entered the ashrams of Paramahansa Yogananda in 1939; for sixty-six
years he was known for his exemplary life of simplicity and his devotion
and dedicated service to Guru and God.
Brother traveled throughout the United
States, Europe, and India giving lectures on the SRF teachings and
initiation in Kriya Yoga. Through his temple services, Convocation
classes, public lectures, talks published in Self-Realization magazine,
and individual spiritual counseling, he inspired countless members and
friends with his compassionate understanding and heartfelt reminiscences
of his years with Paramahansa Yogananda.
Brother Bhaktananda (1914 – 2005)