Ananda Cincinnati was started in April, 2004 by Geoff (Jagrav) Quinn, a long-time resident of Ananda Village and other Ananda Communities, after moving back to Cincinnati to be with his family in August of 2003. Missing the company of fellow “truth seekers” he contacted Ananda Village in hopes they might recommend some churches or spiritual groups in the area. To his surprise, they informed him that there were some people from Cincinnati on personal retreat at The Expanding Light (Ananda’s meditation retreat).
The timing, and the unusual coincidence of 3 Cincinnati residents visiting Ananda all at the same time, turned on a light bulb in his mind, and he began to suspect that maybe something else was trying to happen – that maybe these truth seekers might want to continue their meditation practices, once they returned home.
Sure enough, Linda Healey was one of those folks and upon her arrival was on fire to continue and deepen the joyful experiences that had been awakened during her stay at Ananda. She contacted Geoff immediately and after a few logistical maneuvers, they began meeting and meditating together.
Our meditation group has been meeting and evolving ever since. Our goals are to continue to grow and support each other’s efforts in practicing and living the yogic teachings. We welcome all like-minded souls who would like to join us on this path of Self-Realization – a journey of awakening to the highest potentials within us.