What Is Yogananda Fest? 

Yogananda Fest is an inspiring day-long festival celebrating and sharing the teachings of the great Master, Paramhansa Yogananda. Come and experience your higher Self through meditation, yoga, spiritual community, and inspiration. 

Now more than ever we need to conquer negativity, selfishness, and greed through the power of joy, positivity, and divine love. In order to reform the world we must learn how to reform ourselves by awakening kindness, compassion and mercy.

Website: yoganandafest.com

For Tickets and Registration in Person: www.eventbrite.com/e/yogananda-fest-2020-awakening-kindness-compassion-mercy-tickets-68559167315

For LiveStream from Home (Not able to attend in Person): https://livestream.com/anandala/events/8927689

Press ReleaseHow Yoga and Meditation Efforts in LA Are Leading the Way to a More Compassionate World 

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About Paramhansa Yogananda

100 years ago Yogananda arrived in America to offer practical tools to uplift our consciousness through the ancient art and science of Kriya Yoga. He taught the universal path of simple living and high thinking that lead to the greatest happiness. He is the author of the well known spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, which sparked the spiritual journey of millions around the world.

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About Yogananda Fest

Yogananda Fest is an annual spring event hosted by Ananda Worldwide. Over 1,000 individuals have attended this inspiring yoga fest in Los Angeles since 2017.  Inspired by the Spiritual Fairs held by Ananda in India, Yogananda Fest is now held in major cities across the West Coast. 

Past year’s themes include, Be the Change (2018) and How to Awaken Your True Potential (2017). In 2019, Ananda Worldwide celebrated its fiftieth anniversary and the completion of the Temple of Light.

This year’s event details: 
Yogananda Fest 2020
March 7, 10AM  –  9 PM
Los Angeles, CA

The festival will include:

  • “Kindness, Compassion, & Mercy” with Swamis Jyotish & Devi 7pm-9pm
  • Guided meditation & yoga
  • Classes on The Path of Kriya Yoga
  • Devotional chanting
  • Satsang (good company) through Spiritual community
  • Yummy Vegetarian food
  • Handmade jewelry and other crafts
  • Divine Will Healing
  • Scientific Healing Affirmations
  • & more!

About Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, keynote speakers 

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi are dynamic emissaries of Paramhansa Yogananda, and Global Peace Ambassadors. As Spiritual Directors of Ananda, and living examples of spiritual values in action, Jyotish and Devi travel the world sharing Yogananda’s teachings, and blessing people with the practical and heart-opening path of Kriya Yoga. Swami Kriyananda, Ananda’s founder, designated Jyotish as his spiritual successor.

Press Kit: www.ananda.org/go/ananda-press-kit

About Autobiography of a Yogi

One of the Most Influential Books of Our Time


Since 1946, Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi has sold well over ten million copies worldwide and been translated into 34 languages. Probably the most shared book in the world, passed with love and enthusiasm from friend to friend, the number of readers could be more than thirty million.

A Cultural Phenomenon
The Autobiography has influenced people from all walks of life, from the ultra-famous – Steve Jobs, George Harrison, Elvis Presley – to hundreds of cultural creatives who shape our society – Joseph Campbell (The Power of Myth), Andrew Weil (Eating Well for Optimum Health), Joan Borysenko (Minding the Body – Mending the Mind), Joseph Cornell (Sharing Nature with Children) to name but a few.

The Book that Sparked a Spiritual Revolution
Paramhansa Yogananda was the first yoga master of India who lived and taught in the West. Yogananda took the U.S. by storm. In the 1920s, enthusiastic audiences filled the largest halls in America to hear him speak. His initial impact was truly impressive. But his lasting influence is greater still. He was a spiritual revolutionary – a messenger of Joy. 

The Autobiography helped launch, and continues to inspire, a far reaching spiritual revolution in the West. Yogananda and the Autobiography introduced to the West, for the first time, many spiritually revolutionary practices and ideas:

  • He was an early catalyst for the now widespread interest in yoga and meditation
  • He championed the practice of a universal, personal, non-sectarian science of religion
  • He introduced in the West the timeless technique of Kriya Yoga
  • He showed that science and religion are not in conflict
  • He made the experience of authentic, transformative Joy accessible to everyone by bringing ancient teachings out of the monastery and into the home
  • He showed how to use the inward awareness of Joy to bring high energy, creativity, success, and love into all of life’s pursuits

The Path of Kriya Yoga

Kriya is a technique of energy control, or pranayama, but the path of Kriya Yoga is much more than a technique. It is a comprehensive spiritual path, which includes additional meditation practices, right living, and a personal link to the enlightened Masters mentioned in Autobiography of a Yogi

“Kriya, controlling the mind directly through the life force, is the easiest, most effective, and most scientific avenue of approach to the Infinite. In contrast to the slow, uncertain “bullock cart” theological path to God, Kriya may justly be called the “airplane” route.” —Paramhansa Yogananda

About Ananda & Spiritual Community

Enthusiastically promoted by Yogananda, spiritual community offers a way of living that supports one’s spiritual life. Spiritual community is when like minded people live together in the spirit of cooperation and friendship, dedicated toward a common goal. They invite spirituality into all areas of daily life, whether at school, work, or in the home. At the core of spiritual living are central spiritual practices like yoga and meditation, as well as dedication to high-minded values such as kindness, respect, and simple living. This is the inspiration for Ananda and its communities around the world, including Seattle, WA; Assisi, Italy; and Palo Alto, California.

Learn more about spiritual community events and classes through Ananda Los Angeles.

Devotional Music
Paramhansa Yogananda said, “Chanting is half the battle.” Through awakening the natural love of our own hearts and directing it upwards in aspiration, we can find ourselves magnetically drawn closer to spirit. “Spiritual chanting is heartfelt prayer, deepened by the dimension of music and by the building power of repetition.” – Swami Kriyananda.