Radio Ananda (Sanskrit for "joy") is produced by Nalini Graeber, Clark Francisco, Jagrav Quinn and other members of Ananda Sangha, a worldwide movement based on the nonsectarian techniques of Self-realization taught by Paramhansa Yogananda (1892-1952). Yogananda has inspired many with a deep desire to know God – "the nearest of the near, the dearest of the dear." He is well known as the author of Autobiography of a Yogi, a spiritual classic read by millions around the world. Currently Kriyananda resides in Los Angeles, California. Many teaching centers and meditation groups are located around the world — in California, Washington, Oregon, Rhode Island — as well as in India and Assisi, Italy.