Jyotish Novak is one of the founding members and Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide, along with his wife Devi Novak. A longtime devotee of Paramhansa Yogananda, Jyotish has worked closely with Swami Kriyananda since 1966, before the founding of Ananda. Jyotish has been personally trained by him to guide Ananda’s work worldwide and has taught and lectured throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, and India.
Jyotish is an ordained minister of Ananda Sangha and a Kriyacharya, designated by Swami to initiate people into Kriya Yoga. He brings to his classes over 40 years of meditation and devoted spiritual practice, as well as in-depth study of Yogananda’s teachings. In teaching, counseling, and developing many deep relationships with many hundreds of truth seekers, Jyotish has seen, first hand, how the power of meditation can transform lives.
In addition to offering regular Satsangs (spiritual talks), Jyotish and his wife Devi teach a one-week long program designed for serious spiritual aspirants: “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita”. Jyotish is also the author of several books, including “How to Meditate”, “Lessons in Meditation”, and a series called “The 30-day Essentials”. In addition, he has also done a three-volume video series on Meditation Therapy.