Learn More…

To learn more about the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, and the Ananda communities, we suggest a visit to these richly informative (and entertaining!) sites:

A Movie About Ananda

Finding Happiness, a major film about the Ananda communities, starring Elisabeth Rohm (Law & Order, American Hustle, Angel), Swami Kriyananda, and members of the Ananda communities worldwide.

Taken in 1976, the photo shows Uma fixing the nuns’ Beetle at Ananda Village.


Ananda Sangha (Palo Alto): Ananda Sangha (Nevada City): Here you will find streaming videos of talks by Swami Kriyananda, as well as books, tapes, music, instruction in yoga, and much more.Living Wisdom School in Palo Alto (K-6). Education for excellence in academics and in life: The original book on communities by Swami Kriyananda: Cooperative Communities – How to Start Them, and Why, available to read for free online. This website also offers over 50 conversations with residents of the Ananda Communities.


Cohousing: A New Type of Housing for the Way We Live:, A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, by Kathryn McCamant, Charles Durrett, and Ellen Hertzman (Ten Speed Press, 1994).The Communities Directory: The CoHousing Company: Cohousing Network: Intentional Communities:


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