The Triumphant Receiving of Kriya Yoga

At one of the Kriya Yoga initiation ceremonies in the early 1950s after giving participants the sacred meditation technique, Paramhansa Yogananda emphasized in his deep, powerful voice, “Today is not the end of the journey – the Triumphant receiving of Kriya Yoga – but the beginning of your relationship with God. You must go on to the end of life…” Receiving Kriya Yoga … Read More

You Perform an Astonishing Miracle Every Moment

The saints and sages tell us that the dramatic miracles they work are but the conscious and deliberate extension of the same hidden laws of energy and thought that we use — without knowing how we use them — every day, every moment, to manifest our physical form.

Guru Vandana: A Benefit Concert

September 30, 2018 6:30 p.m. India / 6:00 a.m. PST / 9:00 a.m. EST Two of India’s most renowned musicians Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia and Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma will join together this Sunday, September 30th in a concert dedicated to the benefit of the widows of Vrindavan through the Paramhansa Yogananda Charitable Trust.

Live in a spirit of love for all mankind…

“Master’s arms are around me. He is guiding me and supporting me every moment of my life. . . . I am never alone, nor will I ever be alone, for he is with me.” Brother Bhaktananda, “Protection Prayer” “I am responsible! If I, a doctor, will not do it, who will?” So speaks the protagonist of Stefan Zeromski’s Homeless … Read More

Jesus’ Message of Redemption

Because I was born Jewish, there have been many times when I’ve had to talk with folks who’ve come to Yogananda’s teachings from Jewish roots, only to find themselves thoroughly befuddled by the picture of Christ on our altars. If you’re Jewish, you can handle images of the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha, far better than […]

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The Bird of Paradise

The Bird of Paradise On the Wings of Swadhyaya: Self-Study The mystery of suffering Our soul – the essence of our being – consists of pure bliss (sat-chid-ananda), as the great Masters teach us. But do you feel this bliss right now? Probably not. Instead we all suffer, go through hard times and have lives which can be amazingly tough. … Read More