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Swami Kriyananda — Selected Images from His Life

Swami Kriyananda (James Donald Walters) was born on May 19, 1926, in Romania, to American parents. He was the oldest of three boys and his father worked in the oil industry. Even as a child, Kriyananda demonstrated calmness and strength of mind. He went to private schools in Switzerland, England, and America. As a college student, he dedicated himself to … Read More

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Perfection Only Exists In God

http://www.swamikriyananda.org Swami Kriyananda reads and comments on his book “Conversations with Yogananda.” TV series “A Way to Awakening” recorded in India. ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to lecturing and writing, helping others … Read More

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Attaining Samadhi

Home Swami Kriyananda reads and comments on his book Conversations with Yogananda. TV series A Way to Awakening was recorded in India. ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of 22, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to lecturing and writing, helping … Read More

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Towards Infinity

Selected excerpts of Swami Kriyananda’s talks, dedicated to his Moksha Day, April 21st 2013. ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to lecturing and writing, helping others to experience the living presence of God … Read More

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Death, the Final Exam with Swami Kriyananda – Inspiration From the Bhagavad Gita

Season 2. These talks are based on the book: “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita by Paramhansa Yogananda as remembered by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda.” Rarely in a lifetime does a new spiritual classic appear that has the power to change people’s lives and transform future generations. This is such a book. “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Explained by … Read More

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Samadhi (Poem by Paramhansa Yogananda)

Enjoy a new visual interpretation of Yogananda’s famous poem “Samadhi”, read by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda. (best viewed in full screen mode) Vanished the veils of light and shade, Lifted every vapor of sorrow, Sailed away all dawns of fleeting joy, Gone the dim sensory mirage. Love, hate, health, disease, life, death, Perished these false shadows on the screen … Read More

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Christ Lives! An Illustrated Oratorio

Christ Lives! An Illustrated Oratorio with photography and music by Swami Kriyananda Welcome and thank you for joining us for our annual performance of Swami Kriyananda’s Oratorio, Christ Lives! This version of Christ Lives! includes footage from a 2008 performance of the Oratorio in Palo Alto, California, together with a slideshow of photographs by Swami Kriyananda. Swami describes how the … Read More

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The Secret of Genius with Swami Kriyananda – Inspiration From the Bhagavad Gita

Home Season 2. These talks are based on the book: “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita by Paramhansa Yogananda as remembered by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda.” Rarely in a lifetime does a new spiritual classic appear that has the power to change people’s lives and transform future generations. This is such a book. “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Explained … Read More

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The Importance of Right Attitude In Hard Times

ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to lecturing and writing, helping others to experience the living presence of God within. He taught on four continents in seven languages over the course of 65 … Read More