Chapter 4 We finish Chapter 4 with wonderful stories from the life of Lahiri Mahasaya, shared by his disciple Swami Kebalananda, and Yogananda’s newly appointed Sanskrit tutor. We’ll continue where we left off in the next class.
Chapter 4 Thwarted in his attempt to run away to the Himalayas, Yogananda’s brother tries once again to dissuade him from continuing his search for God. We’ll continue where we left off in the next class. videos
Chapter 3 & 4 We finished chapter 3 and moved into the 4th chapter. After Yogananda’s meeting in Benares with Swami Pranabananda (the Saint with two bodies), Yogananda now back in Calcutta tries to escape with his two friends to the Himalayas. But will he make it? We’ll continue where we left off in the next class.
Chapter 2 & 3 We finished chapter 2 and moved into the 3rd chapter, focussing on the prophecy that his Mother recieved for Yogananda’s future. Yogananda has just arrived in Benares and is visiting Swami Pranabananda (the Saint with two bodies). Miracles abound!
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.
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
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
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
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
Asha Nayaswami talks about Lahiri Mahasaya on Guru Day at the Ananda Community in Mountain View, California.