Darshan Lotichius is visiting Ananda Dallas
July 2 – Aug 6
We are blessed to have Darshan with us again this summer, and we invite you to take any opportunity to share time with him during his visit.
In addition to the events on the calendar below, Darshan is an accomplished musician and is offering harmonium lessons while here. He is also available for satsang, divine friendship and spiritual counseling. Contact the center to arrange an appointment.
Activities with Darshan:
Jan Lotichius was born in Holland, in 1960. In 1985 he met Swami Kriyananda in Italy who gave him the spiritual name Darshan and since then, as a member of Ananda Sangha, the spiritual movement founded by Kriyananda, and as an active practitioner of the meditation techniques brought to the West by the great Master from India, Paramhansa Yogananda, Darshan has been experimenting with integrated ways of applying spirituality to every field of social life.
Darshan has graduated in Italian and French literature at the Amsterdam and Rome universities and in music and violin at the Bari conservatory. He is a creative writer and choir director.
In the late eighties he read Kriyananda’s book Education for Life and since then he has tried to integrate this approach to child education in his many actitivities with children, both as a teacher and a father. Darshan co-founded the Ananda Assisi Living Wisdom School and served as co-director for 3 years.
In 1994 Darshan started teaching classes on the subject of Raja Yoga in Rome and was thus instrumental in starting and Ananda Rome center, which he co-directed for 4 years. Since then he has been sharing his experiences with Yogananda’s teachings both in Holland and Italy. His classes cover a variety of subjects: the role of music on the spiritual path, spiritualizing the arts, writing poetry, the Bhagavad Gita, crises and crossroads, how to use meditation in daily life and others.
He has conducted many summer camps at the Ananda Assisi community and for the past 7 years has served as a Lightbearer minister at Ananda Assisi. He is currently expanding his activities to Holland and America.