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Class 2- Book Study- Autobiography Of a Yogi

Chapter 1 & 2 We finished chapter 1 and moved into the 2nd chapter, focussing on Yogananda’s relationship with his mother, and the loss he felt with her passing. And how that loss sharped and fueled his desire to seek God more fervently. We’ll continue where we left off in the last class.

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Book Study – Autobiography of a Yogi

When was the last time you read the Autobiography of a Yogi? This book is filled with hidden gems that are easily overlooked the first (or upteenth) reading. Let’s embark upon this journey of reading select passages together and discovering those hidden treasures. We’ll go slow and take our time, and over the course of the next several weeks or … Read More

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How the West Was (Spiritually) Won by Paramhansa Yogananda

Coming to America America 1920—the Roaring ’20s. The Jazz Age. A time of expansion, rapid social change, new technology, and numerous areas of growth. Words such as yoga, meditation, pranayama, gurus, or kundalini were virtually unknown. Think for a moment about the music of the ’20s, flapper culture and fashion, American women gaining the right to vote, the end of … Read More

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Yogananda in Samadhi

Paramhansa Yogananda’s arrival in Boston 100 years ago in 1920 marked the beginning of a new wave of spiritual consciousness in America and throughout the world. His mission was one of world peace and brotherhood, as well as individual Self-realization, both of which he said could be achieved through the practice of transformative meditation techniques such as Kriya Yoga, which … Read More

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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