Join us for AWAKE, The Life of Yogananda.
This meticulously assembled documentary chronicles the life of Paramahansa Yogananda, who played a key role in changing Western attitudes toward Asian spiritual traditions and expanding the popularity of yoga and meditation around the world.
Book: "Autobiography of a Yogi" has been translated into 42 languages. In 1999, it was designated one of the "100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th Century"
The Autobiography has been an inspiration for many people including Steve Jobs (1955-2011), co-founder, former chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. In the book Steve Jobs: A Biography the author writes that in preparation for a trip, Mr. Jobs downloaded onto his iPad2, the Autobiography of a Yogi, "the guide to meditation and spirituality that he had first read as a teenager, then re-read in India and had read once a year ever since."
Yogananda founded the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) to disseminate worldwide his teachings on India's ancient practices and philosophy of Yoga and its tradition of meditation.