Welcome to the Ananda Janaka Foundation!

The Ananda Janaka Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the support of Ananda Worldwide through Estate Gift Planning.

Ananda is a global movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, who showed how everyone can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality.

By including the Ananda Janaka Foundation in your will, trust, IRA or other estate planning, you are supporting the future of Ananda.

In divine friendship,
Parvati Hansen
Executive Director
Ananda Janaka Foundation

Ananda Janaka Newsletters

Most Recent Newsletter

Why Should I Make a Will? It’s too much trouble!

Why should you make a will? Simply put, this kind of planning is done for others, those you care about and the causes you support. Without some kind of planning, the direction of your assets and possessions when you pass will simply be decided by someone else. And if you die “intestate,” that is without a will, then it will be the state you live in who makes these decisions for you. They have a plan for how to do this, even if you haven’t had time to make one.

Previous Newsletters

Estate Planning Resources

How to Make a Will

Useful information on this basic way of getting started with your estate planning.

Your Will – Six Key Questions

Six essential questions you have to keep in mind while writing your will.

Estate Gift Planning with the Ananda Janaka Foundation

We are here to serve you with helpful information about estate gift planning and how to include the future of Ananda in your planning.
How can the Ananda Janaka Foundation serve you?

Ananda Janaka Highlights

Annual Report 2020

The 2020 financial report and the Grants that were given that year in support of Ananda Worldwide.

What We Support – Grants 2020

This year’s Ananda Janaka Grants were given in early February, before the Covid-19 pandemic was announced. After that, each Ananda Community or Center had to move quickly to be able to present their 100th Anniversary events only online. In many cases this would have been much more difficult to do without the financial help that the Ananda Janaka Foundation grants provided. The grants were used mainly to upgrade equipment such as computers, lighting, cameras and software which were needed to make these online programs possible.

It was the blessing of the Ananda Janaka Foundation to be able to provide this support, through estate gifts we have received, and to see the wonderful and inspiring events that took place through these online-only versions.

Ananda Remembers

A Memorial Website for the Ananda Spiritual Family

Ananda Remembers is a place to remember individuals who have been part of the Ananda spiritual family. These include people who have lived in the Ananda communities and those who have been connected to one of our Centers or meditation groups. It also includes those who have simply had a meaningful spiritual connection with Ananda during their lifetime. We invite you to take a look at Ananda Remembers!

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

In divine friendship,
Parvati Hansen
Executive Director
Ananda Janaka Foundation

Ananda 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.