Inspiring talks and classes from Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda.

This is a collection of all the other talk series from Swami Kriyananda.

“Land of Milk and Honey” Introduction by Swami Kriyananda – Christ Lives – An Illustrated Oratorio

An illustrated oratorio, Christ Lives is a contemporary Oratorio that vividly brings to life the deep meaning of Christ’s life. The photography and music by Swami Kriyananda, is sung by the Ananda World Brotherhood Choir. Composed after Swami Kriyananda visited the Holy Land in 1983, Christ Lives brilliantly captures the profoundly inspiring and uplifting experience of Christ’s presence there. In … Read More

Expand Our Bliss – This Will Lessen the Suffering In this World (with Swami Kriyananda)

Home 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 … Read More

Yogananda’s “Autobiography of a Yogi”: Babaji, the Yogi-Christ of Modern India (Chapter 33)

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Read by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda. Original first edition. In honor of the 75th anniversary of this spiritual treasure we continue our offering of a special audio recording of several selected chapters. In this 33rd chapter, Yogananda describes the life and mission of the great Mahavatar Babaji. Join us Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 for an evening of inspiration to … Read More

Yogananda’s “Autobiography of a Yogi”: Years in My Master’s Hermitage (Chapter 12)

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Read by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda. Original first edition. In honor of the 75th anniversary of this spiritual treasure, we offer you a special audio recording of a few chapters. On December 1st, 2021, an evening of inspiration celebrated the 75th anniversary of this spiritual classic! Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi, spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide, were keynote speakers … Read More

Paramhansa Yogananda’s “Autobiography of a Yogi” — Chapter 1

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Read by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda. Original first edition. In honor of the 75th anniversary of this spiritual treasure we are offering you a special audio recording of the first chapter. Join us on December 1st 2021 for an evening of inspiration to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this spiritual classic! Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi, spiritual directors of … Read More

Pray to God to Help Deepen Your Love for Him

Home 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 … Read More

Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda – Ananda Portland – April 18, 2001

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. 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 65 … Read More

If You Need Something – Experiment with Prayer and Give God a Chance to Help You, with Swami Kriyananda

Home Season 2. These talks are based on the book: The Bhagavad Gita: According to Paramhansa Yogananda, Edited by his disciple Swami Kriyananda. This revelation of India’s best-loved scripture approaches it from an entirely fresh perspective, showing its deep allegorical meaning and also its down-to-earth practicality. This book is itself a triumph. Swami Kriyananda worked with Paramhansa Yogananda in 1950 … Read More

Developing Yogananda’s Work in India (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. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to lecturing and writing, helping others to … Read More

There Are No Obstacles, Only Opportunities (Inspiration From the Bhagavad Gita, with Swami Kriyananda)

Home 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 … Read More

Dogmatism vs Common Sense (with Swami Kriyananda)

Home 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. 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 … Read More

When Your Live in God, God Lives In You (with Swami Kriyananda)

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Home 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. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to lecturing and writing, helping others … Read More

Our Free Will Ultimately Only Gives Us Two Choices – To Seek God or Reject Him (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

Intuition Is the Soul’s Power of Knowing God

In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) 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 65 years. His talks, … Read More

It Is Important to Do Our Very Best for God

Season 2. These talks are based on the book The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Explained 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 … Read More

Lord I Am Thine (Chanted By Swami Kriyananda)

By Swami Kriyananda. Excerpt from “A Course in Meditation” Lyrics: Lord, I am Thine, I am Thine, I am Thine. Lord, I am Thine, I am Thine! Lord, I am Thine, I am Thine, I am Thine. Lord, I am Thine, I am Thine! Be Thou mine, oh, be Thou mine, Be Thou mine, oh, be Thou mine. I am … Read More

Energy Is the Basis of the New Yuga (with Swami Kriyananda)

Home 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 … Read More

Love Is a Magician (By Swami Kriyananda)

Lyrics: Love is all I know: Sunrays on the snow Of a winter long In darkness, without song. Oh, my heart’s afire, Burning all desire: Only You remain, And life again! Too long I did stray, Flung lifetimes away— Imagined You did not care! I know now Your smile Was mine all the while: I listened, and Love was there. … Read More

My Life with Paramhansa Yogananda (by Swami Kriyananda)

Swami Kriyananda launched “The New Path: My Life with Paramhansa Yogananda” at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. Recorded September 26th, 2009 in Los Angeles. Now 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. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his … Read More

Swami Kriyananda — Selected Images from His Life

Swami Kriyananda (James Donald Walters) was born on May 19, 1926, in Romania, to American parents. He was the oldest of three boys and his father worked in the oil industry. Even as a child, Kriyananda demonstrated calmness and strength of mind. He went to private schools in Switzerland, England, and America. As a college student, he dedicated himself to … Read More

Questions and Answers with Swami Kriyananda

Q&A session with Swami Kriyananda in Kolkata 2013. Swami Kriyananda was a disciple of the great Indian Master Paramhansa Yogananda. Kriyananda lived with Yogananda for the last three and a half years of Yogananda’s life and he dedicated his life to spread his Guru’s teachings.

Samadhi (Poem by Paramhansa Yogananda)

Enjoy a new visual interpretation of Yogananda’s famous poem “Samadhi”, read by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda. (best viewed in full screen mode) Vanished the veils of light and shade, Lifted every vapor of sorrow, Sailed away all dawns of fleeting joy, Gone the dim sensory mirage. Love, hate, health, disease, life, death, Perished these false shadows on the screen … Read More

Towards Infinity

Selected excerpts of Swami Kriyananda’s talks, dedicated to his Moksha Day, April 21st 2013. 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. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to lecturing and writing, helping others to experience the living presence of God … Read More

The Importance of Right Attitude In Hard Times

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. 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 65 … Read More

Peace

A beautiful song composed and sung by Swami Kriyananda. Lyrics Peace gave us the mountains. Peace gave us the sky. Nightly, when starlight enfolds us, Peace is its lullaby. Amen. Amen. Peace gave us the morning. Peace gave us the sun. Bird songs that call us to welcome Day, and fresh labors begun. Amen. Amen. Peace gave us the seasons. … Read More

The Greatest Cure For Every Delusion is Love, Selfless Love

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

Yogananda’s Mahasamadhi

Watch these moving images while Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, describes the passing of the great Master, which he witnessed in 1952.

The Joyful Journey of Finding God 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. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to lecturing and writing, helping others to … Read More

Concentration Techniques – A Course In Meditation Part 5

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. 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 65 … Read More

Swami Kriyananda — A Biography

In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) 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 65 years. His talks, … Read More

Swami Kriyananda Shares Two Jokes

During a talk launching the Revelations of Christ book, Los Angeles, July 21, 2007. Check out our online course based on Revelations of Christ and Paramhansa Yogananda’s Bible commentaries: