Kriya Yoga Guru Paramahansa Yogananda

Kriya Yoga Guru Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramhansa Yogananda meditating outside

In this episode of the Kriya Yoga Podcast Ryan takes a glimpse into the devout life of Paramahansa Yogananda and delves into Yogananda’s role of spreading “India’s age old science of the Soul” to the West and to a world audience with his book, Autobiography of a Yogi.

Topics discussed in this episode:

-Lahiri Mahasaya’s prophecy of Yogananda’s life and other childhood stories

-Controversies around Yogananda’s teachings, as he did both quality and quantity work

-How Sri Yukteswar molded Yogananda into the teacher he became

-Yogananda’s trek to the West

-The founding of Self-Realization Fellowship

-Yogananda’s mission in the West

-Recollections of Yogananda from Roy Eugene Davis

-Yogananda’s passing

-His influence on those on the spiritual path today

“It is a wonderful thing to consider Yogananda’s life and to consider what he was able to accomplish and how that has allowed us to come to where we are today. To be able to learn these techniques, to study meditation, to practice yoga. And for this to be a valid approach to spirituality for those of us who live in the West and have a profound interest in Eastern philosophies, but even more than that, have an interest in the unification of all philosophies into what has been called  the perennial wisdom; that underlying current, that underlying wisdom, that threads through all authentic enlightenment traditions.” -Ryan Kurczak

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