A Touch of Light, Meditation

The Tremendous Power of Meditation

Meditation is a natural and rewarding human activity. Paramhansa Yogananda defined meditation as “deep concentration on God or one of His aspects.” Practiced daily, it produces astonishing results on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our being. It connects us with our own inner powers of vitality, clarity, and love. When done deeply, it gives us an expanded sense … Read More


Last India Letter 2014

Dear Friends, We send our love to all of you and want to share what’s been happening for the past few weeks, which seems like the grand finale of our time in India this year. We’ll begin by sharing about the pilgrimage to Babaji’s cave with Diya, Keshava, Dharmini, Dharmaraj, and 40 Indian pilgrims. It was an extraordinary experience. On … Read More

Babaji Pilgrimage to Cave Ananda in India
A Touch of Light, Paramhansa Yogananda

Finding Babaji’s Cave

“Surely this must be the cave itself! It matches every description given in Autobiography of a Yogi.” We were listening, enthralled, to a remarkable tale of the search for Babaji’s cave, the existence of which was revealed to the world by Paramhansa Yogananda in that book.

A Touch of Light, Paramhansa Yogananda

This Sod

For many years Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi has been a source of inspiration and guidance for me. Not only because of the wisdom, love, and joy that radiate from every page, but also because it has repeatedly served as a living channel to answer specific questions in my life. When I’m at a loss for the proper course … Read More

Ananda India leadership group
A Touch of Light

Living in the Flow

As our plane landed in Delhi, India seven weeks ago, Jyotish and I looked at each other and said, “This is going to be…interesting.” It wasn’t as if we hadn’t been to India many times before, but we expected that this trip was going to be different. And it was. For one thing, it was the first time we’d come … Read More

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Italy Pilgrimage
A Touch of Light

The Secret Is Never to Compare

Devi and I are currently traveling to Ananda centers and communities around the world. Last month we were in Italy helping lead a pilgrimage and now we are residing for a while in India. There are many interesting aspects to travel and, especially, to living in a foreign country. Among other things, your comfort zone gets poked, prodded, and bent … Read More