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.
Ananda Sangha (Palo Alto): http://www.anandapaloalto.org Ananda Sangha (Nevada City): http://www.ananda.org. 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: http://www.livingwisdomschool.org 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: http://www.ic.org/fic/cdir/articles.htmlCohousing, A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, by Kathryn McCamant, Charles Durrett, and Ellen Hertzman (Ten Speed Press, 1994).The Communities Directory: http://www.ic.org/fic/cdir/index.html The CoHousing Company: http://www.cohousingco.com/The Cohousing Network: http://www.cohousing.org/ Intentional Communities: http://www.ic.org/