The Message and Meaning of Christ’s Birth (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. 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

Spiritual Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda – June 25, 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

Festival of Joyful Arts – Ananda Village – June 13, 2003 (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. 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

Does Satan Exist? (With Swami Kriyananda)

Recorded at Ananda Village in 2002. 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 … Read More

The Wisdom of Swami Kriyananda

Recorded during Spiritual Renewal Week 2002 at Ananda Village 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 … Read More

It’s the Experience of God That Counts (With Swami Kriyananda)

Swami Kriyananda discusses the limits of individual perception in seeing things for what they are. He shares an insightful story about the “6 Blind Boys and the Elephant” that demonstrates the limitations of individual beliefs and experiences for perceiving truth. Kriyananda talks about his early days with his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, and the many challenges that some of the early … Read More

Does God Hide the Truth? (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

The More You Give Your Life to God, the More He Will Take Over (With Swami Kriyananda)

How do I know that I exist? Swami Kriyananda answers this and other questions in this inspirational talk. Kriyananda explains that the journey of the spiritual path is one of discovery that can return us to the fundamental knowledge of one’s existence. Kriyananda says that in this world of duality, our aspiration should be for inner calmness. Offer everything – … Read More

Spreading Yogananda’s Light through Communities

Watch Swami Kriyananda share this deep inspiration on July 31, 1999, during the 50th anniversary of Yogananda’s garden party speech where he spoke strongly about the need for spiritual communities as part of his worldwide mission. Paramhansa Yogananda strongly advocated the building of spiritual communities, an idea which he discussed often with Swami Kriyananda, who was so stirred by the … Read More

An Easter Message from Swami Kriyananda

In this Easter message, Swami Kriyananda shares many insights about the significance of Easter. Kriyananda says that he had happy memories of the holiday with his mother and family but it was not until he met Paramhansa Yogananda, his guru that he fully understood the role of Christ and the deeper meanings and symbols of Christianity. Kriyananda explains that the … Read More

The Advantages of Being a Vegetarian (With Swami Kriyananda)

Does it matter what diet I follow? Do I have to be a vegetarian? Swami Kriyananda responds to this inquiry in a talk about the advantages of being a vegetarian. Kriyananda goes on to explain the subtle but impactful influences that what we eat has on our consciousness. He also makes some recommendations about beneficial and preferential dietary choices.  Kriyananda … Read More