Suryadas and his wife Chandi have lived at Ananda’s spiritual community in Lynnwood for over twenty years. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to the northwest in the mid-eighties. After working in the electrical industry as a technician, manager and systems engineer for more than thirty years, he now does administrative work at Ananda Meditation Temple and Living Wisdom School Washington.
Suryadas teaches ‘How to Meditate’ and other spiritual ‘Art of Living’ classes. His primary interests are meditation, simple living and the arts. In his spare time, he enjoys painting and reading history, science and literary fiction. He was deeply moved by the book Autobiography of a Yogi when he first read it in 1991, and has been a disciple of the great spiritual leader Paramhansa Yogananda ever since. Suryadas enjoys sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda (the founder of Ananda) with those who are interested
Chandi Holliman is the Living Wisdom Preschool founder and has been a Pre-School teacher for 16 years. She holds holds the Education for Life teaching certification, Ananda Yoga and Meditation Teacher certification, and is also a Sharing Nature with Children Trainer. Her diverse background includes South Seattle Food & Hospitality Chef Certification.
Chandi has practiced meditation for over twenty years. She is a life member of the Ananda Sevaka order and is a co-leader of the Ananda Washington family ministry. She has a strong devotional temperament and enjoys communing with God in Washington’s beautiful natural environments. She teaches the Fullness Meditation Series at East West Bookshop and she especially loves sharing meditation with families and children.