Jyotish (John) Novak has studied, practiced and taught meditation around the world for over 40 years. He came onto the spiritual path when he met Swami Kriyananda in 1966. Jyotish was a founding member of Ananda Village in Nevada City, California in 1968.
For its first ten years Jyotish served as General Manager of Ananda Village. He and his wife Devi started the first city ashram for Ananda in San Francisco in 1979. In 1984 Jyotish expanded Ananda’s outreach and helped start the work in Europe. Jyotish currently serves as the Spiritual Director of Ananda worldwide.
Jyotish, who holds a BA in psychology, is the author of the best-selling book How to Meditate, along with 30 Day Essentials for Career and 30 Day Essentials for Marriage He also is the creator of Meditation Therapy(TM) and has three videos: Meditation Therapy for Stress & Change, Meditation Therapy for Relationships, and Meditation Therapy for Health & Healing.