Paramhansa Yogananda

Centennial Celebration with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Pacific Time
Celebrate Paramhansa Yogananda’s coming to America in this free live broadcast from the iconic Temple of Light at Ananda Village.

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The Evening Event Offerings

• An Inspirational Talk
• Music
• Pre-recorded Talks with Other Ananda Communities

About the Speakers

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi serve as the Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide. Nayaswami Jyotish is also the named spiritual successor of Swami Kriyananda, founder of Ananda and a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. Jyotish met Swami Kriyananda in 1966, working closely with him and his wife, Devi (who came to Ananda in 1969), to build Ananda’s work around the world.

Both Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi travel throughout the United States, India, and Europe speaking on spiritualizing daily life and the practice of Kriya Yoga meditation. Nayaswami Jyotish is the author of several books on meditation and related subjects, including How to Meditate and Lessons in Meditation, along with Thirty Day Essentials for Career and Thirty Day Essentials for Marriage. He also is the creator of Meditation Therapy(TM). Nayaswami Devi is the author of Faith is My Armor: The Life of Swami Kriyananda and the editor of The Light of Superconsciousness and Intuition for Starters, both by Swami Kriyananda. They are co-authors to the book A Touch of Light: Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, which is a compilation of their weekly blog.

Paramhansa Yogananda’s arrival in Boston 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 he referred to as “the airplane route to God.”

When he published his now famous Autobiography of a Yogi in 1946, it was soon after the close of the second World War, a conflict which he prayed would never be repeated. The book had tremendous influence and inspired spiritual leaders in the growing counter-culture movement which blossomed over a decade later.

Through his books, teachings, and practices of meditation and yoga, Yogananda helped to usher in the sweeping increase in interest in peace, consciousness, and self-transformation. For this he is often known today as the “father of yoga in the West.”

Now, as we honor the 100th anniversary of his arrival in Boston — and the birth of his world mission — we celebrate the change of consciousness that began in the 20th century and continues today. In it lies one of our greatest hopes for the future.

Explore Yogananda’s Life

Videos and Articles


Yogananda’s Early Years on the East Coast


Yogananda 100th Anniversary: Celebration at Ananda Village


Yogananda Coming to the West

Live Events Celebrating 100 Years of Yogananda


Yogananda Performs Wedding Ceremony


Yogananda Visits New York


An Experience of Yogananda at Ananda Village


How to Attune Yourself to Yogananda


O Master — Ananda World Brotherhood Virtual Choir

Master Works in Mysterious, Miraculous Ways 

How to Meditate According to Paramhansa Yogananda

How the West Was (Spiritually) Won by Paramhansa Yogananda


Yogananda in Samadhi


A Century of Spiritual Awakening With Paramhansa Yogananda – Yogananda Fest 2020


100 Years Since Paramhansa Yogananda’s Coming to the West: Message from Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi


Yogananda’s Early Years in America


Paramhansa Yogananda Talks About Spiritual Communities


Yogananda: A Brief Biography


Paramhansa Yogananda: India’s Messenger to the World


What Was Yogananda Like? Personal Qualities, Characteristics


Paramhansa Yogananda: Avatar of the Modern Age


Paramhansa Yogananda’s Influence in the West (with Phil Goldberg)


Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi — a Documentary

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