On This Day in the Life of Paramhansa Yogananda…

September 1


Yogacharya Oliver Black, advanced disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, was born as John Oliver Black in Grover Hill, Ohio.


Yogananda conducted Sunday Service at Mt. Washington and showed the audience motion pictures from his recent trip to Mexico.

Who Was Yogacharya Oliver Black?

In the fall of 1967 I received my first meditation training from the Detroit industrialist and well-known yoga instructor J. Oliver Black. I was 18 years old at the time and had just finished high school, and Mr. Black was 74. For the next two years I received extensive training from him.…

What follows now is a very brief description of this truly great man, a man who made a major contribution to the shape and direction of my life, and to the lives of countless others as well.…