Jonathan Shimkin offers seva in the SYDA Foundation as a writer, editor, and trainer in the Premotsava Department. Originally from New York City, USA, Jonathan received shaktipat diksha from Baba Muktananda in 1981 and has been serving on staff in the SYDA Foundation since 1983. During these more than three decades, Jonathan has offered seva in many capacities, including as a writer and editor for DARSHAN Magazine.