Paramahasa Yogananda, at the Lake Shrine, Pacific Palasades, CA.
Yoga: Union With Bliss Through Meditation
Paramahansa Yogananda was chosen by his venerable line of gurus to bring the Kriya Yoga to the West and disseminate it worldwide. For this purpose he established Self-Realization Fellowship in 1920.
Central to the Kriya Yoga path is the daily practice of the meditation techniques taught by Paramahansa Yogananda in the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons.
The sacred science of Kriya Yoga contains the distilled essence of Raja Yoga.
“Divine Joy outlasts everything,” Paramahansaji said. “It is enduring. When all else melts away, that Joy remains.” As we start to discover this everlasting joy by practicing the techniques of meditation, we also learn to hold onto that joy during daily life, so that it enlivens and animates all our other activities.