Welcome to Ananda Tucson

We are a sangha, or spiritual community, gathering toward the common goal of Self-realization.

We follow the non-sectarian teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, a great spiritual master who brought meditation and Kriya Yoga to the West. We find that Yogananda’s teachings, as shared by his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, provide practical tools for — and tremendous insights into — the search for happiness and joy. We are part of a global community, Ananda.org.

We guide people interested in meditation along a path from beginner to advanced meditator. We are more likely to become successful meditators if we associate with others who meditate. Ananda offers meditators at all levels of experience an opportunity to gather in person or through our virtual community online.

Ananda was founded by Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters), a direct disciple of Yogananda. Swami’s talks, music, and many books have touched the lives of millions. He took the ancient teachings of Raja Yoga and made them practical and immediately useful for people in every walk of life. His books and teachings on spiritualizing nearly every field of human endeavor include business life, leadership, education, the arts, community, and science.

Ananda Worldwide includes spiritual communities in America, Europe and India, with hundreds of resident members.