...on the path towards brotherhood

This year, for Christmas, we felt a strong call; the need and desire to manifest universal love and brotherhood. We are living a complex time, how can we deal with it and what can we do?

Perhaps we can begin to… walk, all together, following the star that always guides us. One step after another, then one more and once again. Moving forward, with trust and openness, along the path.

To bring light where darkness envelopes everything, we must be willing to transform ourselves into channels of the most powerful force that permeates the entire universe: love. Let us be that love, become that love.  Join us on this journey and let God’s love fill your heart so that you may be able to spread that love everywhere. 

Merry Christmas from all of us!


Make sure to enjoy our latest videos and blogs, created especially to guide you to your inner star of awakening and live in love and brotherhood.

Join our LIVE Launch Satsang

Sabato 2 Dicembre alle 20:30 con Kirtani, Anand e Uma

Blogs & Articles

Follow Our Advent Calendar!

Every day on our  Ananda Europe Instagram we will publish beautiful posts with paintings from our artists as well as inspirational contents to accompany us on our journey.


Welcome to the calendar of this year’s holiday season.

 We wish you holy days and blissful moments in the company of your loved ones as well as your brothers and sisters worldwide. 

The Soul’s Calling

26 November – 3 December

Mary and Joseph experience a deep call to Bethlehem as we now feel that same call to journey back to our true home in God.

December 2

8:30 – 9:30 pm

ONLINE & RES: Launch Satsang with Nayaswami Kirtani, Anand e Uma  in English in Italian

In this Satsang, Kirtani, Uma and Anand will share with us the inspiration for this year’s theme “Follow the Star – on the path towards brotherhood“. Be inspired and embrace the deep meaning of a true Christmas.
Watch the live-stream

The Path

4 – 10 December 

Marie and Joseph start now the journey to Bethlehem, and so we begin to walk and explore the spiritual path.

December 8

6:30 – 8:45 am

ONLINE & IN PERSON: Special Divine Mother Meditation in English in Italian


December 9

8:15 – 9:30 pm

IN PERSON: Christmas Concert with the Ananda Joy Choir in Englishin Italian


December 10

11:45 – 1:30 am  

ONLINE & IN PERSON: Sunday Service with Uma and Clarita in Englishin Italian


The Challenges

11 – 17 December

 As Mary and Joseph rise courageously to face the challenge of sleeping in a manger, with them we must rise to meet our challenges, fears and limitations.

 December 14

6:30 – 8:30 am  

ONLINE & IN PERSON: Morning Meditation and Purificationin English in Italian


December 15

8:30 – 9:30 pm IN PERSON: Christ Kirtan  in English in Italian


December 17

9:00 – 17:00 ONLINE & IN PERSON: 8-hour Christmas Meditation  in English in Italian 


The Awakening

18 – 24  December

Christ is born on Christmas Day, and we experience small and great awakenings until the ultimate awakening in Christ consciousness!

December 22-26 

20:30 – 21:30 pm

IN PERSON: Christmas with your spiritual family

Christmas at Ananda is very special: inspiring, simple, meaningful. It is a time of deep joy that you can experience with us as a member of our spiritual family, as we rejoice in the birth of Christ Consciousness.


December 23

8:30 – 9:30 pm  

ONLINE & IN PERSON: Prayer Kirtan  “Light for the World   


December 24

9:30 – 11:00 pm

IN PERSON: Christmas Eve with a Live Nativity Scene


The Celebration

25 – 31 December

On this special evening we want to connect ourselves ever more deeply with Christ. We have prepared a live nativity scene in order to approach His coming with devotion and sincerity, as well as living and passionate faith.

December 25

11:00 – 11:45 am
ONLINE & IN PERSON: Christmas Message by Nayaswami Anand & Kirtani  

We enter the height of Christmas with an inspiring message from our spiritual directors, Nayaswami Kirtani and Nayaswami Anand.

8:45 -9:30 pm  ONLINE & IN PERSON: Christmas Concert with the Ananda Joy Choir in English in Italian 
Join us and immerse yourself in the joyful music of Christmas. The Ananda choir concert is one of the great moments of the Christmas season, an inspiring and blessed feast of sounds.


December 26-29

IN PERSON COURSE: Reflections on 2023in English in Italian 
For more than 40 years, this Reflection course has been offered at Ananda during the last week of December. It is a unique opportunity to reflect on the year that has just gone by – grasping the most important messages and lessons – and to plan with confidence, together with other spiritual seekers, the next steps in the New Year. This year, the course will be a 3-day intensive.


December 29-  January 1

IN PERSON COURSE: New Year’s Eve at Ananda in Englishin Italian 

Let’s celebrate the New Year together! A precious opportunity to transform ourselves inwardly and share our growth with others. Let us prepare to let go of what is no longer necessary and make room for what the Divine wants to bring us and manifest in our lives. Happy 2024!


December 31

9:30 pm – 0:30 am ONLINE & RES: New Year’s Eve in English in Italian


Expansion and Sharing

1 – 7 January

The three wise men visit baby Jesus and 2000 years later Yogananda is born on the 5th of January to spread the same message of Self-realization with the world. Thus we are called to spread the light of Self-realization by our living example in every action, every word and every thought!

January 1

12:00 – 13:30 ONLINE & IN PERSON: New Year’s Message by Nayaswami Kirtani and Anand in English in Italian
We begin the New Year with an inspiring message from our spiritual directors, Nayaswami Kirtani and Nayaswami Anand.


January 1-4

IN PERSON COURSE: The Universal Message of Paramhansa Yogananda—Self-realizationin English in Italian
A new course with Nayaswami Uma and Narya

In these three days, we will tune in to Yogananda and explore his life-changing teachings.


January 4-7

IN PERSON COURSE: Paramhansa Yogananda, Divine Friend  in English in Italian
Join us in this very special weekend, in which we will have the opportunity to celebrate together the birthday of Paramhansa Yogananda and to attune ourselves to his living presence and divine friendship, which is always accessable to us.


January 5

6:30 – 8:30 am ONLINE & IN PERSON: Special Meditations for Yogananda’s Birthday: in English in Italian
In this special meditation, we want to tune in to the joyful consciousness of our beloved Guru.


11:00 – 13:30 ONLINE & IN PERSON:  Satsang “How Yogananda touched my life” in English in Italian
On this blessed day, we will share the testimonials of those who have experienced an encounter with the Master and how this caused transformation that brings us into His grace and help us attune to His Consciousness.

Watch the live-stream 


Festeggiamo insieme il nostro Maestro nel tempio di Luce con un satsang globale. Assieme a Joytish & Devi,  tutte le comunità di Ananda si uniranno per celebrare con canti, ispirazioni e storie,  tutta la nostra più profonda devozione per Yogananda, avatar immortale.


8:45 – 10:00 pm 

ONLINE E IN PERSON: Birthday Celebration with a theatre performance “Mukunda”  in English in Italian

Paramhansa Yogananda had a mission in the world: to inspire all souls with love for God and to share the teachings and practices of Kriya Yoga. Whether you are a disciple or are just exploring, you will find this theatrical event inspiring, uplifting and full of joy.

Watch the live-stream 


January 6

11:oo am ONLINE & IN PERSON: Kriya Initiation  in English in Italian

 Kriya initiation is always an extraordinary moment, and this initiation takes place at the end of a holy and intense period for personal growth. An especially inspiring and blessed time to embrace this wonderful and profound practice.

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Ananda Sangha Europe is a brotherhood of souls dedicated to realise their highest potential and to share the light of Self-realization with the world.

In supporting Ananda Sangha Europe, you help to bring the warming light of brotherhood, love and friendship to the world.

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Living in World Brotherhood

Man is a soul, not an institution; his inner reforms alone can lend permanence to outer ones. By stress on spiritual values, self-realization, a colony exemplifying world brotherhood is empowered to send inspiring vibrations far beyond its locale.

– Paramhansa Yogananda from Autobiography of a Yogi

Swami Kriyananda brought the Master’s words to life by creating Ananda, the movement of communities based on his universal teachings. Today Ananda is a magnificent reality with communities spread all over the world:

“Places that can facilitate the development of an integrated, well-balanced life, setting an example to all mankind of the advantages of such a life.” 
– Swami Kriyananda –

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