Our Lineage

Paramhansa YoganandaParamhansa Yogananda (1893-1952), came to the West from India in 1920, bringing a new vision of how to live. He lectured across the United States drawing thousands, and filling the largest auditoriums in the country. Even after Yogananda’s passing in 1952, his “Autobiography of a Yogi” continued to inspire influential people such as George Harrison, Gene Roddenberry, and Steve Jobs. The link below takes you to Amazon where you can stream or buy the movie, but you can also rent the DVD through Netflix if you have an account there. Just search for “AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda”.

Watch – AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda

Swami KriyanandaSwami Kriyananda (1926-2013), was a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. At his guru’s request, he devoted his life to teaching and writing. His books are available in 100 countries and 30 languages. Inspired by his guru’s dream of establishing “world brotherhood colonies”, Kriyananda also founded several Ananda communities worldwide.