On This Day in the Life of Paramhansa Yogananda…

August 27


Yogananda gave two classes beginning at 7:30 PM at the Scottish Rite Hall in San Francisco on “Reincarnation” and “Relativity of Consciousness.”


Yogananda addressed a gathering at Town Hall in Wardha, India. On this day, he initiated Mahatma Gandhi into Kriya Yoga.

Gandhi's Practice of Kriya Yoga

“Did Mahatma Gandhi keep up his Kriya Yoga practice, after his initiation by you?” Swami Kriyananda once asked Paramhansa Yogananda.

“Gandhi was a man of his word,” the Master replied. “He was a great man, and a man of truth. Yes, he kept up his practice.”

From Conversations with Yogananda.

Visit Ananda’s Learn Kriya Yoga page to know more about Kriya Yoga, a technique that Yogananda called the “airplane route to God.”