Upcoming Programs

9th September 2018 (Sunday) – 10:30 am to 1:30 pm – Beginners’ Meditation Class (Scroll down for details)

16th September 2018 (Sunday) – 10:30 am to 1:30 pm – Level 2a (Raja Yoga Class) (Scroll down for details)

Visit of Brahmcharis Jemal and Vineet 

Ananda Kolkata is blessed by the visit of Brahmcharis Jemal & Vineet from 10th August to 12th August. They will conduct the  following programs during their visit:

10th Aug (Fri) – 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Kirtan

11th Aug (Sat) – 12 pm to 1 pm- Jemal will share about his trip to Ananda Communities

4 pm to 5:30 pm – Afternoon Group Mediatation for All

6 pm to 7:30 pm – Discipleship Initiation (for those who completed Level 3), followed by Discipleship class for all

12th Aug (Sun) – 10 am to 11 am – Discussion on Education for Life

11 am to 1 pm – Kriyaban Meditation (only for Ananda Kriyabans)

4 pm to 5 pm – Choir ( for All)

5 pm to 7 pm – Satsang, Purification Ceremony, Chanting of Mantras


Sunday, 26th August – 10:30 am to 11:00 am (Free for all who are interested in meditation)

We start with Energization Exercises, do some Chanting and then Meditate. Then we do the weekly reading from the book ‘The Rays of One Light’ in which parallel passages from Bible and Bhagwadgita are there establish that they speak the same eternal truth.

Kriyaban Group Meditation

Every Sunday from 9 am to 10 am (Only for those already initiated into Kriya by any Ananda Kriyacharya).

For Sunday 12th August, the timing for Kriyaban Meditation is 11 am to 1 pm.

Beginners’ Meditation Class

We are happy to announce a Beginners’ Meditation Class, based on Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings.

Date & Time: 9th September 2018 (10:30 am to 1:30 pm)

Class Fee: Rs. 750 (includes study material) (Payable at the venue before the class)

Please write a mail to kolkata@anandaindia.org to pre-book your seat.

The class will cover the science of Meditation including:

*Why Meditate & What is Meditation
*Correct Meditation Posture
*The Hong-Sau technique of Meditation, a simple, yet powerful technique taught by Paramhansa Yogananda
* The Energization Exercises
*Applying Spiritual Teachings in Daily Life

For those interested in the sacred science of Kriya Yoga extolled in Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi, this class is the first step in a series of classes that culminate in Kriya Yoga. Both types of seekers – those who want to receive Kriya Yoga and those who only wish to learn how to meditate – will benefit from this class.

Level 2 Classes (The Art & Science of Raja Yoga)

We announce our new Level 2 class series in four parts to start on 16th Sep (Sunday).

The series presents a practical approach integrating yoga teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda into daily life. Guided meditations, pranayama, asanas, energization exercises as well as Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga sharing Right Attitude for Spiritual Progress, Energy & Magnetism,  Chakras & Anatomy of Yoga, Affirmations,  Yogic Scheme of Life and more.

Each class will involve a guided Hong-Sau meditation, Pranayama, and Asanas. We will also cover the Energization Exercises taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, with guided practice at each class.

The four classes will also give the students a thorough grounding in Raja Yoga as expounded by Paramhansa Yogananda.

The schedule and other particulars of the four parts are as under:

Part 2A – 16th September 2018, 10:30am – 1:30 pm.

Part 2B –30th September 2018, 10:30am – 1:30 pm.

Part 2C – To be announced.

Part 2D – To be announced

Eligibility: Must have completed Level 1 class / ‘How to Meditate’ workshop earlier.


  • ₹ 400 for each part. (A discounted price of ₹ 1400 is available for those who pay for all the four parts at the beginning)
  • The course book on Raja Yoga priced at ₹ 450 is to be purchased separately.

Those who have attended Level 2 classes earlier are welcome to attend the class again for free. Donations are welcome.

The venue for all classes/programs (unless otherwise mentioned):

Pallavi Apartment (Back Building)
17, Ballygunge Park Road
(This road is the one opposite to Gurusaday Dutta Road, near Ice Skating Rink.)
Kolkata- 700019

Map link.

Movie – “The Answer” (Releasing 31st August)
This is a true story of an American seeker who forsakes the worldly life to enter upon an amazing spiritual journey of self-realisation. Starring Victor Banerjee as Paramhansa Yogananda, written by Swami Kriyananda.Please follow and share with family and friends.Website – http://epk.answermovie.com​Youtube – https://youtu.be/rPB4n83OpXYFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/movietheanswer/Twitter – https://twitter.com/answermovieInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/answermovie/Stay tuned. We will post more information soon.
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Satsang Webinars

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