Nitai Deranja founded the first Living Wisdom School at Ananda Village in 1972 based on the Education for Life (EFL) system. Education for Life is unique in its emphasis on inspiring each child from within to find their unique gift for life, to learn the skills needed to succeed in life from a holistic perspective. […]
An interview with Mary Kretzmann, on what it was like raising and supporting a family in a spiritual community.
Education for Life (EFL) is the system of education depicted in the film that emphasizes joyful learning and individualized, student-centered education.
A new type of yoga, Ananda Yoga, is highlighted in Finding Happiness when Juliet discovers a spiritual form of yoga for healing and transformation in body, mind, and soul. She has a private yoga session with Gyandev McCord, the author of Spiritual Yoga: Awakening to Higher Awareness.
The making of Finding Happiness was as inspiring a story as in the film. Each piece of the puzzle came together in just the right way, to bring Swami Kriyananda’s message of a spiritual way of life to the world.
Joseph Bharat Cornell is a nature educator who works with nature awareness around the world. Joseph’s first book, Sharing Nature with Children, has sold more than 500,000 copies in more than 20 languages.
Learn about the spiritual approach to living in community and in harmony with the land. An interview with Atman Goering, the community manager at the Ananda world brotherhood community in California.
Elisabeth Rohm, who plays the skeptical journalist in Finding Happiness, is known for her television appearances on Angel, Law and Order, and Heroes.
3 August, 2012 You might imagine that a 40-person film crew would be an incredible invasion into a meditative community such as ours. But the filmmakers have felt so compatible that I relish being with them daily. Many have some connection to spirituality, or they’re just excellent individuals who were hand-picked for the project. Elisabeth […]
When Asha was enlisted as the script coordinator for the interviews with Ananda residents, she had to figure out her job on the fly.