I first met Roy Eugene Davis at his Retreat Center home in northern Georgia, the Center for Spiritual Awareness. He was a wholehearted Jnana Yogi, a natural lecturer, and a prolific writer on Hindu philosophy, or Santana Dharma. Mr. Davis was a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda and a minister for the Self Realization Fellowship during the final years of Yogananda’s life. After Yogananda’s passing in 1952 , Roy Davis left SRF and eventually founded his own center , CSA, in Georgia.
I visited the Georgia Center numerous times and at one point hoped to interview Mr. Davis for Yoga Journal magazine. His comment on this idea was that he felt he and Yoga Journal were on different paths. Never the less, I was blessed to “sit at the feet” of this Master Yoga teacher over a number of years.
Mr. Davis passed suddenly and quietly on March, 27 2019 at the age of 88 years. He had been in good health up until the final days of his life, keeping up with his busy writing and correspondence schedule. It was indeed an honor for me to have known and studied with this wonderful teacher. He will be greatly missed here on the Earth plane. The Heaven planes will rejoice to have one of their sons returned home.
Let us all give thanks for the life of such a man who was sincerely devoted to the spreading of the wisdom of Yoga and the upholding of its ideals. We have been blessed by his presence among us.
With Love, Namaste, Mr. Davis