Days before he left for Boston, Paramahansa Yogananda wrote, he was visited by a mythical figure who told him to spread the message of yoga to the West. Photo: by Getty Images Days before he left for Boston, Paramahansa Yogananda wrote, he was visited by a mythical figure who told him to spread the message of yoga to the West. Photo: by Getty Images
Days before he left for Boston, Paramahansa Yogananda wrote, he was visited by a mythical figure who told him to spread the message of yoga to the West. Photo: by Getty Images
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The man who took yoga to the West 100 years ago, and his ‘spiritual White House’ in Los Angeles: the journey of Paramahansa Yogananda

  • The Indian monk had a vision of a white mansion. Years later, he saw it in Los Angeles, bought it and made it the centre of a global spiritual organisation
  • His teachings, which he called ‘the science of religion’, were so popular with Americans that his face appeared on the cover of an album by The Beatles

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Days before he left for Boston, Paramahansa Yogananda wrote, he was visited by a mythical figure who told him to spread the message of yoga to the West. Photo: by Getty Images Days before he left for Boston, Paramahansa Yogananda wrote, he was visited by a mythical figure who told him to spread the message of yoga to the West. Photo: by Getty Images
Days before he left for Boston, Paramahansa Yogananda wrote, he was visited by a mythical figure who told him to spread the message of yoga to the West. Photo: by Getty Images
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