SATSANG 365 DAYS A YEAR
The purpose of the Spiritual Family Online is to provide you with inspiration at home and wherever you may be through live-streaming meditations, satsangs, kirtans, concerts and classes, writings and videos from the wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda and their descendants.
What to Expect from Ananda LIVE! ...
Live broadcasts from AssisiIn addition to the Sunday Satsangs, classes and events at holiday and others, special occassions will be broadcast, as well as more evening programs including various Ananda ceremonies, celebrations of the Masters of our Path, Christmas and Eastern events, kirtans, choir concerts and musical concerts, theatre plays etc.
Live guided morning meditationsMorning meditations will be broadcast from the Sangha studio. The entire duration will be about 45 minutes, and the broadcasts will be on some days in Italian, other days in English and German, and once a week in Dutch. At the moment this service was suspended and is only available in Dutch language. In the nearest future, we will offer specific meditations for beginners, busy people and disciples of our path.
Live guided Kriyaban meditationsEvery Saturday morning from 7 to 8.30 there is a live guided Kriya meditation with our Kriyacharyas from Ananda Assisi like Kirtani, Uma, Shivani, Mayadevi etc. Usually we have two meditations in Italian per month, one in English and one in German, in order to equally support the different language speakers. This is one of the most important support that we offer our Kriyabans.
Live evening satsangsOnce each week in a given language there will be satsangs on a variety of subjects related to spirituality. This important service has been suspended for some months and is available only in Dutch at the moment, but we will restart as soon as possible with new series of satsangs in Italian, English and maybe also German.
Recorded broadcasts from AssisiSome classes and events which are not broadcast live will be recorded for later transmission, and also to be placed in the online video archives. The live broadcasts will also be recorded and posted for later viewing.
Recorded meditationsFor those not able to connect to the live broadcast, there will be recorded meditations that Online Family members can access. These will be in the various languages, and will be updated regularly.
Live virtual satsangs for meditation groupsArrangements can be made for one of the Ananda ministers to give a live, interactive program for your meditation group.
Resources for Disciples, Kriyabans and Sangha membersOnline resources for Disciples, Kriyabans and Sangha Members, with restricted access according to the user status, offer a large selection of material, including written, audio and video instruction and inspiration, live guided meditations and satsangs, lectures and courses, and personal spiritual couselling.
Universal prayer sessions for everybodyTwice a week, on Tuesday and Friday evening from 8 p.m., we offer 15 minutes long prayer sessions where we pray for peace and harmony in the world just like Yogananda taught us to do. These prayers are universal, thus open to people of every religion and creed. At the moment they are only available in Italian language, but if requested, we can do them also in English and German on regular basis. We encourage you to get involved in this activity which is fundamental for contrasting the darkness present in the world at the moment.
“Every devotee… can be helped by the realization that he is not alone in his spiritual search. Thus, Ananda already provides people in many lands with a sense of spiritual family, a sense which serves them as a bulwark in times of trial, and of encouragement and shared inspiration in times of joy.” – Swami Kriyananda
AnandAnand is a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda since 1973. He was appointed by Swami Kriyananda as co-spiritual director of Ananda Europa, and as a Kriyacharya in 2005. His experience, born of deep meditation, enlivens his classes and is much appreciated by students of Self-realization around the world.
KirtaniKirtani has been a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda and on the path of Self-realization since 1974. She was appointed by Swami Kriyananda as the Spiritual Director of Ananda’s work in Europe, and a Kriyacharya in 1993.
ShivaniFounder of the Ananda Raja Yoga School and the Life Therapy School of Self-Healing, Shivani is one of the founding members of Ananda Village in California since 1969. She was appointed by Swami Kriyananda as an Ananda Lightbearer, Yogacharya, Kriyacharya, and is known for the clarity and dynamism of her teaching.
UmaUma has been part of Ananda for 37 years. She worked closely with Swami Kriyananda as his personal assistant for several years, and in 2008 moved to Ananda Assisi. A Kriyacharya, Uma shares Yogananda’s teachings in many countries in Europe.
PremiPremi became a disciple of Yogananda in 1995, received Kriya initiation from Kriyananda in 1996, and moved to Ananda Assisi in 1997. A certified Ananda Yoga teacher, a Lightbearer and Kriyacharya, Premi accompanies devotees in their preparation for Kriya.
MayadeviMayadevi met Swami Kriyananda in Germany in 1979 and received Kriya initiation from him in 1981. She lived for two years at Ananda Village in California, and since 1987 has been a resident and teacher at Ananda Assisi, dedicating much of her time to helping devotees prepare for Kriya initiation and helping them afterwards. She is a Kriyacharya.
JayadevJayadev, founder of the Ananda Yoga Academy of Europe, is a Kriyacharya and the author of books on yoga, Kriya, the Chakras and related subjects. He has trained hundreds of yoga teachers and gives seminars throughout Italy.He leads pilgrimages to the Himalayas and “In the Footsteps of the Autobiography of a Yogi.”
ClaritaClarita was born in Buenos Aires, grew up in Rome and has lived at Ananda since 1996. She serves in numerous positions including that of teaching meditation, self-healing, and the application of spirituality to daily life. She is one of the Life Therapy Self-healing counsellors.
GitanjaliGitanjali moved from Ananda Village to Ananda Assisi in 1989. She has coordinated the musical events and directed the Ananda World Brotherhood choir, as well as teaching many of the main courses.
MukundaMukunda studied language in the school of Far Eastern Studies at the University of West Berlin. Since 1989, he has served in Ananda Assisi teaching a wide range of courses. His goal is to help people find continuous happiness in their lives.
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