As part of her East coast tour, Nayaswami Asha will be speaking in Boston during the last weekend of September, 2017. With warmth and wisdom, Asha helps us to see how spiritual teaching can be woven into daily, ordinary life.

Nayaswami Asha has been a spiritual seeker since she was a young girl. In 1969 at Stanford University, she heard Swami Kriyananda speak for the first time. Instantly, she recognized him as her spiritual teacher. “I knew the moment he walked into the room that he possessed the consciousness I had long been seeking.”

She soon became a founding member of the new community Swami was starting near Nevada City, California, called Ananda Village, based on Yogananda’s dream of world brotherhood colonies for “simple living and high thinking.”

Swami Kriyananda placed Asha in the role of teaching and counseling soon after her arrival at Ananda. She also served as Swami’s correspondence secretary and personal assistant for many years.

She has served as one of the spiritual directors of Ananda Palo Alto since 1987. Asha is author of Swami Kriyananda As We Have Known Him, a collection of more than 200 stories by people who have been touched by his teachings and spiritual friendship, often in remarkable ways. She is also author of Ask Asha: Heartfelt Answers to Everyday Dilemmas on the Spiritual Path, and Loved and Protected: Stories of Miracles and Answered Prayers. (these books are also available as free audiobooks; you’ll find the link near the top of each book’s page)

Please visit for more information as well as audio and video recordings of Asha.


Be the Change


Mahatma Gandhi said, “be the change you wish to see in the world.” Real change comes from changing our consciousness. Join us to feel your consciousness uplifted as Nayaswami Asha offers spiritual teachings for how we can each “be the change”.

Friday, Sept 29, 2017
Location: Old South Church, Gordon Chapel, 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Time: 7:30-9:00 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm
Cost: $10, payable at the door

Autobiography of a Yogi: Guidebook for Changing Times


In 1946, Paramhansa Yogananda published his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Named one of the “top 100 spiritual books of the Twentieth Century,” it has changed the lives of millions. Nayaswami Asha will share how the timeless wisdom and inspiration in Yogananda’s Autobiography can guide us in challenging and changing times.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Location: Boston Public Library, McKim Room B (please use the Dartmouth Street entrance)
—————700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Time: 10 am – 4 pm (with a 2 hour break for people to eat lunch on their own from 12 noon – 2pm)
———————————Doors open at 9:30 am.
Cost: Free, people will be admitted until the meeting room reaches full capacity

Getting to Copley Square

Take the MBTA green line to Copley Square or orange line to Back Bay and walk 0.2 miles north on Dartmouth Street. Please see for more information.

There is limited street parking in the Copley Square neighborhood. Parking garages in the area typically cost $20-40 for the day. More information on local parking garages can be found here.

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