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Meditation with Nayaswami Jyotish and Deviji: 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Talk: 10:00 am to 11:00 am (How to Deepen Your Attunement with your Guru)
Q&A and Arti and Blessings: 11:00 am to 11:15 am
Book Launch(Lessons Meditation in Punjabi and Gujarati): 11:15 am to 11:30 am
Book signing and informal time: 11:30 am to 12:00 noon.

Nayaswami Jyotish

Nayaswami JyotishNayaswami Jyotish became a student of Swami Kriyananda in 1967 in San Francisco, California. Soon he began assisting Swami Kriyananda in a variety of ways, including teaching meditation classes in San Francisco. Working closely with Swami Kriyananda, Nayaswami Jyotish became one of the founding members of Ananda Village, which officially started July 4, 1969, and for ten years served as the community’s general manager.

Nayaswami Jyotish Blessed by Devotees Swami Kriyananda’s Last Will, Testament, and Legacy provides that the nine-stone astrological bangle, which Swami ji has worn in his capacity of Dharmacharya of Ananda, should be “worn by my spiritual successor and his successors.”

During a simple ceremony at Ananda Village on May 19, 2013, Nayaswami Jyotish formally received the nine-stone astrological bangle reflective of his new position as Swami Kriyananda’s spiritual successor.

Nayaswami Devi

Nayaswami DeviNayaswami Devi is one of the founding members of Ananda having lived at Ananda Village and several of its branch communities since 1969. She has served in various functions of community life, including being a community correspondent and a teacher at Ananda’s Expanding Light retreat.

Together, Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, as the Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide, guide and inspire the spiritual activities of Ananda Village and Ananda Communities throughout the world.

Young Jyotish and Devi with Swami KriyanandaLongtime devotees of Yogananda, Jyotish and Devi worked closely with Swami Kriyananda from 1969 until his passing in 2013 and were personally trained by him to guide Ananda’s work. Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi are both also Kriyacharyas, designated by Swami to initiate people into Kriya Yoga.