A donation is an amount given to support a specific fund or activity and is taken from disposable income.
Pledges are set dollar amounts that a person plans to give, on an on-going basis or within a specific time. A church or other organization counts on your pledge as part of its budget.
A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. Commonly donated through a will or trust, planned gifts are most often granted after the donor’s passing.
Tithing is the financial foundation of Paramhansa Yogananda’s and Swami Kriyananda’s successful mission.
Here are some reasons you may choose to tithe to Ananda:
- You are inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda’s teachings
- Your life has been changed through the practice of yoga and meditation
- You want the inspiration you receive to be shared with others
- You wish to support the ministries that share these teachings with over 2.1 million people a year
Because . . .
- Ananda is your spiritual home
- You are on the path of Kriya Yoga
- You are a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda
- You are a Kriyaban
- You love what Ananda represents
- You are grateful
If you can only give to one, we recommend the one that provides you with the greatest inspiration.
If you are new to tithing, start with a percentage that sparks joy in your heart and at the same time feels a little spiritually adventuresome, a little beyond your complete “comfort zone.” If we choose a percentage that is too low, the act becomes effortless enough to slip from our consciousness, our energy isn’t raised to venturing into new territories of faith. Our uplifted energy draws God’s response.
The amount is not important, though commitment brings consistency to this spiritual practice. Offer your tithe with love and a grateful heart. Thank You, God!