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Nayaswami Anandi: A Celebration of Her Life

Nayaswami Anandi
January 31, 2022

Nayaswami Anandi passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday morning, January 30th 2022. She was known for her natural warmth, humor, wisdom, and kindness. Almost since her arrival at Ananda in 1971 as a founding member of Ananda, she had been sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. An Ananda minister since 1980, Anandi had directed and taught in many of Ananda's guest and outreach programs, including the Palo Alto Ananda Community, Ananda's membership training program, "The Cooperative Living Training", and The Expanding Light.

She was initiated as a Kriyacharya by Swami Kriyananda in 2011. Anandi also worked as an editor for Ananda's Crystal Clarity books. She edited the 7-book series of Yogananda's original teachings called The Wisdom of Yogananda, which includes "How to Be Happy All the Time". Anandi was married to Nayaswami Bharat Cornell, the world-renowned nature educator, with whom she had facilitated nature workshops in Japan, and many parts of the United States and Europe.