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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!

Daily Offerings

Centers across Ananda India offer online support to stay inspired. Join our free whatsapp group for daily reminders on guided meditations, yoga, healing prayers, various classes, inspirational satsangs and more!

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Our Inspiration

Lahiri Mahasaya
Mahavatar Babaji
Jesus Christ
Swami Sri Yukteswar
Paramhansa Yogananda
Autobiography of a Yogi | by Paramhansa 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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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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Basic Practices

Online Courses

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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.

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!

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.

Special Offerings

Nayaswamis Jaya & Dhyana Live Online (Join Whatsapp Group for reminders)

NAYASWAMI JAYA is currently offering a Patanjali Series, live every Monday at 7:30 PM (IST)! Join him on Facebook!

NAYASWAMI DHYANA offers an energizing session with music & inspiration every Wednesday at 8:00 AM (IST) live!

Online Yoga Teacher Training

(RYT-200 Hours)

Our curriculum framework includes training in Yoga Asanas, Pranayama, Yoga Anatomy, Philosophy as well as Meditation techniques. We offer plenty of teaching practice and assignments to make learning enjoyable and transformational. Our school is part of a chain of Ananda Yoga Schools for a worldwide audience.

Email: Yoga@anandaindia.org

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Join the Online Community in India

Join the Online Community in India!

The Ananda India Online Community offers a platform to go deeper into the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and interacting with other like-minded people! We offer a variety of programs with long-time Ananda members worldwide, and invite you to join us!

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Education for Life: School in India!

Living Wisdom School, Creating a Positive Learning Environment, and Offering Academics with Joy:
Ananda Sangha India is thrilled to announce the launch of the first Living Wisdom School in Pune. Admissions are open (Online & Face to Face).

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"Just what India needs!"
- Former President APJ Kalam, on learning of the acclaimed Education for Life approach.

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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About Swami Kriyananda (Founder of Ananda Sangha)

"I want to be your disciple": These were the first words Swami Kriyananda spoke to Paramhansa Yogananda when he reached his Mount Washington ashram in California. His deep spiritual quest for ‘truth’ led him, in 1948 at the young age of 22, to read Paramhansa Yogananda’s spiritual classic, “Autobiography of a Yogi.” instantly recognizing the author as his Guru, the young Kriyananda resolved to dedicate his life to practicing and sharing his Guru’s teachings. At their first meeting soon after, Yogananda accepted Kriyananda as his disciple. (Read more about Swami Kriyananda)

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