How Padma Came to Ananda

Rick SkillmanRichard Skillman, Ananda member and filmmaker from Vashon Island, has embarked on an archival project to record the testimonies and stories of Ananda members in their experiences with Swami Kriyananda (Ananda’s founder and direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda) and in living in the Ananda Communities. Other interviews are focused in what we call the “joyful arts.”

Here is a sampling of his interviews. “Rick” has interviewed dozens of Ananda members at Ananda Village, California and Swami Kriyananda. If you would like to see more of these, go to

Meeting Swami Kriyananda


Your work with Swamiji

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