Ananda Marga

Ananda Marga is a global movement dedicated to self-realisation and service to all. The name is Sanskrit and literally means “Path of Bliss.” Ananda Marga was founded in India in 1955 by the late Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar (also called Shrii Shrii Anandamurti), a visionary, philosopher and spiritual master.

Ananda Marga teaches meditation and yoga as powerful tools to help us discover deep spiritual fulfilment, peace and wisdom. It also emphasises a non-dogmatic code of ethics and encourages a universal outlook which rises above limited sentiments of nation, race, religion, gender and social status.

In addition to schools, Ananda Marga also provides many other kinds of service: from children’s homes, medical centres and disaster relief, to community development projects and programmes for artists and progressive scientists.

Ananda Marga monks and nuns are called Dada and Didi, meaning ‘elder brother’ and ‘elder sister’ respectively. They dedicate their lives to service and spiritual teaching.

To find out more about Ananda Marga teachings and practice, visit Ananda Marga or ask in the office about books to purchase or borrow, or classes to attend.