Paramhansa Yogananda (1893 – 1952) was the first yoga master of India to take up permanent residence in the West.
By introducing the wisdom of ancient India to hundreds of thousands of people across the US, Yogananda’s initial impact on the western culture was impressive. But his lasting spiritual legacy was even greater. His "Autobiography of a Yogi", first published in 1946, helped launch a spiritual revolution in the West.
The central aspect of Yogananda's teaching is the non-sectarian, universal spiritual path of self-realization, which he explained as "the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God"
As the means of attaining this state, Yogananda initiated his followers into the ancient technique of Kriya Yoga, which he called the “jet-airplane route to God.”
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Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters), 1926-present, is one of the foremost proponents of yogic teachings in the world today. In 1948, at the age of twenty-two, he became a disciple of Yogananda and is one of the few remaining direct disciples of Yogananda active today.
At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda has devoted more than 60 years to lecturing and writing, helping others to experience the living presence of God within. His teachings, audio and video recordings of his talks and music, and his many books translated into 28 languages have touched the lives of millions of people all over the world.
Swami Kriyananda has taken the ancient teachings of Raja Yoga and made them practical and immediately useful for people in every walk of life. His books and teachings on spiritualizing nearly every field of human endeavor include business life, leadership, education, the arts, community, and science, conveyed in a compassionate, wise and gentle manner.
In 1968, Swami Kriyananda founded Ananda, a global movement of people who aim to realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality. An important part of this movement are Ananda's intentional spiritual communities, of which there are currently seven around the world.
Developed in collaboration with staff at Ananda, the Yogananda and Kriyananda module of Stillness Buddy has been carefully prepared with the aim of helping you to achieve peace and success.
Using Stillness Buddy will help you to practice, and be reminded of, Yogananda's and Kriyananda's most important teachings, practices and messages to help you: Feel calm and freshly inspired; move toward higher states of consciousness; and become a dynamic channel for joy and peace in the workplace and immediate surroundings.
These selected teachings, practices and messages are contained in Yogananda's and Kriyananda's module. Once you have installed the application on your computer, you will be able to try this module within Stillness Buddy (as well as any other modules you may be interested in).
Try Yogananda's and Kriyananda's module of Stillness Buddy FREE for 14 days and keep it by purchasing a user licence. Please note that 30% of the sales of this module will go to Ananda.
Finally, before you download the application, we assume that you are familiar with Yogananda's and Kriyananda's teachings. If not, we suggest reading some of their best known books including: "How to Be Happy All the Time" and "How to Be a Success" and by Swami Kriyananda: "Living Wisely, Living Well" and "Affirmations for Self-Healing".
Please note that the application contains a small selection of instrumental songs composed by Kriyananda. You can hear them during the breaks by adding them to the list of sounds to be played.
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About Paramhansa Yogananda
Paramhansa Yogananda (sometimes spelled Paramahansa Yogananda), 1893 – 1952, arrived in the US in 1920, and proceeded to travel throughout the country 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.
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.
Yogananda’s message was nonsectarian and universal. His lasting contribution to the West is the non-sectarian, universal spiritual path of Self-Realization.
"The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul’s power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God." —Paramhansa Yogananda, The Essence of Self-Realization.
About Swami Kriyananda
Swami Kriyananda, born J. Donald Walters (May 19, 1926), is a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda and founder of Ananda, a worldwide movement of spiritual intentional communities based on Yogananda's World Brotherhood Colonies ideal. He is one of a few remaining direct disciples of Yogananda active today.
Kriyananda is the author of over 100 books and the composer of over 400 pieces of music. His books and music have sold over three million copies and are published in 25 languages in 90 countries. He has lectured worldwide. In addition to English, he speaks Italian, Romanian, Greek, French, Spanish, German, Hindi, Bengali, and Indonesian.