Swami Kriyananda (May 19, 1926 — April 21, 2013)

Recorded May 19, 2018

Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) was one of the foremost proponents of yogic teachings. In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, he 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 over 60 years. His teaching, audio and video recordings of his talks and music, and his many books translated into 28 languages have touched the lives of millions.


Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide, share on the life of Swami Kriyananda and how his discipleship to the great master, Paramhansa Yogananda, has inspired countless devotees to live a life dedicated to God and Guru.

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2 reviews for Tribute to Swami Kriyananda

  1. 5 out of 5

    Very nice tribute. I can feel the purity of Swami Kriyananda…

  2. 5 out of 5

    Really loved it. Sincere thanks to the monks for the chants, Brian and Rachel for the video, Nayaswami Jyotish and Devi for the humorous and beautiful tributes, and everyone involved in the event. Just made my day. Happy birthday Swamiji :)

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