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Yogananda’s Powerful Nature (With Swami Kriyananda)

Swami Kriyananda
November 7, 2023

A Way to Awakening TV series recorded in India.

Swami Kriyananda reads from Conversations with Yogananda. The book provides us with insights into the compassion and engagement of Paramhansa Yogananda who demonstrated and expressed a profound and selfless concern for others.

Kriyananda shares perspectives on global historical shifts including the ascending and descending ages. He speaks further about the teachings of Yogananda and the interface between spirituality and well-being on both personal and worldwide levels. The beauty of the world, Kriyananda says, will be much more so when people change.


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 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, his music, and his many books have touched the lives of millions. An advocate of simple living and high thinking, his more than 150 books emphasize the need to live wisely by one’s own experience of life, and not by abstract theories or dogmas. A composer since 1964, Walters has written over 400 musical works. His music is inspiring, soothing, and uplifting.

ABOUT PARAMHANSA YOGANANDA Paramhansa Yogananda, born in 1893, was the first yoga master of India to take up permanent residence in the West. Yogananda arrived in America in 1920, and proceeded to travel throughout the United States on what he called his “spiritual campaigns.” Hundreds of thousands filled the largest halls in major American cities to see the yoga master from India. Yogananda continued to lecture and write up to his passing in 1952. Paramhansa Yogananda’s initial impact on the western culture was truly impressive. But his lasting spiritual legacy has been even greater. His Autobiography of a Yogi, first published in 1946, helped launch a spiritual revolution in the West. Translated into more than a dozen languages, it remains a best-selling spiritual classic to this day. [Read free at] The path of Kriya Yoga, which combines the practice of advanced yogic techniques with spirituality in daily life, can be learned at

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