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


Letter from Chennai

Dear Friends, We just returned yesterday from two remarkable weeks in Chennai, which were filled with many spiritually powerful events: the dedication of the new center; a large public talk; the first Kriya Initiation, and a retreat day at the center. In February 2016 when we were visiting Chennai, Dharmarajan and Dharmini, the center leaders there, showed us an old … Read More


Spiritual Faire – Letter from India

Dear Ones, The Spiritual Faire on Sept 24 & 25 in Delhi was an extraordinary experience for everyone. For two days, about 200 Ananda volunteers served huge crowds by giving classes, talking with the guests, staffing dozens of booths, serving food, selling Ananda’s books and products, and leading demonstrations of meditation, healing, energization, and yoga postures. I don’t think anyone who … Read More


Letter from India – September 2016

The big news here is Ananda’s Spiritual Fair being held this weekend, 9/24-25, 10am-6pm, Delhi time. They’ve rented a big facility with three large halls to hold non-stop classes and workshops. There will also be about a dozen booths. This has been in the planning stage for months with 250 volunteers involved in different aspects of it. Large billboards and … Read More


Swami Kriyananda’s Discipleship Anniversary 2016

“Kriya Yoga in action is the name Swami Kriyananda chose for himself: joy through Kriya, joy through action. We are that crowd of souls that were drawn to Master through Swami Kriyananda’s discipleship. What are the qualities of Swami’s discipleship? Humility and lack of any sense of importance—the constant thought that this life is not meant to be lived solely … Read More


Letter from Ananda Assisi

Dear Friends, We’d like to share with you some highlights of our visit to Ananda Assisi before we leave Italy for India on Sept. 7. Right now we’re relaxing in Ostia for a few days with friends: Kirtani, Anand, Shivani, Arjuna, and Uma, and soon will be joined by Narya and Laura Tosetto. Ostia, a beautiful seaside town (now a … Read More