Knowingly or unknowingly, every human being is searching for infinite happiness. “Ananda” means “Infinite Happiness”. “Marga” means “Path”. Thus “Ananda Marga” means “The Path of Infinite Happiness”. Ananda Marga was founded in 1955 by the Indian spiritual master Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. It is an international spiritual and social service organization with centers in more than 100 countries and its home base in West Bengal, India. The motto of Ananda Marga is “Self-Realization and Service to the Universe”.
Ananda Marga was set up in Carbondale, IL in 1969 and has been providing instruction in yoga and meditation ever since.