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About The Site
April 24, 2020 - With a heavy heart I have to report that our dear friend and teacher has peacefully left her body. Joan dedicated her life to these teachings. I am so fortunate to have had her in my life for so many years. My sincerest condolences to Marvin and all friends at Ananda Ashram. -Webmaster
From Ananda Ashram:
We are so very sorry to relay the sad news that our very special & beloved teacher Joan Suval has left her body earlier today. All of our hearts are in great pain to see her go. Guruji's blessings are surely with her.
We will keep you posted.
You have reached a web site dedicated to presenting a message of hope and inner transformation. For the first time, you can now download Joan Suval's Readings From The Masters. We are honored to present--in a downloadable MP3 format--these empowering readings, talks, and meditations, based upon the philosophy of Yoga Vedanta.
How You Will Benefit From These Recordings
With the fast pace and high stress of modern life, many of us are taking steps towards greater peace and self-awareness. These practices might include yoga or simple walks in a peaceful setting. We might try meditation, therapy, service to others, prayer, or reflection. We are not the first to seek such remedies. Throughout history, great teachers and mystic poets presented their thoughts and insights to help gain understanding, offering a path through a challenging world. With that in mind, Joan Suval presents us with Readings from the Masters. These profound and empowering programs examine Eastern teachings as they relate to our everyday lives.
About The Recordings
Recorded live at Ananda Ashram and in New York City, Joan relates the timeless messages of Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Shri Ramana Maharshi, Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Hafiz, Rumi and many other enlightened sages. These teachings--conveyed in a clear, serene and supportive manner--emphasize the important art of "witnessing". You will learn how to apply these teachings in your day-to-day life. You'll be able to hear Joan's engaging weaving of these traditional and modern sources of insight. Her words will help you to gain the understanding to accept absolutely everything about your life by embracing moment-to-moment awareness. That's the inspiring message she transmits. Her openness to many traditions comes directly from her years with Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (formerly Dr. Ramamurti Mishra). This respected physician and teacher, who established Ananda Ashram in 1964, directed Joan in the recording of his meditations. In her calm, conversational style, you'll be with Joan as she encourages you to understand that, as one poet says, "The way out is the way through."