The Path of Kriya Yoga
February 21, 2007
As director of Ananda’s Kriya Sangha, I’ve had the great good fortune of hearing from countless Kriya Yogis from around the world. These wonderful souls have shared with me their stories about the extraordinary growth that comes from following the Path of Kriya.
In the coming months I’ll share some of those conversations with you. It is my hope that you’ll see how these teachings transform the lives of everyone who practices them faithfully and with devotion.
If you would like to share your own experience of following the Path of Kriya, feel free to email me.
Soon I’ll be traveling to two international gatherings at our center in Gurgaon, India: a retreat honoring the anniversary of Paramhansa Yogananda’s Mahasamadhi (March 2-4), and the First International Kriyaban Retreat (March 9-11). I’ll share news and photos from both events.
I’ll also post photos of the natural beauty of Ananda Village, including scenes from my garden. To me, Ananda is the highest example of people cooperating with each other and with Divine Mother in Nature. This cooperation helps to create a beautiful and harmonious environment in which to practice the spiritual principles taught by our Guru, Paramhansa Yogananda.
Recently we had a visit from Swami Shankarananda, a Kriya Yoga teacher from the Sri Yukteswar lineage who lives in India. He remarked that Ananda Village expresses the highest ideal of Ancient Vedic living, and that it will serve as an example and sanctuary to many people in the coming years. Even though Kriya Yoga is an internal practice, the changes it creates manifest outwardly in the lives of those who practice it. Ananda is a living example of the power of the Path of Kriya Yoga.
The photo on the right was taken last winter in my garden. I share it here to honor Mahavatar Babaji, the source of our Kriya teachings and of the grace that has helped create Ananda.
This blog is dedicated to Paramhansa Yogananda, who brought Kriya Yoga to the West, and with deepest gratitude to Swami Kriyananda, for selflessly sharing these teachings.