1. What is spiritual giving?

Spiritual giving is offering a contribution to spread spiritual teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda through his books, meditation & kriya yoga classes and supporting Ananda Sangha community in India.

2. What is Our Guru’s Legacy?

Our Guru’s Legacy is an initiative to accomplish Paramhansa Yogananda’s spiritual legacy. Paramhansa Yogananda showed how all can realize the presence of God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality. Ananda Sangha India, founded in 2003 by Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, shares the ancient and practical teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda across many cities in India, touching and uplifting thousands of lives.

Nayaswami Jaya, Co-Spiritual Director,
Ananda Sangha India

3. What is Paramhansa Yogananda’s spiritual legacy?

The teachings of kriya yoga, welfare & brotherhood communities, books and education for children is Paramhansa Yogananda’s legacy.
Our Guru’s legacy will be expressed in many ways — through Ananda communities, new Teaching centers and Meditation groups throughout India, Online and Home Study Sangha’s, Master's writings and Swami Kriyananda's 150 books on Master's teachings and 400 music compositions, Education for Life, Living Wisdom Schools and support for orphanages, widow and other welfare programs.

4. Why donate to Our Guru’s Legacy - a Corpus Fund

When you donate to Our Guru’s Legacy, you will share your blessings and help us spread Master’s teachings with many souls around the world. The channel is blessed through which grace flows.

Nayaswami Dhyana, Co-Spiritual Director,
Ananda Sangha India

5. What is a corpus fund and why do we need it?

A Corpus Fund is a pooled fund of money (or gifted property), the principal of which is used to help the organization to further the work for generations to come. From the investment of this fund, a part of the returns is utilized by the organization to fulfill various objectives which are in line with the organization's vision, and the remaining part is kept in the principal to ensure that the value of your gift grows over the years.

"Our Guru's Legacy" has been set up with the objective to create a long-term financial resource pool which will enable Ananda Sangha to fulfil its charitable mission in India through the spread of the teachings and ideals of Paramhansa Yogananda, and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda.

Your "gift" will be working now and long into the future to spread Master's legacy across India.

6. Why become a member of Our Guru’s legacy?

Many hands together can build a community. Many souls together can expand the light and enrich lives.

Bhramachari Aditya, Spiritual Director,
Ananda Sangha Pune

7. What will your support of "Our Guru's Legacy" achieve?

Your support will not only help the current work, but ensure that Ananda Sangha has its resources secured for generations to come.

Ananda Sangha will always have a secure income, generated from reinvestment of your gifts.

Income generated from the invested corpus and a part of the gifts received shall fund the ongoing work of Ananda Sangha and new initiatives in India year after year.

Your support will help reinstate Master’s legacy. Through generous donations and support from devotees till now, Our Guru’s Legacy has been able to support many new initiative PAN-India - Ananda Center in Chandigarh, support to children at Little Angels orphanage in Mumbai, translation and publishing, The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita in Marathi & Autobiography of a Yogi in Gujarati, Widow welfare program in Vrindavan and Scholarship program for girl child.

8. What is Our Guru’s Legacy Day?

Our Guru’s Legacy Day is an annual opportunity to offer your support to Ananda Sangha, India and for all the initiatives supported under Our Guru’s Legacy.

9. How can I support Our Guru’s Legacy?

You can support Our Guru’s Legacy through cash donation (Rs.50,000/and above), by including Ananda Sangha in your Will, naming Ananda Sangha as one of the beneficiaries on your Insurance Policy, Stocks & Bonds, and donation of real estate.

To donate to “Our Guru’s Legacy” please use the NEFT details below:
Beneficiary Name: Ananda Sangha Trust-Masters Fund
Bank Name: HDFC Bank
Account No. 50100481262100
IFSC Code: HDFC0000614
Branch: Geetanjali Enclave, New Delhi

To receive the 80G receipt, please email the following details to guruslegacy@anandaindia.org
1. Your Name
2. Residence Address
3. Date of Birth
4. PAN details
5. Transaction reference number

Donations to Ananda Sangha are eligible for 50% Tax Exemption under section 80G of the IT Act, 1961

10. Testimonials from Our Guru's Legacy Supporters

Daljit Singh,
Ananda Sangha Gurgaon

Karpani Nancy Rakela, Ananda Meditation Teacher,
Centre Leader Ananda Berkely

Vibha Agrawal, Ananda Meditation Teacher,
Ananda Sangha India

11. How to make a will?

A will is a document written by a living person stating his/her wishes to be executed after his/her death. Primarily a Will states how the writer’s assets are to be distributed after discharging his/her liability. A person who writes a Will is called Testator.

Useful information on this basic way of getting started with your estate planning.

We are happy to talk to you and answer any questions that you may have.

In divine friendship,

Amit Mohan (CFO, Ananda Sangha) – 9910934455; amitmohan@anandaindia.org
To further assist you in understanding how to make your contribution, you may also contact:
Himmat Singh (Program Director) – 9888018008; guruslegacy@anandaindia.org

Thank you and Joy to you!