Stillness + Inner Absorption = Transcendence – every time! This formula underlies all spiritual experience—and anyone can put it to use. No matter what teachings you are drawn to you will find meditation or intensive prayer at the heart. Learn to become ever more still, ever more absorbed, and you will find your heart-mind awareness gradually expanded, uplifted, transformed—and ultimately transcendent.
Paramhansa Yogananda (1893-1952) is a world-renowned spiritual teacher and author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi,which was voted by a panel of scholars as one of the 100 best spiritual books of the 20th century.
Yogananda came to the United States from India in 1920 to share the teachings and technique of yoga with the West. He emphasized direct inner experience of God, which he called “Self-realization.” His teachings are nonsectarian and offer a practical approach to spiritual awakening. To read more about our lineage of spiritual masters, see The Ananda Line of Gurus
How Did Yogananda Benefit India?
Question from Pushkar: Greetings. Yogananda came to India in 1935 (returning after 15 years in the West), during which India was under British rule. My question is: how did Yogananda’s visit benefit India? Didn’t the British try to harm Yogananda? After all they must have been terrified by the fact that he could have easily freed India.
Science Confirms Ancient Spiritual Teaching—We Live in Two Bodies
The mystics say that the physical body is created, sustained, and controlled by the subtle energy body; that the physical body is the sock of a sock puppet and the subtle energy body is the hand inside the sock. Without the hand, the sock puppet is lifeless.
What Do You Think About The Urantia Book?
Question from Jas: Dear ones, what is your opinion about the Urantia book? Is it worth reading, or is there just a lot of nonsense in it? Does it have the value of “spiritual food”? Does it say anything against what Yogananda teaches?
Calm in the Midst of Crashing Worlds
Question from Arati: With all the violence and terrorism in the world lately, how can one remain calm and not live in constant fear and anxiety?
No Love Is Ever Lost
Question from Geeta: Hello, my father passed away in June last year. I miss him everyday very much. I pray to meet him after I die. I never get his dream Never to meet him, such thought is unbearable. He was good.I live with my old mother. Thought of being alone after her causes great fear of loneliness, anxiety comes almost every night … Read More
What is God?
A children’s picture book about the chakras and the eight aspects of God. This document may take a moment to load. Note – you can go to full screen, or download and print, by using the buttons on the bottom tool bar. Prasanna Hankins is a mother of two children, and she serves as practitioner of Paramhansa Yogananda’s energy healing … Read More
Prayers for a War-Torn Area
by Mary Kretzmann During our weekly healing prayer nights, I regularly end the sessions with a general prayer for planetary healing. Using Paramhansa Yogananda’s longer and deeper Technique for Healing at a Distance, I guide the group to visualize the earth floating in space between their hands. We concentrate on a particular nation or continent, send healing light through our … Read More
Higher Awareness Through Ananda Yoga: A right balance between science and art, and between self-effort and grace, along with a living relationship with Spirit
Flower Essences for Animals
This treasury of holistic pet care wisdom honors our animal friends by enhancing the quality of their lives through natural remedies.