We guide people interested in meditation along a path from beginner to advanced meditator.
We are more likely to become successful meditators if we associate with others who meditate.
Ananda offers meditators at all levels of experience an opportunity to gather in person or
through our virtual community online.
Ananda was founded by Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters), a direct disciple of Yogananda.
Swami's talks, music, and many books have touched the lives of millions. He took the ancient teachings of Raja Yoga and made them practical and immediately useful for people in every walk of life. His books and teachings on spiritualizing nearly every field of human endeavor include business life, leadership, education, the arts, community, and science.
Ananda Worldwide includes spiritual communities in America, Europe and India, with hundreds of resident members.