John Robert Cornell
John Robert Cornell is secretary of the Sri Aurobindo Association and a member of SAA’s Editorial Advisory Board. He manages print subscriptions for Collaboration, a journal of Integral Yoga.
John Robert found Home when he met Sri Aurobindo and Mother in 1980 by the grace of a spiritual teacher named Elena DeJoya in California. He made his first pilgrimage to Pondicherry in 1994 with his wife Karen. During later trips he fell in love with Auroville and spent two years living there (2006–2008).
He is haunted by light and by the veil of the Divine in the American landscape. His compelling interests are writing, Integral Yoga, and the search for the American soul and the American yoga. He and Karen make their residence in a small town in the California foothills.