The Path of Kriya Yoga

Kriya Yoga is a philosophy and spiritual practice that supports Self- and God-realization, awakening to the truth of our essential nature. It is a way of life, a way to live a spiritually balanced, wholesome life in harmony with divine will. Yoga is a spiritual path, not a religion. It is a way of spiritual awakening that can be utilized by seekers from all faiths.

The basic practices of Kriya Yoga are study, contemplation, and meditation; self-disciplined cultivation of the virtues; and surrender of the sense of being separate from the source of life. Each of these components of the path is supported by specific study and practice techniques. Several courses are offered at the Center to learn the philosophies and practices of Kriya Yoga. Kriya Yoga initiation is available for students who are prepared.

The dedicated practitioner of Kriya Yoga follows the guidelines found in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita. Followers of various religions will find that the study of scripture in their established tradition can be enhanced by the disciplines of Kriya Yoga as well.

Courses for study and practice of Kriya Yoga include:

  • How to Meditate
  • Living the Eternal Way
  • Yoga Sutra Study
  • The Way of Discipleship
  • Path of Kriya Yoga

Yogacharya O'Brian at
Paramahansa Yogananda's
boyhood home in Kolkata, India