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God Is for Everyone (With Swami Kriyananda)

Recorded July 1, 2003 at Rhode Island 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. Yogananda is best known for his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda moved to America and developed the energization exercises and taught the meditation techniques of Hatha … Read More

Swami Kriyananda as We Have Known Him

The Love of One Devotee

During the hours when Swamiji was having open-heart surgery, I led a prayer vigil in the temple of the Ananda Sacramento community where I lived. A few others joined me, but mostly I prayed alone. Swamiji was in a hospital nearby, and afterward, I wanted to go see him. Each time I tried, however, so many others were there before … Read More

Swami Kriyananda as We Have Known Him

It Must Be Lonely

Adjacent to the lobby of the hotel where Swamiji and a few of us were staying there was a small jewelry store. For hours every day, a woman sat alone behind the counter. “I never see any customers in there,” Swamiji said. There was nothing in the shop that Swamiji wanted to buy, but the next day we went in. … Read More

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True Renunciation Involves Sacrifice (With Swami Kriyananda)

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. Yogananda is best known for his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda moved to … Read More

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Never Say You’ve Failed. Say Instead You Haven’t Yet Succeeded. (With Swami Kriyananda)

Recorded July10, 2003 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. Yogananda is best known for his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda moved to America and developed the energization exercises and taught the meditation techniques of Hatha Yoga and especially Kriya … Read More

Swami Kriyananda, Swami Kriyananda as We Have Known Him

Vivid in My Heart

Introduction The first time I saw Swami Kriyananda was in a tent set up behind the Beta Chi fraternity house on the campus of Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California. It was late November 1969. He was in his early forties. I was twenty-two years old. Usually, the tent served as an expanded venue for the parties for which the … Read More

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Determine Your Own Happiness (With Swami Kriyananda)

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. Yogananda is best known for his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda moved to … Read More

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Our World — A Magnification of Light (With Swami Kriyananda)

Recorded June 29, 2003 in Seattle 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. Yogananda is best known for his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda moved to America and developed the energization exercises and taught the meditation techniques of Hatha Yoga … Read More

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The Concept of High Minded Architecture Through the Yuga’s (With Swami Kriyananda) June 28, 2003

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. Yogananda is best known for his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda moved to America and developed the energization exercises and taught the meditation techniques of Hatha Yoga and especially Kriya Yoga. At Yogananda’s … Read More

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Stories of Yogananda (With Swami Kriyananda)

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. Yogananda is best known for his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda moved to … Read More