Ananda Worldwide

Whether in a physical location nearby, or a virtual location in cyber space, Ananda is reachable from the farthest corners of the globe. Below is a list of online resources and “brick-and-mortar” locations to help you stay connected.

Online Resources

Ananda Virtual Community
Spiritual Support, Inspiration, and Fellowship Wherever You Are

No spiritual friends closeby? No problem! Sponsored by Ananda Online Classes, the virtual community brings guided yoga and meditation sessions, private classes, discussions, and more, to your living room.

Online with Ananda

Courses, Community, Live Broadcasts.

Free Online Video and Audio

Classes, Sunday Service, Inspirational Talks, and more!

Free Online Books

Autobiography of a Yogi, The New Path, and other beloved spiritual classics.

Treasures Along the Path
Spiritual Talk-of-the-Month Club. Delivered to you on CD, cassette, or MP3

Archival talks by Swami Kriyananda and other Ananda ministers, covering every topic of the spiritual path.

Ananda’s Crystal Clarity Publishers

Ananda’s publishing house offers the complete works of Swami Kriyananda, and many books by Yogananda not available anywhere else. Plus a complete range of music, instructional videos, and more, available both physically and as digital downloads for all the latest electronic devices including Mp3 players and e-book readers.

Healing Prayers
Ananda’s Worldwide Healing Prayer Council

You may request prayers for loved ones in need, or become part of the healing prayer ministry and pray for others.

En Espanol

Spiritual resources for Spanish–speaking devotees.


Meditation and Yoga Retreats

Ananda’s retreat centers in U.S. and Europe are the largest in the world that are devoted to the teachings of Yogananda. They offer a full program of workshops year-round, as well as opportunities for unstructured personal retreat, and spiritual support from life-long Ananda disciples and master teachers.

Ananda College
4-year college based on the principles of Yoga, which prepares students for success in work and in life.

A daily routine of meditation, classes and service, helps cultivate personal initiative, creativity and spiritual awareness, preparing students for a lifelong process of learning and successful living.

Communities and Temples

Ananda communities are comprised of a residential complex for members, a nearby temple, and often, a school and other Ananda-affiliated businesses.

They are led by Ananda ministers who live at the residential complex and offer regular classes and spiritual services at the temple.

Ananda communities and temples are dynamic places for learning the full range of Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings, and their application in daily life.

Teaching Centers

Ananda teaching centers offer classes, services, workshops, and retreats based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. The teaching centers are lead by certified Ananda teachers, and regularly visited by Ananda ministers.

Meditation Groups

Ananda meditation groups are places of spiritual suppport for like-minded souls.

Meditation groups hold regular meetings, typically in homes of members, to practice the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Comprised of 3 – 12 participants, some are larger and meet at public facilities.

Click here for a full list of Ananda centers worldwide.

Ananda Centers in the Greater LA Area

Currently, Ananda sponsors regular meditations and classes in the following areas:

  • Arcadia (San Gabriel Valley)
  • Encinitas (Northern San Diego)
  • Forest Park / Irvine
  • Seal Beach (Long Beach area)
  • San Pedro
  • Torrance
  • Venice
  • West Hollywood / Mid-City West
  • Westlake Village / Thousand Oaks
  • West Hollywood / Mid-City West

Contact us for more information

Phone (310) 396-9900