Paramahansa Yogananda was born in 1893 in Gorakhpur, India. He received his spiritual training under the Yoga maser Sri Yukteswar. He had a guru named Lahiri Mahasaya, who revived the ancient science of Kriya Yoga for the modern world. Yogananda came to the United States in 1920 as a delegate to the International Congress of Religious Liberals. He also founded the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) that year. Paramahansa Yogananda’s life story, Autobiography of a Yogi, continues to be a best-selling spiritual classic today.
Santa Fe’s Self-Realization Fellowship
The Self-Realization Fellowship continues to be active in Santa Fe. The group began in 1985 with a meditation circle. In 1990 they formed an official group, which continues to meet for meditation and inspirational services. Paramahansa Yogananda promoted the belief in experiencing truth. His techniques enable the practitioner to experience a deepening inner peace and attunement with God.
Carrying the Message
The Santa Fe Meditation Circle is a branch of the Self-Realization Fellowship. SRF is an international nonprofit religious organization headquartered in Los Angeles. The teachings are based on the teachings of Yogananda. Paramahansa Yogananda passed away in 1952 at the age of 59. Several weeks after his death the Yogi’s physical body showed no signs of decay.