Parvati Hansen, Executive Director

Welcome to the Janaka Foundation!
The Janaka Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the support of Ananda. Ananda is a worldwide work based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Ananda was founded in 1968 by Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, who was widely recognized during his lifetime as one of the leading spiritual teachers in the world today.

Through your Planned Gift to the Janaka Foundation you are supporting the future of Ananda.

Estate Gift Planning with the Janaka Foundation
We are here to serve you with helpful information about estate gift planning and including the future of Ananda in your planning. Take a look at our quarterly newsletter which in May focused on “Having an Estate Plan.”
May 2014 Estate Planning Newsletter.

In Memoriam – Gordon LaLonde, 1920 – 2014Gordon LaLonde003a
My Kriya Blessing from Paramhansa Yogananda
Gordon LaLonde wrote about his experience of being blessed by Paramhansa Yogananda at the last Kriya Initiation Yogananda attended. Read more ….

Swami Kriyananda at EFL school

Swami Kriyananda at EFL school

2014 Janaka GrantsComing Soon!

2013 Janaka Grants
wo grants were made possible in 2013 by Estate Gifts we received. They were given to the following areas of Ananda:
- Ananda Management Training Program
- Education for Life, Teacher Training Programs


Please contact us if you have questions about the Janaka Foundation and Ananda.
We look forward to hearing from you!

In divine friendship,

Parvati Hansen
Executive Director
Janaka Foundation

Janaka Mission Statement
To further spread the teachings and ideals of Paramhansa Yogananda, and his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda, and the practical applications of those teachings and ideals worldwide, in all areas of human endeavor. This shall be accomplished through support of the Ananda Churches of Self-Realization and their associated entities.