What is Ananda?

A movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda that helps you bring God into your life through meditation and spiritual living.

Featured Events

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Sunday Service
Based on the teachings of Yogananda

Sunday Services (gatherings for spiritual inspiration and high consciousness community) start at 11 am. Come early at 10 am for a long meditation, including a Purification Ceremony. We also offer video and audio from previous Sunday Services, including those given by Swami Kriyananda. The Sunday Service includes music, chanting and meditation, an affirmation, and an inspirational […]

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The Art and Science of Raja Yoga (Apr 2 – June 18)

The most comprehensive course on yoga, meditation and the spiritual path offered today. Gain a profound understanding of how to apply the original yoga teachings of India, in all aspects of your life. Topics covered include The Eightfold Path of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Self-Healing, Diet, Meditation. These teachings are truly universal and apply to […]

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Easter Concert

Join us for an Easter concert, Saturday, April 19, at 7:30pm! The resurrection of Jesus is one of his greatest teachings: that Spirit is more powerful than matter, and that we possess the ability to overcome our greatest tests. Yogananda explained that Jesus was an avatar, a divine incarnation, like the other world teachers who […]

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Swami Kriyananda — A Life in Discipleship to Paramhansa Yogananda

Swami Kriyananda, our friend and guide passed one year ago. We will celebrate his life of discipleship to Paramhansa Yogananda through meditation, chanting, story-telling, and listening to Swami talk about his life in service to God and Guru.

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The Bhagavad Gita with Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Novak, both ministers, are the Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide. Longtime devotees of  ParamahansaYogananda, Jyotish and Devi have worked closely with Swami Kriyananda since 1969, before the founding of Ananda. They have been personally trained by him to guide Ananda’s work worldwide and have taught and lectured around the United States, and in […]

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Kirtan Led by Ananda For the Future

Join us for an evening of devotional chanting, led by the inspiring and magnetic Ananda For the Future group from Ananda Village.

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Infusing Daily Life with God’s Presence + Evening Kirtan

In this interactive workshop you’ll discover ways to cultivate a dynamic relationship with God and keep God’s presence with you in everything you do. Love God, meditate deeply and take the calmness born of meditation into activity Yogananda said, “The minutes are more important than the years” Use affirmations, a name of God (japa) or a chant […]

Recent Blog Posts

You Are a Child of the Light!
by Dharmadevi Romano

Meditation is so important! I had an experience this week that reminded me more than ever how necessary it is. I found myself judging someone (actually multiple people) for the way they acted towards me. I [...] Read More

Be Here Now
by Ramesha Nani

Background Music “Transcendence/Kundalini Rising” Performed and Composed by Karmacosmic From the Album “Chakra Healing Zone” Courtesy of SequoiaRecords.com                     [...] Read More

Reason follows Feeling
by Dharmadevi Romano

Paramhansa Yogananda said: “Reason follows feeling.” This teaching helps us understand the limitation of the intellect. Give it a try, you can probably reason your way out of (or into) just about anything. Understanding comes through [...] Read More

Daily Inspiration
April 18, 2014

Speak kindly to animals. As human beings are helped upward in their evolution by keeping saintly company, so animal evolution is hastened by association with human beings.

You yourself will be helped also, if you extend a helping hand to creatures lower than yourself on the evolutionary scale.

From Living Wisely, Living Well by Swami Kriyananda

Sunday Service and Event Recordings

Nayaswami KriyanandaSpiritual Questions and Answers

June 26, 2012

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Nayaswami KriyanandaBook Launch: Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography

June 24, 2012

Nayaswami Kriyananda

Gatherings for spiritual inspiration through talks, music, meditation and community at 11am PST at LoveLight Wellness Center. Attend in-person, watch online, and see previous satsang recordings.

Next Sunday, April 20:

“Easter: Resurrection for Every Soul”

Affirmation for Self-Healing: Enthusiasm

 

Upcoming

Divine Will Healing

April 18, Fridays

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Full Moon Celebration (Kirtan & Guided Meditation)

April 18
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Three-week Course in Discipleship (April 5-19)

April 19 – April 19, Saturdays

Retreat with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

April 25
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Yoga to Awaken the Chakras – Saturdays May 3 & 10

May 3 – May 10, Saturdays
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Three week Learn to Meditate Course (May 8 – 22)

May 8 – May 22, Thursdays
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Kirtan

May 24
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Spiritual Astrology

June 21
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The Swans Fly West: Satsang with Swami Bodhichitananda

August 13
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