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

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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