Born in Brooklyn in 1940 Ma Jaya was an activist, author and artist as well as a noted spiritual teacher. Her creativity is expressed in the diversity of her work with people with AIDS, the sick or the homeless, through visual mediums, poetry, spiritual writings and teachings. Ma’s India takes pleasure in providing you access to her creative outpouring through our products and links. In 1972 Ma Jaya was awakened to spirituality by an experience of Christ, who told her “teach all ways, for all ways are mine.” Ma taught from profound personal revelations, in the tradition of her teacher Swami Nityananda of Ganeshpuri, and her Guru, Neem Karoli Baba. Ma taught that God is ultimately without form yet manifests in countless ways to lead you to liberation. Ma’s openness to all ways of knowing God gave her a powerful voice for interfaith understanding and human rights. Ma Jaya passed away on April 13, 2012.