Who Are Jyotish and Devi?

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi are dynamic emissaries of Paramhansa Yogananda, and Global Peace Ambassadors.

As Spiritual Directors of Ananda, and living examples of spiritual values in action, Jyotish and Devi travel the world, sharing Yogananda’s teachings, and blessing people with the practical and heart-opening path of Kriya Yoga.

Swami Kriyananda, Ananda’s founder, designated Jyotish as his spiritual successor.

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Recent Letters

Good Advice

Kanchenjunga mountains of India

Seeing Kanchenjunga

Be a warrior for the light, light the world campaign of Ananda Worldwide Yogananda logo

Be a Warrior for the Light

How to embrace your fears by turning to the divine presence all around us

Embrace Your Fears

Nayaswami Jyotish in 1971, the early days of Ananda Village.

My First Day

Jairam or Joe Hunt who is fighting for freedom from prison with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Who Is the Prisoner?

Painting by Nayaswami Jyotish If You Call Me

Relax and Accept

Weathering the Storm

How to dissolve the ego

Dissolving the Ego

Enjoy Your Self

The Nadi reader in Bangalore, India. The photo in the upper left corner is his father who trained him in giving readings.

Guru Seva

Paramhansa Yogananda said to those who think me near, I will be near.

I Wish I Had Met You

Rainbow reflecting the various colors of vibration in light and sound

The AUM Vibration

Ananda Assisi temple with friends from all over the world, Dhyana, Devi, Anandi, Dharmadas and Nirmala

Investment Tips

Christmas Eve

Paramhansa Yogananda wearing cross of Christianity, representing east and west teachings of spirituality

Toward Christ Consciousness

How to Enjoy Long Meditations

How to Love

How We Pray

The Currents of the Ganges


Recent Videos


April 17 (Friday)
Creating and Destroying Habits at Will (part 1 of 2)
6 – 7:30 p.m. PDT. Also recorded for viewing at other times. Tuition $50 for the two broadcasts: Enroll here.

April 21 (Tuesday)
Anniversary of Swamiji’s passing
Meditation: Details forthcoming.

April 24 (Friday)
Creating and Destroying Habits at Will (part 2 of 2)
6 – 7:30 p.m. PDT. Also recorded for viewing at other times. Tuition $50 for the two broadcasts: Enroll here.

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Upcoming Events


Touch of Joy

Learn how to live in joy in this second book the Touch of Light series

Touch of Light

Short, practical articles on spiritual living, from the inspiring blog by the same title.

How to Meditate

This clear and concise guidebook contains everything you need to start a meditation practice.

Faith Is My Armor

The complete story of the life of Swami Kriyananda: from his search for meaning to his training under Paramhansa Yogananda.