Progress on the large statue – clay sculpting is complete. The molds are made and it is ready to go to bronze.
It could be installed by June 21 with your financial support now. To donate click here to go to our GoFundMe page. One donor has offered to match the first $5000 of GoFundMe donations! This campaign is specifically for funding the bronze casting, so your dollars will be doubled and transformed into metal you can actually come and see for yourself.
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.