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Ananda Los Angeles has organized a day of pilgrimage and an evening program at the Temple of Light to commemorate this special occasion.

On March 7, 1952, a banquet was held in honor of India’s ambassador to the United States at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. After the banquet Paramhansa Yogananda gave a brief speech. Upon uttering the final words of his talk, he left his body and entered Mahasamadhi.

We begin honoring this day by visiting and meditating at the spot where the great Guru’s Last Smile photo was taken that evening.

  • Join Nayaswamis Narayan & Dharmadevi at the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel at 11am, the place of Paramhansa Yogananda’s Mahasamadhi (the yogi’s conscious exit from the body). We will meditate briefly in what is now the lobby and share stories of Yogananda’s final hours.
  • Followed by optional lunch together
  • Yogananda’s Mahasamadhi Meditation & Celebration continues in the evening. Join Nayaswamis Narayan & Dharmadevi at Ananda West L.A. from  from 7-9pm.   Anandawestla.org

Everyone welcome.