The Self-Realization Fellowship was founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda.
He was requested by Mahavatar Babaji to spread the technique of Kriya Yoga,
the scientific technique for the attainment of Self-Realization, in the West. Having been
trained by his guru Swami Sri Yukteshwar as a young boy for this divine mission he was
well suited to be a successful teacher and guide for the western culture. He was invited by
the International Congress of Religious Liberals to serve as the delegate from India when
they convened in Boston in 1920 delivering an address on ” The Science of Religion”.
Unlike most other religious approaches Self-Realization Fellowship emphasizes
the practice of a particular scientific technique which, when practiced, automatically
draws the practitioner toward the inner experience of a personal relationship with God.
By 1925 the Self -Realization Fellowship had established a headquarters in Los Angeles
on Mount Washington Estates. Yogananda traveled…
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