Centennial Celebration with Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi
Saturday, September 19, 2020, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Pacific Time
Celebrate Paramhansa Yogananda’s coming to America in this free live broadcast from the iconic Temple of Light at Ananda Village.
The Evening Event Offerings
• An Inspirational Talk
• Pre-recorded Talks with Other Ananda Communities
About the Speakers
Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi serve as the Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide. Nayaswami Jyotish is also the named spiritual successor of Swami Kriyananda, founder of Ananda and a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. Jyotish met Swami Kriyananda in 1966, working closely with him and his wife, Devi (who came to Ananda in 1969), to build Ananda’s work around the world.
Both Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi travel throughout the United States, India, and Europe speaking on spiritualizing daily life and the practice of Kriya Yoga meditation. Nayaswami Jyotish is the author of several books on meditation and related subjects, including How to Meditate and Lessons in Meditation, along with Thirty Day Essentials for Career and Thirty Day Essentials for Marriage. He also is the creator of Meditation Therapy(TM). Nayaswami Devi is the author of Faith is My Armor: The Life of Swami Kriyananda and the editor of The Light of Superconsciousness and Intuition for Starters, both by Swami Kriyananda. They are co-authors to the book A Touch of Light: Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, which is a compilation of their weekly blog.
Paramhansa Yogananda’s arrival in Boston in 1920 marked the beginning of a new wave of spiritual consciousness in America and throughout the world.
His mission was one of world peace and brotherhood, as well as individual Self-realization, both of which he said could be achieved through the practice of transformative meditation techniques such as Kriya Yoga, which he referred to as “the airplane route to God.”
When he published his now famous Autobiography of a Yogi in 1946, it was soon after the close of the second World War, a conflict which he prayed would never be repeated. The book had tremendous influence and inspired spiritual leaders in the growing counter-culture movement which blossomed over a decade later.
Through his books, teachings, and practices of meditation and yoga, Yogananda helped to usher in the sweeping increase in interest in peace, consciousness, and self-transformation. For this he is often known today as the “father of yoga in the West.”
Now, as we honor the 100th anniversary of his arrival in Boston — and the birth of his world mission — we celebrate the change of consciousness that began in the 20th century and continues today. In it lies one of our greatest hopes for the future.