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

Yogananda Gardens hosts spring visitors

What a wonderful way to float through a rather rainy Spring into a more pleasant Summer Season at the Gardens!  Yogananda Gardens has had distinguished visitors from three continents this spring.  We were so delighted to welcome:  first of all, in April, Surendra and Tushti,  the directors of the Pune Ananda Center in India.  They … More Yogananda Gardens hosts spring visitors

Gary Roller visits Yogananda Gardens and unveils his new statue.

Sculptor Gary Roller made an eagerly awaited visit to Yogananda Gardens the weekend of Feb 28-March 2015 On Saturday he got a tour of Ananda Center at Laurelwood and walked the land to tune in to where and how his larger-than-life statue of Yogananda will be placed. Gary seemed very pleased with the general area … More Gary Roller visits Yogananda Gardens and unveils his new statue.