Celebrating 100 years of spiritual awakening with Paramhansa Yogananda’s arrival in America and the start of his mission to the world.

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Yogananda Visits New York

We are very happy to offer you (in collaboration with the University of South Carolina) this original video footage of Swami Yogananda visiting New York City in 1923. Phil Goldberg describes the moment in his acclaimed biography The Life of Yogananda: The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru, pages 117-118: “The falling of leaves in 1923 … Read More

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O Master — Ananda World Brotherhood Virtual Choir

The Ananda World Brotherhood Choir went VIRTUAL for this special performance of “O Master.” More than ninety (90) singers participated, recording from their homes in Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, and Pune (India); Tel Aviv (Israel); Milano (Italy); and California, Missouri, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington (USA). It was a great joy to feel our oneness in spirit as we sang … Read More

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Master Works in Mysterious, Miraculous Ways 

Paramhansa Yogananda was a monk, yogi, and guru who introduced the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga to the West through his U.S. organization known in the East as the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India. Yogananda’s global mission was to spread the teachings and practices of Self-realization to uplift humanity. Yogananda is often referred to as “Master” and he traveled … Read More

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How to Meditate According to Paramhansa Yogananda

Paramhansa Yogananda brought a great, yet simple, technique of meditation as one of India’s greatest contributions to the world. It lengthens man’s lifespan and is a practical method for rising above body-consciousness and realizing oneself as the Immortal Spirit. The Hong-Sau Technique of Concentration Breath is life. If you can live without breathing, you will prolong your life and rise … 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 … 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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100 Years Since Paramhansa Yogananda’s Coming to the West: Message from Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Join Ananda for a special service on the birthday of Paramhansa Yogananda, January 5th, 2020: https://www.onlinewithananda.org/ananda-village-sunday-service This year marks the 100th anniversary of Paramhansa Yogananda’s arrival to the United States of America. Yogananda has been called, “The Father of Yoga to the West.” His book, *Autobiography of a Yogi,* sparked a spiritual revolution around the world, and has inspired millions. … Read More