Progress on the large statue – clay sculpting is complete. The molds are made and the bronze process is underway.
The bronze casting of the statue that will be the centerpiece of Yogananda Gardens is now fully funded due to the generous support of many people. The process is already underway and on track for dedication on June 23, 2018 as part of the Ananda Laurelwood Yogafest weekend. You can still be a part of this project as there is yet much to do to prepare the site to receive the statue and accommodate the many visitors that will come to see it. We appreciate your continuing support via the GoFundMe campaign. Plan now to attend the June dedication.
Gary Roller has now completed sculpting this eight-foot high statue. It has been to the foundry and back for making the mother mold from which the bronze centerpiece of Yogananda Gardens will be made. L-R Byasa, Janakidevi, Gary Roller, Jayashree.
In the videos below watch Gary describe how this statue came to be, then see a 4 minute documentary on the experience.
Gary Roller speaking at the Ananda Church in Beaverton, Oregon on February 5, 2017
Yogananda statues are available now.
Reproductions of Gary Roller’s eleven-inch model for the larger-than-life statue are now ready for you to buy. These are artfully cast in resin with a beautiful bronze finish. One of the very first castings has been presented to Yogananda’s relatives and placed in his boyhood home in Calcutta India. Now this statue can grace your home as well. The price is $300. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Click on the picture to go to our shopping site to see more pictures and place your order. The statue is also available in bronze metal casting on special order.
Thank you for coming to pay us a visit!
The creation of lovely park-like Gardens for contemplation and meditation is in the process of being launched at Ananda in Laurelwood Valley, Oregon. It is being created to honor the great Yoga Master, Paramhansa Yogananda. It will feature secluded areas of inspiring shrines and quiet nooks, as well as lawn areas surrounded by colorful flowers and ornamental plantings where musical events will be held on summer evenings.
Let us tell you about our plans for the park
This picture shows the general area of the gardens with the Ananda Center at Laurelwood facilities below. The planned statue of Yogananda will be placed near the center top of the ellipse in the picture. We are just now in the preparation stage of the overall design. You will find more detail of the current plan here.
People of Yogananda Gardens
A vision came to one person which has inspired many. The number of interested people is growing all the time. The plan for the People Page is to include all who wish their picture to be on the page and/or on the team to make this special event happen. Together we will create a place that many can enjoy….dedicated to the joy-filled yogi, Paramhansa Yogananda. Read more …
The header picture depicts Yogananda blessing similar to the pose of the statue being created by Gary Roller (See the People page). The design is based on photographic images of Yogananda bestowing his blessings on the world. Read more about Yogananda and follow the development of the statue on the blogs.