100 Years of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India

A hundred years ago, Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the renowned spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, founded Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS). The mission of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship (the international organization founded by Paramahansaji to disseminate his teachings worldwide), is to make available to all the ancient scientific teachings of Kriya Yoga for attaining direct personal experience of God.

To cope with and overcome the challenges of a fast paced and potentially stressful lifestyle, the modern man is more than ever in need of divine guidance. Paramahansaji’s non-sectarian “how-to-live” teachings embody a complete philosophy and way of life for achieving all-round success and well-being, as well as a comprehensive system of yoga meditation techniques for achieving life’s ultimate goal — Self-realization.

Message from Sri Sri Mrinalini Mata

Sanghamata and President of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship

Dear Ones,
My heart rejoices as together we celebrate this auspicious centennial year commemorating the founding of our beloved Gurudeva Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda's Yogoda Satsanga Society of India. I send loving greetings and divine blessings to all of you, and will be joining you in spirit - following closely the many beautiful events that have been planned and prepared with such love and care to honor our revered Guru and what his work has brought to India and to the world. When I think of how Guruji's Yogoda Satsanga Society has grown from a small "How-to-Live" school for boys in Dihika, to an organization encompassing large ashrams, a vibrant and growing monastic order, and more than two hundred meditation centers throughout India - as well as numerous educational institutions and charitable services - I feel his tremendous joy. Know that during this jubilant anniversary he is pouring out his divine love and blessings to all devotees - indeed, to all India - and his boundless soul-appreciation to each one whose efforts have contributed to this growth.



Divine Love February 19

God's love is so all-embracing that no matter what wrongs we have done, He forgives us. If we love Him with all our hearts He wipes out our karma.

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
"Yogoda Satsanga Magazine"