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Autobiography of a Yogi changed my life. Really, it did. There is a power in that book that is far beyond the ordinary. Paramhansa Yogananda said to Swami Kriyananda on their first meeting, “I put my vibrations into it.” I read it when I was at one of the natural transition points in life, the…


Letter from Chennai

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

We just returned yesterday from two remarkable weeks in Chennai, which were filled with many spiritually powerful events: the dedication of the new center; a large public talk; the first Kriya Initiation, and a retreat day at the center.

Desires are unavoidable, but most human longings hamper the fulfillment of the supreme desire, which is to return to God. To distinguish between reasonable and unreasonable desires, you must learn to be guided by your conscience, the divine discriminative power within you.


Free Autobiography of a Yogi Audiobook and Documentary Short

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Autobiography of a Yogi on December 1st, you can give us your email below to receive a free download of the audiobook, as well as a documentary short. The link to download the audiobook will only work on December 1st, so make sure to check your email that day.

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Follow Your Bliss

by Narayan Ramano


“Mountains remote and still, hint at higher worlds unseen. So may our lives be, soaring and serene.” — Swami Kriyananda, in his song “Channels”. Listen to the song: The mountains in Yosemite are magical. One of the most grand and mystical ones is called Half Dome. It’s as if God made a slice with His…


Just Say “Yes!”

by Jennifer Duke


Songbirds come regularly to drink and bathe in a small birdbath just outside my window. The adults approach cautiously, flitting from branch to branch, looking around anxiously at each stop, lest the local hawk catch them unawares. Finally they land on the outermost edge, there to continue poised for flight even while drinking and bathing.…

Question from ashok: Why in Ananda, much emphasis is given to the pledge of discipleship to the gurus before? Rishis of such high…

Question from ManojKumarBanka: We have lost our beloved wife on 21-06-2016; she was only 41 years old. Her death ended 23 years of…

Question from A: I have a few questions about desires. First, how are desires are fulfilled in the astral world? Some people say…

Question from Rajeev Jayaram: The Gita says the exhaled breath is offered into the inhaled breath. And this is Kriya I believe. So my…

Question from Pragati Raghuvanshi: My closest friend Raj Dubey died this Friday 7th Oct. I did not get a chance to say a good…

Question from Arjun: Greetings! In order to experience god during meditation, is it necessary to stop IMAGINING gods qualities and instead CONCENTRATE on…

We are part of a great tide of loving, joyful energy that wants to give and give as long as people are happy to receive it.

—Swami Kriyananda

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