Our dear sister Nayaswami Anandi transitioned in 2022. Anandi was known for her joy, humor, wisdom, and kindness. Almost since her arrival at Ananda in 1971 as a founding member of Ananda, she shared the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. An Ananda minister since 1980, Anandi 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 worked as an editor for Ananda’s Crystal Clarity books. She edited the 7-book series of Yogananda’s original teachings called The Wisdom of Yogananda, which includes How to Be Happy All the Time. Anandi was married to Nayaswami Bharat (Joseph Cornell), the world-renowned nature educator, with whom she facilitated nature workshops in Japan and many parts of the United States and Europe.

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