Many hands make a miracle: how our rustic shrine was transformed into a wedding venue.

A hundred people were invited to the wedding!  Where will they sit?  Surely not on the blackberry covered hillside above the shrine!  Oh yes they will! Everybody played a part.  Byasa worked out that terracing the hillside could provide enough space and Daiva created those terraces with his giant machinery. Sahadev and Byasa planned out … More Many hands make a miracle: how our rustic shrine was transformed into a wedding venue.

Successful Fundraiser

A Successful Fundraiser with Gary Roller Laurelwood rolled out the red carpet (so to speak)  for Gary, holding a magnificent dinner followed by very special deserts and talks by Gary, Caitilin (our landscape designer) and others. The evening concluded with a slide show of the progress of Yogananda Gardens so far and a silent auction … More Successful Fundraiser

How to grow a statue

From a tiny 12 inch wax model to a giant 8 foot bronze monument in a zillion not-so-simple steps. When Gary Roller visited Yogananda Gardens at the end of February we checked out two Portland area art foundries that together could fabricate the large statue of Paramhansa Yogananda that will be the centerpiece of the … More How to grow a statue

Latest plans for the Yogananda monument plaza

We have been working with our landscape architect Caitilin Pope Daum to develop plans for the plaza and paths that will surround the larger-than-life statue of Yogananda being sculpted by Gary Roller. Caitilin came to us highly recommended by another architect and has enthusiastically embraced this project. Her attunement with our goals is clearly evident … More Latest plans for the Yogananda monument plaza