Ananda Worldwide is a global spiritual movement, based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda’s spiritual classic, “Autobiography of a Yogi” has had a profound effect on America and the West. It has inspired and influenced generations of teachers, authors, musicians, businessmen, scientists, societal reformers, political activists, cultural creatives, and millions of individuals from George Harrison to Steve Jobs, from Nina Simone to Marianne Williamson, from Luther Burbank to Michael Beckwith.
Sales of the book exceed over ten million copies and it has been translated into 34 languages. Perhaps one of the most shared books in the world, the Autobiography may have reached over thirty million people. It has been a source of transformation for all who read it and is significantly responsible for the now widespread interest in yoga, meditation, and personal spirituality in the West.