David has guided the development of Ananda Palo Alto since 1987. He has long experience and patience working with a wide range of personalities (a rare skill, indeed), and supports all of Ananda’s various business and outreach/service activities.
Loving, enthusiastic, energy personified — Shanti is an Ananda minister and life-long devotee, and a Stanford trained physician. Her talks are rich with stories from her life as a physician and her many years on the path. She supports staff and volunteers, and is responsible for the day-to-day management of Ananda Palo Alto. With her warmth and wisdom, she is a much-loved counselor and teacher. Shanti’s talks online.
Asha’s talks in person and online are a spiritual lifeline for people around the world. Thousands have received training from her over the past 40 years, and have been helped immeasurably by her unusual insight and clarity.
Swamiji named Jyotish his spiritual successor. He is warm, thoughtful, and wise—with a delightful sense of humor. He has been part of the development of nearly every aspect of Ananda, and has a wealth of practical wisdom—how to develop organizations, and especially how to develop people.
Devi is a founding member of Ananda and one of Ananda’s most inspiring teachers. She and Jyotish travel widely, and have dedicated nearly 50 years to sharing inspiration and insight gained from a lifetime of inner work and outward service.