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December 18, 2010 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Auto Show co-owner Lisa Kaz and filmmaker Jonathan Yudis have their work cut out for them as producers of a proposed $12-million movie about the life of Indian mystic Paramahansa Yogananda, who introduced America to yoga in the 1920s. Kaz attends Ananda Worldwide and Yudis the Self-Realization Fellowship, California-based religious organizations that have long been at odds, although they share the same meditation techniques and spiritual master: Yogananda. "Since our master was all about harmony and compassion, it's a shame that there is still so much bitterness between Ananda and the fellowship," Kaz said.
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January 12, 2011 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
The Self-Realization Fellowship , a Los Angeles-based organization that follows a spiritual path rooted in both Hinduism and Christianity, has elected a new leader, the fourth since it was established in 1920. The fellowship announced Tuesday that Sri Mrinalini Mata, who became a Self-Realization nun at the age of 15, was elected president last week by its eight-member board of directors. She succeeds Sri Daya Mata, the group's longtime leader, who died in November. The selection of Mrinalini Mata, 79, means that the fellowship will continue to be led by a woman, and by a direct disciple of its founder, Paramahansa Yogananda, an Indian yogi who is credited with helping to popularize yoga and meditation in the West.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2011 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
The Self-Realization Fellowship , a Los Angeles-based organization that follows a spiritual path rooted in both Hinduism and Christianity, has elected a new leader, the fourth since it was established in 1920. The fellowship announced Tuesday that Sri Mrinalini Mata, who became a Self-Realization nun at the age of 15, was elected president last week by its eight-member board of directors. She succeeds Sri Daya Mata, the group's longtime leader, who died in November. The selection of Mrinalini Mata, 79, means that the fellowship will continue to be led by a woman, and by a direct disciple of its founder, Paramahansa Yogananda, an Indian yogi who is credited with helping to popularize yoga and meditation in the West.
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December 18, 2010 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Auto Show co-owner Lisa Kaz and filmmaker Jonathan Yudis have their work cut out for them as producers of a proposed $12-million movie about the life of Indian mystic Paramahansa Yogananda, who introduced America to yoga in the 1920s. Kaz attends Ananda Worldwide and Yudis the Self-Realization Fellowship, California-based religious organizations that have long been at odds, although they share the same meditation techniques and spiritual master: Yogananda. "Since our master was all about harmony and compassion, it's a shame that there is still so much bitterness between Ananda and the fellowship," Kaz said.
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January 12, 1999 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forty-seven years after his unusual death, the founder of a Los Angeles-based spiritual group may be coming home. The question is, will Paramahansa Yogananda bring a crowd along with him if his remains are re-entombed in an elegant new marble sarcophagus atop Mt. Washington? Those living in the neighborhood of single-family hilltop homes north of downtown are being advised by leaders of the Self-Realization Fellowship that they intend to place Yogananda's remains in a shrine at the group's Mt.
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March 9, 1986 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
It was nearly 50 years ago that Paramahansa Yogananda, a Hindu religious leader, traveled down from Los Angeles with his faithful to visit his special place--an isolated point high above the ocean, surrounded by sea and sky. "I saw a building jutting out like a great white ocean liner toward the blue brine," he wrote in later years. "The stately central hall, with immense ceiling-high windows, looks out on an altar of grass, ocean and sky: a symphony in emerald, opal and sapphire."
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December 3, 2010 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Sri Daya Mata, a Mormon from Utah who became enchanted by a Hindu mystic as a teenager and went on to lead the Los Angeles-based Self-Realization Fellowship for 55 years, has died. She was 96. The religious leader died Tuesday of natural causes at one of the fellowship's nuns' retreats in Los Angeles, where she had been living in seclusion, said spokeswoman Lauren Landress. Daya Mata, whose name in Sanskrit means Mother of Compassion, was the third president of the Self-Realization Fellowship, a worldwide organization founded in 1920 by Indian yoga master Paramahansa Yogananda.
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August 10, 2009 | Duke Helfand
As the lights dimmed over a hotel ballroom in downtown Los Angeles, 2,000 people closed their eyes and commenced their morning kirtan, or devotional chanting. "Oh, God beautiful, at thy feet, oh I do bow," they sang as monks played tiny cymbals and other instruments. "To the yogi, thou art bliss." The visitors were attempting to establish a spiritual tone for the weeklong world convocation of the Self-Realization Fellowship, a religious and spiritual organization whose devotees practice yoga and meditation while honoring underlying principles of truth in the world's great religions.
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November 18, 2010
EVENTS Spend your Sundays with Swami Kriyananda as he dishes out the secrets of personal and spiritual enlightenment via the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda, founded Ananda in 1968, and his regular talks in L.A. are highly anticipated by believers and searchers alike. Ananda Ashram House, 425 N. Highland Ave., L.A. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sun. through Dec. 5. Free. (310) 396-9900; http://www.anandala.org.
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August 18, 1995
17190 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood This surprising 10-acre enclave belonging to the fellowship founded by yogi Paramahansa Yogananda of India was opened in 1950. It exists as an exotic oasis in the midst of Pacific Palisades. After visiting the shrine, visitors can stroll around a picturesque lake, view the Golden Lotus Archway and a replica of a 16th-Century Dutch windmill. Or they can bask in a peaceful atmosphere dedicated to mediation, tolerance and cross-cultural appreciation.
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December 3, 2010 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Sri Daya Mata, a Mormon from Utah who became enchanted by a Hindu mystic as a teenager and went on to lead the Los Angeles-based Self-Realization Fellowship for 55 years, has died. She was 96. The religious leader died Tuesday of natural causes at one of the fellowship's nuns' retreats in Los Angeles, where she had been living in seclusion, said spokeswoman Lauren Landress. Daya Mata, whose name in Sanskrit means Mother of Compassion, was the third president of the Self-Realization Fellowship, a worldwide organization founded in 1920 by Indian yoga master Paramahansa Yogananda.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2010
EVENTS Spend your Sundays with Swami Kriyananda as he dishes out the secrets of personal and spiritual enlightenment via the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda, founded Ananda in 1968, and his regular talks in L.A. are highly anticipated by believers and searchers alike. Ananda Ashram House, 425 N. Highland Ave., L.A. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sun. through Dec. 5. Free. (310) 396-9900; http://www.anandala.org.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2009 | Duke Helfand
As the lights dimmed over a hotel ballroom in downtown Los Angeles, 2,000 people closed their eyes and commenced their morning kirtan, or devotional chanting. "Oh, God beautiful, at thy feet, oh I do bow," they sang as monks played tiny cymbals and other instruments. "To the yogi, thou art bliss." The visitors were attempting to establish a spiritual tone for the weeklong world convocation of the Self-Realization Fellowship, a religious and spiritual organization whose devotees practice yoga and meditation while honoring underlying principles of truth in the world's great religions.
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January 12, 1999 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forty-seven years after his unusual death, the founder of a Los Angeles-based spiritual group may be coming home. The question is, will Paramahansa Yogananda bring a crowd along with him if his remains are re-entombed in an elegant new marble sarcophagus atop Mt. Washington? Those living in the neighborhood of single-family hilltop homes north of downtown are being advised by leaders of the Self-Realization Fellowship that they intend to place Yogananda's remains in a shrine at the group's Mt.
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March 9, 1986 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
It was nearly 50 years ago that Paramahansa Yogananda, a Hindu religious leader, traveled down from Los Angeles with his faithful to visit his special place--an isolated point high above the ocean, surrounded by sea and sky. "I saw a building jutting out like a great white ocean liner toward the blue brine," he wrote in later years. "The stately central hall, with immense ceiling-high windows, looks out on an altar of grass, ocean and sky: a symphony in emerald, opal and sapphire."
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July 11, 2002 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A renowned guru has been cleared by DNA testing of charges that he broke his celibate vows and fathered a child, his Los Angeles headquarters announced Wednesday. The announcement marked the latest development in a seven-year paternity dispute involving Paramahansa Yogananda, who was one of the first Indian masters to introduce yoga philosophy to the West 80 years ago.
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