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Yogacharya Nisha Pandey ~ Kriya Yoga: From India to the West, A Practice of Love

Sunday, June 9, 2019
11:30am to 1:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

A devotee of Kriya Yoga since 1978, Yogacharya Nisha Pandey will share her experience with the powerful meditation technique used by seekers of all religions to hasten spiritual development. 

Yogacharya Nisha Pandey  learned the practice of Kriya Yoga meditation in her youth and has been cultivating body, mind, intellect and awareness of the soul through this ancient method of meditation that predates religion. Its yoga disciplines and techniques of concentration, posture and breathing help the spiritual seeker to experience the three divine qualities of light, vibration and sound and penetrate the deepest levels of consciousness to change our lives. Through every action and breath we learn to recognize our own divinity and achieve the blissful state of divine love and contentment in our lives. Kriya Yoga is a powerful tool to be used by seekers of all religions to hasten spiritual development.

Brought from India to the West a century ago by Paramahansa Yogananda, Kriya Yoga teaches that any action, kri, is done by ya, the indwelling soul. Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi inspired a spiritual revolution in the West with devotees as diverse as Steve Jobs and Mahatma Gandhi. Descending through a lineage of Kriya Yoga spiritual masters that continues today, in 2020, worldwide, devotees will celebrate the centennial of the new light of spiritual understanding and consciousness the beloved guru spread throughout the world.

The Science of Kriya Yoga

The Kriya technique emphasizes the relationship between breath and mind. The breath influences the mind and vice-versa. This reciprocal relationship reveals the secret of controlling the mind: "Breath control is self-control. Breath mastery is self-mastery."

Spiritual seekers who follows the path of Kriya Yoga with love and devotion and a desire for spiritual growth can attain Self-realization — even within one lifetime. This powerful yoga is a manifestation of many forms of yoga, but primarily it derives from Raja yoga, which Hatha yoga is inseparable from, Karma yoga, Jnana yoga and Bhakti yoga.

Paramahamsa Hariharananda (right) 1907-2002

Filled with purity and love, Gurudev came from a long, unbroken line of spiritual masters ultimately attaining Nirvikalpa Samadhi, the highest goal of a realized yogi. A disciple of Swami Shriyukteshwar and Paramahamsa Yogananda, he cultivated Kriya Yoga in North America and the world through the foundation of Kriya Yoga International. The organization operates eight ashrams in Europe, India, Australia, and North and South America with hundreds of centres in cities around the world.

Gurudev’s successor Paramahamsa Prajnanananda (left) continues the teachings of the lineage of Kriya Yoga spiritual masters providing ongoing teaching, training and support for seekers, striving to provide an environment that encourages spiritual development and practical application in daily life. When he was born a monk came to his house and said: “The boy is a spiritual boy and he will be highly qualified. His memory will be very sharp and he will read extensively all spiritual authentic books of the world. So you please give him the name Triloki. It means one who will rule the three worlds of every human body. The causal body—the kingdom of heaven is remaining in every human being, which is A. The astral body—the mortal and immortal frame is remaining within every human body, which is U. And the gross body of every human being is the temple of God, which is M. So in each human body there is A-U-M, that is called OM. In future, Triloki will be highly realized and he will purify all human beings and will teach God-realization.”

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