Spiritual Growth, Swami Kriyananda

Happy Birthday, Swamiji

Swami Kriyananda led an exemplary life. He said that his primary goal in this life had been to find Truth and help others to find Truth. At the age of 15, Swami began thinking of intentional communities where people could live in harmony and peace. In his 20s, he decided to become a playwright, hoping that his work could inspire … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Healing, Swami Kriyananda

Tools for World Challenges

This Tools for World Challenges talk collection was created during the 2020 COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. Swami Kriyananda and Paramhansa Yogananda both spoke of world cataclysms. These talks offer many insights on how to get through the tests of life, no matter how severe! The leading guidance in these talks is to remain centered in yourself, meditate deeply, and stay close to God. Learn more & … Read More

Swami Kriyananda

The Free Soul of Swami Kriyananda

At Ananda Assisi, eight years ago — on April 21, 2013 — Swami Kriyananda left his body. It isn’t easy to understand in depth the blessings he brought to us by his mere presence. It is often difficult to understand the true essence of those who are so familiar to us, those we live with, and those we feel we … Read More

Superconscious Living, Swami Kriyananda

Awaken to Superconsciousness

Swami Kriyananda often spoke of the epiphany that inspired him to devote his life to seeking God. Walking alone at night in Charleston, South Carolina at the age of 21, he grappled with the question, “If there is a God, what must He be?” The answer followed shortly. “Well, what’s making me ask this question? It’s because I’m conscious. Furthermore, … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Swami Kriyananda

The First Ananda Holy Land Pilgrimage

Christ Lives This Easter week I am reflecting on the life of Jesus Christ and the spiritual alliance he created with our line of gurus from India – Babaji-Krishna, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswar, and our Gurudeva Paramhansa Yogananda. It was their mission together to unite East and West and initiate the global movement and message of Self-realization for the … Read More

Spiritual Growth, Swami Kriyananda

Ten Ways to Expand Your Consciousness

Self-Esteem vs. Self-Respect It is quite normal for businessmen and for anyone striving for success in life to feel a need for self-esteem. Low self-esteem is an obstacle to success. If however, a person wants true happiness, it is also necessary for him to eliminate any relish in his self-importance. I suggest that the modern-day emphasis on self-esteem be changed. Self-respect … Read More

Spiritual Community, Swami Kriyananda

Education for Life: A Process of Flowering Goodness

Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, shared universal scientific yogic principles through his book Education for Life. In this article I share my personal discovery of potential from applying Education for Life (EFL) concepts. A decade ago I became part of the Ananda community in Gurgaon and came upon a copy of Education for Life.  I was already … Read More

Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda

There is a peace and quietness surrounding Swami Kriyananda that give a hint of his spiritual stature. Many times I listened to him speak, and have always come away feeling refreshed and energized. It is not only his lectures, teachings, and books that shed light on areas of darkness and confusion in people’s lives. Above all, it is the example … Read More