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Anandi is known for her joy, humor, wisdom, and kindness. Almost since her arrival at Ananda in 1971 as a founding member of Ananda, she has been sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. An Ananda minister since 1980, Anandi has directed and taught in many of Ananda’s guest and outreach programs, including the Palo Alto Ananda Community, Ananda’s membership training program, The Cooperative Living Training, and The Expanding Light. She was initiated as a Kriyacharya by Swami Kriyananda in 2011.

Anandi also works as an editor for Ananda’s Crystal Clarity books. She has just edited the 6-book sereies of Yogananda’s original teachings called The Wisdom of Yogananada, which includes How to Be Happy All the Time. Anandi is married to Nayaswami Bharat (Joseph Cornell), the world-renowned nature educator, with whom she has facilitated nature workshops in Japan, and many parts of the United States and Europe.

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