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

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Sri Anandamayi Ma Yogananda teachings

Exit Strategies

Catching God

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The Light Shining in Darkness

how to achieve peace and the difference between peace and calmness, seen in these wildflowers outside of ananda assisi temple


Keeping Your Balance

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Hope for a Better World

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Dealing with Change and Loss

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In Love and Appreciation

Four Lamps to Illumine 2021

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Coming Full Circle

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Creating a New Language

World Brotherhood

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Now More Than Ever

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Thank You

Sri Yukteswar and his disciple, Paramhansa Yogananda author of Autobiography of a Yogi

Unrequited Love

Running a Marathon

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Saints and Wild Strawberries

Eight Tips from Your Friends

How Does the Story End?


Upcoming Events

March 6–7 (Sunday IST, Sat. PST)
Master’s Mahasamadhi
10–11 a.m. IST (Sat. 8:30 p.m. PST). With a brief introduction by Jaya. Free of charge. Livestreamed only, here.

March 7 (Sunday) (livestreamed only)
Ananda Village
Sunday Service (Dogmatism vs. Common Sense)
10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. (Free of charge.) Livestreamed only, here.

March 7 (Sunday) (livestreamed only)
Ananda LA
Yogananda Fest 2021. Strengthening the Light: Hope for a Better World
12:1512:45 p.m. Autobiography of a Yogi: A Message of Hope/Spreading the Light. Part of the larger Yogananda Fest, all free of charge and livestreamed only.

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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.