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How Kriya Yoga Came Back to the World

This is the story of how Lahiri Mahasaya got summoned by Babaji to the Himalayas, where he was initiated in the ancient technique of Kriya Yoga. He then was given the mission to spread Kriya, giving it to all those who sincerely asked for spiritual help. Today, Kriya Yoga is practiced all over the world, and it all started with … Read More

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Paramhansa Yogananda Talks About Spiritual Communities

THE VISION Paramhansa Yogananda: “Brotherhood is an ideal better understood by example than precept! A small harmonious group may inspire other ideal communities over the earth. “Far into the night my dear friend – the first Kriya Yogi in America – discussed with me the need for world colonies founded on a spiritual basis. Man is a soul, not an institution; his inner reforms … Read More

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Dana Lynne Andersen: Autobiography of a Yogi, Timeless Inspiration for My Life

Dana Lynne Andersen, renowned artist and founder of Awakening Arts Academy has been deeply inspired in her spiritual and artistic life by Yogananda’s “Autobiography of a Yogi.” “Hello! I’m Dana Lynn Andersen and I’m an artist and I’m also the founding director of the Awakening Arts Academy and it’s a place where we work as a vehicle for consciousness and … Read More

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Autobiography of a Yogi – How the Book Changed My Life

When she first saw Yogananda’s picture on AOY cover, Nayaswami Devi was just 4 years old, but it made a lasting impression on her. Years later after finishing her college Deviji finally read Autobiography of a Yogi. Nayaswami Devi shares that AOY is a living reality for her. It has been a guiding light for whenever she is faced with … Read More

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“Earthen Vessels” – A Sign From God

Growing up whenever someone died in our family, it was customary to ask for a sign from God that their soul was at peace. I don’t know if this was an Italian thing, a Catholic thing, or a combination. Surely, we all want to know our loved ones are at peace after passing from this physical world.When my cousin Joanna … Read More

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Experiments in Consciousness with Autobiography of A Yogi

Like so many in my generation of the 1960s, I wanted to unravel one of humanity’s deepest questions: What is the purpose of life? I studied psychology, hoping to find something that would show me the far horizon of human potential. My studies in college were a dry hole, a barren landscape (for me, at least) of lab rats, mental … Read More