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Paramahansa Yogananda’s Contribution to World Spirituality in the News

Jul 13, 2017

In the past few months, various news and social media outlets, and a journal dedicated to the search for meaning, have showcased the teachings and influence of Paramahansa Yogananda and his society, Self-Realization Fellowship. We are happy to share these with you here:


Virat Kohli and Autobiography of a Yogi

In an Instagram post that recently went viral, the world-renowned Indian cricket player Virat Kohli shared that Autobiography of a Yogi is the secret behind his success. To read the full story, please visit Indian Express

Parabola features Autobiography of a Yogi

The prestigious quarterly journal Parabola featured in its Summer 2017 issue an excerpt from Autobiography of a Yogi about the captivating story of Paramahansaji’s visit with Catholic mystic and stigmatist Therese Neumann.  

Wion features Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda’s singular contribution in bringing yoga to the West was highlighted in WION, an online news site. WION reported: “In 1893, Swami Vivekananda introduced Hinduism to the West but the true essence of Yoga was first taught by Swami Paramahansa Yogananda who travelled to US in 1920.” Visit WION News for the full story.

World Religion News features SRF World Convocation class presented by Brother Satyananda

An excerpt from an SRF World Convocation class presented by Brother Satyananda, “Deepening Your Meditations Through Inner Renunciation,” was recently featured on the popular and highly-regarded website World Religion News.To read the article, please visit World Religion News.

Para Todos April 2017 reviewed Man’s Eternal Quest

The Spanish-language magazine Para Todosreviewed Man’s Eternal Quest in its April 2017 issue, stating that the book “offers convincing evidence that each and every one of us can discover the ever-present joy of God within and all around us.”

Patheos cites Paramahansa Yogananda and kriya yoga

Padma Kuppa’s posting on the Patheos blog, “A Hindu’s Practice: Education, Meditation and Self-Realization,” cites Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings on Kriya Yoga as a widely-revered method for modern times of reaching the ancient goal of yoga: Self-realization. Read the full post at Patheos.

Los Angeles Magazine feature the SRF Lake Shrine

The SRF Lake Shrine was included in a recent Los Angeles Magazine article entitled “100 Things You Can Do for Free in L.A.” The author of the piece wrote: “The beautiful grounds provide a relaxing escape for people of all faiths— it’s the perfect spot to meditate or relax.”

Palisades News features the SRF Lake Shrine

In a series about local places of historic interest, Palisades News writer Michael Edlen wrote about the treasured meditation gardens and spiritual legacy of the SRF Lake Shrine. Read more in Palisades News.

We look forward to sharing with you more articles about SRF and Paramahansa Yogananda in future news updates.

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