Core areas of Ananda include:
Ananda Sangha Worldwide ministries
These ministries include Kriya Yoga, the Ananda.org website, Online Classes & Events, the Ananda Virtual Community, Healing Prayers, Meditation support, Meditation Groups, Ananda Espanol, Treasures Along the Path, Radio Ananda and more.
Crystal Clarity Publishers
See the Crystal Clarity website.
The Joyful Arts
Learn more about Ananda Music.
Education for Life and the Living Wisdom Schools
Learn more about Education for Life and Living Wisdom Schools.
Paramhansa Yogananda promoted the concept of World Brotherhood Communities during his lifetime. He talked with great enthusiasm about the ideal of “simple living and high thinking,” lived in intentional, spiritually-based communities where “job, home and church” could be all in one place. This, he said, would give people the support and the focus they need to deepen their spiritual lives.
Ananda has established five World Brotherhood Communities in the United States, located in California, Oregon, and Washington state, and an additional community outside of Assisi, Italy. These Ananda communities include temples, community living, businesses, and schools based on the Education for Life principles. The Ananda Communities are for those who wish to live their daily lives in attunement with Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings and the Path of Kriya Yoga. They have been founded through the guiding leadership of Swami Kriyananda, a foremost direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda.
Learn more about Ananda Village, the first Ananda community, located outside of Nevada City, California.
Our Mission Statement
To further spread the teachings and ideals of Paramhansa Yogananda, and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, and the practical application 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.