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The Life of Yogananda

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St John's Episcopal Cathedral

514 West Adams Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90007

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Please join us for a free presentation by scholar Philip Goldberg, who will discuss his book "The Life of Yogananda: The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru."

Paramahansa Yogananda was called “the 20th century’s first superstar guru” (Los Angeles Times), and nearly a century after he arrived in the United States, he’s still the best known and loved of all the Indian spiritual teachers who have come to the West. Now, finally, he has the authoritative biography he deserves.

Yogananda’s own iconic memoir, "Autobiography of a Yogi," has sold millions of copies and changed millions of lives since its publication in 1946. But it doesn’t tell the whole story. Much of its seminal text is devoted to tales about other people, and it largely overlooks the three vital decades he spent living, working, and teaching in America. Huge chunks of his life remain unknown to even his most ardent devotees.

In his biography, Goldberg fills the gaps, charting a journey that spanned six decades, two hemispheres, two world wars, and unprecedented social changes. The result is an objective, thoroughly researched account of Yogananda’s remarkable life in all its detail, nuance, and complex humanity.

But more than a compelling life story, Goldberg writes, “Yogananda would, I believe, want any book about him to not only inform but transform. It is my hope that the readers will be enriched, expanded, and deepened by this humble offering.”

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available in the lot; enter from W. Adams Blvd. or Flower St. The cathedral is located near the Metro Expo Line (LA Trade-Tech/Orthopedic Institute stop) and a number of bus lines.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call 323.333.4664 or email yolie@theguibordcenter.org.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please make any updates by March 8.

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