Narada Youth Fund

A fund has been established at Ananda Seattle to help continue Narada's work with the Living Wisdom Youth Group, and to provide scholarships for Seattle area young people who would like to attend Living Wisdom High School at Ananda Village. To contribute online, please click on the button above and select "Narada Youth Fund" at the bottom of the form.

Solar Energy

From Joseph Agee, Narada’s Brother

During his time at Ananda in California, Narada worked tirelessly as an electrical contractor, both in and outside of the community, and directly contributed to its growth.  He can also claim credit for having designed and developed one of the first inclusive electrical circuit boxes that allowed the complete connection for solar powered homes.  This came of his years of experience helping set up solar components for many homes in the area.   He saw the need for some kind of device that would make the process simpler and more feasible for the average home.  Working with several colleagues in the community, he founded the Ananda Power Technologies Company that prospered for several years and set the standard in the solar power industry.

3 Responses to Solar Energy

  • nirmala says:

    When Dharmadas and I visited Roatan, a little island off the coast of Honduras, in 1993, we made friends with some people who lived there permanently, and we visited their home. We casually picked up a magazine about solar energy from their table, and were delighted to discover Narada’s photo on the back cover!

    Halfway around the world, we found a photo of an old friend!

    Narada is surely missed in our world, too. What a sweet and kindly soul.

    He taught me how to drive a stick shift when he had that light blue-colored van. He was so patient!

    aum, n

  • Wayne says:

    Narada was one of the first few people I got to know at Ananda. We connected I think because we were both men who worked in the trades. So we had something in common. I didn’t know he was so involved in the solar power industry. I’ve been trying to put together a solar power panel myself here recently. Doing a lot of surfing the net for information. Sure wish he was still with us. Could use some of that expertise. And I just liked talking to him.

  • Mary Kretzmann says:

    There are so many lovely stories about Narada; he truly was a kind and gentle soul. Many years ago when our daughter Krishnabai was still a baby, Narada stopped by with a gift. He had been at yard sale in town and saw a collection of books called, “Bookshelf for Children” and he bought it for us for only $3.00! He was so happy to bring this to us. Over the years, we used those books a lot for our own children. We also used them to teach another little boy (who lived with us for many months) to read. He had been having much trouble in school – but we used book #2 to teach him to read in 2 weeks! Thank you, Narada!

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