Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952) is considered one of the preeminent spiritual figures of modern times.

Author of the best-selling spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, this beloved world teacher came to America in 1920 from his native India, and lived and taught in the West for more than 30 years. He is now widely recognized as the Father of Yoga in the West. He founded Self-Realization Fellowship in 1920 and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India in 1917, which continue to carry on his spiritual legacy worldwide under the leadership of Sri Mrinalini Mata, one of his closest disciples.

Paramahansa Yogananda has profoundly impacted the lives of millions with his comprehensive teachings on:

His teachings and the meditation techniques he taught are available today through:

Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, a comprehensive home-study series originated by Yogananda himself;

Paramahansa Yogananada

“The way of complete renunciation is embraced joyously by those who want to see God, and naught else but God. He reveals Himself to those who live by the renunciant’s creed: ‘God is my life. God is my love. God is the temple that calls my heart to unceasing worship. God is my Goal. No duty can be performed without the power borrowed from God, so my highest duty is to find Him.” -

Paramahansa Yogananda