We’re here to help people meditate, to find deeper fulfillment in life, and to be more successful and have more fun at whatever they set out to do.
Why we do this…
Our own experience of living a meditation and yoga lifestyle is so positive that we feel inspired to help others experience the same. Yogananda Meditation Center is founded on the principles of Dharma (righteousness), Kindness, Generosity, Service, and Respect for the uniqueness of every individual.
We share the teachings and techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda.
Yogananda has provided a complete road-map for understanding and removing the obstacles between us and our highest potential. These are based on universal principles but are uniquely designed for our culture and our time.
The principles we work with are universal.
One’s own relationship with them remains unique. It’s in this area that our work takes place. We provide an environment of support and friendship where you’ll be able to “relax, meditate, and smile” while accessing your own inner guidance, wherever it may take you.
We are a small, independent local meditation center and a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit.
Both Yogananda and Kriyananda founded organizations during their lifetimes — Yogananda founded Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) Church in Los Angeles in 1920 and Kriyananda founded Ananda Church of Self-Realization in Nevada City in 1968.
Yogananda Meditation Center is not affiliated with either SRF or Ananda, but we are supportive and grateful to both organizations for the inspiration and resources they provide in sharing Yogananda’s teaching with the world.
We received our formal training at the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation and from Swami Kriyananda directly. We also draw inspiration from Turiya’s time running the Ananda South Bay Center and from our years living and working at Ananda Village.
Yogananda Meditation Center is dedicated to our spiritual teacher, Swami Kriyananda and follows his request for Turiya to return to sharing these teachings in Los Angeles.
We do not officially represent Ananda, but we are strongly committed to the two core principles that Ananda was founded on and that guided Swami’s life and work: “People are more important than things” and “Where there is right action there is victory”.
Turiya and Darshana