Last News Update from India 2019

Dear Friends,   This will be the last update we send from India during this trip. On Friday, Nov. 22, we fly back to the US after three and a half months on the road in Italy and India.   First, we want to thank so many of you who have been praying for us daily—we’re very aware how much … Read More


News Update from India with Story of Recent Spiritual Journey

Dear Friends, It’s always a joy to share with you our adventures as we travel. In many ways, this trip has been different from other times in India, in that we’ve done less traveling and teaching in Ananda centers here, but it has been equally rewarding. Our main focus for the first six weeks has been developing the “Living the … Read More

Friends together from all over India at the Ananda India Leaders Retreat

Letter from India – Leaders Retreat and Paramhansa Yogananda Charitable Trust

Dear Friends, There’s a lot of wonderful news to share with you since our last letter. We’ve rarely had a more intense, exciting, demanding, and expansive time in our lives! After we finished the first “Living the Gita” course Sept. 20–22, we began a week of various meetings with Ananda leaders here. The highlight of these was a two-day Center … Read More

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Kriyananda and Paramhansa Yogananda as first-ever course in India

Letter from Jyotish and Devi for Living the Gita

Dear Friends, We have wonderful news about the launch of the “Living the Gita” course this past weekend in Gurgaon. A powerful new vehicle has been created that offers to non-devotees the “why’s” and “how’s” of changing our consciousness and finding happiness. All the content is drawn from Master’s techniques and teachings, especially from The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita. … Read More


Letter from Ananda Europa

Dear Friends, We send our loving thoughts to you all. We’ve been having a wonderful time, with a very full schedule of classes and meetings with different groups and individuals. Ananda Assisi is doing remarkable work here in Europe, especially during these times of political and economic instability. People from all over the continent and from Russia come to receive … Read More

A league fo extraordinary couples radio interview jyotish and devi

Major Upcoming Interview – February 10th

This February 10th, Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi will be featured on a major radio interview show called, “A League of Extraordinary Couples,” with Amy Elizabeth Gordon. Major topics covered include tips for dissolving conflict and how to deepen your connection for a happy and healthy marriage. Recent Harvard studies show relational health as the number one predictor of longevity and … Read More


Letter from Pune Part 2

Dear Friends, We’re sorry that we haven’t written more updates recently, but we’ve had quite a busy schedule with only intermittent internet access. In any case, we’re in our comfortable flat in Pune now with a few lightly scheduled days at our disposal, so it’s a perfect time to share some news highlights. Picking up where we left off in … Read More

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi watch Indian classical musicians at a fundraising event for Yogananda Trust.

Letter from Pune, India

Dear Friends, Greetings from Pune! Tomorrow we fly back to Delhi to focus on the Indira Institute, so before leaving Pune, we want to share with you a bit about our wonderful time here. Because we had to vacate our flat in Gurgaon last summer, our dear friends there and here in Pune moved all of our furniture, furnishings, and … Read More

Temple of Joy fundraising information in Ananda Assisi Yogananda temple pilgrimage in Europe

Letter from Ananda Assisi – September 2018

Dear Friends, We hope that you are all doing well. It’s been a wonderful, busy, and inspiring three weeks here at Ananda Assisi—filled with heartfelt reunions with old friends, as well as deep connections with new people coming from all over Europe. We’ll share some highlights of our activities during this visit thus far. We left Ananda Village on Wednesday, August … Read More

Recent news coverage from The Speaking Tree Paramhansa Yogananda Charitable Trust

Speaking Tree News Coverage

The following is a recent interview with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, published in The Speaking Tree, a section of the Times of India—India’s largest newspaper—devoted to articles on spirituality, wellness, and lifestyle. They discuss Ananda Sangha and, in particular, the Paramhansa Yogananda Public Charitable Trust in Brindaban. Or, access the article in PDF format here. Lighting Up Lives Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi … Read More


India News from Jyotish and Devi

Dear Friends, We hope that you’re well. Things continue to flow smoothly here in India, with beautiful connections with devotees wherever we travel, and lots of new developments as Ananda’s work expands. This letter may be brief since we’ll be leaving tomorrow for a week of seclusion at Abbot Mount in the Himalayan foothills, but we wanted to write before … Read More


Letter from India September 2017

Dear Friends, We want to share with you some of what’s been happening since we arrived in India three weeks ago. First, we want to thank everyone for your prayers during our travels. With your help and the grace of God and Guru, we’ve managed to stay well and to keep going strong. For these three weeks we’ve been based … Read More

Un Tocco di Gioia - A Touch of Joy by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Letter from Assisi

Dear Friends, Today is our last full day in Italy. Tomorrow evening we fly to Delhi and begin nearly three months of traveling and teaching in all of Ananda’s centers in India. Right now we’re in the little seaside town of Ostia outside of Rome, where we’ve been relaxing for a few days with Shivani, Arjuna, Narya, Laura, Anand, and … Read More


Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone.   Nayaswami Jyotish: This coming year could be very momentous for the world, for Ananda, and for each of us individually. It is going to be a very important year with many changes happening.   This morning I read a letter from 1950 by Paramhansa Yogananda. He urges us to make better use of the time … Read More

Life Is a Pilgrimage: The Goal of Which Is to Find God by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda

A Christmas Gift to You: Life Is a Pilgrimage

Dear Friends, Happy Christmas! Our gift to you this year is a parable about a pilgrimage taken by a young seeker: a journey towards self-discovery and enlightenment. It was part of one of our classes for Inner Renewal Week 2015, and afterwards many people asked to have a copy of it. So we had it transcribed, and have reworked and … Read More

Jyotish and devi disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda

Thanksgiving Message 2016

“Giving thanks—and the attitude of gratitude behind Thanksgiving Day—is one of the most fundamental aspects of the spiritual path.” —Nayaswami Jyotish “The deeper meaning of Thanksgiving is always to have a connection with the Divine. Always to be thanking the Divine for what is given to us. And to express that gratitude. We should express it to the people around … Read More

Vastness - Art Inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda by Jyotish Novak

A Letter to Ananda Members Regarding the Election

Dear Friends,      The results of the election were quite a shock to us, as probably to most people. We are entering a new era in politics and many people will be unsettled, anxious, perhaps even fear filled. At times like this we all need to be, ever more strongly, instruments for God’s light. Remember, this is God’s dream and He … Read More

Mount Abbot View of the Himalayas

Letter from Delhi – Mumbai

Dear Friends, We started writing this letter to you earlier today, when we took for granted that Clinton would win the election. Now we are in a different land and mindscape, and will all need to come to terms with what lies ahead and what we can do in a positive way to help. So, for the rest of the … Read More