LFT Training at Los Altos Hills starting in January 2024


We will have LFT (Local Full Timer) training at Los Altos Hills Jagrti from January 5 to mid-February 2024. Acarya Shiilabhadrananda Avadhuta is the trainer and Ac. Diiptimanananda Avt. will take care of routine and discipline during the training. NB. This training is for brothers only. For sisters LFT training, please contact Didi Ananda Acira at +1 347 530 4425, anandaacira@gmail.com. And for brothers interested in taking the training, please contact Dada Diiptimanananda (+1 929 257 8099) to see if you qualify. 


The acronym LFT stands for “Local Full Timer.” An LFT is a spiritual volunteer. LFTs work without a salary for at least one year in an Ananda Marga project in their state, province, or country. They usually live with the Acarya in a Jagrti or Master Unit. It is a wonderful opportunity to grow spiritually and to go deeper into spiritual practices.

 To become an LFT, one should undergo training and pass a final exam that certifies one’s competence to perform the LFT duty. The academic exam is not the main criterion for being an LFT. It is more the inculcation of Sadhana (meditation and other spiritual practices) in our daily life, leading a disciplined spiritual life, and engaging ourselves in as much service to society as possible, which are the most defining qualities of an LFT. Of course, intellectual knowledge is necessary to convince others of the spiritual-based lifestyle and path of Ananda Marga.

 Becoming an LFT requires no academic qualification, social status, or previous experience in meditation. One requires sincerity to become a better medium through which the Supreme Consciousness can manifest Itself. 

LFT Training for Brothers (Volunteer Training)


January 5 to February 15, 2024

Fee: $500 


Los Altos Hills Jagrti

27160 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Trainers: Dada Diiptimanananda (daily routine, yoga, and meditation)

Dada Shiilabhadrananda (online classes)