Ananda Sangha—”fellowship of divine joy”—is a worldwide group of individuals who share the search for higher consciousness and the ideal of service to others by following the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. These teachings emphasize “Self-realisation” as direct inner experience of God. Non-sectarian, they are based on India ‘s timeless universal truths and offer practical solutions to the challenges of modern life.
Ananda was founded in the USA nearly 40 years ago to support people in search of spiritual growth. Across 16 countries on 6 continents, Ananda Sangha provides classes, events, satsangs, study materials, and other resources around the world, through a network of individual devotees, communities, teaching centres, and meditation groups.
The Ananda Joy Logo (seen above, and also at the upper left of all Ananda India Web pages), represents the soul’s aspiration upward toward God and outward to embrace all beings in its quest for enlightenment. The downward curve shows the corresponding descent of divine grace.