1893 – 1952
2023 Marks the 130th Anniversary
of the Birth of
Paramahansa Yogananda 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 was the first great master of yoga to live and teach in the West for an extended period of time–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 Brother Chidananda. He has profoundly impacted the lives of millions with his comprehensive teachings on the science of Kriya Yoga meditation, the underlying unity of all true religions, and the art of balanced health and well-being in body, mind, and soul.