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I Have Made Thee Polestar of My Life — Celebrating Paramhansa Yogananda (Global Satsang)

Experience the inspiring celebration of Paramhansa Yogananda's birthday across three simultaneous locations: at Ananda Village with Jitendra Guidon and Nayaswami Devi, joined via Zoom by Nayaswami Aditya from India, alongside Arudra Slisko with Nayaswami Kirtani and Nayaswami Anand from Ananda Assisi (broadcasting from Seattle). Recorded on January 6th, 2024.


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 States on what he called his “spiritual campaigns.” Hundreds of thousands filled the largest halls in major American cities to see the yoga master from India. Yogananda continued to lecture and write up to his passing in 1952. Paramhansa Yogananda’s initial impact on the western culture was truly impressive. But his lasting spiritual legacy has been even greater. His Autobiography of a Yogi, first published in 1946, helped launch a spiritual revolution in the West. Translated into more than a dozen languages, it remains a best-selling spiritual classic to this day. [Read free at] The path of Kriya Yoga, which combines the practice of advanced yogic techniques with spirituality in daily life, can be learned at