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Ananda is a global spiritual movement sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Through ancient practical techniques, you can learn how to make joy your living reality. We share the teachings of meditation, Kriya Yoga, spiritually-oriented hatha yoga, music, education & more. Join us in one of our centers in India or Online and become a part of this ever-growing spiritual family!

Welcome to Ananda Sangha India


Meditation & Kriya Yoga

Calmness is your eternal, true nature. Learn to meditate.

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Autobiography of a Yogi

Read online the original unedited version, exactly as written by Paramhansa Yogananda

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Ananda Yoga

The spiritual essence of yoga — ideal for all ages, types, and temperaments.

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Ananda India Online

Find inspiration from Ananda wherever you are!

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Dear Friend,

We welcome you to our Ananda India website filled with inspirational books, uplifting videos and information on courses in yoga, meditation, kriya yoga, healing, chakras and in many other topics based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and his disciple Swami Kriyananda.

We also invite you to participate in programs and courses at an Ananda center near you or through our Online Sangha or Home-Study courses.

Nayaswami Jaya and Nayaswami Dhyana

These timeless, practical teachings will help you live a more joyful, vibrant and fulfilling life.

In Divine friendship,

Nayaswami Dhyana and Nayaswami Jaya
Spiritual Directors, Ananda India

Our Spiritual Directors


An Online Health Course!

[Next Batch begins 7 April at your own pace]
Go deep into the fascinating, practical health teachings of Yogananda that help enhance overall vitality!

Pre-registration recommended.

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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

Music makes art?

Attracting Swamiji’s Grace

Do what you can

A Pilgrimage called Life

Don’t Be Formal With God

How Meditation Changed My Life

Judge not

Achieving Our Goals

Paining by Sumakshi Singh, renowned Kriyaban artist from Ananda Gurgaon

Antar Yatra – The Pilgrimage Within

No Longer Earthbound

Flowers Along My Path: Remembering Hassi Ma and Her Joy



“God plants His saints sometimes in unexpected soil, less we think we may reduce Him to a rule!”Bhaduri Mahasaya, Ch. 7. The Levitating Saint
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!


5 WEEKS TO RADIANT HEALTH: Ancient Wisdom Combined With Modern Research

Would you like to live a more radiant and healthy life? Yogananda’s teachings on health are fascinating, practical, and help enhance overall vitality.

Enjoy 35 videos sharing concepts or instruction which are easy to incorporate into busy lives with guided tips to practice daily. Course includes hand-outs and log-sheets to track your progress, the opportunity to connect with the doctors anytime, and an online consultation based on your logbook from suggested practices in the course.