Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram
Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram
Address Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201307
Phone No. 0120 246 0071
“Your life will reflect spiritual consciousness if you meditate. Since the publication of my book [Autobiography of a Yogi], everyone is asking about Kriya Yoga. That is my purpose. I didn’t come to give theological abstractions, but a technique whereby those who are sincere can truly know God, not just theorise about Him....The practice of Kriya gives the true experience of religion, which cannot be had by just talking about God. Jesus said: ‘Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?’
“When by Kriya Yoga I open my spiritual eye, the whole world drops away from my consciousness, and God is with me. And why not? I am His child. St. Ignatius said, ‘God seeks willing hearts that He may give His bounties to them....’ That is most beautiful, and that is what I believe. God seeks willing hearts for the bestowal of His gifts. He is willing to give us everything, but we are not willing to make the effort to be receptive.”
The Kriya Yoga Path of Meditation
"By the definite science of meditation known for millenniums to the yogis and sages of India, and to Jesus, any seeker of God can enlarge the calibre of his consciousness to omniscience to receive within himself the Universal Intelligence of God."
— Paramahansa Yogananda
Kriya Yoga’s History
Meditation Techniques of the Kriya Yoga Path
‘God seeks willing hearts that He may give His bounties to them....’ That is most beautiful, and that is what I believe. God seeks willing hearts for the bestowal of His gifts. He is willing to give us everything, but we are not willing to make the effort to be receptive.”
Paramahansa Yogananda provides a description of Kriya Yoga in hisAutobiography of a Yogi. The actual technique is given to students of the Yogoda Satsanga Lessons after a preliminary period of study and practise of the three preparatory techniques taught by Paramahansa Yogananda.
Taken together as a comprehensive system, these meditation techniques enable the practitioner to achieve the highest benefits and divine goal of the ancient yoga science.
How to Learn Kriya Yoga
The first step is to apply for the Yogoda Satsanga Lessons. In the first year of Lesson study at home, students learn three basic techniques of meditation (described above) and Paramahansaji’s principles of balanced spiritual living.
This gradual introduction has a purpose. A mountain climber seeking to scale the Himalayas must first acclimatise and condition himself before ascending the peaks. So the seeker needs this initial period to acclimatise his or her habits and thoughts, condition the mind with concentration and devotion, and practise directing the body’s life energy. Then the yogi is prepared to ascend the spinal highway of realization. After one year of preparation and practise, students are eligible to apply for initiation in the technique of Kriya Yoga, and formally establish the time-honoured guru-disciple relationship with Paramahansa Yogananda and his lineage of enlightened masters.
If you have not yet enrolled for the Yogoda Satsanga Lessons, you will find on these pages some initial instructions on how to meditate, which you can use right away to begin experiencing the benefits that meditation brings.