Beautiful and uplifting program at Ananda Village recorded on March 7th 2023, the anniversary of Paramhansa Yogananda’s Mahasamadhi. With Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi. ABOUT PARAMHANSA YOGANANDA Paramhansa Yogananda, born in 1893, was the first yoga master of India to take up permanent residence in the West. Yogananda arrived in America in 1920, and proceeded to travel throughout the United … Read More
Listen to the voice of a direct disciple who was present when Paramhansa Yogananda left his body consciously after a talk at the Biltmore hotel for the Indian ambassador on March 7th 1952. Swami Kriyananda movingly shares the experience, accompanied by beautiful photos of Yogananda. ABOUT PARAMHANSA YOGANANDA Paramhansa Yogananda, born in 1893, was the first yoga master of India … Read More
Commemorating Yogananda’s Mahasamadhi
Join us for a beautiful program of inspiration to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Yogananda’s Mahasamadhi. Recorded at Ananda Village in the Temple of Light on March 6th 2022. Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi, spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide speak in addition to beautiful songs and chants from Ananda devotees.
Watch these moving images while Swami Kriyananda, reading from The New Path, describes the passing of the great Master, which he witnessed in 1952.
Images and Video from the Life of Yogananda
Beautiful images and videoclips combined with Yogananda’s timeless music from Cosmic Chants help to get to know and attune yourself to the great Master. Includes video footage of Yogananda in New York with permission from the University of South Carolina (the full clip can be viewed here), as well as footage recorded in London during Paramhansa Yogananda’s visit in 1936 before … Read More
Autobiography of a Yogi
A Worldwide Spiritual Classic The Autobiography of a Yogi is famous and beloved all over the globe, acclaimed alike by saints and sinners, scientists, and philosophers. It is cherished by secluded yogis, busy householders, business persons, street vendors, men and women in the East and West, readers young and old. In short, Paramhansa Yogananda’s biography is read by people of … Read More
Samadhi (Poem by Paramhansa Yogananda)
Enjoy a new visual interpretation of Yogananda’s famous poem “Samadhi”, read by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda. (best viewed in full screen mode) The background music is Saturn from Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Transcript Swami Kriyananda reading (music in the background): Vanished the veils of light and shade, Lifted every vapor of sorrow, Sailed away all dawns of fleeting joy, … Read More
Paramhansa Yogananda (1893-1952) is a world-renowned spiritual teacher and author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda transcended cultural, social, and religious boundaries. In 1927, he received an unprecedented invitation to the White House, where he was received by President Calvin Coolidge. In 1936, Mahatma Gandhi asked Yogananda to initiate him into Kriya Yoga, the highest technique on Yogananda’s path of … Read More
Paramhansa Yogananda’s nephew, Hare Krishna Ghosh, reminisces on his life with the great Master.
Hare Krishna Ghosh, the son of Paramhansa Yogananda’s brother, Sananda Lal Ghosh, was born in Calcutta at 4 Garpar Road, where Yogananda lived from the time he was 12 until he met his guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar. In 1935 Yogananda returned to India to be reunited for a time with his guru, his beloved father and other family members, and … Read More