offerings

Online Community in India

Living the Wisdom of Yogananda
Join the Online Community!

Ananda Sangha India is happy to announce the launch of the online community, sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and interacting with other like-minded people! We invite you to join us!

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Ananda Corporate Program

Ananda Corporate
Success and Joy! building enduring skills

We offer online holistic employee wellness programs for body, mind and soul. Engage every heart and mind at work to deliver superior performance and nurture a balanced and harmonious workforce that responds to challenges.

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Be a Warrior for the Light

Enjoy daily inspirational talks that share the best practical and spiritual practices during the corona virus pandemic.

Worldwide Campaign for Global Healing

Live Broadcast: Every Thursday at 8:30 PM IST

What is it?: 20 minutes of coming together to strengthen light in the world — with a brief talk and meditation followed by group affirmation and visualization for world blessing.

Everyone is welcome: Please share the event with anyone. Together, we can help to bring light and healing into the world.


Online Stores

Now in India! Enjoy Audio Talks, on the wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda from his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda, to inspire and guide your spiritual life.

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Books written by Paramhansa Yogananda & Swami Kriyananda on various subjects!

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Online Courses

We invite you to participate in the special programs and courses offered by Ananda India. These timeless, practical teachings will help you live a more joyful, vibrant and fulfilling life.


“Yogananda’s Energization Exercises”

Become a master of your energy!
Paramhansa Yogananda devised a wonderful system called the Energization Exercises, which takes advantage of the power of will to draw life-force into the body.

Course includes: How to live with greater energy, Learn the principles of energy and will, Learn all 39 Energization Exercises, Q&A and more…

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Spiritual Adventurousness

Practicing the Presence of God


The Best Way To Serve On The Spiritual Path

Dealing with Change and Loss

Swamiji holding Yogananda's Murti

How should we worship God?

From Delusion to Ecstasy

Saints and Wild Strawberries


Don’t be self-involved

Seeing Spirit Everywhere

Ananda’s Role in Master’s Mission

Rippling Waves of Awakening

Saying Yes

“Thank you, God”

How Taking Seclusion May Help Us During Periods of Sheltering in Place

Education for Life: A Process of Flowering Goodness

Play the Game of Eight

Similarities Between Attaining Self-Realization and the End of COVID Lockdown

A Light in Dark Times

Tools of the Light

Tribute to Kriyananda

Three Mirrors

Be a Champion of Life

Good Advice

Befriending Swami Kriyananda – Connecting the dots

A Himalayan Yogi: Corona Virus Seclusion

A Season of Change

Support Ananda

Your support is a blessing for all. If you have found these teachings helpful in your own life, we invite you to become a part of this movement, and help us reach many more souls. [Donations to Ananda Sangha are eligible for 50% tax exemption under section 80G of the IT Act, 1961]

Thank you for being a part of this community of souls who support each other on the path to God.

This year we honor the 100th anniversary of Paramhansa Yogananda’s arrival in Boston (in 1920) which marked the beginning of a new wave of spiritual consciousness in America and throughout the world. His mission was one of world peace and brotherhood and Self-realization through the practice of transformative meditation techniques such as Kriya Yoga. We celebrate the change of consciousness that began in the 20th century and continues today through his books, teachings, and practices of meditation and yoga. In it lies one of our greatest hopes for the future.