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Kamala Silva (Mary Isabelle Buchanan) http://www.devotee2devotee.com/history.php

http://divyaloka.ru/en-us/activity/cooperation-others/yoga-mata-keiko-aikawa-japan

http://www.yogmata.org/siddha-master/yogmata-keiko-aikawa

Sister Gyanamata (Edith Bisset) http://www.devotee2devotee.com/history.php

From wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramahansa_Yogananda

  • Yogamata, 1920, Boston. Yogamata, born as Alice Haysey, took her final, lifelong vow of renunciation in the Self-Realization Fellowship Order from Yogananda, making her the first nun ordained in SRF.
  • Tara Mata, 1924, San Francisco. Tara Mata (Laurie Pratt) was a direct disciple for forty-five years and served Yogananda’s SRF work until her death in 1971. She took a final, lifelong vow of renunciation in the Self-Realization Fellowship Order from Yogananda and was given the name Tara which means a name for God in the aspect of Divine Mother.[52] Yogananda assigned her as a member of the SRF Board of Directors and Editor-in-Chief of SRY/YSS publications and she was the Vice-President from 1962 – 1966. She wrote two books: Astrological World Cycles free download [2] and A Forerunner of the New Race[53][54][55]
  • Gyanamata, 1924, Seattle. In 1932 Gyanamata (Mother of Wisdom) took a final, lifelong vow of renunciation in the Self-Realization Fellowship Order from Yogananda. She served Yogananda and his Worldwide organization, SRF, until her death. She was assigned to train other disciples and provide counseling. Part of her counselling came in letters she wrote. These letters are printed in the book about her life called God Alone, The Life and Letters of a Saint[3][56]
  • Mildred (Mother) Hamilton, 1925, Seattle. Hamilton was made the center leader for Self-Realization Fellowship in Seattle, WA, and ordained a minister in 1950 by Yogananda.[57] He gave her the title Yogacharya in 1951 – one of six worldwide.[58] After Yogananda went into Mahasamadhi (Yogi’s final exit from the body), she continued as center leader until 1958 when she was dismissed from her role as a center leader in SRF.[third-party source needed] After that she continued on her own and held meetings in her disciples’ homes and centers in the Northwest and Canada. She was a lifelong disciple of Yogananda’s and never formed her own organization. She also had great reverence for Swami Ramdas who she says helped her gain complete Realization of Goddess after Yogananda’s Mahasamadhi. She died on 31 January 1991.[59]
    • Kamala Silva, 1925, Los Angeles. Kamala met Yogananda in 1925 and assisted with the work of disseminating his teachings. In 1935, Yogananda ordained Kamala, making her the first lay female Self-Realization Fellowship minister, and she continued to serve SRF as a lay minister until her retirement in 1974. Kamala established the first official Northern California Center of SRF and served as its minister. Kamala, along with the Bay Area SRF students, saved contributions for this purpose and searched for 25 years for a final home which became the recently closed SRF Richmond temple. This temple has been moved to Berkeley, CA. She wrote two books about her life with Yogananda called The Flawless Mirror and Priceless Precepts. There are 12 free recordings of her talks on topics related to her guru’s teachings.[60][61]
    • http://www.kamalasilva.org/
    • http://www.kamalasilva.org/
      • Durga Mata, 1929, Detroit. Durga Mata was born as Florina Dufour. Durga Mata took a final, lifelong vow of renunciation in the Self-Realization Fellowship Order, devoting her life fully to Yogananda and his SRF worldwide mission. When she took her monastic vows from Yogananda, she was given the name Durga Ma which is a name for God in the aspect of Divine Mother. She wrote the book Paramhansa Yogananda: A Trilogy of Divine Love.[52][63][64] SRF has published a book with 2 CD’s called Chanting for Deep Meditation with Sri Durga Mata which presents archival recordings of the Cosmic Chants that are reminiscent of Yogananda’s life and teachings.[65]
      • Ananda Mata, 1931, Salt Lake City. She took her final, lifelong vow of renunciation from Yogananda in the Self-Realization Fellowship Order and was given the name Mataji. She devoted her life fully to Yogananda and his SRF worldwide mission.[52][66]
      • Daya Mata, 1931, Salt Lake City. Daya Mata (Mother of Compassion)[6] was one of the foremost disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda. She took a final, lifelong vow of renunciation in the Self-Realization Fellowship Order from Yogananda and was given the name Daya.[52] For more than seventy-five years, she dedicated her heart and soul to loving God and serving the worldwide work of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India. She was the spiritual head and president from 1955 until her death in 2010.[6] She wrote four books and there have been ten DVD’s and fifteen CD’s recorded.
      • http://www.yogananda-srf.org/lineageandleadership/sri_daya_mata.aspx#.VYKUVVVViko
        • Sradha Mata, 1933, Tacoma, WA. When she took a final, lifelong vow of renunciation in the Self-Realization Fellowship Order from Yogananda, she was given the name Sradha which means receptivity to the Divine Will.[50][52]
        • Sailasuta Mata, 1933, Santa Barbara. Sailasuta Mata took her final, lifelong vow of renunciation with Yogananda in the Self-Realization Fellowship Order and devoted her life fully to the SRF worldwide mission begun by Paramahansa Yogananda.
          • Mrinalini Mata, 1945. Since January 7, 2011, she has been the current president, spiritual leader of SRF/YSS, Yogananda’s worldwide work. Mrinalini Mata took her final, lifelong vow of renunciation in the Self-Realization Fellowship Order from Yogananda. Since 1966 she held the position of Vice-President of SRF/YSS. Mrinalini Mata is one of the close disciples of Yogananda personally chosen and trained by him to help guide his society after his death. She has dedicated more than 60 years to serving the Guru’s work. She oversees the spiritual and humanitarian activities of SRF/YSS, including the worldwide dissemination of Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings, the establishment and guidance of temples, centers, and retreats, and the spiritual direction of the SRF/YSS monastic communities. She also serves as editor-in-chief of SRF books, lessons and periodicals. She is featured in 4 DVDs, 6 CDs and wrote 1 book and 1 booklet.[50][75][76]
          • Mukti Mata, 1945. Mukti Mata took the final, lifelong vow of renunciation in the Self-Realization Fellowship Order, devoting her life fully to the SRF worldwide mission begun by Paramahansa Yogananda. There is a CD of her talk Like the Light from Heaven: Remembering Life With Paramahansa Yogananda published by SRF.
          • Uma Mata, 1947. Uma Mata took a final, lifelong vow of renunciation in the Self-Realization Fellowship Order, devoting her life fully to the SRF worldwide mission begun by Paramahansa Yogananda
        • Durga Mata
        • http://www.anandamayi.org/ashram/Dayama1.htm
        • Photo copyright 1961, Self Realisation Fellowship, Los Angeles CA. http://www.anandamayi.org/ashram/Dayama1.htm Meeting between Sri Daya Mata and Sri Ma (on 12th of February, 1959)

http://www.yogananda-srf.org/ay/First_Encounters.aspx#.VYKLE1VViko

http://www.yogananda-srf.org/Guided_Meditations.aspx#.VYKL1FVViko

http://www.yogananda.com.au/dayamata/daya_mata04.html Sri Daya Mata

http://veda.wikidot.com/local–files/sage:anandamayi-ma/170px-Ma_ananda_moyi.jpg Anandamayi Ma (30 April 1896 – 27 August 1982) was one of the most influential spiritual luminaries of the Twentieth Century.

http://www.anandamayi.org/photos/hires/siddhasana.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurumayi_Chidvilasananda

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=4853

http://www.siliconindia.com/shownews/Top_five_women_Spiritual_Gurus-nid-87428-cid-29.html

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