Chapter 7: We finish this chapter with the priceless & humourous precepts from Bhaduri Mahasaya, the Levitating Saint.
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Autobiography of a Yogi: Book Study (Class 9)
We finish Chapter 6 with the exhilarating tale of the Tiger Swami, and enter into Chapter 7, as we are introduced to the Levitating Saint, Bhaduri Mahasaya.
Book Study: Autobiography of a Yogi (Class 8)
We finished Chapter 5, with Mukunda’s encounter with the Perfume Saint, and moved into the next chapter to meet the Tiger Swami.
Book Study: Autobiography of a Yogi (Class 7)
Chapter 5: We begin this chapter with the highly philosophical conversation between Yogananda and a Sadhu at the Kalighat temple.
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
Class 6: Book Study: Autobiography Of a Yogi
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.
Class 5: Book Study: Autobiography Of a Yogi
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
Class 4- Book Study “Autobiography Of a Yogi”
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.
Class 3 – Book Study – Autobiography of a Yogi
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!
Class 2- Book Study- Autobiography Of a Yogi
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.