Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda  (born Mukunda Lal Ghosh; 5 January 1893 – 7 March 1952) was an Indian yogi and guru who introduced millions of westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his book, Autobiography of a Yogi.  (More from Wikipedia)

Also from Wikipedia:  "[George] Harrison became a vegetarian in the late 1960s, and a devotee of the Indian mystic Paramahansa Yogananda, a guru who proselytised Kriya yoga, after he was given Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi by Ravi Shankar.  (Yogananda and three other major figures from Kriya yogaSri Mahavatar BabajiSri Yukteswar Giri, and Sri Lahiri Mahasaya appear on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.)" 


(September 2014)


Last edited: March 22, 2021