Yogananda Meditation Center

Our purpose…
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.
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.

Watch – AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda

The principles we work with are universal, but 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.

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 spiritual communities, in 1968 he founded the first of what are now several Ananda communities worldwide.

Yogananda Meditation Center is a 501(c)(3) non-religious educational non-profit corporation. Our purpose is the promotion of self knowledge, higher awareness, and broader sympathies for health, happiness, and success through education and practice of the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda, with special emphasis on learning through direct experience as opposed to religious dogma or untested belief.

Yogananda Meditation Center is not affiliated with Self-Realization Fellowship Church founded by Paramhansa Yogananda, or with Ananda Church of Self-Realization founded by Swami Kriyananda. We are grateful to both organizations for the inspiration and resources they provide in sharing Yogananda’s teaching with the world.