Arlo Guthrie

10:19 am
Tue June 4, 2013

How a Jewish Brooklyn Housewife Became A Guru In Rural Florida

Before she was Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, Joyce Green had dinner on the table for her Italian husband every night at 6 p.m. sharp.
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  Joyce Green started doing yoga to lose weight. Then she said she had a vision of Jesus, and from there she became Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, the wildly charismatic leader of the Kashi Ashram church on a ranch in Indian River County, north of Vero Beach. And that's who she was for the rest of her life, right up until she died last year. 

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