Be a Warrior for the Light

Ananda 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!

Watch these inspiring messages that share the best practical and spiritual practices during the corona virus pandemic.

Worldwide Campaign for Global Healing

Live Broadcast: Every Thursday starting March 26 with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide

Time: 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.

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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!

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!

“Medicines have limitations; the creative life-force has none. Believe that: you shall be well and strong.”Sri Yukteswar, Ch. 12. Years in My Master's Hermitage

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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.



Holding a Retreat During the Time of Coronavirus

The Secret of Health is…Color

Stay Home!

Be a Warrior for the Light

7 Practices to Strengthen Yourself in Challenging Times

Seeing Kanchenjunga

Embrace Your Fears

The Mystery of Life

My First Day

Did Bhrigu Make a Mistake?

Weathering the Storm

Medicine as a Healing Science

Dissolving the Ego

Silence is God

A Test of Titiksha: Yogananda’s Nine Day Diet

The AUM Vibration

The Guru: Think Him Near, Draw Him Near

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Toward Christ Consciousness

Getting To Stillness


How to Enjoy Long Meditations

Flowers Along my Path: A Pilgrimage to Badrinath

A Delightful Lesson About Karma

How I Got Devotion

Working for God

My Tryst with Seclusion

Glimpsing the Red-Billed Blue Magpie

Yogananda’s Healing Treasures In My Life

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.

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Latest News

Launch of Ananda Sangha Hindi!

Ananda Sangha India is happy to announce the launch of Ananda Sangha Hindi, sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda in Hindi language!

TEDx Talk by Tyagi Shurjo!

Tyagi Shurjo (Spiritual Director of Ananda Mumbai) recently gave a TEDx talk in NMIMS! He presented the teachings of Yogananda on energy, will and magnetism from the perspective of superheroes – the kind of power they have and how they use it! It was a great success! Stay tuned for the recording which will be available soon!

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.