The Book That Sparked a Spiritual Revolution

A first-hand account of the life experiences of Paramhansa Yogananda, a spiritual master, this book has sold millions of copies and is beloved around the world by those interested in yoga and spirituality.

Free Autobiography of a Yogi Audiobook and Documentary Short

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Autobiography of a Yogi on December 1st, you can give us your email below to receive a free download of the audiobook, as well as a documentary short. The link to download the audiobook will only work on December 1st, so make sure to check your email that day.

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“Imagine Christ, Buddha, or Krishna telling their life story in their own words. That’s what you get when you read Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi.”

—Richard Salva, author

Available in 19 Languages


Paperback, 516 pages


Audiobook, 19 hours


Kindle Edition, only $1.99
iTunes edition, only $1.99
Online edition, free

A Life Transforming Book

Steve Jobs

The “last gift” of Apple’s CEO was 500 copies of the book. He was said to read it every year.

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George Harrison

The Beatle carried copies in his suitcase to hand out; he even gave one to President Ford.

Krishna Das

The famous kirtan musician counts it as one of his favorite books.


Each day, a new person is touched by the teachings, the message, and the spirit of this spiritual classic.

What Makes Autobiography of a Yogi So Great?

Adapted from an answer on Quora by Nabha Cosley • January 9, 2016

A book about masters of yoga and saints, written by someone who was himself a master of yoga and a saint. This is an unusual and unique book.

Autobiography of a Yogi talks about miracles, the yogic teachings, and the teachings of Jesus Christ in a modern way — a way that is easy to understand and even entertaining. For someone interested in spirituality, or even just alternate ways of looking at life, it’s incredibly illuminating.

The world is a different place than it would have been without this book. The New Age movement in the West, the impact the book has had on leaders in many fields, and the rise in the practice of yoga and meditation are due in large part to Yogananda’s influence and the influence of his autobiography.

Philip Goldberg wrote in American Veda that “Among the people I interviewed about their key spiritual influences, a high percentage named a book, and by far the book most often mentioned was Yogananda’s unique memoir. A distant second was Be Here Now by Ram Dass, and he mentioned the Autobiography.”

Sometimes people read it and have their life turned around entirely. It’s a book that, like other scripture, inspires life-long devotion.

Anyone who is interested should read it. It is a great book in every sense of the word.

“As a bright light shining in the midst of darkness, so was Yogananda’s presence in this world. Such a great soul comes on earth only rarely, when there is a real need among men.”

The Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram

“The greatest book I ever read.”

Swami Kriyananda


About This Edition

This is the original edition, just as Yogananda wrote it, without the hundreds of changes made to editions published after Yogananda’s passing in 1952.

Utmost care has been taken to make this the most accurate reprint ever published.

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