Autobiography of a Yogi

Only rarely does a sage of Paramhansa Yogananda’s stature write a firsthand account of his life experiences. Followers of many religious traditions have come to recognize Autobiography of a Yogi as a masterpiece of spiritual literature. Yet, for all its depth, it is full of gentle humor, lively stories, and practical common sense. This is a verbatim reprinting of the original edition, now also including previously unreleased bonus materials.

Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography

Paramhansa Yogananda’s classic Autobiography of a Yogi was more about the saints Yogananda met than about himself, in spite of the fact that Yogananda was much greater than many he described.

Now, one of Yogananda’s close and direct disciples tells the untold story of this great spiritual master and world teacher: his teenage miracles, his challenges in coming to America, his national lecture campaigns, his struggles to fulfill his world-changing mission amid incomprehension and painful betrayals, and his ultimate triumphant achievement.

The New Path

The New Path

The New Path tells the story of a young man’s spiritual quest, his discovery of Autobiography of a Yogi, and his acceptance as a disciple by Paramhansa Yogananda. Through hundreds of stories of life with Yogananda and through Swami Kriyananda’s invaluable insights, you’ll discover the inner path that leads to soul-freedom and lasting happiness.

The Essence of Self-Realization

Great teachers work through their students, and Paramhansa Yogananda was no exception. Swami Kriyananda writes in the introduction to the present volume, “After I’d been with him a year and a half, he began urging me to write down the things he was saying during informal conversations.” The Essence of Self-Realization, nearly 300 sayings rich with spiritual wisdom, is the fruit of that labor of love. It offers an explanation of life’s true purpose, and of the way to achieve that purpose.

Wisdom of Yogananda Series

How to Be Happy All The Time
The Wisdom of Yogananda Volume 1

Paramhansa Yogananda explains virtually everything needed to lead a happier, more fulfilling life.

Karma & Reincarnation
The Wisdom of Yogananda Volume 2

Many people share theories on reincarnation, karma, or what happens at death. Paramhansa Yogananda writes from his own true knowledge and experience.

How to Love and Be Loved
The Wisdom of Yogananda Volume 3

In this book Paramhansa Yogananda shares fresh inspiration and practical guidance on having harmonious relationships.

How to Be a Success
The Wisdom of Yogananda Volume 4

Paramhansa Yogananda shares how we can achieve the highest success of material & spiritual efficiency.

How to Have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence
The Wisdom of Yogananda Volume 5

In this potent book of spiritual wisdom you’ll learn how to access powerful soul qualities and overcome worry, fear, nervousness, and anger.

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality
The Wisdom of Yogananda Volume 6

Paramhansa Yogananda offers practical, wide-ranging, and fascinating suggestions on how to have more energy and to live a radiantly healthy life.

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          • umesh konaan says:

            i want learn Kriya yoga. where can i find in Haridwar, Uttarahkand.

          • Amit says:

            Ananda doesn’t have a center in Haridwar yet. Very soon we shall be offering online courses that will teach the path to Kriya yoga. If that is something interests you, I encourage to checkout

            If it doesn’t work out, there are some other places in Rishikesh, such as Kriya Yoga ashram, that might be teaching Kriya Yoga as well. But I am not very familiar with that.

          • padma says:

            i want to learm Kriya Yoga, please let me know where there is class in Bengaluru, Karnataka

          • Amit says:

            Dear Padma,

            Ananda has a local centre in Bengaluru. And there we do offer classes that teach meditation and kriya yoga. I encourage you to visit you may also contact the local centre directly on +91 9741181595 or +91 9900027410

          • Akanksha Tarde says:

            I want to learn Kriya yoga.Where can i find classes in Mumbai?

          • Radhika says:

            Hi Akanksha, Yes, you can find out about taking Kriya Yoga classes in Mumbai here:

          • Bobbo says:

            Kool-Aid Mom – I’ve been reading a lot of dystopian fiction lately, too – something about the genre is truly fa.ianitcngsDeanna – thanks! I hope you like it.Kathy- yes, I’ve only seen positive reviews for this one so far.

          • Emmanuel ODURO says:

            Autobiography of yogi is a powerful book but where and how can I get some to buy?
            Please I need  this wonderful book

          • Nabha says:

            Hi Emmanuel, great question. That depends on what country you are in, but I would expect almost any large bookstore to carry Autobiography of a Yogi.

            You can learn more here, as well: Autobiography of a Yogi. Follow the links on the page to buy whatever version you would like.

          • Anitra says:

            Thanks, Gary! I use the Edirol R-09 to record our sessions, and the built in stereo microphones are really spcarceulat. Add a great Irish band, some lively conversation and a few pints of Guinness and you’ve got audio gold!

          • Aman Jain says:

            Paramhansa yogananda discovered in 1916 a unique set of 39 exercieses called energisation exercises. I need a book on this please guide

          • nanoo says:

            Thanks in favor of sharing such a good opinion,
            post is nice, thats why i have read it completely

          • Susan says:

            I would like to know to please the name of paramahansa’s mother, I could not seem to find her name in the book 
            Thank you very much 

          • Rishabh Jain says:

            I’m 60 n want to learn Kriya Yog.
            Please advise me where I can join in Delhi.