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Join Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi on their 2017 West Coast tour for engaging talks and festivals in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, and online broadcast.

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The Challenges of Life by Nayaswami Jyotish

A friend wrote recently asking for advice about problems at work. His job is in a competitive environment where others disrupt the harmony, compete in unfair ways, and take credit for work they haven’t done themselves. While this was expressed as a personal problem, it is in fact a nearly universal experience, to be found in families, governments, and, indeed, in groups everywhere. I tried to answer his question on two levels, first from the level of ego, and then from the spiritual, soul level. - Read more...

Lessons from a Dance Class by Nayaswami Devi

It was a sweltering summer’s night, and the humidity in the air was so thick you could almost cut it with a knife. Young people in leotards and tights filled the second-floor dance studio, eager for the class to begin. Taking his position in front of the students, the teacher led us through warm-up exercises and movements. Soon everyone was feeling exhilarated, though dripping with perspiration. - Read more...

Focus by Nayaswami Jyotish

In 2005 Devi and I arrived in India for a three-week visit with Swami Kriyananda, who had moved there in 2003. The day we landed, Swamiji had begun writing what was to be perhaps his greatest book: The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita: Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda. Though still playing the loving host to us and others, and despite the fact that he was in his eightieth year, Swamiji set himself the goal of writing ten pages a day for this book. - Read more...

The Art of Becoming by Nayaswami Devi

It was an Open House at a Unitarian Church in San Francisco where people could sign up for a variety of new classes. That evening I was sitting at a small table ready to register people for a four-week “How to Meditate” course that Jyotish and I would be teaching. - Read more...

Upcoming Events


August 20 (Sunday): A Touch of Joy: Orientation
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August 21 (Monday): A Touch of Joy
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August 23 (Wednesday): A Touch of Joy
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August 24 (Thursday): A Touch of Joy
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August 25 (Friday): Orientation for "Ever-New Joy" weekend
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August 26 (Saturday): Class and Book launch (of "Touch of Joy") - also broadcast live
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