Discover the deep yogic truths hidden in the teachings of Jesus

This online, interactive course is designed to give you an inspiring and in-depth understanding of Paramhansa Yogananda’s stirring interpretation of Jesus’s teachings.

Through nine structured lessons — each addressing a particular facet of Jesus’ yogic teachings through written materials, audio and video recordings, and live video broadcasts — you will make the thrilling discovery that Jesus Christ and the self-realized yogis of the East proclaimed the same eternal truths.

Study the yoga teachings of Jesus

based on the deep bible commentaries of Paramhansa Yogananda

Proof that Jesus talked about the following yogic concepts:

  • Law of Karma
  • Reincarnation
  • Om vibration
  • The Single Eye
  • Kundalini and the chakras
  • Yoga techniques to control the life-force (pranayama)
  • How to transcend mortality
  • Guru-disciple relationship
  • How to reap the harvest of Self-Realization

Insights on:

  • Christianity vs. “Churchianity”
  • The historical Jesus & the Three Wise Men
  • Yogananda’s guidelines for deciphering the Bible

Answers to the following questions, and more:

  • What is the meaning of Jesus Christ’s “nativity”?
  • Did Jesus die for our sins? Are we thereby saved by merely “believing” in him? Or is self-effort, too, needed?
  • Is “eternal hell” possible?
  • Was Jesus Christ a special creation? Was he the “only” Son of God?
  • Did Jesus Christ incarnate several times? And, if so, who was he in previous lifetimes?
  • What did Jesus mean when he said “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life”?
  • What was the star of Bethlehem?
  • What does “baptism by fire” mean?
  • Who is a born-again Christian?
  • What does the Holy Trinity signify?
  • Did Jesus resurrect himself? What is the true meaning of the second-coming of Christ?
  • Can Christ be seen and communed with?
  • Is there a deeper meaning behind Peter’s “keys to heaven”?

Paramhansa Yogananda’s relationship with Jesus

Paramhansa Yogananda said that one of his key commissions was to resurrect the teachings of Christianity as originally taught by Jesus, and to distinguish them from misinterpretations, sectarianism and dogma. He often called his mission “the second coming of Christ.” As a part of this mission, he wrote deep, detailed commentaries on the New Testament and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ drawn from his own inner realization and attunement.

“There is a distinction between Christianity and what I call, ‘Churchianity.’ Christianity is the original teaching of Jesus. ‘Churchianity’ is what his followers have made of that teaching. Christ was crucified once, but his teachings are being crucified all the time, in the hands of misunderstanding theologians.

“It was Jesus himself who appeared to Babaji, and asked him to send this teaching of Self-Realization to the West . . . Babaji asked me to interpret the Christian Bible and the Bhagavad Gita, or Hindu Bible, and to show that the teachings of both are basically the same. It was with this mission that I was sent to the West.

“As I was writing my commentaries on the Bible, I prayed to Jesus for confirmation: Was what I had written true to his actual meaning? Jesus Christ then appeared to me, after which the Holy Grail also appeared, touched his lips, then descended and touched my lips. Jesus declared, ‘The cup from which I drink, thou dost drink.’”—Paramhansa Yogananda

Sign up for this course and receive:

Nine in-depth lessons, based on nine different yoga topics found in the Bible, including karma, reincarnation, chakras, kundalini, the Holy Trinity, guru-disciple relationship, meditation techniques and more.

Each lesson contains:

Downloadable reading material (pdf) compiled from Paramhansa Yogananda’s and Swami Kriyananda’s writings

a one-hour video lesson with the instructor

Life-time enrollment in the course

Bonus archived video & audio recordings of Swami Kriyananda on the yoga teachings in the Bible

Personal support from the instructor

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11 reviews for The Yoga Teachings of Jesus

  1. 5 out of 5

    This webinar, taught in such a clear, joyful, enthusiastic way,
    helped me to see how the teachings in the Bible
    and the teachings of Yogananda have a lot
    of profound parallels, and strengthened my desire to deepen my journey
    to Self-realization.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I am so grateful for this most powerful and enlightening webinar. It really helped me to understand the true teachings of Jesus and expand my spiritual beliefs of truth in all religions. The pace of the course was just right, and weekly I looked forward to new topics and opportunities to study materials at my own pace. Our instructor, Sagar, was amazing and so kind, loving and insightful. He was always willing to share, help and encourage us all and was quick to respond to any questions or concerns we might have. The videos were wonderful to watch, and the readings further helped to clarify teachings. Even the quizzes were most useful in reviewing important points of each section. It is wonderful to know that I can review this material at any time to further my understanding of important concepts. I am sadden that this course has to end, but look forward to further classes. I have taken other Ananda courses, but can truly say that this was the best one yet. Thank you for helping me in my life’s journey.

  3. 5 out of 5

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the nine lesson course on the Teachings of Jesus.
    The way it has been laid out was great for a greater understanding of the true teaching and its relationship of the teaching of Yoga.
    The Teacher Sagar was delightful in his smiling ways yet giving a very deep subject a deeper understanding to my self.
    The written part of the course was a great review and one had to go through it to get the correct answers for the quiz. This totally
    gave a much deeper understanding about Jesus and his true message of what we are to do to work towards cosmic consciousness.
    Thanks to all of you for helping us to progress on this path.

  4. 5 out of 5

    I would highly recommend this course. It covers the mission of Jesus through the Bible and whether you’ve studied the Bible all your life or just getting started, this course will show you how Jesus was preordained and that what he taught is directly connected to yoga and the teachings of the Great Masters.
    Sagar is a great teacher and he did a wonderful job in organizing all the material. Every class was something new to look forward to and because access to the material is forever, I will be revisiting it periodically.
    Thank you for the new insights on my journey.

  5. 5 out of 5

    What an incredible class. I have always felt there must be more to the teaching of Jesus other than what was taught in church during childhood. The information was explained in such a clear and concise manner, and Yogananda’s explanations of these teachings of Jesus have filled my heart with a sense of peace and my soul has accepted these interpretations as true. So much joy and bliss listening to the instructor week after week. The information in this course is such a vast amount that I feel it can still be studied week after week, long after the class is complete and there will always be something new to learn. If you are the least bit interested in Jesus’ teachings and have only studied the western interpretation, this would be a wonderful way to expand the knowledge. Gratitude for a wonderful offering.

  6. 5 out of 5

    My first course I participated with Ananda-online.
    And it´s just…. WOW. About 3 years ago I started my spiritual journey and ever since I have explored, learned about and practiced many ways of different religions. But I always had many questions, nobody could give me proper answers.
    This course already answered many of my questions and even beyond that… even though I am not 100% finished yet. It´s just too profound to rush over it. I always felt, but couldn´t totally grasp the unity of all religions, especially of Christianity and Hinduism!
    And that “Christianity” and “Churchianity” isn´t the same.
    I cannot express how grateful I am that I had the opportunity to be part of this course.
    And I already applied for another course.
    I warmly recommend this course to everyone who wants to expand his understanding and perspective towards the Bible and the words of Jesus Christ. And seeing the universal unity of religions and the divine.

    Thomas,
    from Germany

  7. 5 out of 5

    Thanks to this class, Jesus has stepped out of the Bible and become a living presence in my life, in a most vibrant and thrilling way. Week after week, bible passages come into clear focus and — for the first time — make sense. A gifted storyteller, Sagar brings Jesus’ humanity and humor to life in addition to His divinity. Each class was over long before I wanted it to end.

  8. 5 out of 5

    I’ve been a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda for 15 years and always been fascinated with the parallels between the spiritual teachings of Jesus and yogic spiritual teachings. I’ve even read substantial parts of Yogananda’s two volumes of The Second Coming of Christ.
    This wonderful course, and Sagar’s informed and enthusiastic presentation were a delight. I looked forward each week to the next session. The webinars, reading materials, and videos were all relevant and I found the Quizzes thought-provoking.
    This course can bring you to a fresh, inspiring and intellectually satisfying understanding of scriptural writings which can sometimes seem opaque and confusing. I can highly recommend this course for truth-seekers from any spiritual path.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Amazing course. I am very greatful for all the teachings. It gave me a deep insight and a new perspective not only on the life of Jesus, but also on topics as karma, reincarnation, the Holy Trinity, etc. The Bible passages became suddenly clear, logic and obviouse. I recommend this course to all those on an inner quest. I have to thank Sagar for always being available in answering all my questions, and therefore clearing out my doubts. Thank you!

  10. 5 out of 5

    This is a perfect class for sincere truth seekers of any religion. The instructor, Br. Sagar, has structured each class to delve deeply into the various tenets of Sanatam Dharma. In living the Christian path for many years, and then studying the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda as an adult, I often wanted to understand how the teachings of Jesus Christ and Yogananda are in essence the same. This class so effectively guides the student through videos, writings, poetry, and music to that ultimate ‘understanding.’ For me, everything started “falling into place.” I look forward to other Ananda online courses!

  11. 5 out of 5

    The course ‘the Yoga teachings of Jesus’ was a delight: a well-balanced mixture of text, recordings and videos that helped me to pacify and reconcile the path of being a Christian with practicing yoga.
    It is a great pleasure to discover that there is actually no incompatibility between these two paths and that they actually form one and the same path to commune with God.
    I can only advise any sincere seeker to sign up to this high quality course that brings a missing piece to the very foundation of our western society: the true message of Christ’s teachings.
    Thank you again Sagar for this inspiring work!

Meet your Instructor

Brahmachari Sagar resides in the Ananda Monastery located at Ananda Village in Northern California and serves Ananda’s Online Ministry. Born into a family of kriya-yogis, Sagar read Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi at a young age, an influence that culminated in his decision to serve Yogananda’s mission through Ananda.

Sagar led Ananda’s work in Mumbai for about five years. He has served Ananda’s work in India in several capacities: as a teacher and counselor to students, as a meditation and stress-relief workshop facilitator for corporates, and as Ananda India’s fundraising coordinator.

Prior to commencing his life of service at Ananda, Sagar was a graduate student with full scholarship at Boston University and holds advanced degrees in Engineering.

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Tuition: $79.95

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