Yogananda Centennial

Celebrating the Centennial of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Arrival in the West


The blessed role of Kriya Yoga in the East and West has hardly more than just begun.
May all come to know that there exists a definite, scientific technique of Self-realization for the overcoming of all human misery! 
– Paramahansa Yogananda’s concluding words in his Autobiography of a Yogi

This September marks the one-hundredth anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda's journey to bring the transformative teachings of Kriya Yoga to the West. As he predicted, yoga has spread far and wide, awakened countless souls, changed the way we experience spirituality, and provided access to India's ancient wisdom for living a life of higher purpose, meaningful prosperity, happiness, and freedom. Throughout September and October, we are offering a celebration program with several events to highlight Yogananda's life, explore the vital legacy he entrusted to us, and consider how it can aid our step into the years ahead.


Celebrating Yogananda’s Centennial
Sunday, September 6, 2020 / 10 AM – 11 AM (PT) (view recording here)

September marks the one-hundredth Anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s arrival in the U.S. …and he has never been more relevant. We will commemorate this turning point in spiritual history and find guidance and inspiration in these difficult times.

Philip Goldberg has been studying India’s spiritual traditions for more than 45 years, as a practitioner, teacher and writer. He is the author of numerous books, including The Life of Yogananda and the acclaimed American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West. He is co-host of the podcast Spirit Matters and blogs regularly on Huffington Post and Spirituality and Health online. His new book Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times: Powerful Tools to Cultivate Calm, Clarity, and Courage is now available wherever books are sold.


Kriya Yoga Wisdom from Paramahansa Yogananda for Fulfilling your Highest Potential
Sundays / 10 AM – 11 AM (PT)

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All Doors Are Open for You
Sunday, September 13, 2020 (view recording here

Waking the Soul of America through Creedless Kriya Yoga
Sunday, September 20, 2020 (view recording here) 

Unlock the Vault of the Mind to Discover your Inner Power 
Sunday, September 27, 2020 (view recording here

You Can Know God 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 (view recording here

No Obstacle Can Long Prevail for One Established in Self-Realization
Sunday, October 18, 2020 (view recording here

Only Love Remains
Sunday, October 25, 2020 (view recording here


with Yogacharya O'Brian & Swami Nirvanananda
Saturday, September 19, 2020 / 12 PM (PT) (view recording here)

Paramahansa Yogananda taught America to chant devotional songs and to become aware of the resonant vibratory power of the great mantra Aum from which all sounds issue forth. Through chanting and silent meditation on Aum, the devotee enters the sanctuary of the soul. Listen and sing along as Swami Nirvanananda leads chants written by Paramahansa Yogananda and participate in the guided meditation session led by Yogacharya.

Swami Nirvanananda sings beautiful kirtans and love songs to God in most European languages as well as English, Hindi and Sanskrit. Merging the spiritual science of Kriya Yoga with the devotional approach of Bhakti Yoga and the charitable path of Karma Yoga, Swamiji expresses unity in the diversity of many paths, all leading to the same goal of universal Love and oneness with Spirit. Swami Nirvanananda conveys a unique combination of humility and devotion and love for God and humanity that he expresses through a divinely transcendental voice and exquisite musicianship. A true "Divine Gypsy," Swamiji has been traveling for more than 20 years bringing his beautiful kirtans and uplifting devotional songs to thousands while raising funds to support his extensive charitable projects around the holy city of Puri, India.


with Inspiration from the Writings of Paramahansa Yogananda

During September, the morning devotional service and meditation, as well as the afternoon meditation, will include inspiration from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Infuse your day with spiritual wisdom and let your soul soar in divine remembrance.

Meditation & Devotional Service  
Daily, 6:30 AM (PT)

Group Meditation 
Monday-Friday, 4:00 PM (PT)


Thursdays / 8 AM - 9 AM (PT) on Unity Online Radio - 

(Archive freely accessible)

Celebrating Paramahansa Yogananda
September 3, 2020  (listen here)

This month is the 100th anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s arrival in the U.S. Join Dr. Laurel Trujillo and Philip Goldberg, author of The Life of Yogananda, as they discuss the life and legacy of this great spiritual teacher.

The Legacy of Paramhansa Yogananda
September 10, 2020 (listen here)

One-hundred years after Paramahansa Yogananda arrived in the U.S., the teachings he brought remain inspiring and uplifting. Join Yogacharya O’Brian and Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, spiritual directors of the Ananda communities as they discuss the modern-day legacy of Yogananda. 

Paramahansa Yogananda’s Early Life and Influences
September 24, 2020 (listen here)

Join Dr. Laurel Trujillo and Ron Lindahn, senior Kriya teacher, disciple of Roy Eugene Davis and producer and director of the documentary Yogananda and the Kriya Yoga Masters, as they discuss the Indian culture and the teachers that guided and influenced Yogananda’s early years.


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Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time. 
– Paramahansa Yogananda


O God Beautiful! A Video Tribute to Paramahansa Yogananda

See rare photos and video clips set to a beautiful rendition of O God Beautiful performed by Prabha Pacey, David Rhodes, and Barry Phillips.

Five Life-Transforming Lessons from Paramahansa Yogananda (Yogacharya O'Brian)

Yogacharya O'Brian presented this talk at Yogananda Fest on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Mitchel Park Community Center, Palo Alto, California.

Kriya Yoga Lessons from Paramahansa Yogananda (Yogacharya O'Brian)

Paramahansa Yogananda, great yoga master and beloved sage who brought Kriya Yoga to the West in 1920, remains a beacon of light for millions who have read his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, or in some other way encountered the vast treasure of Vedic teachings he unlocked and left open for us. (Read more...)

Spiritual Lessons from Paramahansa Yogananda: Experiences of a Devoted Disciple (Roy Eugene Davis)

Podcast Episode - part 1
Podcast Episode - part 2

Awakening Through Kriya Yoga: In the Presence of Paramahansa Yogananda  (Roy Eugene Davis) 

Podcast Episode