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*. In his book … Read More

The Path to God Should Be a Path to Joy (With Swami Kriyananda)

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

Why Is Prayer So Important? (With Swami Kriyananda)

TRANSCRIPTION Swami Kriyananda (via verbatim transcribing service): “If God knows our hearts and minds, why is prayer so important? Well, there are two things. One is what it does for you. When you pray, pray in the right way, don’t pray to give you a bigger bank account. Pray for worthwhile things like greater joy, greater love, to learn humility, … Read More

Can We Live By Cosmic Energy Alone? (With Swami Kriyananda)

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”. In his book he recalls his experiences growing up in India and his life in America. He writes of meeting the great spiritual … Read More

Freedom vs. Free Will (With Swami Kriyananda)

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”. In his book he recalls his experiences growing up in India and his life in America. He writes of meeting the great spiritual … Read More

Samadhi Breaks the Hypnosis That We are a Limited Human Being

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”. In his book he recalls his experiences growing up in India and his life in America. He writes of meeting the great spiritual … Read More

What Is the Deeper Practice of Hatha Yoga?

Swami Kriyananda explains the deeper essence of the Hatha Yoga practices in this archival footage from 1978. 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”. In his book he recalls his … Read More

Swami Kriyananda Birthday Satsang (2011)

Recorded at the Expanding Light at Ananda Village, May 2011. Republished in full HD. 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”. In his book he recalls his experiences growing up … Read More

Inactivity vs Non-activity (With Swami Kriyananda)

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