Swami Jyotirmayananda was born in Dumari, Saran District,
Bihar, Indiaon 3 February 1931. He is a prominent, current day teacher of spiritual Hinduphilosophy, and author of over 40 books [http://www.yrf.org/bookform.html Online Book Store on All Aspects of Yoga Philosophy! ] ] on Vedanta, Yogaand several other topics. He was a disciple of the late Swami Sivananda, serving as a religious professor at the Sivananda Ashram [ [http://www.sivananda.org/ Sivananda Om Page ] ] in Rishikeshfor nine years. Swami Jyotir Maya Nanda is now president of Yoga Research Foundation in Miami, Florida.
Swami Jyotirmayananda lived his early childhood in the northern province sanctified by Lord Buddha. While pursuing his education at the Science College of Patna University at 18 years old, he read Swami Sivananda's book "Mind, Its Mysteries and Control" [ [http://sivanandadlshq.org/download/mind.pdf Mind-Its Mysteries and Control ] ] , and when Swami Sivananda visited Patna in September, 1950, he had his first
After being granted
Sannyasaby Sri Gurudev in 1954, he became the editor of the "Hindi journal of the Society Yoga-Vedanta" [ [http://www.divinelifesociety.org/graphics/information/sivananda_disciples/introduction.html Introduction ] ] and also conducted daily classes on Yoga Vasishtha. He frequently lectured at India Vedanta Conferences in Ludhiana, Amritsar, Delhiand other parts of India.
In tireless service of his Guru, Sri Swami Sivananda Maharaj, Swamiji taught at the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy as a professor of religion. In addition to giving lectures on the
Upanishads, Raja Yogaand all the important scriptures of India, he was the editor of the "Yoga Vedanta Journal".
In 1962, Swami Jyotir Maya Nanda headed the Temple of the Eternal Religion of India in Puerto Rico. Swamiji presented classroom lectures, as well as weekly radio lectures. These were held in both English and Spanish. He also made numerous TV appearances. In 1969 he opened an ashram in Miami, Florida which has become the center for the international activities of the International School of Yoga [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=5A0VAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA90&lpg=PA90&dq=%22International+School+of+Yoga%22+Miami&source=web&ots=EuYFEI_AGP&sig=mFflYnpiub2-YT6oUzET5VuyQKc&hl=en 403 Forbidden ] ] , now known as the Yoga Research Foundation [http://www.yrf.org/ www.yrf.org] .
* [http://www.yrf.org/ Yoga Research Foundation]
* [http://www.dlshq.org/saints/jyotir.htm Saint Reference]
* [http://www.answers.com/topic/inc-yoga-research-foundation YRF Bio]
* [http://www.yrf.org/bookform.html Works of Swami Jyotirmayananda]
* [http://yogaresearch.podomatic.com/ Current Podcasts by Swami Jyotirmayananda]
* [http://www.yogachicago.com/jan03/resolutions.shtml Temple of Kriya Yoga Chicago reference]
* [http://www.amazon.com/KAIVALYA-UPANISHAD-Part-1/dp/B000TF32P6 KAIVALYA-UPANISHAD Lecture Video]
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