The Yoga Hour: Living the Eternal Way offers inspiration, insights, and time-tested practices from the ancient system of Kriya Yoga—a philosophy and practice for spiritually conscious, fulfilled living today. This hour of dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual teachers offers keen insight into universal principles for enlightened living while touching the most practical aspects of our lives such as work, relationships, health, and diet. Even while emphasizing the practical, it speaks to our deepest yearnings to fully awaken to Self- and God-realization in this lifetime.

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Radical Hope Through Literacy of the Heart
Khaled Hosseini

The times we live in require us to develop a literacy of the heart - a deeper quality of listening, discerning, and connecting heart to heart and soul to soul. Literature itself, both poetry and prose, plays a timeless role in awakening our hearts to deeper truths we may otherwise miss. Khaled Hosseini, physician and author of the best-selling novels The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns,  and And The Mountains Echoed, joins Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, from the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, for a conversation about how reading, writing, and listening can bring forth profound questions, surprising graces, and the palpable presence of radical hope.

Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-born physician and best-selling novelist of the books The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns,  and And the Mountains Echoed. He is a Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the founder of the non-profit Khaled Hosseini Foundation, which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.


  • 4/27/17 - The Wisdom of Ayurveda: A Complete Prescription for Optimizing Your Health (Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian with guest Acharya Shunya).
  • 5/04/17 - From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness (Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian with guest Bob Atkinson).
  • 5/11/17 - The Place of True Meeting (Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian with guest Mark Nepo).

The Yoga Hour Team

Laurel Trujillo, our producer and regular guest host, is a medical doctor who formerly worked at a multi-specialty medical group with a focus in Quality Improvement.

Nita Kenyon, our assistant producer, is a meditation teacher and serves on the Board of Directors at Awakening Spiritual Community in Los Osos, CA. She is an Adult Education Coordinator and Website Coordinator.
Ann Hayes, our assistant producer, is an associate minister at CSE, a registered nurse and teaches meditation and hatha yoga. She serves on the board of Carry the Vision, a community nonviolence education organization.

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Awakening through Kriya Yoga: In the Presence of Paramahansa Yogananda     
Roy Eugene Davis 

What was it like to study with the great yoga master, Paramahansa Yogananda? Roy Eugene Davis, one of Paramahansa Yogananda’s last living direct disciples, joins Yogacharya O’Brian from the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment for an inspiring conversation about his years with his guru. Learn what Yogananda emphasized as essential for spiritual awakening, how he advised his disciples, and some of the ways he inspired others to live in the highest way. Discover why the Kriya Yoga taught by Yoganandaji is a path of Self- and God-realization especially relevant to truth seekers today. 

Roy Eugene Davis, the founder and director of Center for Spiritual Awareness, was ordained by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1951. After 2 years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he began his mission as an independent teacher. Since then, he has taught in more than 100 cities around the world and has publishes several books. He is also the publisher of Truth Journal magazine and writes monthly lessons for CSA members around the world.