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country and spoke to the Chicago Parliament of Religions in 1893. Vivekananda and Paramahansaji,
obviously called this band of disciples together to bring the science of Yoga to North America. Yogananda's work on the physical plane this incarnation ended with his Mahasamadhi March 7, 1952. Rajasi became the President of Self Realization Fellowship on Paramahansaji's passing and his work in this incarnation ended with his Mahasamadhi February 20, 1955. The Mahasamadhi of Dr. Lewis was April 30, 1960. Yogacharya Oliver however continued his tremendous work until his MahaSamadhi September 16, 1989 at the ripe age of 96. Yogacharya
Oliver although often overlooked by Self Realization Fellowship may have been Paramahansaji's foremost disciple. I was present when he told a group of us the Paramahansaji asked him to be
President of SRF before his Mahasamadhi, but Yogacharya declined knowing his destiny was his work in Michigan. Of course, being Yogacharya's disciple, I am prejudice when it comes to Yogacharya Oliver and such a debate serves no useful purpose. However, it is widely accepted that Yogacharya was Yogananda's second most developed male disciple after Rajasi. My intent with this website is two fold. To give information about Yogacharya, his life, his work, and his wisdom and to make available hundreds of hours of recorded
meditations, lectures, and Satsangas in Yogacharya's own voice. I have preserved these recordings for over thirty years primarily for my own use. But now with advances in technology and the internet I feel guided to make this wisdom from Yogacharya available to all those truth thirsty souls and
Yogacharya's wisdom, joy and teaching will be slowly made available on audio CD's. Some are available now and more will be made available over time. Thank you for your patience and please come back to the site regularly to see the changes to the website and CDs that are available.
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weary, weak and heavy laden
ones that were so often drawn to Yogacharya for help.
Starting May 5, 1892
 A revolution began
to take place in the spiritual evolution of
James J.
North America. On that day
Lynn, Rajasi Janakananda,
One of
Paramahansa Yogananda's Main disciples was born near Archibald, Louisiana. Paramahansa Yogananda, the author of
The Autobiography of
the spiritual classic of
and founder of
Self Realization
A Yogi
 was born Mukunda Gosh in
Gorakhpur, India January 5, 1893.
Yogananda's first
Dr. Minnot White Lewis,
American Kriyaban, was born March 26, 1893, and finally John Oliver Black, Yogacharya J.Oliver Black, was born in Grover Hill, Ohio September 1, 1893.
 Swami Vivekananda
also came to this

In The Beginning