Welcome to Ananda New York!

Discover the true purpose of life: To Awaken.

autobiography_yogi_bookGain a deeper understanding of yourself and the revolutionary approach to yoga science brought by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the best-selling spiritual classic, “Autobiography of a Yogi” and subject of the recent film “Awake”.  Yogananda brought a practical yet devotional path for those of all faiths and backgrounds. His teachings emphasize direct inner experience of the Divine, which he called “Self-realization.”

Join Ananda NYC and learn to meditate, participate in regular group meditation, Indian kirtan music, and gather with like-minded truth seekers (satsang) for special events and retreats. We also offer support to those interested in the path of kriya yoga, an ancient, liberating meditation technique for those ready to take the next step on their spiritual journey.

Everyone is welcome. No prior experience is required. We’re here to help you experience the joy of meditation in a relaxed and supportive setting with others who are interested in meditating, learning, sharing, connecting and living Yogananda’s teachings.

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Subway Practice

Walking through the open doors and seeing no seats available I stand, soon surrounded by 30 complete strangers. Yes, there really are 30 people within a six foot radius, I counted. Then the familiar “Stand clear of the closing doors please – bing bong” and the subway continues its rush hour journey into Manhattan. What  …read more