Paramhansa Yogananda said, “Good company is essential on the spiritual path,” and “whether your energy will move inward toward God, or outward toward the world, is determined to a large extent by the company you keep.”

To become a part of Ananda is to embrace a spiritual relationship with God, with the masters who guide this path, and with your Ananda brothers and sisters. It’s a way of saying, “I want to deepen my inner experience of God. I want to help others grow spiritually. I want to help the movement of Self-realization by helping Ananda.”

Ananda is, on a personal level, a spiritual family, a group of friends walking the path together on a quest for joy. If you are on the same journey—to find Self-realization and to help others along the way—perhaps you would like to walk with us. The world desperately needs to hear this message of Self-realization and to see examples like Ananda.

To be a part of Ananda Sangha – participate, serve and join your energies with those of your spiritual brothers and sisters. That’s all.

So many people’s lives have been changed through Ananda…perhaps including yours. Each one touches others and the light goes out in ever-expanding circles. What a divine opportunity to serve! What a great adventure! Will you come along? Will you give your heart and hands to making the miracle?

Ananda’s centers and communities welcome all sincere seekers, regardless of color, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or different ability. We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone to pursue their search for God.

We are happy to talk with you, answer questions and support you if we can.

Enjoy this short slideshow with music by Swami Kriyananda, “Brothers”. Yogananda urged us to form “World Brotherhood Colonies” and Ananda celebrates World Brotherhood Day every year, to affirm our unity with all God’s children.

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