“Yato Dharma Tato Jaya – Where there is right action, there is victory.”

What is Ananda?

Ananda is a global movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, writer of the spiritual classic ‘Autobiography of a Yogi‘. Ananda was founded in California in 1969 by Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda. Through its classes, retreats, centres, communities and various outreach activities, Ananda serves as a spiritual oasis where truth-seekers can quench their spiritual thirst with Paramhansa Yogananda’s Self-Realization teachings and have satsang (spiritual-friendship) in the company of like-minded souls.

Ananda Sangha India

Swami Kriyananda foresaw a big future for Ananda’s work in India. Besides spreading the teachings of Kriya Yoga and meditation, among the many projects he envisioned were Spiritual Communities, a universal Temple of All-religions based on Paramhansa Yogananda’s ideals, How-to-live Schools for the all round education of children, a Yoga University, Monasteries for men and women, a Hospice for the elderly and an Orphanage for the young.

Swami Kriyananda lived in India from 2003 until his passing in 2013. Nayaswami Jyotish, Swami jis Spiritual Successor, serves as the current Dharmacharya of Ananda Sangha. He and his wife Nayaswami Devi serve as Ananda’s Spiritual Directors and travel annually to the US, Europe and India providing spiritual guidance and direction to Ananda Centers and spiritual aspirants all over the world. Ananda’s work in India is led by Nayaswami Jaya and Nayaswami Dhyana.

Our Spiritual Directors

Please visit us at Ananda wherever you may be in India.