Ananda Remembers


Ananda Remembers is a place to remember individuals who have been part of the Ananda spiritual family. These include people who have lived in the Ananda communities, have been connected to one of our Centers or meditation groups, or have joined us as a member of the online Ananda virtual community.

The Ananda spiritual family also includes those whose connection with Ananda may have been more limited in nature, but who nonetheless had a deeply meaningful connection with Ananda during their lifetime.

Each of these loved ones has helped in his or her own way in the building of Ananda, and our mission of serving people through the blessings and inspiration of Paramhansa Yogananda, and the guidance of Swami Kriyananda.

We invite you to look through the Tributes posted below to learn more about these souls.

To find someone in particular, you can use the Search box on the right. If you find someone you have known, you may also choose to add an inspiring story to a Tribute.

To add a Tribute: click the Contact Us to Add a Tribute button on the right.

Ananda Remembers is a free offering of the Janaka Foundation, a non-profit, religious foundation that supports Ananda Worldwide through estate gifts and donations.
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Judith Hollywood

Judith Hollywood was a long time member of Ananda Sangha, joining Ananda after hearing Swami Kriyananda lecture in San Francisco. She first lived at the Palo Alto community and moved to Ananda Village in the early 80s.

Nayaswami Tushti Conti

Ever inspiring and joyful, Nayaswami Tushti excelled in every role she filled in her 20 years with Ananda: as a yoga teacher and trainer, caregiver and healer, Lightbearer, Co-manager of East West Bookshop in Mountain View (2002-2011) and Spiritual Co-director of Ananda Pune in India (2013-2015).

Ananda is a global movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, who showed us how to know God as a tangible reality in our daily lives.