Nayaswami Anandi is the living memory of Ananda. A founding member, she arrived in 1971 and almost immediately began sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. She has acted in key roles over the years, including editor of Ananda's publishing wing, Crystal Clarity. In this engaging conversation with Colleen, Anandi shares her experience of editing The Wisdom of Yogananda book series including How to Be Happy All the Time, her journey to Ananda, living as a renunciate, marriage, and ultimately taking the Nayaswami vow.
Anandi’s life serves as an example of God’s invisible hand guiding us in ways we might not anticipate or fully understand, such as her surprising attraction and ultimate marriage to Joseph Bharat Cornell, the world-renowned nature educator—at a time when they both lived as monastics. Since their divinely guided union, and still to this day, they co-facilitate nature workshops in Japan, the United States and Europe.